How To Bet Champions League Group Stage Midweek Action

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Stuart Woodrow

Monday, September 25, 2017 7:58 PM GMT

Monday, Sep. 25, 2017 7:58 PM GMT

Another round of Champions League action is upon us and there are a few cracking games to watch and bet on in midweek. I’m going to break the action down into bets for Tuesday and Wednesday to keep things as clear as possible.

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The big match for Tuesday is clearly Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid and with Madrid’s stuttering form recently Dortmund have to feel they stand a chance at home. I’m not getting involved in the match odds market though, instead, I’m on something in the Over/Under markets for the first half. Ladbrokes are ahead of the rest with 2.2 for over 1.5 goals in the first 45 minutes and that’s a bet I like a lot. Dortmund play open football so we could see goals at both ends in what should be a very entertaining game.

Tottenham are strong favourites to win the other game in the group and I’m not betting on this one at all.

Besiktas face up against RB Leipzig and I feel the Turkish side are being undervalued here. The handicap markets don’t hold much interest for me but the odds on the draw are quite attractive. I’ll ponder this one for a while longer I think.

The other match in Group G is a much more attractive affair. Monaco may have lost a few stars but they’re still looking quite impressive and their game against Porto should see them establish themselves a bit further. I’m on the home win at 2.15 with BetVictor.

I’m struggling to find anything I’d want to bet on after that. Napoli and Manchester City should win their Group F games and I doubt Sevilla will struggle against Maribor.

Liverpool travel to Spartak Moscow for their Group E game and I think the long travel and their suspect defense could hurt them here. I’m on Both Teams To Score at 1.75 with bet365.

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Wednesday’s Wagers

Groups A-D have a few tough matches, not just for the teams involved but also for those of us that like to risk a little on the outcome.

CSKA Moscow and Manchester United meet in Group A and I can see a physical match up happening here. A situation that will favour the visitors. At 1.7 bet365 are just ahead of the rest when backing the away team. I won’t be placing a large bet on this one but I think there is a sliver of value here.

Basel v Benfica should be won by the away side but Swiss teams have proved to be tricky when playing at home so I’m staying out of this one.

Group B is a tough one. It’s tempting to go with emotion and back Celtic to beat Anderlecht in their chase for European football post Christmas. I can’t see it though so this is another one I have to stay away from.

PSG v Bayern Munich, on the other hand, is one I think I do hane a handle on. Bayern are a solidly built side and have a formidable defence. I think they can withstand the attack of PSG and can pick up a vital away win here. For that reason I’m taking the 3.8 on offer with both bet365 and William Hill.

Group C is no easier than Group B. Anyone could win out of Atletico Madrid and Chelsea and there is just no value backing Roma against Qarabag.

Group D could be the most entertaining of the night. Sporting will play good football against Barcelona (and get beaten for it), Juve will walk over Olympiakos. No individual match odds bet for me but I’ll be thinking about going for the double.

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