Soccer Picks: Bayern Munich vs. CSKA Moscow Betting Odds

Mike Richardson

Monday, September 9, 2013 7:55 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 9, 2013 7:55 PM UTC

The Champions League is up and running and your Humble Handicapper has picked out a dead cert to kick things off. Why not win some money with him as you watch Bayern Munich take on CSKA Moscow?

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Everyone and his dog know that Bayern Munich are the top dog in Champions League kennel. No greater authority than your Humble Handicapper® has already let it be known that Bayern Munich are the team to beat in this group, as the bookies have them at 4/1 favourites to win the tournament

By comparison, CSKA Moscow come in at 150/1 to win the Champions League. They only come out ahead of Group D’s dog dinner Viktoria Plezen who are massive 1500/1 long shots in the soccer betting odds (a bet for lunatics and no-one else.)

Enough with the canine metaphors…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?

Picking the winner in this match won’t make you rich. Bayern Munich are 1/5 with Bet365 while Moscow are 12/1. That's big money for a Moscow win, but there are big odds on flying pigs out there as well, if you want to make Bookie Bob richer. Still, if you still want a wild bet don’t go any crazier than a draw at 6/1; however, your Humble Handicapper can only see one winner in this match and that’s the home side.


A Game of Two Halves

It’s no surprise that the bookies fancy Bayern winning both halves, offered up at 4/9. The game being drawn on the 45' and the home side coming out on top at the 90' is at 3/1; Moscow winning any half (FYI just the first one, before Bayern triumph) is at a massive 25/1 with Bet Victor, while them winning the game (by doing the do both sides of the break) runs as high as 30/1.

Basically, in case you haven’t noticed, Bayern are going to win this game.

Bayern are still 3/5 to win the group while Moscow are 20/1. Crunching those numbers tells me that Moscow will finish third in Group D and a damn poor second in this match.

The bookies fancy Bayern winning 5-0 at 14/1 soccer odds before they fancy Moscow winning at any score. The lowest correct score odds that see Moscow come out on top are for a 1-2 result, offered at 33/1.

It looks like the home side will keep a clean sheet; they’re just too good (even more so once you compare both teams). I feel that the Munich Champions League Group stage campaign will get off the ground with a flurry of goals, so bet Bayern for your sports picks. Tell 'em Mike sent ya!

Soccer Pick: Bayern win 3-0 at 13/2 with William Hill

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