Champions League means Champions winning spoils if you listen to your Humble Handicapper’s tips when Bayer Leverkusen take on Paris St.-Germain. Let's find the value soccer picks in this match-up.
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PSG sit three points ahead of Olympiacos at
the top of Group C, Bayer were second to Manchester United in Group A. But
that’s all in the past, you don’t get any money from betting on the past – the
future is where the money is. If you want a future bet you might like to know
that PSG are +1500 to win the Champions
League (that’s 7th favoured) by the sportsbooks. As a comparison Bayer Leverkusen
are +20000. In fact PSG are -137 to
reach the semi-finals and Bayern
Leverkusen are +459.
with the far future…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?
The bookies have PSG coming out on top in
this match at best soccer odds of +137, Leverkusen at +187 and a draw (worth a
cheeky punt at 240). Your Humble Handicapper believes that Paris Saint-Germain
are contenders to win the competition. Last season the Ligue 1 champions
reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but were beaten on away
goals by Barcelona.
bet on any clean sheets
The French side have a somewhat checkered
run at present. They won two of their last five, drawn two and lost one. That
does look mixed, but they are undefeated in their last four, they’ve scored
eight goals in their last five, and have never failed to score in that recent
run. However they’ve only managed to keep one clean sheet in the same run, that
was a 2-0 home victory in Ligue 1against Girondins de Bordeaux. And let’s
mention that PSG are +650 to reach the final.
The German outfit have had even more of a
mixed bag. They’ve only won two of their last five, but lost the previous three
straight. They’re last two wins were just by a single goal (1-0 and 2-1) and
oddly enough each of their previous defeats were again by a single goal.
does that mean?
Maybe bet on one side to win by a single
goal. In fact the bookies have a 1 goal winning game at -117. That means that
we’ll probably see a close game. What also implies that we’ll see a close game
is that the shortest correct score odds are on a 1-1 draw at 600. Then we have
two wins for PSG (1-0 at 800 and 2-1 at 900). It seems the sportsbooks have
been having a peek inside your Humble Handicapper’s head and have seen the
truth of top soccer tips that lies in there.
Therefore if you want to make some cash
from the bookies you’ll have to look a little deeper. I'm going for the game
being drawn at the 45 and PSG’s on 90 at +500 for our soccer picks in this affair. The sorry fact is that PSG
winning both halves is at a mere +260.
Prediction: PSG win (but not the first half) 2-1 at +900