Nov 2: Champions League Preview


THERE were goals galore and only major upset in the Champions League last night although many of the fancied favourites were given a run for their money.

Celtic’s draw at Borussia M’gladbach went against the grain and it’s a shock anytime Barcelona lose.

Atletico Madrid needed a last-gasp goal to see off Rostov, Bayern Munich and PSG both scrambled 2-1 away wins and Arsenal fought back from 2-0 down to beat Ludogorets 3-2.

It was a good night for anyone backing the favourites to win and both to score as well as just both to score with 15 out of 16 teams netting. Let’s hope for more of the same tonight.

Leicester have been Champions League surprise guys but unlike Celtic landed a lucky draw. So much so tonight’s away trip to Copenhagen is regarded as their toughest test.

That’s right … the “mighty” Danes. To be fair Stale Solbakken’s side have been beaten twice in 11 at home in the Champions League and before losing 1-0 at the King Power had gone 21 games unbeaten.

Copenhagen can end Leicester’s perfect record with a draw that would keep Claudio Ranieri’s men on course to win Group G and pays 26-11 at Marathonbet.

The Danes are 13-10 favourites with Ladbrokes and William Hill while the Foxes are 5-2 at McBookie.

Leicester have been conceding more often than last season and have classy forwards in the shape of Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani (doubtful) and James Vardy so both to score at evens with 188Bet has a chance.

Paraguayan striker Federico Santander has netted six in his last seven games so bank on him to net for the Danes at 2-1 with McBookie.

The other Group G game sees Porto entertain Bruges. Porto won 2-1 last month to hand the Belgians a third defeat on the trot.

Andre Silva hit the winner in the 90th minutes and has nine goals this season. Porto are no bigger at 1-3 with William Hill to win again so Silva to score is the better bet at 11-10 with Stan James.

Spurs were held 0-0 at Bayer Leverkusen and the teams could again share the spoils at Wembley. Harry Kane continues to be missed by the Londoners who have gone five without a win and could have one eye on Sunday’s derby at Arsenal.

Wembley strips away some of their home advantage – they lost to Monaco – and I’m on another stalemate at 11-4 with McBookie.

Monaco can become Group E favourites by edging out CSKA Moscow at home. They are 4-5 at William Hill.

Real Madrid should trounce Group F whipping boys Legia Warsaw who have conceded 13 in three. Back Real minus two at 5-6 with Paddy Power.

Borussia Dortmund are level with Real on seven points and should see off Sporting by at least two. The Germans are 5-4 with Coral minus one.

In Group H there should be home wins for the two teams leading the way – Juventus against Lyon and Sevilla against Dinamo Zagreb.

Bets to Consider

Copenhagen v Leicester btts

Spurs v Bayer draw

Real Madrid -2

Dortmund -1



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    stagger 2 years ago

    Might chance my luck and go all games over 0.5 first half goals. Alves came close on Tuesday with only the early kick off blowing him out.

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    stagger 2 years ago

    In fact, I’ve gone the same bet but in the second half market (3/1 Coral)

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