Champions League Betting Tips: City and Liverpool at the double?
Liverpool and Manchester City are both in Champions League action tonight, and while the Reds need three points to guarantee qualification to the knockout stages, Man City have their eyes on top-spot in Group C.
Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid will be looking to book their place in the next round at home to Bayern Munich, while it’s all still to play for between Borussia Monchengladbach, Real Madrid and Inter Milan in Group B.
We’ve previewed three of tonight’s tasty ties in our Champions League Betting Tips.
Liverpool v Ajax (20:00)
Last week’s defeat to Atalanta has left the Reds uncertain of qualification. While Jurgen Klopp’s side are still sitting pretty atop Group D, a poor result against Ajax and a win for Atalanta would relegate them to third in the group.
Our traders don’t think that will happen with the hosts chalked up at 3/4 this evening, but Erik ten Tag’s visitors are no mugs and only narrowly lost to Liverpool in the reverse fixture. Since then they’ve won seven from eight matches in all competitions and found the net a mammoth 38 times in total.
They’re 16/5 to spring a minor shock, with the draw at 3/1. A more realistic bet between two sides who like to score goals would be Both Teams to Score, which is available at 2/5.
In terms of goalscorers, Diogo Jota has found the net in four of his five Anfield appearances so far and is 13/10 to add to his tally this evening, while Dusan Tadic is a 9/4 chance to score his third Champions League goal of the campaign.
Porto v Man City (20:00)
Man City have already guaranteed their place in the knockout stages of the competition, but victory in Portugal would ensure them of top-spot in Group C and a more favourable draw in the next round.
Pep Guardiola’s men swotted Porto aside at the Etihad in October and are 4/7 to repeat the trick this evening. City to Win and Over 2.5 Goals has landed in three of their four matches in the CL this season, and we go 5/4 about that trend to continue tonight.
Phil Foden could also be in line for his fourth start in the competition this term, and after netting the winner against Olympiakos in matchday four, he’s 15/8 to find the net anytime here.
Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich (20:00)
Atletico are still nervously looking over their shoulders in Group A. Diego Simeone’s men may be second to Bayern Munich, but they’re closer to Lokomotiv Moscow in third than they are to the already-confirmed group winners.
The good news for Atletico, however, is that they stand a good chance of improving their points tally if Hansi Flick opts to rest the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Leon Goretzka, as has been suggested in the German media.
It would make them an interesting play at 19/20 to secure all three points, and if Lewandowski is missing, then there’s 13/5 about the hosts to keep a clean sheet for the fifth game in succession and Win to Nil.
Joao Felix is chalked up as the most likely goalscorer for Simeone’s men at 6/4, although with chances potentially at a premium, we go 11/10 about Under 2.5 Goals in the match.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing