Champions League preview – Wednesday


There are eight more Champions League games taking place on Wednesday, with Groups E-H kicking off and that includes reigning champions Real Madrid.

Los Merengues are an unbackable 1.05 (1/20) with bet365 to get the better of an APOEL Nicosia side who are as big as 67.00 (66/1) at Paddy Power to win at the Bernabeu and this would be one of the biggest Champions League shocks in history.

The other Group H match features Tottenham back at Wembley and bet365 go 2.30 (13/10) that they beat a Borussia Dortmund side who are old hands in the Champions League, with Thomas Tuchel hoping to take them a long way.

The German side are 3.00 (2/1) with Unibet to claim three points and they will hope to take advantage of a Spurs side who certainly haven’t made the national stadium their own home yet.

Liverpool go up against Sevilla and the Reds are surprisingly short at 1.75 (3/4) with Ladbrokes to beat their Spanish opponents in what will represent a repeat of the 2015 Europa League final.

The Spanish side were surprisingly beaten by Leicester City last season and Paddy Power have 4.50 (7/2) about the visitors to Anfield claiming the spoils and taking a big step towards the last sixteen.

Manchester City head to the Netherlands for their Champions League opener and Pep Guardiola’s side are 1.40 (2/5) with bet365 to get over the line against a side who have nothing to lose.

Feyenoord will hope to stun their English opponents and Ladbrokes have chalked up 7.00 (6/1) that they make home advantage count against a City side who don’t look watertight.

Shakhtar Donetsk and Napoli are the other two sides in this trappy section and the Italian side qualified for the group stage in style, with Nice comfortably beaten.

William Hill have 2.10 (11/10) about the side from Naples winning in Ukraine, with Shakhtar available at 3.40 (12/5) with Paddy Power to land an opening blow with victory in this one.

Group G is also intriguing, with Monaco hoping to enjoy another big European adventure and the French side open with a tricky trip to Germany.

Leonardo Jardim’s side are 3.20 (11/5) with bet365 to claim the spoils against a Leipzig team who were the surprise package in Germany last term and the latter are 2.30 (13/10) with Paddy Power to get the sweets.

Porto are strong favourites to beat Besiktas and bet365 have 1.57 (4/7) that the Portuguese side beat their Turkish opponents, with the visitors trading at 6.50 (11/2) about a win to kickstart their Champions League campaign.

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