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April 17th: Wednesday’s Champions League Double – 6/1 Special, Betting Tips & Predictions

In what looks set to be a mouth-watering night of Champions League action, four European heavyweights will certainly steal centre stage.

On the same night that Manchester City welcome Real Madrid to the Etihad for their second-leg showdown, Arsenal will travel to Bayern Munich with a famous semi-final spot hanging in the balance.

So, for those of you who are looking to stick on a midweek flutter, we have found a pair of eye-catching Champions League betting markets.

20:00 Manchester City vs Real Madrid

Making real history last season as they finally got their hands on a maiden Champions League crown, Manchester City have their sights firmly set on defending their European title this time around. Now sat firmly in pole position to claim a fourth consecutive Premier League trophy this year, Pep Guardiola’s men are certainly firing on all cylinders.

Picking up some perfect momentum over the weekend as they stormed their way to a routine 5-1 romp against Luton, the Sky Blues have only continued to shine since opening the New Year.

Opening April with a stellar 4-1 victory against Champions League chasers Aston Villa, the former Barcelona boss has not seen his side suffer a single defeat from any of their previous 27 straight appearances across all formats.

With that extended purple patch stemming all the way back to December 6th, it’s also worth highlighting that Man City have bagged 16 goals in just their last four showdowns.

While Real Madrid might be cruising their way to a 36th domestic crown this season, Los Blancos certainly missed out on the chance to claim a crucial first-leg advantage in the Spanish capital last week.

Although Carlo Ancelotti’s men might have snatched a late equaliser at the Bernabeu, they will be worried by a nightmare record in the blue half of Manchester.

Including an infamous 4-0 drumming when they travelled to the Etihad while in European action last season, Madrid have lost all of their previous three trips to Manchester by an aggregate score of 10-4.

Although Wednesday’s guests might be fancying their chances of testing a leaky City defence in midweek, we are backing the defending European champions to extend on their Champions League adventure here.

Betting Tip: Manchester City win & Both teams to score @ 21/10 with Pribet

20:00 Bayern Munich vs Arsenal

Although Arsenal might have once again gained a string of plaudits this season, the Gunners have endured a nightmare week in north London. Left hugely frustrated last week as they eventually had to settle for a 2-2 stalemate at the Emirates, Mikel Arteta’s young squad have shown some recent signs of a wobble.

Watching their Premier League title dreams take a major dent over the weekend as they suffered what could turn out to be a costly 2-0 defeat at home against Aston Villa, Wednesday’s guests should also be concerned by their European issues on foreign soil.

Including a 1-0 defeat when they travelled to Porto last month, Arsenal have won just one of their four Champions League appearance outside of north London this season.

Shipping a pair of goals in back-to-back appearances for the first time since opening the New Year, they also slumped to an infamous 5-1 drumming when they last travelled to the Allianz back in 2017.

Officially relinquishing their Bundesliga crown to a high-flying Bayer Leverkusen over the weekend, Bayern Munich know that they face what is a season-defining affair at the Allianz on Wednesday night.

With all of their eggs now firmly placed in the Champions League basket, the German giants have a tremendous amount of pressure on their shoulders when they return to Germany in midweek.

If Munich are to punch a semi-final ticket on Wednesday and collect a heavyweight scalp, then there is no doubt that the red-hot Harry Kane will have a leading role to play against his former arch-rivals.

Converting from the spot at the Emirates last week and breaking a string of records since arriving in Germany, the England skipper has bagged 39 goals across all competitions this season.

Betting Tip: Harry Kane to score anytime @ 6/4 with Luckster

Wednesday’s Champions League Double

  • Manchester City vs Real Madrid – Manchester City win & Both teams to score @ 21/10
  • Bayern Munich vs Arsenal – Harry Kane to score anytime @ 6/4

Place a £10 bet on our Daily Double with Vegas Land and pocket £77.50 if all predictions are correct.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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