Monday, October 23, 2017

Champions League Betting Preview: Reds Seek Crucial Victory, Morata & Falcao Tipped to Extend Scoring Form

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Champions League continues this week on Tuesday and Wednesday with another two batches of highly-anticipated matches that are expected to bring plenty of excitement to the table.

As we step into the second round of the group stage the teams are aware they have much more to lose.

The stakes are higher but so is the reward and as you get warmed up for the tonight’s action we bring you a handpicked selection of high-value betting odds you could use to spice things up a bit.

Tuesday, 26 September

There are three Premier League sides in action tonight and it’s Manchester City who have seemingly the easiest job against Shakhtar Donetsk at home.

Pep Guardiola’s men are on a six-match winning streak which produced four high-margin wins including the 5-0 drubbing of Crystal Palace last time out. The Citizens are expected to continue the same run of form on Tuesday as well and can be found at 7/4 betting odds to enjoy the Over 4.5 goals game against the injury-plagued Ukrainian giants.

Tottenham travel to APOEL for another Champions League win after the opening triumph over Borussia Dortmund, whereas Liverpool are in Russia seeking their first win in the competition this year against Spartak Moscow.

The odds of 4/7 can be too much of a risk for inconsistent Reds who have only got back to winning ways last weekend against Leicester City. Liverpool’s defense record is terrible this year and Both Teams to Score at 3/4 betting odds sound like a much better deal.

Another game worth watching is a duel between French champions AS Monaco and Portugal giants FC Porto. It might not be as attractive as others, but it comes with a great betting value.

AS Monaco captain Radamel Falcao will be the man to watch here. The Colombia international has moved past 200 goals for European clubs and is enjoying the best season thus far, which is why we believe he should be backed to score against Porto.

Remarkable 11 goals in just seven Ligue 1 games come as great continuation to his prolific scoring form which brought 30 goals last term. You can find him at 8/15 betting odds to bag a goal anytime tonight and we suggest you do that.

And if, buy any chance you wish to place some money on the big headliner tonight – Borussia Dortmund are given 9/5 betting odds to put a dent in Real Madrid’s title defence.

Wednesday, 27 September

The Wednesday action kicks off earlier than usual with Qarabag welcoming AS Roma at 19:00 British time. The rest of the games are scheduled for the usual evening time and it’s English and Scottish champions we’ll be keeping a close eye on here.

Celtic are looking to move past the opening 5-0 embarrassment against PSG as they prepare to travel to Anderlecht. Rodgers’ men returned to winning ways with three straight wins and can now be found at 5/2 betting odds to record their first Champions League win this season.

Chelsea are handed a much more difficult task tomorrow as they travel to Atletico Madrid’s newly opened Wanda stadium for one of the most notable matches.

It’s Diego Simeone and Antonio Conte as two charismatic football figures that draw plenty of attention to this match, but we should not underestimate their players as well. Both teams have been in fine forms recently but we do believe Alvaro Morata deserves a special mention.

Former Real Madrid striker will be particularly motivated upon his return to Madrid and we see him continuing his impressive goalscoring record. Morata bagged a hattrick against Stoke and is now available at 2/1 to score anytime against Rojiblancos.

Injury-laden Manchester United are better left off untouched against SCKA Moscow despite their fantastic form of late, whereas you have plenty of great games to choose from.

Juventus should have no problems with Olympiakos as home, whereas it will be extremely interesting to see who will emerge victorious from the clash at Parc des Princes between home side PSG and Bayern Munich.

The French giants have been rocked with the feud between Edinson Cavani and world record signing Neymar, so it remains to be seen if the Parisians can get past it. On the other side, the ice beneath Carlo Ancelotti’s feet is beginning to break and another negative result after the Friday’s 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg could put an extra pressure on former Real Madrid and PSG boss.

Neymar and co. are given 1/1 betting odds to win, which is a good offer in our opinion.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Milos Markovic


Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.

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