Champions League Betting Odds Comparison

UCL Group Stage – Round 4 Odds

Inter Milan v Barcelona – Barcelona to Win

Inter Milan were desperately disappointing at the Camp Nou. The absence of Lionel Messi provided the Serie A side with an opportunity but they offered next to nothing in an attacking sense. Inter will hopefully be more proactive at the San Siro but will that be enough to stop Barcelona from claiming a fourth win in a row? Messi has returned quicker from his fractured arm than was predicted which makes the away side look very tempting. Our odds comparison shows they can be backed at odds as big as 21/20 and that looks excellent value.

Tottenham v PSV – Over 3.5 Goals

Tottenham’s European woes haunted them once again in Eindhoven. Spurs threw away another lead to draw 2-2 and leave their chances of making it to the knockout stages hanging by a thread. PSV also have next to no chance of qualifying but they will be a nuisance once again at Wembley Stadium. They will take great confidence from their imperious domestic form so can play their part in an entertaining game in which the shackles will be off. Over 3.5 goals is available at best betting odds of 11/10 and looks a very good option.

Napoli v PSG – Napoli to Win

PSG have one of the strongest squads in Europe and win every week in their domestic league so why have they thus far been unable to seriously challenge in the Champions League? That’s the question for Thomas Tuchel to answer. The talented German manager may fall way short of expectations this season as Napoli are more than capable of winning this match at generous odds of 2/1. Carlo Ancelotti’s men were very unfortunate not to win in Paris but can right that wrong at the Stadio San Paolo.

Juventus v Man Utd – Juventus to Win and Both Teams to Score

You won’t see many more comprehensive 1-0 winners than Juventus at Old Trafford a fortnight ago. The football odds suggested that the Serie A side would win but few predicted they’d be in such control. The bookies are expecting another Juve win as the teams meet in Turin but Man Utd may fare a little better away from home. Jose Mourinho will allow his attacking players to break forwards on the counter which could see the away side grab a goal. So, consider betting on Juventus to win and both teams to score at the big price of 13/5.


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Man Utd v Juventus – Juventus to Win

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford will make all the headlines ahead of Tuesday’s match between Man Utd and Juventus. The big story after the game could well be that Man Utd are in danger of missing out on the knockout stages of the Champions League. Juventus have a great opportunity to land two killer blows to United in the upcoming double header and the Old Lady, whose results have been perfect so far this season, look a good price to pick up the win in Manchester at best betting odds of 5/4.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Man City – Man City to Win and Both Teams to Score

Pep Guardiola said during the international break that he is not convinced his Man City side have what it takes to win the Champions League this season. Whether that’s a genuinely held belief or an example of managerial mind games is up for debate. What’s not up for debate is that City need points having lost their group stage opener at home to Lyon. It’s never easy winning away to Shakhtar Donetsk and the Ukrainians should score on Tuesday night. Will they be able to hold on to win though? City’s quality suggests otherwise so bet on Guardiola’s men to win and both teams to score at 31/20.

PSV v Tottenham – PSV Draw No Bet

Lionel Messi has made it clear that he is desperate to win the Champions League this season. He turned in virtuoso performances against both PSV and Tottenham, who in turn also both lost 2-1 to Inter Milan. This is a huge match for both teams. An odds comparison shows that Spurs are the favourites but PSV actually fared well for much of their opening two clashes and could be being overlooked by the bookies. In a match that should be tight, PSV are a very good price at best betting odds of 13/8 in the draw no bet market.

Barcelona v Inter Milan – Barcelona -1

The perfect start that they’ve made means that Barcelona and Inter Milan effectively have a two-legged play off to win Group B. Barcelona may not be pulling up any trees in La Liga as yet but they seem to have a renewed sense of purpose in the Champions League. Messi and co. will be doing all they can to maximise their home advantage and should be too good for Inter Milan. You could bet on Barcelona simply to win the game but the football odds available suggest backing them with a one goal handicap could be worth the extra risk at odds 5/6.


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Hoffenheim v Man City – City to Win and Both Teams to Score

Lyon’s stunning performance at the Etihad a fortnight ago has heaped the pressure on Man City. Pep Guardiola and his players will feel as though Tuesday’s match against Hoffenheim is a must win encounter. Winning away to Julien Nagelsmann’s team is no easy task and we believe the home side will have their moments. Man City’s class and extra Champions League experience should see them home though so take the best betting odds of 13/8 you can get on City winning a match in which both teams score.

Manchester United v Valencia – Untied to Win to Nil

Man United are the biggest football club in the world so there is undoubtedly a tendency to blow every poor result or training ground issue into a full on crisis. Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba have made the back pages but they pulled together very well during the 3-0 win over Young Boys in their Champions League opener. That provided some respite from United’s domestic problems that Valencia were not able to replicate when losing 2-0 to Juventus. Marcelino’s men have real problems scoring enough goals so Man United winning to nil looks a very good price at 7/4.

Napoli v Liverpool – Over 3.5 Goals

It was said that Carlo Ancelotti had a very difficult job on his hands when taking over Napoli from Maurizio Sarri. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager has risen to the challenge though and secured five wins from Napoli’s first six Serie A matches.

Napoli also drew 0-0 in their Champions League opener but our odds comparison shows you can get 16/1 on the same scoreline when Liverpool visit Naples on Wednesday night. The Reds are firing on all cylinders in their attempts to reach the Champions League final again and we’re expecting the goals to fly in this one so be sure to bet on over 3.5 goals at betting odds of 8/5.

Tottenham v Barcelona – Barcelona to Win

Tottenham have had a hit and miss start to their season. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have secured some very good results but left Italy devastated having thrown away a lead late on in their Champions League opener. It doesn’t get any easier on Wednesday night when Barcelona visit Wembley.

Spurs’ impressive results in last season’s competition including beating Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley but has that had too much of an influence on the betting odds? Barcelona are available at evens which is surely too big about a team of their quality.

PSV v Inter – The Draw

Inter Milan toiled for much of their match against Tottenham on matchday one but their pressure eventually told with two goals in the last 10 minutes to secure a morale boosting win. The Serie A side will fancy their chances of another win when they travel to Eindhoven but PSV began their domestic campaign with six straight wins even if they were well beaten 4-0 by Barcelona. Inter are a good side but they’re no Barca so the 12/5 you can get on the draw look like betting odds well worth taking.


The Champions League is back – Betting Tips

Inter v Tottenham – Both Teams to Score

Tottenham have had some famous nights in the San Siro in recent years. In 2010 they lost a 4-3 thriller to Inter Milan before beating AC Milan 1-0 the following season. This current crop of players will fancy their chances of another huge win in Italy when they take on Inter on Tuesday. The Italians have made a so-so start to Serie A this term and Spurs should be able to grab a goal on their travels. That said, beating Inter is never an easy task so both teams to score at 5/6 appears to be the safest bet.

Liverpool v PSG – Liverpool to Score Over 2.5 Goals

Liverpool and PSG have both had excellent starts to their domestic season. Their early season form will help confidence and give both sides huge belief but Liverpool come into the game on the back of a tough test against Spurs while PSG have basically had things their own way in Ligue 1. We actually think that will help the home side though. Liverpool should be better drilled and sharper which they can capitalise on by scoring over 2.5 goals at big betting odds of 12/5.

Monaco v Atletico Madrid – The Draw

Atletico Madrid’s European record and incredible competitiveness under the superb management of Diego Simeone make them the odds-on favourites for their trip to Monaco. That could be downplaying the chances of the Ligue 1 side though. Monaco certainly have enough quality to secure a positive result on home turf. The draw, which is available at 23/10, would be a good result for both sides so is well worth backing in what looks likely to be an evenly contested affair.

Benfica v Bayern Munich – Bayern to Win and Both Teams to Score

Bayern Munich have made a solid start to life under new manager, Niko Kovac. The former Croatia international has navigated through some tricky fixtures already and it could be more of the same on Wednesday. After a very disappointing campaign last season, Benfica will be keen to maximise their home advantage and may well score. Stopping Bayern from winning could be beyond them though so back the away side to win and both teams to score at solid enough odds of 15/8.

Man City v Lyon – Man City to Win to Nil

Man City go into the season as one of the favourites for the Champions League. Pep Guardiola won’t be looking at the odds but he will be telling his players to send a message out to the competition with a controlled win on Wednesday night. A win to nil at the Etihad, at odds of 7/5 on our odds comparison, would be the perfect start for City and although Lyon will take some beating, the Citizens should be more than up to the task.

Real Madrid v Roma – Over 3.5 Goals

Despite winning the last three Champions Leagues in a row, few pundits are tipping Real Madrid this time around. They’ve lost their manager and their talisman since beating Liverpool in the final back in May so will need to do things differently this time around. Roma arrive in the Spanish capital as the big underdogs but that means they have nothing to lose and can give it a really good go. Over 3.5 goals looks over priced at betting odds of 19/20 in what should be a thoroughly entertaining watch.

Valencia v Juventus – Cristiano Ronaldo to Score

Cristiano Ronaldo’s start to life in Italian football hasn’t entirely gone to plan but those who are talking about his skills diminishing are surely acting in haste. Ronaldo has shown an ability to adapt his game in recent years and absolutely lives for the big occasion. Ronaldo can prove that he is still the man for the big matches on his return to Spain by scoring against Valencia (13/12 in our odds comparison).

Young Boys v Man Utd – Man Utd to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

Jose Mourinho has not had too much good news this season. He’ll have been cursing the Champions League draw that put Man Utd in a very tough group and knows that his team must get maximum points from their two matches against Young Boys to give themselves the best chance of progressing. The players and fans of Young Boys will be well up for the visit of Man Utd but the extra quality of the Premier League side should make the difference so back United to win and there being over 2.5 goals in the game at 17/10.

The last eight teams are raring to go as the Champions League gets towards its exciting climax in the 2012/13 season. Read on for the latest betting odds and our predictions of who will be crowned champions of Europe.

The quarter-finals have a distinctly non-English feel to them this year for the first time since 1996. And that will please some of the leading contenders who would not have relished playing Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho led Real Madrid to victory over Alex Ferguson’s side and has been rewarded with perhaps the easiest draw of the round against Galatasaray (the Turkish side are 100/1 outsiders to win the Champions League with Unibet).

Madrid meanwhile can be backed at 7/2 with BetVictor, but they don’t quite convince us at that price. They are second favourites behind great rivals Barcelona (available at odds of 5/2 with Bet365) who have to beat French upstarts Paris Saint-Germain if Tito Vilanova is to do what Pep Guardiola couldn’t last season and win the tournament. After their exhilarating performance against Milan in the last round, they have a great chance.

Bayern Munich were humbled at home when going down 2-0 to Arsenal, but they had done enough at the Emirates to progress. They look the value bet in the outright market at 11/2 with Bet365 as Jupp Heynckes will not tolerate another poor performance from his talented team. They have the sizeable obstacle of Juventus to negotiate first though.

The remaining quarter-final sees Malaga take on Borussia Dortmund, neither of whom will have enough to win the Champions League in our opinion, but Dortmund should make the semis.

Overall we think Barca are the rightful favourites, but Bayern offer the best value. It would certainly make a fine final were they to meet at Wembley on 25th May.