After getting our first dosage of UEFA Champions League football last week, we should have a clearer indication on what to expect.
We look at five matches you should bet one with a multiple in mind. This week’s one comes to 8.50 so there is real value across the five matches. Not only that, there are some value bets if you are really feeling lucky.
18:55 – Lokomotiv Moscow v Bayern Munich
Lokomotiv Moscow gave a decent account of themselves last week, earning their first point of the group stage by drawing 2-2 at FC Salzburg. Champions, Bayern Munich, got their cup defence off to an impressive start, hammering Atletico Madrid 4-0. On the weekend, Bayern followed up their victory over Atletico Madrid with a 5-0 thumping over Eintracht Frankfurt. Meanwhile, Lokomotiv Moscow lost 2-1 at home in the
Russian Premier League.
21:00 – Atletico Madrid v FC Salzburg
Atletico Madrid’s Champions League campaign got off to the worst possible start, losing 4-0 at Bayern Munich. Despite the heavy defeat and crazy as it may sound, Atletico Madrid looked fairly decent in most parts of the game and were outdone by stronger opposition. Diego Simeone’s men returned to winning ways on the weekend, where they beat Real Betis 2-0 on home soil. FC Salzburg have been superb domestically but the Austrian champions were very disappointing in their Champions League opener. They drew 2-2 at home to Lokomotiv Moscow.
18:55 – Shakhtar Donetsk v Inter Milan
The surprise package from the first round in the UEFA Champions League was undoubtedly Shakhtar Donetsk after their resounding 3-2 victory over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. This time on home soil, the Ukrainian giants will be hoping to continue their impressive start in the Champions League against Inter Milan. The Italians were also involved in a high-scoring matchup, drawing 2-2 against Borussia Monchengladbach. Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez have been superb in attack for Inter, although their backline has come under immense scrutiny.
21:00 – Marseille v Manchester City
Marseille got off to a difficult start in their UEFA Champions League opener, conceding right at the very end of the match to lose 1-0 against Olympiacos. To make matters even more challenging, things looks like they’re about to get worse before it gets better when they host Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side got their campaign underway with a well-deserved 3-1 victory over FC Porto, while Kevin De Bruyne made his return from injury off the bench in their game against West Ham on the weekend.
21:00 – Atalanta vs Ajax Amsterdam
Atalanta are expected to treat us to more goals this Tuesday when they host Dutch giants, Ajax Amsterdam. The Italians won their first match in the group stages 4-0, with that four-goal thriller being the joint-lowest goals scored in a game involving Atalanta this season across all competitions. Atalanta have already been involved in two five-goal thrillers, one six-goal tie and even one seven-goal matchup where beat Cagliari 5-2. That’s a damning statistic for all punters. Ajax were disappointing in their first tie, losing 1-0 at home to a Liverpool who were missing some of their best players.