Real Madrid start the defence of their Champions League crown with a home game against Swiss side Basel and they will look to lay down a marker as they seek to become the first side in Champions League history to win back to back trophies. We’ve got the latest odds, as well as betting tips and analysis – in other words everything you need to help you choose some winning bets for the game.

Real Madrid are huge favourites, with no online (or offline for that matter) bookmaker offering odds any better than the 1/9 Ladbrokes serve up. If you fancy a bet on Basel then odds of 28/1 with Betfair will surely be enough to tempt you in, whilst even the draw is out at a huge price of 10/1 with Sky Bet.

We can’t see past an easy home win and our prediction here is for Real to win by at least two and possibly three or four. For our betting tip we’ll play it slightly safer though and turn to the Match Result and Both Teams to Score odds, where the Madrid win (and BTTS) can be backed at 11/5 with William Hill. Madrid tend to get complacent when they have established a solid lead and those odds look huge considering how often they concede, even in big wins.

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