Champions League betting preview – Wednesday


Eight more Champions League matches taking place on Wednesday evening and the action centres on Groups E-H. Some of the groups are looking cut and dried already, with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund bossing Group F.

After a scare against Sporting in their opening match, Real were able to land a 2-2 draw at Dortmund and then follow it up with a 5-1 slaying of Legia Warsaw. It keeps them in pole position for top spot and they are 1.12 (Unibet ) to claim victory in Poland.

Perhaps the 2.50 (bet365) about Zidane’s team winning and both teams finding the net is the way to go in this match, with Legia having little to lose after suffering three consecutive defeats thus far.

Meanwhile, Dortmund are 1.50 to get the job done against Sporting and the match could be a little closer than the odds suggest. Thomas Tuchel’s side have hit the buffers in recent weeks with three consecutive draws and bet365 have 5.00 that the visitors land a point.

Tottenham Hotspur landed a point at the Bay Arena a fortnight ago and now need to press home advantage at Wembley on Wednesday night, even if they are away from White Hart Lane.

A home win would indeed be priceless, with bet365 offering 2.00 about Spurs beating their German opponents, although the London side are lacking a cutting edge and that will continue until Harry Kane comes back into the side.

The big plus is that Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko should return to the starting line-up and that Tottenham are robust defensively even without Toby Alderweireld. Even so, the draw looks a more attractive option than the home win.

Leverkusen are also hoping for a win to transform their hopes of qualifying for the last sixteen stage of the Champions League and bet365 go 4.00 about a win for the German team.

Monaco currently sit top of the group after a win and two draws, with the French side well backed at 1.80 with bet365 to claim three points against a CSKA Moscow side who have two points so far.

Leicester City simply need a point in Denmark and they are into the last sixteen of the Champions League, although the Foxes might have to wait for that confirmation.

Claudio Ranieri’s side are 3.55 with Unibet to claim victory at the Parken Stadium against an FC Copenhagen side who badly need three points to get into contention for the other qualifying spot.

FCK look easy enough to back at 2.30 (William Hill ) to win the game and they have bags more experience of playing European football compared to their opponents.

Porto are likely to beat Club Brugge and are priced accordingly, with Sevilla and Juventus also likely to claim the points against Dinamo Zagreb and Lyon respectively.

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