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UEFA Champions League Betting – Match Day 5 Preview

Baba Ijebu - UEFA Champions League Betting - Match Day 5 Preview

Bate Borisov Vs Bayer Leverkusen
This will be BATE Borisov’s second home Champions League game against German opposition after beating Bayern Munich in October 2012. The German team claimed a 4-1 victory in the reverse meeting; Hakan Calhanoglu was involved in three of his side’s goals (two goals and one assist).
Bayer Leverkusen have lost five of their last seven matches away from home in this competition; winning just once (D1).

Form Guide:
Bate Borisov: W4 L1   |          Bayer Leverkusen: W2 L3

Betting Odds:
Bate Borisov 4.75                    Draw 4.00                   Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1.70

Baba Ijebu - Bate Borisov Vs Bayer Leverkusen

 

Zenit Vs Valencia
Zenit St Petersburg ended a run of nine European games without a win over Spanish opposition by claiming a 3-2 win over Valencia in the reverse meeting (D3 L6). The Russian club has only lost one of their nine home games in European competition against teams from Spain (W2 D6).
Valencia have won three of their last four away matches in the Champions League group stage; those three wins all coming as clean sheets.

Form Guide:
Zenit: W3 D1 L1          |          Valencia: W3 L2

Betting Odds:
FC Zenit St Petersburg 2.15                Draw 3.25                   CF Valencia 3.60

Baba Ijebu - Zenit Vs Valencia

 

Arsenal Vs Dinamo Zagreb
Including qualifying, this will be the fourth meeting between these sides in the Champions League; the Gunners won the first two meetings however Zagreb won the most recent clash between the sides in Match-day 1.
Dinamo Zagreb have not won any of their last 11 away games in the Champions League (D2, L9), failing to find the net in eight of those games. Arsenal were victorious in their last home game in the competition (2-0 v Bayern Munich) but have not won consecutive Champions League games at the Emirates since 2012.

Form Guide:
Arsenal: W2 D1 L2      |          Zagreb: W3 L2

Betting Odds:
Arsenal FC 1.22                       Draw 6.50                   NK Dinamo Zagreb 14.00

Baba Ijebu - Arsenal Vs Dinamo Zagreb

 

Barcelona Vs AS Roma
Barcelona have never beaten Roma in the Champions League, drawing two and losing one of their three games against the Giallorossi. Roma are the only side to play Barcelona in the Champions League/ European Cup more than twice without suffering defeat.
However, the reigning champions are unbeaten in their last nine home games against Italian sides, winning seven and drawing two in that time.

Form Guide:
Barcelona: W4 D1       |          AS Roma: W4 L1

Betting Odds:
FC Barcelona 1.28                   Draw 6.00                   AS Roma 11.00

Baba Ijebu - Barcelona Vs AS Roma

 

Bayern Munich Vs Olympiakos
This will be the fourth meeting between the sides in the Champions League and European Cup, with Bayern Munich winning all three previous meetings. Bayern have won their last eight home games (scoring 32 goals and conceding only four), their longest winning run in the Champions League at the Allianz Arena.
Olympiakos have won their last two away games in the competition, representing the first time they have ever won back to back away matches in the Champions League.

Form Guide:
Bayern Munich: W4 D1          |          Olympiakos: W4 D1

Betting Odds:
FC Bayern München 1.15                   Draw 8.50                   Olympiacos Piraeus 19.00

Champions League - Bayern Munich Vs Olympiakos

 

Maccabi Tel Aviv Vs Chelsea
This will be the second meeting between the sides in Europe, with Chelsea winning the reverse fixture 4-0 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have won just two of their last 10 away games in the Champions League (D5 L3), scoring more than one goal just once in that run.
Maccabi Tel Aviv have won just one of their 10 Champions League matches, finding the net in just four of those games.

Form Guide:
Maccabi:  D1 L4                      |          Chelsea: W1 L4

Betting Odds:
Maccabi Tel Aviv 9.00                        Draw 5.00                   Chelsea FC 1.35

Baba Ijebu - Maccabi Tel Aviv Vs Chelsea

 

Olympique Lyon Vs Gent
This will be just the second meeting between the sides in Europe, with Lyon and Gent playing out a 1-1 draw in Match-day 1 of this season’s competition. Including qualifiers, Lyon have lost just one of five Champions League games against Belgian opposition (W3, D1).
Gent’s 1-0 victory in their most recent Champions League outing against Valencia was their first ever victory in the competition, having drawn one and lost two of their previous three games in the tournament.

Form Guide:
Lyon: W3 L2    |          Gent: W4 L1

Betting Odds:
Olympique Lyonnais 1.65                   Draw 3.90                   KAA Gent 5.00

Baba Ijebu - Olympique Lyon Vs Gent

 

FC Porto Vs Dynamo Kyiv
This will be the eighth meeting between the sides in the Champions League/European Cup, with Porto losing just one of the previous seven against Dynamo Kiev (W4 D2). Porto have drawn their last four in a row against Ukrainian opposition in the Champions League, this after winning four in a row before that.
The Portuguese side are unbeaten in their last eight home games in the competition (W6 D2), with no team finding the net more than once against them in that run.

Form Guide:
FC Porto: W4 D1         |          Dynamo Kyiv: W4 L1

Betting Odds:
FC Porto 1.65              Draw 4.00                   Dynamo Kiev 5.00

Baba Ijebu - FC Porto Vs Dynamo Kyiv

 

Astana Vs Benfica
Benfica beat Astana 2-0 in Lisbon on the opening match-day of this season’s Champions League, which included a goal and an assist from Kostas Mitroglou. Benfica has won three of their first four games in the Champions League this season, their best ever tally at this stage in the group phase of the competition.
Benfica have only won two of their last 14 away games in the Champions League (D4 L8), that was against Anderlecht in November 2013 and Atletico Madrid in September 2015.

Form Guide:
Astana: D3 L2              |          Benfica: W3 L2

Betting Odds:
FC Astana 4.75                        Draw 3.60                   SL Benfica 1.75

Baba Ijebu - Astana Vs Benfica

 

CSKA Moscow Vs VFL Wolfsburg
CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg’s three previous encounters (all in the Champions’ League group stages) have all ended in a home win. Wolfsburg’s Julian Draxler scored the only goal of the game in this season’s reverse fixture (1-0).
All four of CSKA’s Champions League goals this season have been scored in the first-half. Only one of them has come from open play.

Form Guide:
CSKA Moscow: W2 D1 L2        |          VFL Wolfsburg: W2 L3

Betting Odds:
CSKA Moscow 2.30                 Draw 3.30                   VFL Wolfsburg 3.25

Champions League Betting - CSKA Moscow Vs VFL Wolfsburg

 

Atletico Madrid Vs Galatasaray
Galatasaray has never beaten Atletico Madrid in a European competition (D2 L3). Atletico Madrid won the reverse fixture 2-0 in Istanbul thanks to two goals by Antoine Griezmann.
Atletico Madrid have won 10 of their 13 Champions League home games under Diego Simeone (D2 L1). Their only defeat in that run came against Benfica in this season’s competition.

Form Guide:
Atletico Madrid: W3 D2          |          Galatasaray: W2 D1 L2

Betting Odds:
Atletico Madrid 1.33               Draw 5.50                   Galatasaray 10.00

Champions League betting - Atletico Madrid Vs Galatasaray

 

Borussia Monchengladbach Vs Sevilla
Sevilla has won all three of their previous competitive encounters with Borussia Mönchengladbach. Sevilla won the reverse fixture 3-0 back in September, which included three penalties for the home side (two of which were converted).
Borussia Mönchengladbach are one of four teams yet to win a game in this season’s Champions League group stages, alongside Astana, Lyon and Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Form Guide:
Gladbach: W3 D2        |          Sevilla: W2 L3

Betting Odds:
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2.40                   Draw 3.30                   FC Sevilla 3.00

Borussia-Monchengladbach-Vs-Sevilla

 

Juventus Vs Manchester City
Juventus won the reverse fixture 2-1 in Manchester last September. The Turin club scored all three goals: a Giorgio Chiellini own goal before two late goals from Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata. Juventus are unbeaten in their last four competitive games against Manchester City (W2 D2).
City’s only win against the Turin side came in the 1976/77 UEFA Cup (1-0 in the first leg, 2-1 on aggregate for Juventus). Manchester City has never scored more than one goal against Juventus (5 games).

Form Guide:
Juventus: W3 D1 L1     |          Man City: W3 D2

Betting Odds:
Juventus Turin 2.20                 Draw 3.40                   Manchester City 3.30

Juventus-Vs-Manchester-City

 

Malmo FF Vs Paris Saint Germain
Paris SG are unbeaten against Swedish opposition in the Champions League (W4 D1). PSG won 2-0 in the reverse fixture this season at the Parc des Princes, courtesy of goals by Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani.
Malmö have lost eight of their 10 games in the Champions League group stages (W2). Their two wins have both come at home (against Olympiakos last season and Shakhtar Donetsk this season).

Form Guide:
Malmo: W3 L2                        |          PSG:  W3 D1 L1

Betting Odds:
Malmö FF 10.00                      Draw 6.00                   Paris Saint Germain 1.28

Malmo-FF-Vs-Paris-Saint-Germain

 

Manchester United Vs PSV Eindhoven
PSV have lost their two away games against Manchester Utd: 1-0 defeat in the 1984/85 UEFA Cup and 3-1 in the 2000/01 Champions League. There has never been an away win in the five previous encounters between Manchester Utd and PSV Eindhoven.
PSV beat Manchester Utd in the reverse fixture this season, thanks notably to two assists by Maxime Lestienne after the Red Devils had opened the scoring (2-1).

Form Guide:
Man Utd: W2 D3         |          PSV: W5

Betting Odds:
Manchester United 1.50                     Draw 4.25                   PSV Eindhoven 6.50

Manchester-United-Vs-PSV-Eindhoven

 

Shakhtar Donetsk Vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid won 4-0 at the Bernabeu in the reverse fixture, their only previous encounter in European competition. Shakhtar have only won one of their last eight Champions League games (4-0 vs Malmö in the last round), drawing two and losing five.
Shakhtar have failed to score in five of their last six games in the Champions League. The only exception is their 4-0 win against Malmö in the last round.

Form Guide:
Shakhtar:     W4 L1      |          Real Madrid: W3 D1 L1

Betting Odds:
Shakhtar Donetsk 4.00                        Draw 3.75                   Real Madrid 1.90

Shakhtar-Donetsk-Vs-Real-Madrid

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