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UEFA Champions League Betting – Match Day 8 Preview

UEFA Champions League Betting - Match Day Preview

Arsenal Vs Bayern Munich
The Gunners go into this match under big pressure to pick up a result if they are to stand a realistic chance of reaching the last 16, having lost to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos in their opening two matches.
Bayern, in contrast, have beaten the same two opponents and scored eight goals without conceding, meaning they comfortably sit at the top of Group F.
Arsenal warmed up for the crucial tie with an impressive 3-0 victory away to Watford, while Bayern won 1-0 at Werder Bremen to make it nine successive wins to open the Bundesliga season.

Key Betting Facts:

  • Arsenal and Bayern Munich are facing each other for the third time in the last four Champions League seasons.
  • Bayern Munich has beaten Arsenal on their two trips to the Emirates in the Champions League (3-1 in February 2013, 2-0 in February 2014). Both were in the last 16 stage of the competition.
  • Arsenal has lost their opening two games in a Champions League group stage for the first time in their history. The last team to qualify for the knockout stages despite such a start were Galatasaray in 2012/13.

Soccer Betting Odds:
Arsenal FC 4.00 Draw 3.60 FC Bayern München 1.90

Football Betting - Arsenal Vs Bayern Munich

Bate Borisov Vs Barcelona
Luis Enrique is hoping for a tighter defensive performance from Barcelona during the Champions League Group E trip to BATE.
Having suffered two La Liga defeats in their previous three outings, the Spanish champions got their title defence back on track with a 5-2 win over Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou on Saturday.
BATE recovered from a 4-1 thrashing in the opening game of the round-robin stage to stun Roma with a 3-2 triumph last time out.

Key Betting Facts:

  • BATE Borisov and Barcelona’s only previous meeting was in the 2011/12 Champions League group stages. The Catalans won 5-0 in Belarus and 4-0 at the Camp Nou.
  • BATE Borisov have lost nine of their 10 games against Spanish clubs in European competition. The only exception was their victory against Athletic Bilbao at home in last season’s Champions League group stages (2-1).
  • BATE Borisov have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 20 Champions League games. Their only shut-out in the competition came in December 2008 away from home against Juventus (0-0).

Soccer Betting Odds:
Bate Borisov 11.00 Draw 5.50 FC Barcelona 1.28

Football Betting - Bate Borisov Vs Barcelona

Bayer Leverkusen Vs Roma
Roma will travel to Germany for Tuesday’s encounter sitting bottom of Group E with just one point from their opening two matches.
An encouraging 1-1 home draw with defending champions Barcelona on matchday one was followed by a shocking 3-2 defeat at BATE, in which Rudi Garcia’s men found themselves three goals down within half an hour.
Leverkusen comes into the game without a win in three matches across all competitions, a 2-1 defeat to Barca on matchday two having preceded two draws in the Bundesliga – with Roger Schmidt’s men held 0-0 at Hamburg on Saturday.

Key Betting Facts:

  • Bayer Leverkusen and Roma’s only previous meeting was in the 2004/05 Champions League group stages. The German side won 3-1 in Leverkusen and there was a 1-1 draw in Rome.
  • Bayer Leverkusen has reached the Last 16 in each of the past four seasons they’ve been involved in the Champions League.
  • None of Bayer Leverkusen’s last 23 Champions League home games has ended in a draw (W14 L9). Their last draw on home soil came against Manchester Utd in April 2002 (1-1).

Soccer Betting Odds:
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1.90 Draw 3.60 AS Roma 4.00

Champions Legaue - Bayer Leverkusen Vs Roma

Dinamo Vs Olympiakos
The Greek side are level with Zagreb on three points in Group F after each side beat Arsenal and suffered defeats to Bayern Munich.
Dinamo’s loss at the hands of the German champions was their first since November of last year and they face another tough task against an Olympiakos side that has won seven from seven in the Greek Super League.

Key Betting Facts:

  • Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos have met in two previous campaigns in European competition: the 1977/78 UEFA Cup (Zagreb qualified 6-4 on aggregate) and the 1998/99 Champions League group stages (Olympiakos won 2-0 in Greece, 1-1 draw in Croatia).
  • Dinamo Zagreb has lost 14 of their last 17 Champions League games (W1 D2). They have also failed to keep a single clean sheet in those 17 games.
  • However, Zagreb have stayed unbeaten in their last two home games in the competition (1-1 v Dinamo Kiev in December 2012, 2-1 v Arsenal in September 2015).

Champions League - Dinamo Vs Olympiakos

Dynamo Kyiv Vs Chelsea
A Group G defeat to Porto had contributed to a three-match winless run for Mourinho’s side amid a rocky start to the campaign before Saturday’s much-needed if unconvincing 2-0 Premier League victory over Aston Villa.
Victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on match day one means Chelsea are third in the group, a point behind leaders Kiev, who have also beaten the Israeli side and drawn with Porto.
Sergey Rebrov’s men go into the game off the back of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of title rivals Shakhtar Donetsk.

Key Betting Facts:

  • This is the first ever competitive game between Dinamo Kiev and Chelsea.
  • Dinamo Kiev’s last Champions League win against an English side was in October 2003 versus Arsenal (2-1). Since then, they have won none of their last five (D1 L4).
  • Chelsea’s only previous encounter with a Ukrainian side was against Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2012/13 Champions League group stages. They lost 2-1 away from home before securing a 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge.

Soccer Betting Odds:
Dynamo Kiev 2.90 Draw 3.20 Chelsea Fc 2.55

Football Betting - Dynamo Kyiv Vs Chelsea

Porto Vs Macabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi lost 4-0 to Premier League champions Chelsea and were then defeated 2-0 by Dynamo Kiev and they now face a Porto side that has been in magnificent form under Coach Julen Lopetegui this season.

Key Betting Facts:

  • This is the first ever competitive game between Porto and Maccabi Tel Aviv.
  • Porto have conceded more than one goal only twice in their last 35 home Champions League games.
  • Porto have won five of their last six home games in the Champions League (including all three games in 2015), drawing the other one. They have scored 18 goals and conceded only four in the process.

Soccer Betting Odds:
Fc Porto 1.15 Draw 7.50 Maccabi Tel Aviv 25.00

Football Betting - Porto Vs Macabi Tel Aviv

Valencia Vs Gent
The Spanish side now welcome Gent to Estadio Mestalla as Valencia seek a second successive Group H win after bouncing back from a 3-2 defeat to Zenit with a 1-0 victory at Lyon in the Champions League.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s side came from behind to claim a 2-1 win at Mouscron-Peruwelz and have been no pushovers in the group in their opening two matches.
Gent held Lyon to a 1-1 draw despite seeing two players sent off as Alexandre Lacazette missed a late penalty for the French side.
Group leaders Zenit dealt Gent their first loss with a 2-1 victory in Russia

Key Betting Facts:

  • Valencia and Gent’s only previous meeting was in the Intertoto Cup back in July 2005. The Spanish team won 2-0 at home.
  • Anderlecht was the last Belgian team to win an away game against Valencia (2-1 in the 1982/83 UEFA Cup quarter final).
  • Valencia has reached the knockout stages of the Champions League in six of their previous nine appearances.

Soccer Betting Odds:
Cf Valencia 1.42 Draw 4.50 Kaa Gent 8.00

Champions League - Valencia Vs Gent

Zenit Vs Olympique Lyonnais
The French side head to St Petersburg having taken just one point from their opening pair of Group H encounters.
Fournier’s men were held 1-1 by a nine-man Gent in the first game and then lost 1-0 at home to Valencia, leaving Lyon little room for error in Russia against a Zenit side that sits top of the Group with six points.
Zenit emerged victorious from a thrilling game in their opening match by winning 3-2 at Valencia and made it two victories from two courtesy of a 2-1 defeat of Gent.

Key Betting Facts:

  • This is the first ever competitive game between Zenit St Petersburg and Lyon.
  • Zenit St Petersburg have failed to score in their last three European games against French opposition.
  • No French team has ever won an away game against Zenit St Petersburg in European competition (D2 L2). They’ve also only ever scored one goal in their four trips to St Petersburg, a Frederic Dehu goal for Marseille back in March 2006 (1-1).

Soccer Betting Odds:
FC Zenit St Petersburg 1.90 Draw 3.40 Olympique Lyonnais 4.25

Zenit Vs Olympique Lyonnais

Atletico Madrid Vs Astana
This is the first ever competitive game between Atletico Madrid and Astana. Astana’s only previous meeting with a Spanish side in European competition was in the 2014/15 Europa League play-offs against Villarreal; the Kazakh side lost 7-0 on aggregate including a 4-0 away defeat. Atletico Madrid have lost three of their last six Champions League games, as many defeats as in their previous 22 games in the competition.

Soccer Betting Odds:
Atletico Madrid 1.14 Draw 8.00 FC Astana 25.00

UEFA Champions League - Atletico Madrid Vs Astana

CSKA Moscow Vs Manchester United
CSKA and Manchester Utd’s only previous meeting was in the 2009/10 group stages of the Champions League. The Red Devils won 1-0 in Moscow before a 3-3 stalemate at Old Trafford. CSKA have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 18 Champions League games. The last time they did was in November 2011 (0-0 v Trabszonspor). CSKA’s last five Champions League games against English sides have produced 23 goals, an average of 4.6 per game.

Soccer Betting Odds:
CSKA Moscow 2.90 Draw 3.25 Manchester United 2.50

Football Betting - CSKA Moscow Vs Manchester United

Galatasaray Vs Benfica
Galatasaray and Benfica’s only previous encounter in European competition was in the group stages of the 2008/09 UEFA Cup. The Turkish team won 2-0 in Portugal. However, Galatasaray’s only previous home game against a Portuguese side ended in defeat (0-2 v Sporting Braga in the 2012/13 Champions League group stage). Galatasaray have been winless in their last 10 Champions League games (D3 L7), their last victory dating back to December 2013 against Juventus (1-0).

Soccer Betting Odds:
Galatasaray 3.50 Draw 3.40 Sl Benfica 2.10

Football betting Nigeria - Galatasaray Vs Benfica

Juventus Vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Juventus and Borussia Monchengladbach’s only previous encounter was in the second round of the 1975/76 European Cup. Gladbach knocked out the Old Lady, winning 2-0 in Germany before a 2-2 stalemate in Italy. Juventus hadn’t won their first two games in the Champions League group stages since 2005. Juventus are unbeaten in their last 10 Champions League games at the Juventus Stadium (W7 D3), the last team to beat them on home soil being Bayern Munich back in April 2013 (0-2).

Soccer Betting Odds:
Juventus Turin 1.45 Draw 4.25 Borussia Mönchengladbach 8.50

Football Betting Nigeria - Juventus Vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Malmo FF Vs Shakhtar Donetsk
This is the first ever competitive game between Malmo and Shakhtar Donetsk. Malmo’s only previous meeting with a Ukrainian side in European competition was in the 2011/12 group stages of the Europa League. They lost both of their games against Metalist Kharkiv (1-4 at home and 1-3 away). This is Shakhtar’s first ever competitive game against a Swedish side.

Soccer Betting Odds:
Malmö Ff 4.25 Draw 3.75 Shakhtar Donetsk 1.80

Football Betting Nigeria - Malmo FF Vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City Vs Sevilla
This is the first ever competitive game between Manchester City and Sevilla. Manchester City have lost five of their last six Champions League games against Spanish opposition (D1). Their last win was against Villarreal in November 2011. None of Manchester City’s 30 Champions League games has ended goalless. They have only kept four clean sheets in these 30 games. Only Basel has played more games in the competition without ever registering a goalless draw.

Soccer Betting Odds:
Manchester City 1.62 Draw 4.00 FC Sevilla 5.50

Football Betting Nigeria - Manchester City Vs Sevilla

PSG Vs Real Madrid
This is the fifth meeting between Paris SG and Real Madrid in the European competition. The Parisian club holds the upper hand with two wins, one draw and one defeat. Meanwhile, Real have never beaten PSG at the Parc des Princes (D1 L1). Their previous encounters were in the knockout stages with PSG eliminating Real Madrid both times: in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup (5-4 on aggregate) and the 1993/94 Cup Winners’ Cup (2-1 on aggregate). Paris SG have scored in each of their previous four games against Real Madrid.

Champions League Betting Nigeria - PSG Vs Real Madrid

Wolfsburg Vs PSV
This is the first ever competitive game between Wolfsburg and PSV Eindhoven. Wolfsburg have only failed to score once in eight Champions League group games. They have opened the scoring in each of their first two games in the competition this season. Wolfsburg are unbeaten in their three previous European games against Dutch opposition (W2 D1).

Soccer Betting Odds:
VFL Wolfsburg 1.65 Draw 3.90 PSV Eindhoven 5.50

Football Betting Odds - Wolfsburg Vs PSV

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