Champions League betting preview – Tuesday
The Champions League group stage kicks off on Tuesday and we’ve got a mouth-watering clash taking place at the Nou Camp, with Barcelona taking on Juventus very early in the competition.
Barca are naturally favourites at 1.80 (4/5) with bet365 although Neymar has departed the club and the Catalan club might not be anything like the force of old, while the Italian visitors will be looking to start the Champions League in style.
Juventus are 4.30 (33/10) with BetVictor to claim a precious three points which would make them firm favourites to win the section. The other Group D games pitches Olympiakos against Sporting Lisbon and Unibet offer 2.72 (31/18) about the Greek side.
There are several teams trading at heavy odds-on for the first round of matches and that includes Manchester United clashing with Basel. The Red Devils are a 1.20 (1/5) chance with Ladbrokes to beat their Swiss opponents, while Benfica are a 1.66 (4/6) poke with Paddy Power to get over the line against CSKA Moscow.
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have been drawn in the same group, with PSG having spent obscene amounts of money in the transfer market and they will now focus on trying to be champions of Europe.
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are the pin-up stars of the team and they are trading at 1.22 (2/9) to claim victory in Scotland against a Celtic side who will be looking forward to playing in a charged atmosphere at Celtic Park.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are as big as 13.00 (12/1) with BetVictor to win the game and we should note that they drew 3-3 with Manchester City in the Champions League last season.
Meanwhile, Bayern will want to make no mistakes and the German champions are 1.08 (1/12) with bet365 to enjoy an opening victory against Anderlecht, with the Belgian side looking for potential damage limitation.
Chelsea are up against FK Karabakh, with Antonio Conte looking to win the Champions League with the Blues after claiming the Premier League title.
bet365 have 1.10 (1/10) about the London side beating their opponents from Azerbaijan, while Atletico Madrid are facing a tough trip to Rome, with this being one of the more appealing clashes.
Diego Simeone’s side are 2.85 (24/13) with Unibet to enjoy a winning start in the competition, although Roma are no mugs in Europe and BetVictor have 2.70 (17/10) that the Italian side get off the mark with a famous win at the Stadio Olimpico.