Champions League Betting Tips
The Champions League is back again this week and it’s set to be an important set of fixtures for the English sides. Manchester City face CSKA Moscow at the Etihad in what is surely a must win game for Pellegrini’s side, whilst Chelsea travel to Maribor after beating them 6-0 at Stamford Bridge just a couple of weeks back. You can find the odds for all of this week’s Champions League matches on the Bet365 website and if you’re yet to open an account with them why not do so today and you’ll receive a 100% deposit bonus!
Real Madrid v Liverpool
The game everyone will be watching on Tuesday evening will inevitably be Real Madrid v Liverpool which takes place at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, those of you that are reading this preview from the United Kingdom will be able to watch this encounter on ITV1. In this meeting just a couple of weeks ago Liverpool were thrashed 3-0 by the Spanish side at Anfield therefore it’s no surprise to see Real Madrid priced as the 1.25 favourite to win this encounter. Gareth Bale is expected to remain sidelined for this match like he was for the trip to Anfield which didn’t appear to faze Madrid. Liverpool will be without Daniel Sturridge as they have been for the majority of the season and their struggling to score without the talented Englishman, Summer signing Mario Balotelli has scored just twice since his £16million move from AC Milan. The Italian is expected to start on Tuesday evening against Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid who will be full of confidence after beating their title rivals Barcelona 3-1 last weekend to extend their winning run to ten consecutive games. The man of the moment Cristiano Ronaldo is simply on another planet as it stands and with Liverpool still relatively shaky defensively he can certainly score a couple of goals against his former rivals. Ronaldo has now scored an astonishing 20 goals in his last 11 matches, this is an incredible record.
Arsenal v Anderlecht
Arsenal and Belgian side Anderlecht are also playing on Tuesday evening in what will be almost certainly be a group decider, if Arsenal win they will inevitably make the knockout stages whilst Anderlecht will be exiting the competition. This match can be viewed live on SkySports which makes in-play betting on Bet365 very appealing as they offer competitive odds as well as an easy to use website. Anyway onto the match and one bet that stands out to me as a cracker is under 2.5 goals at odds of 2.4. Anderlecht are likely to sit back and play on the counter attack which will only help this bet and these two have met just once in England and that match finished 1-0 to Arsenal which obviously means this bet would have won. Arsene Wenger will most likely start with Danny Welbeck up front who is far from prolific scoring just 20 goals in 90 starts whilst at Manchester United, despite improving upon that record at Arsenal i’m still not convinced that Welbeck scores enough goals to play regularly in the Champions League.