Oct 18: Champions League Preview


AT the start of the season Leicester were rated 10 times more likely to win the Champions League than retain their title.

That seemed crazy but now Claudio Ranieri’s men’s chances of being crowned European kings is 15 times better than lifting the Premier League – and the Italian boss knows it.

In reality the Foxes have as much hope of landing the crown as say Celtic but after starting with two wins they are 10th favourites and a best 50-1 at bet365.

They are now 750-1 with Marathonbet to win the Premier League having notched just two wins in their opening eight matches.

Ranieri knows the title’s gone already but a last-16 Champions League spot is nailed on and his target will be to at least reach the quarter-finals.

He rested star men Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez against Chelsea at the weekend and both will be raring to go against Copenhagen tonight.

I tipped Slimani to score first against Porto last time out and I’m on him again at 5-1 with Marathonbet. To score the Algerian is 9-5 at Coral.

Leicester also look value at 20-21 at Betfred to beat the Danes but they are unbeaten this season in all competitions.

But best bet could be both to score at 20-21 with betfair as they have failed to net once in 21 outings.

Spurs are also in action tonight as they travel to Bayer Leverkusen who have been hit and miss this season. They’ve blown leads in both Champions League games to draw with CSKA Moscow and Monaco but are unbeaten in 10.

Spurs lost to Monaco but are unbeaten in the Premier League. It’s tough to call with a draw possible but best bet could be former Man United star Javier Hernandez to score at 6-4 with McBookie. The Mexico international has scored seven times in his last nine Champions League starts.

Monaco head to CSKA Moscow and are 19-10 with Coral to pick up a win. Could be worth small stakes.

Real Madrid are no bigger than 1-25 with Marathonbet at home to Legia Warsaw and the Poles must fear the worst.

They crashed 6-0 at home to Dortmund in their opener and saw Real bounce back to form with a 6-1 win in at Real Betis at the weekend.

Finding value isn’t when you see the likes of Real -2 at 3-10 with Ladbrokes and Cristiano Ronaldo to score at 1-4 with William Hill. Even the goals line is set high with over 4.5 paying 8-11 at Skybet and Real to score 5+ pays evens at bet365.

Slimani to score is one of my Super Singles and another is Andre Silva to score first for Porto in Bruges. Silva’s one of Europe’s hottest strikers with seven goals in his last six games for Porto and Portugal and should get plenty of chances against the weak Belgians. He is 5-1 at Marathonbet.

Juventus should beat Lyon but are no bigger than 8-11 at BetBright while Sevilla are even shorter at 8-15 with Ladbrokes away to Dinamo Zagreb.

Sporting v Dortmund should see goals and consider over 2.5 at 13-17 with 188Bet.

Bets to Consider

Slimani to score/to score first

Leicester & Btts

Bayer v Spurs draw

Hernandez to score

Silva to score first

Sevilla/Juventus double


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  1. Profile photo of chris guy
    chris guy 6 days ago



    Both prices with 888sport

    Easy money.

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