Champions League betting preview – Our five best bets for Tuesday’s action

A number of intriguing games are on offer on Tuesday evening and we bring you what we believe are the pick of these Champions League ties

Champions League betting preview – Our five best bets for Tuesday’s action

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Glen Laidlaw

September 12th, 2016

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With Pep Guardiola now at Manchester City alongside a host of top-quality summer signings, many expect the Citizens to put in a very good showing in this season’s Champions League and their campaign kicks-off with a home match against Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach.

Arsenal launch their European campaign with a clash against French champions PSG with the British interest concluding with a tricky away tie for Celtic when they visit Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Elsewhere, Dynamo Kiev will be eager to preserve their excellent home record when Napoli come to town, Bayern Munich should have a relatively easy evening when they face FC Rostov and PSV Eindhoven get another chance to find a way past Atletico Madrid after their two meetings last season produced goal-less normal-time stalemates.

Picking some winners amongst the Tuesday offerings may faze all but the most hardened punters, however fear not as we bring you what we believe are the best picks ahead of the midweek Champions League action.


PSG v ArsenalĀ 

At odds of 10/3 with Bet365, we’re of the opinion that an Arsenal win is too hard to ignore. Arsene Wenger’s men have been strengthened by the addition of numerous new faces which should in turn lead to a more attack-minded Gunners approach. With David Luiz having departed to Chelsea, the PSG defence will be somewhat weakened and this fact won’t have escaped the attention of the visiting manager. 10/3 is a great price for an Arsenal victory and we’ll certainly be grabbing this with both hands. We recommend that you do too.

Our tip: Back Arsenal to win at 10/3 with Bet365



Barcelona v Celtic

Celtic stumbled unconvincingly through their Champions League qualifiers, however their real test comes on Tuesday evening when they go head-to-head with 2015 European champions Barcelona at the Nou Camp. A Celtic win would be a massive shock and we don’t envisage that happening, however the Scottish champions can get themselves onto the scoresheet at some point. These sides have met no less than five times in the last four years with one International Champions Cup meeting and four in the Champions League, the La Liga giants winning all but one game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in all but one of these matches with Celtic failing to find the net in just one, therefore we’ll be backing Over 2.5 goals and BTTS at 6/4 with Coral.

Our tip: Back over 2.5 goals and BTTS at 6/4 with Coral



Dynamo Kiev v Napoli

Dynamo haven’t lost in a European group stage encounter since their 1-0 defeat to Gent three years ago. Their home ground is a particularly difficult place for visiting teams to pick up points, given that the home fans are a particularly vocal and passionate bunch who succeed in creating a very hostile and intimidating atmosphere. As such, we believe that Napoli will be in for a tough time and we’ll be siding with the hosts to avoid defeat in this one.

Our tip: Back Double Chance with Dynamo/Draw at 8/13 with Ladbrokes



PSV v Atletico Madrid

Despite facing each other for 210 minutes of play last season, neither of these sides could find the back of the net and it was left to a penalty shoot-out to decide a winner. A defensive approach is still adopted by these two sides and if there is to be a winner, it won’t be by a very big margin. With this in mind, going for Under 2.5 goals at odds of 3/5 would seem to be the safest option here, not a great price admittedly but one which should provide a winning return nevertheless.

Our tip: Back Under 2.5 goals at 3/5 with 888sport



FC Basel v Ludogorets

These two sides have faced each other four times in this competition with Basel maintaining a clean sheet in all but one of these exchanges. Ludogorets may have triumphed in their last six Champions League games, however their Swiss opponents will pose them too many problems and they will crumble away from home on Tuesday evening.

Our tip: Back a Basel win-to-nil at 9/5 with Paddy Power



UEFA Champions League Fixtures – Tuesday 13th September


Group A

Basel v Ludo Razgd

PSG v Arsenal

Group B

Benfica v Besiktas

Dynamo Kiev v Napoli

Group C

Barcelona v Celtic

Man City v B Monchengladbach

Group D

Bayern Munich v FC Rostov

PSV v Atletico Madrid



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