October 23, 2013

Champions League Betting Tips

Champions League BettingBy Mark Rawlinson

Yesterday’s matchday three action in the Champions League saw relative success for the British sides with Chelsea and Celtic both picking up victories.

Today, attention turns to the two Manchester sides, as City face the long trip to Russia to face CSKA Moscow whilst Manchester United host Real Sociedad.

CSKA Moscow v Manchester City

Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from their humiliating defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the last game week as they visit CSKA Moscow in Wednesday’s early kick-off.

City were given a real dressing-down by the current Champions League holders who marched away from the City of Manchester Stadium with all three points with the 3-1 win.

They go into the game just inside the qualifying spots, thanks to their 3-2 opening day win against Viktoria Plzen and ahead on goal difference against today’s opponents, the Russian Champions.

But City remain without skipper Vincent Kompany. It was thought that the Belgian defender would recover in time from his thigh injury but that has not been the case.

Midfielder Jack Rodwell has not travelled either whilst Martin Demichelis remains unavailable with a knee injury.

CSKA are struggling at the moment and linger in sixth place in the Russia Premier League, having not won any of their five most recent games.

They are the outsiders for this match with Bet 365 providing the best odds of 17/4. The best price on a City win comes courtesy of Paddy Power at 3/4.

This match is live on Sky Sports 2 from 5pm.

Manchester United v Real Sociedad

United go into this week’s game top of the group having picked up four points from their first two games and face a Real Sociedad side who have failed to pick up any points so far.

David Moyes’ side will be hoping the Champions League will provide respite from their less than impressive domestic form, with the Reds only picking up two wins in their last seven league games.

Moyes has a couple of question marks over the availability of a few of his players, with Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck all facing late fitness tests.

Real Sociedad claimed the fourth and final Champions League spot in Spain and have not started this season very well. They currently sit 12th in La Liga having picked up only two league wins in this campaign.

United are big favourites going into the match, with a swathe of bookies, including Paddy Power providing odds of 8/15. Coral provide the best odds on a Real Sociedad victory at 6/1.

You can watch this match immediately after on Sky Sports 2 and also on Sky 1 from 7:45pm.

Other Champions League Action

There’s a whole host of action going on across the continent, including a mouth-watering clash in Group B between Real Madrid and Italian champions Juventus.

Juve only have two points from their opening games with draws against Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen and go into this one as underdogs, with Bet Victor providing the best odds of 21/4. Paddy Power provide the best price on a Madrid win at 8/13.

You can watch this one live from 7:45pm on Sky Sports 4.

Of course, the remaining four matches will all be available via the red button on Sky Sports 4, and you can see the latest odds for all these games with BritBets by clicking HERE.

You can also claim free bets with Bet Victor by clicking HERE.

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