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UEFA Champions League Matchday 6: Group D Betting Preview

Although Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester City have already been eliminated from the UEFA Champions League this season, the Group of Death bottom dwellers still have incentives to win on Matchday 6 — Tuesday, 4 December — while the ‘Average Joe’ is in desperate need of the best online betting bonus ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League fixtures.

A place in the UEFA Europa League is at stake for both Ajax and City heading into Tuesday’s matches in which Group D winners and tw0-time German Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund will host Manchester City at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, while Spanish giants Real Madrid play host to European Cup regulars Ajax Amsterdam.

Last season, all 32 clubs in the UEFA Champions League received a participation bonus of €3.9 million as well as an additional €3.3 million — €550,000 per match. However, that does not even factor in performance bonuses which pay match-winners €800,000 for every win and reward draws with a rather lucrative €400,000 consolation bonus. More importantly, a number of football betting offers are available for the aforementioned Group D matches and, as always, some offers are just irresistible.

Let’s kick-off this segment with Borussia Dortmund v. Manchester City.

The defending Bundesliga champions have netted 10 goals — two per game — in the Champions League this term, and are favourites to strike first against City on Tuesday, with Robert Lewandowski and Marco Reus favoured to score before City’s Argentine forwards Sergio Agüero and Carlos Tevez.

Subsequently, Dortmund are slight favourites over the reigning Premier League champions, and rightfully so in all honesty, especially when you factor in City’s latest draw against David Moyes’ Everton at the Etihad Stadium.

The kids all are alright in Dortmund at the moment, with Mancini’s boys struggling to rekindle last season’s title-winning form.

All signs seem to be suggesting advantage Dortmund, but Mancini and City might have something to say about that.

Expect Dortmund to cope with City’s star-studded attack and earn a valuable point, and a bonus in the region of €400,000, heading in the knockout stages of Europe’s top club football competition.

Now then, let’s shift our focus to Real Madrid v. Ajax Amsterdam.

Los Blancos have been absolutely atrocious in La Liga this season — and have most likely conceded the league to Barcelona as a consequence — meaning that their Champions League form is at the utmost importance, and will certainly be magnified by those critical of the club’s Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho.

With all that said, Madrid will fancy their chances at home against an inferior opponent, no disrespect intended to Ajax Amsterdam.

As always, star man Cristiano Ronaldo is backed to open the scoring at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. If Ronaldo does not strike first, expect him to find the back of the net before the referee blows the final whistle.

If you are debating total goals, take the over regardless of the number etched in stone. Expect Madrid to score and score often against the Dutch Eredivisie giants at the Bernabéu on Tuesday, with Benzema and Ronaldo getting themselves on the score-sheet.

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Sat 1 December, 2012
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