Who wins this season’s Champions League?
A revenge mission will be in mind for Liverpool on Matchday 3 as they travel to Atlético Madrid looking to make amends for their Round of 16 exit to Diego Simeone’s side two seasons ago.
It’s also a big night for Manchester City in Belgium as they look to get back to winning ways in this competition away at Brugge.
We’re back with our latest Champions League betting preview…
Champions League Betting Tips | Tuesday 19th October
City currently sit in third in Group A after the first two matchdays.
Can they leapfrog a spirited Brugge side with a win in Tuesday’s early kick-off as the 2021/22 Champions League returns after a three-week break?
Group A Betting
It was the one match that always looked guaranteed to generate headlines when the group stage draw was made.
On that front, the tussle between PSG and Man City didn’t disappointment as the French giants enacted some swift revenge for their semi-final defeat last season. Lionel Messi also served up a showstopper as he claimed his first goal in Paris since his shock summer move from Barca to wrap up the victory for his new club.
That clinical 2-0 win by the Ligue 1 outfit ensured they maintained their status as favourites to go on and top this group.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men could tighten their grip further if they can outwit an RB Leipzig leaky at the back for a second UCL match in succession in their surprise 2-1 home defeat to Brugge last month, but it was a low-scoring affair the last time these sides met in Paris.
An early Neymar penalty was enough to make the difference as the hosts ran out 1-0 winners and it’s 159/100 for the current group leaders to win to nil again on Tuesday night.
The 29,000 Jan Breydel Stadium in the Belgian tourist hotspot will be a new ground for any visiting Manchester City fans to tick off the list as the Premier League champions head to Club Brugge for the first ever meeting between the two sides.
The Belgian First Division A champions have made a bright start to this year’s tournament, winning in Leipzig and leaving PSG frustrated on the opening matchday, so this might not be a straightforward assignment for Pep Guardiola’s men.
Back-to-back humblings to Borussia Dortmund aside, the Belgians have managed to score in eight of their last 10 Champions League games. BTTS and City to win @ 39/20 could be the value here.
Group A Winner Odds
PSG – 7/10Man City – 6/5Club Brugge – 30/1RB Leipzig – 45/1
Group B Betting
Two games in, and things are already looking rosy for Liverpool as they look to keep up their consistent record of reaching the knockout stages of every European competition they’ve been involved in since Jürgen Klopp’s arrival at the club.
Their matchday three clash with Atlético Madrid already could go some way to deciding which side tops this group, with the Spanish Primera title holders knowing a win at the Wanda Metropolitano will be enough for them to move into the lead at the halfway stage.
The Reds will be looking to lay some ghosts to rest after exiting at the expense of Atleti at the Round of 16 stage back in March 2020. It’s 36/25 for Liverpool to turn the tables with a win on their travels Tuesday night.
Luis Suárez’s 97th-minute penalty winner for Atleti away at AC Milan could have massive ramifications for the Italian side should they fail to claim any points in Porto.
That late sucker punch leaves Stefano Pioli’s side pointless as they travel to the Estádio do Dragão still seeking their first victory in this competition since a 3-0 triumph over Celtic back in November 2013.
Fancy Milan to finally end their long barren run in this tournament?
The visitors are a 161/100 chance as they journey to Portugal.
Group B Winner Odds
Liverpool – 3/10Atlético Madrid – 5/2Milan – 40/1Porto – 40/1
Group C Betting
At least one perfect record is about to fall in Group C as Borussia Dortmund and Ajax both put their winning starts on the line at the Westfalenstadion.
It’s the free-scoring Dutch champions currently controlling proceedings in this group, having followed up their five-star display against Sporting Lisboa with a clinical dispatch of Beşiktaş on home turf last time out, while it’s been a case of boxing clever so far for Dortmund, with both their victories coming by a one-goal margin.
Marco Rose will be more than happy if that’s the case again here if it means he continue his strong start in European competition with his new employers, and it’s 79/20 for the visiting Germans to edge this contest by a solitary goal.
Defeat for either of the two pacesetters would offer a lifeline for either Besiktas or Sporting Lisboa if either can manage to shake off their lethargic starts with a win in Turkey.
That could be a big ask for the hosts who are currently on a five-game losing streak in this competition, but 11/5 for the Süper Lig side to take it looks interesting given Sporting are struggling to re-adjust to life amongst the elite after their four-year absence from this tournament.
Group C Winner Odds
Borussia Dortmund – 1/2Ajax – 163/100Sporting Lisboa – 40/1Beşiktaş – 70/1
Group D Betting
Move over, Real Madrid. There’s a new Sheriff in town.
Top marks if you backed the team from Tiraspol to be topping proceedings approaching the halfway phase of the group stages. The Moldovan champions’ emergence now arguably makes Group D the mini-league most worth watching in the weeks ahead, particularly if Inter Milan fail to halt their momentum at the San Siro.
Bar an opening matchday defeat to Real and an entertaining 2-2 draw with Atalanta prior to the international break, the Serie A side tend to be uncompromising opponents on home turf, so this could be the moment the Moldovans’ remarkable rise finally stalls. An Inter win and under 3.5 goals might just fit the bill here at 143/100.
Will that matchday two defeat be a minor setback or the start of a major meltdown for Real Madrid?
Carlo Ancelotti won’t have enjoyed a relaxing international break having seen his side slip to a 2-1 defeat at newly promoted Espanyol in the wake of that shock Sheriff defeat, but a trip to Shakhtar Donetsk could be rife with danger. Real lost both group meetings with the Ukrainian champions in last season’s tournament.
Will they leave the notoriously calm under fire Ancelotti just a little tetchier after matchday three?
It’s 95/20 for the hosts to make it a famous hat-trick of wins against the Spanish giants.
Group D Winner Odds
Real Madrid – 3/10Inter – 4/1Sheriff – 81/10Shakhtar Donetsk – 40/1
Champions League Outright Betting
Check the latest Champions League odds with Marathonbet as Chelsea begin the defence of their title.
The Blues were surprise winners in 2021 as Thomas Tuchel turned their season round at the halfway point to help land the West London club only a second UCL title.
They are now 73/10 shots to do something only Real Madrid have managed in the last 30 years – defend their trophy.
After falling at the final hurdle last year, Pep Guardiola will be more determined than ever to finally guide Man City to a first-ever Champions League title, with European silverware the one thing still to elude the Spaniard since his arrival in English football back in 2016.
The reigning EPL champions are 13/4 to put that right in 2021/22.
How will Bayern Munich fare under the ambitious Julian Nagelsmann? At 34 years of age, he would become the youngest Champions League-winning manager in history if he can repeat the German giants’ feat of seizing this title two seasons ago.
He’s 31/10 to make some history in this year’s competition.
Can Liverpool return to the top table after limping out at the quarter-final stage last season? The Reds surely won’t be as unlucky with injuries this time around and are 67/10 to reign supreme again in Europe.
Finally, could it be Poch’s turn to pounce and deliver PSG a first-ever Champions League title?
His side certainly aren’t messing around after stumbling at the semi-final stage in 2020/21.
The French high rollers had the best summer of any club in the transfer market after the captures of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The Ligue 1 giants are now 71/20 to triumph in St Petersburg next summer.
Champions League Outright Winner | Latest Odds
BAYERN MUNICH – 31/10MAN CITY – 13/4PSG – 71/20LIVERPOOL – 67/10CHELSEA – 73/10MAN UTD – 45/4REAL MADRID – 16/1JUVENTUS – 39/2ATLÉTICO MADRID – 24/1BORUSSIA DORTMUND – 26/1AJAX – 34/1BARCELONA – 42/1
Information and odds correct at time of writing; fixture dates and venues may be subject to change.
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