Champions League Match Day 6 betting preview
It’s the final round of Champions League group games and we’ll soon find out whether Liverpool and Tottenham can reach the last sixteen stage or instead drop down to the Europa League.
Liverpool still have destiny in their own hands despite a 2-1 defeat away to Paris Saint-Germain, with the Reds needing beat Napoli by certain scorelines in order to claim a place in the knockout phase of the competition.
A 1-0 victory would be enough for the Merseyside team, otherwise they will need to triumph by two clear goals and bet365 make Liverpool 1.57 favourites to get the victory against an Italian side who are unbeaten in Europe thus far.
A draw will be enough for Carlo Ancelotti’s side to go through and odds of 4.50 are chalked up about this match ending all square, while a win for Napoli can be backed at 4.75 and they might look to trouble the home side.
The bookies can’t split Liverpool and Napoli in terms of who qualifies, although Inter Milan are 1.62 favourites to reach the last sixteen at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur after the final round of games.
Spurs did beat Inter 1-0 to ensure they boast a better head-to-head record over the Serie A team, although Mauricio Pochettino’s side have the unenviable task of having to visit the Nou Camp and they’re naturally the outsiders.
Tottenham are a 2.80 chance with bet365 to win the game, with the odds shortening on account of the fact that they need to win and Barcelona are safely through whatever happens in this clash.
Even so, Barca like to keep a winning habit going and they are 2.14 to play with freedom and enjoy a crowning victory during the group stage, while the draw is on offer at 4.20 which could yet see Spurs go through.
As for Inter, they are a 1.30 chance with bet365 to enjoy a victory over PSV after previously triumphing 2-1 in the reverse fixture, although their Dutch opponents have a succession of hard luck stories after some fine performances and they are an 8.50 chance with bet365 to get the win of their own.
There is also a crunch game taking place in the Ukraine, where Lyon travel to play Shakhtar Donetsk and the winner will join Manchester City from Group F.
Shakhtar are 2.14 favourites to win the game although those odds look on the short side considering that Lyon have taken four points off City and that’s in addition to the fact that they don’t actually need to win the game.
The French side have drawn four of their five encounters and bet365 go 4.75 about this clash ending all square, with the visitors 3.00 to get the win after an impressive performance against City.