Basel among the value bets to make Champions League last 16

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With the dust still settling on an enthralling mathday five of the Champions League, we take a quick look at some of the remaining group projections and pick a few potentially lucrative bets on those teams who could steal through when the last round of fixtures take place.

Basel to qualify from Group E @ 1/1

Having done the double over Chelsea the Swiss champions have left themselves in a very strong position to qualify from Group F, despite having drawn with bottom side Steaua Bucharest twice.

A point ahead of third-placed Schalke, whom they pay a visit on matchday six, Murat Yakin’s side need only avoid defeat in Gelsenkirchen to squeeze through.

Ajax to qualify from Group H @ 4/1

This is a much juicier price than Basel’s, though Ajax’s task is admittedly much tougher, as they must beat AC Milan in the San Siro to qualify at the Italian side’s expense.

Still, the Dutch side managed to draw with Milan in Amsterdam and having just overcome the mighty Barcelona, belief will not be in short supply for Frank De Boer’s side.

Meanwhile, Milan have gone four home games without a win (losing twice) in all competitions.

Galatasaray to qualify from Group B @ 12/5

Roberto Mancini’s side have certainly made life more difficult for themselves than it needed to be by losing to Copenhagen on matchday four, though their fate is still in their own hands.

They must beat Juventus in Istanbul to get to the last 16 of the competition and send the Old Lady sprawling in the process.

Considering they have won their last four at home in all competitions and the hostile atmosphere their fans can generate on European nights, Galatasaray could just make the quarter finals for a second consecutive season.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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