November 6, 2013

Champions League Betting Tips

Champions League BettingBy Mark Rawlinson

The Champions League action continues tonight and there’s plenty of British interest, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Celtic all involved this evening.

Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal

Arsenal were flying high in Group F before their 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund but now they’re embroiled in a dogfight with both the German side and Napoli for qualification into the last 16.

All three sides are locked on six points each and Arsenal face their toughest test yet as they travel to Dortmund to face Jurgen Klopp’s side.

And the Gunners will be without Jack Wilshere who is still recovering from an ankle injury and Mathieu Flamini who is struggling with a groin issue.

However Arsene Wenger has Keiran Gibbs back following a hip operation and Serge Gnabry also returns following an ankle lay-off.

Dortmund have won all eight of their competitive home fixtures so far this season and they are favourites heading into the game, with Bet Victor offering the best odds of 8/11.

A whole host of sites including Paddy Power are offering odds of 4/1 on an Arsenal win, with Bet 365 offering odds of 16/5 on a draw.

You can catch this one live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:45pm.

Chelsea v Schalke 04

Following their opening day defeat to Basel, Chelsea have hit back with two wins out of two in Europe and top Group E ahead of this fixture.

A brace from Fernando Torres and one from Eden Hazard gave Chelsea an easy 3-0 victory against the German side last time out and they’ll be confident of another victory at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Ryan Bertrand misses out for Chelsea with injury, as does Fernando Torres who picked up a knock during Saturday’s victory over West Brom. Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o is expected to be his replacement.

Chelsea are considerable favourites going into this one and Ladbrokes, amongst others, provide odds of 2/4 on a Blues victory. The best price on a Schalke win comes courtesy of Stan James at 17/2.

This match also kicks off at 7:45pm and you can see it live on Sky Sports 2.

Ajax v Celtic

Celtic’s slim hopes of knockout phase qualification will be boosted if they manage to register another win over Eredivise champions Ajax.

Last time out at Celtic Park, they recorded a 2-1 win over the Dutch side, who are yet to win a group match, thanks to goals from James Forrest and Beram Kayal.

And their chances of another win are boosted by the possible returns of Georgios Samaras, Kris Commons and Mikael Lustig after the trio all sat out the weekend draw with Dundee United. Skipper Scott Brown remains suspended though, as does midfielder Nir Briton.

Ajax are favourites at 5/6 with Paddy Power but my Bet of the Day is on a Celtic victory, with Bet Victor offering generous odds of 19/5.

This match is live on Sky Sports 4 from 7:45pm, following the Group G clash between Zenit St. Petersburg and Porto which kicks off at 5pm.

The remaining four Champions League matches all kick-off at 7:45pm and are all available via the red button on Sky Sports.

Don’t forget you can also claim free bets with Bet Victor by clicking HERE.

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