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Manchester City v Burnley Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th October 2018

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Manchester City v Burnley Betting Tips - Premier League, 20th October 3.00pm Manchester City remain undefeated for the season so far and they will be looking for a big three points on home soil as they return from the international break. They are heavy favourites to bank another three points as they face the Clarets. Burnley had just started to get a bit of momentum going after a tough start to the season, but are likely to have their hands full here. Read our predictions for Manchester City v Burnley.

Manchester City v Burnley Betting Odds*

Manchester City 1/14 Draw 10/1 Burnley 33/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:16 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City will be defending their 100% start to their home form this season on the weekend when they play host to Burnley. With four wins from four at the Etihad, things are shaping up well, the Citizens having netted thirteen goals in those four fixtures. Because this is a return after the international break, a comfortable Manchester City 2-0 correct score is at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:33 pm). Manchester City have now won twenty of their last twenty-three (D2 L1) home games in the Premier League. Raheem Sterling should be in a great mood after breaking his long drought for England in Monday’s win over Spain. Sterling is at 10/11 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:33 pm). City have taken a clean sheet in each of their last four fixtures now in the Premier League so there will be favouritism on them banking one in this one. A Man City/Man City half-time/ full-time wager will also appeal. City haven’t conceded a second-half home goal this term.

Burnley News and Form

The Clarets got one point from their opening five league games, but were showing good signs of recovery before the international break with a W2 D1 record. That was a massive lift for them and they picked up seven goals in that burst of games. They are going into two testing fixtures now as they face Chelse straight after this duel with the Citizens. Because the Clarets may not see too much of the ball both teams NOT to score is at 1/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:33 pm). Burnley are W1 D1 L2 on their travels this season, conceding six goals and scoring in half of them. They have only picked up the two clean sheets this season home and away combined. Burnley have been level at 0-0 at half time in three of their four away games this season but we prefer the option of Manchester City winning at half time. Overall, Manchester City to win to nil is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:33 pm).

Manchester City v Burnley Head to Head

There was a big 3-0 home win for City over Burnley last season in the league and they took a three-goal winning margin over them at the Etihad in the FA Cup too. The Citizens are W2 D2 in their four previous Premier League home games against Burnley, winning the last two. From the previous eight Premier League meetings between the two clubs, Manchester City are W4 D3 L1 against Burnley.

Manchester City v Burnley Predictions

Manchester City to win: There’s no reason to not expect a home win to crop up in this one. The Citizens have such strong form going on home soil that it should be three points heading their way. Manchester City to win to nil.
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Liverpool v Man City – BTTS 6/4 enhanced odds at Boylesports

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There is little doubt about the big clash of the weekend in the Premier League. On Sunday evening the top-two in the league, Liverpool and Manchester City will be squaring off at Anfield. The two title-contenders are level on points at the top of the table going into the fixture so there are a massive three points which are up for grabs. Which of the powerful attacks will win out? Boylepsorts are offering an enhanced odds special on both sides to score in the match.

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Liverpool v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th October 2018

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Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League, 7th October 4.30pm The top two in the Premier League showdown on the weekend and there is a massive three points up for grabs. This is a battle for dominance at the top as the two enter the game level on points. Liverpool are just struggling for momentum having failed to win any of their last three across all competitions. The Citizens will be looking to deliver a big bold message at Anfield. Read our predictions for Liverpool v Manchester City.

Liverpool News and Form

Liverpool have not recorded a win in any of their last three games played, so their form has slipped somewhat. Last weekend in the Premier League they saved a point thanks to a late brilliant effort by Daniel Sturridge against Chelsea out of nowhere. This would be a pretty big setback if they were to lose this one. Liverpool have a 100% record this season at Anfield and have not conceded at Anfield yet. The Reds have scored eight goals in their three home games. Still, both teams to score in this one is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:46 pm). Liverpool have conceded in three for their last four league games now. Even though Liverpool are on a brilliant run of eight matches at Anfield in the top fight without conceding, we are backing the visiting Manchester City to end that run. Liverpool have remained unbeaten in their last 24 Premier League games and they have been winning at both half time and full time in eight of their last nine at Anfield. The powerful Reds attack have come up with at least two goals in 11 of their last 13 home games in the top flight. Sometimes this high-profile matches can fail to live up to expectation. But we are going over 2.5 goals at 23/20 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:46 pm). Even with Mo Salah out of form, the Reds aren’t likely to change their lineup.

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Manchester City News and Form

The Citizens have actually got Kevin de Bruyne back in training but he is not ready to get back into the line up yet. Other issues with injuries are with Fabian Delph and Benjamin Mendy which leaves them a little bit short in the left back spot. City have matched Liverpool’s W6 D1 record for the season with their only dropped points happening in a draw at Wolves in August. That leaves City at W2 D1 away from home. With the international break coming up after this, City can just throw themselves at this. So the timing is good for them. A Man City/Draw Double Chance is at 1/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:46 pm). Sergio Aguero is at 9/2 in the first goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:46 pm) with only Liverpool's Mo Salah a shorter price there. The Citizens have won all but one of their last nine away games in the top flight, which is a fantastic record. Home and away combined in the Premier League, they have tightened up defensively with a clean sheet in each of their last three. Their scoring power is lethal at times and the Citizens have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last seven games. They have not been losing at halftime in any league fixture this season and have shipped only the one goal away from home in total.

Liverpool v Manchester City Head to Head

Four times Liverpool and Manchester City met last season. That was because, on top of their Premier League meetings, (where they traded home wins) they met in the UEFA Champions League as well. Liverpool won three of the four games between them last season. So with a three-match winning streak going against the Citizens, Liverpool have momentum and they have actually lost only one of their last ten games against the Citizens in all competitions now. They are on a five-match winning streak in the Premier League at Anfield against Manchester City. Each of the last four games have gone over 2.5 goals.

Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Liverpool 11/8 Man City 15/8 Draw 5/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2018 at 9:14 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Liverpool v Manchester City Predictions

Manchester City to win: Liverpool just look a bit off-key at the moment with key players not performing at the levels that they were last season. This could be a golden moment for Manchester City to deliver a big three points. Away win.  
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Hoffenheim v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 2nd October 2018

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Hoffenheim v Manchester City Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 2nd October 5.55pm Manchester City needs to come up with a response to their shock loss on match day one which they suffered against Lyon. They surprisingly went down on home soil in one of the worst displays they have produced under Pep Guardiola. A win out in Germany on Tuesday will start to set the record straight. Read our predictions for the Hoffenheim v Manchester City fixture.

Hoffenheim News and Form

German side Hoffenheim made their debut in the Champions League back on match day one and got a good return with an away point at Shakhtar Donetsk in a 2-2 draw. This is a big home game for them, arguably the biggest home game of their history as they take on the English Champions. This is going to be some occasion for them. Hoffenheim hold a W3 D2 L3 record for the season across all competitions and all but one of those fixtures have produced at least three goals. For our Hoffenheim v Man City predictions we are looking over 3.5 goals at even money with this one* (betting odds taken on September 30th, 2018 at 3:34 pm). This will actually only be Hoffenheim's third home game of the season, in their previous two beating Freiburg and taking a great draw against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. They have hit the back of the net every game played this season. Florian Grillitsch and Havard Nordtveit got their goals on match day one. Their shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market for the game is Brazilian Joelinton. They are naturally going off as underdogs in this one, but if they could hustle their way to a point that would be a tremendous return from them.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City churned out one of their worst performances seen under Pep Guardiola on match day one. They were slack, unimaginative and uninspired as they slumped to a defeat against Lyon. So that puts them on the back foot early in the Champions League but that game aside, they have been strong. They have won eight of their other nine matches played (D1) in all competitions. They have won each of their last three games after beating Brighton in the Premier League on the weekend. That’s ten goals scored in their last three and each of those games yielded a clean sheet for them too. Given their drop in standards on match day one though we are looking at a Man City 2-1 correct score at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on September 30th, 2018 at 3:34 pm). The Citizens are unbeaten on their travels this season. They have put up numbers of W4 D1 away from the Etihad and have conceded in just one of those. Sergio Aguero is a at 8/11 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on September 30th, 2018 at 3:34 pm). In last season's group stage City posted a W5 L1 record so they could recover and still match what they produced last season, where they won the group. A Manchester City to win & both teams to score option is at 6/4 odds for the game* (betting odds taken on September 30th, 2018 at 3:34 pm) which looks a reasonable punt. Manchester City’s record against German sides is W9 D3 L7.

Hoffenheim v Manchester City Head to Head

Manchester City and Hoffenheim will be meeting for the first time ever in this fixture.

Hoffenheim v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Manchester City 4/11 Draw 4/1 Hoffenheim 13/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 29th, 2018 at 11.35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Hoffenheim v Manchester City Predictions

We are going to back Manchester City to come up with a much better performance and output than they did on match day one. They have produced some good performances since then and we are going to back Man City to win & both teams to score for our Hoffenheim v Manchester City predictions.
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Manchester City v Brighton Predictions & Betting Odds – 29th September 2018

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Manchester City v Brighton Betting Tips - Premier League, 29th September 3.00pm It was all too easy for Manchester City last weekend as they trounced Cardiff down in South Wales. They get back to home soil and the reigning Premier League champions will once again be strong favourites for three points. Brighton have started to slip with no win in four and they have lost their last two played. Read our predictions for Manchester City v Brighton.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City have dropped points in just one of their six league games this season as they try and nail a title defence. They have won their last three games after putting five goals past Cardiff last weekend. The Citizens have tallied ten goals in their last three league fixtures, so they are certainly not having any problems putting the ball in the back of the net. A Manchester City 3-0 option in the correct score market is at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on September 25th, 2018 at 5:10 pm). They should have enough of this game to suggest they can get out with a clean sheet. City have won all three league home games this season and Manchester City to win to nil is at 4/7 odds* (betting odds taken on September 25th, 2018 at 5:10 pm). Manchester City’s home record is pretty immense. Since the start of last season, they have posted a W19 D2 L1 record in twenty-two home league games. Sergio Aguero is still their top scorer on home soil for the term, with three of his four league goals this season coming there. They all came in one game though. Manchester City have been leading at half time and full time in two of their three home games this season and that has appeal in Man City v Brighton predictions.

Brighton News and Form

Brighton lit up the early season with a win over Manchester United in their second game of the season. It has been all struggles since then for them instead of that being a positive springboard. They are just D2 L2 in their last four league outings now and suffered a 2-1 loss at home against Spurs over the weekend. They have not taken a win on their travels yet in a D1 L2 record and in both of those defeats in that sequence, which were against Watford and Liverpool, the Seagulls failed to get on the scoresheet. Both teams not to score at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on September 25th, 2018 at 5:10 pm) is an obvious option in Man City v Brighton predictions. They probably have exceeded scoring expectations though because they have tallied eight goals in their six games. For a side who would have been tipped as goal-scoring strugglers pre-season, they have done well. Glenn Murray has been their top performer up front with four of their eight league goals. But it does look to be a bit of a stretch in expecting them to get on the scoresheet at the Etihad. We see a trend of Brighton losing 1-0 at halftime in each of their away games this term in the top flight. So that is a good option for a halftime correct score option at 9/4 odds* (betting odds taken on September 25th, 2018 at 5:10 pm).

Manchester City v Brighton Head to Head

Manchester City won both league meetings with Brighton last season in the top flight. That was no big surprise. Both wins they recorded over the Seagulls were by a two-goal margin, City taking a 3-1 win on home soil against the Seagulls. Those were their first meetings since a Carling Cup tie in 2008 and their first league clash since back in 1989.

Manchester City v Brighton Betting Odds*

Man City 1/14 Draw 10/1 Brighton 22/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 11:52 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Manchester City v Brighton Predictions

Manchester City to win: There should only be one outcome in this fixture as the Citizens should power their way to three points. Brighton are unlikely to mount a challenge as they have just gone off the boil. A Manchester City/Manchester City half-time/ full-time bet appeals as does the option on the Citizens to win to nil.
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Manchester City 25/1 enhanced odds to beat Cardiff

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Manchester City had a bit of an upset in midweek with a defeat against Lyon in the UEFA Champions League. But things on the home front in their title defence have been going well and they will be looking to take out their frustrations on Cardiff. The Citizens are red-hot favourites to win this fixture at the Etihad on the weekend and Betfair are offering an enhanced odds special on them to do so.

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Cardiff v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd September 2018

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Cardiff v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League, 22nd September 3.00pm The Bluebirds are still struggling along looking for their first win of the Premier League season. They don't look as if it is going to be easy to come by. They have taken a bit of a battering in their last two games, and there could be more trouble on the way this weekend. Manchester City make the trip to South Wales and the reigning champions are red-hot favourites for the win. Read our predictions for Cardiff v Manchester City.

Cardiff News and Form

Cardiff have collected just the two points for the season. That was from 0-0 draws against Newcastle and Huddersfield. They have lost their last two games though, shipping a total of seven goals combined against Arsenal and Chelsea. They are going to be the strong underdogs for this one on home soil as well as Manchester City come for a visit. We are going to look under 3.5 goals at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) as we don’t see Cardiff getting the better of the Manchester City defense in this one. Cardiff are D1 L1 in their two home games this season. In total across the course of the season home and away, Cardiff have come up with just the three games. They have been drawing at half time in their two home games but we don’t see that coming up in this one. Instead, a Man City/Man City half-time/ full-time option looks like a decent option to roll with at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.).

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City have been scoring well as expected and they have netted at least goals in all but one of their league games this season. Last weekend they picked up a 3-0 win over Fulham and are just going about their business as usual. Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling are the joint top scorers for them this season. Sterling is a good anytime goalscorer option at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). They have it in them to produce a great return, but they haven’t delivered powerful results out on the road so far. In their away games so far they banked a 2-0 success at Asansol on the opening weekend of the season and then they were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw a Wolves. Because they haven’t fired up big scores on the road and considering they played in midweek, a Manchester City 2-0 correct score option is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) which has great appeal for our Cardiff v Manchester City predictions. Plus the Citizens have netted exactly two-goals in their last two trips to Cardiff. There is also the sensible looking option of a Manchester City to win to nil option to support the Citizens with.

Cardiff v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 1/6 Draw 6/1 Cardiff 14/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)

Cardiff v Manchester City Head to Head

Cardiff and Manchester City met back in January in the FA Cup and the Citizens banked a 2-0 comfortable win in South Wales. They have met before in the Premier League which was back in the 2013/14 season and they traded home wins on that occasion. Five of the last seven meetings have been over 2.5 goals.

Cardiff v Manchester City Predictions

Manchester City to win: Even though the Citizens had some extra work in midweek they are probably going to end up being too strong for Cardiff to contend with. We can only see an away win with a clean sheet happening for our Cardiff v Manchester City betting tips.
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Manchester City v Lyon Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th September 2018

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Manchester City v Lyon Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 19th September 7.45pm The Citizens are one of the front-runners to win this season’s UEFA Champions League and they will be looking for a positive start at the Etihad in midweek. City are a tough side to get the better of on home soil. They will be taking on a Lyon side who have had nothing more than an average start to their new domestic season. Read our predictions for the Manchester City v Lyon fixture.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City will be looking to express themselves on home soil in this Champions League opener. They have been delivering what has come to be expected of them this season with a W5D1 record in all competitions this season, which includes their Community Shield triumph. Manchester City have come up with at goals in each of their victories so we can expect some kind of decent output from them in this one. For our Manchester City v Lyon predictions a Manchester City to win by a two-goal margin is priced at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). They are one of the favourites to get their hands on the Champions League title this season. Last term they had that shock quarter-final exit at the hands of Liverpool, which was after the Citizens had been such strong favourites for the tie. This season it has been a real team effort in front of goal and out of all that we like Raheem Sterling as an option at 4/5 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). The Citizens have lost their last two home games in Europe by a 2-1 scoreline (Basel and Liverpool) so need to shake that off. Before that, they were undefeated in thirteen at the Etihad. City are unbeaten their last eight group stage home games, winning seven. Their record against French sides is W2 D2 L1.

Lyon News and Form

It is a little hard to see how Lyon can show up and prove to be a big threat to Manchester City at the Etihad in midweek. The French outright have a mixed bag of results in Ligue 1 this season with a W2 D1 L2 record. They have scored six goals in that sequence which is the joint second-lowest tally of the current top eight in the French top flight. Lyon are here courtesy of their third place finish in Ligue 1 last term where they were the second-highest scorers. They can be backed at 8/11 To Score in the match* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). This is going to be a big test for them. This is Lyon's return to Champions League action for the first time since the 2008/9 season when they made it to the round of sixteen where they were eliminated by Barcelona. Of the eight games that they played that campaign, five of them went over 2.5 goals. For our Manchester City v Lyon prediction we are looking under 3.5 goals at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) which has appeal as we think City can win this to nil.

Manchester City v Lyon Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between the two sides.

Manchester City v Lyon Betting Odds*

Man City 1/6 Draw 13/2 Lyon 12/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Manchester City v Lyon Predictions

Manchester City looked back in fine shape on the weekend as they powered their way to yet another domestic home win. We expect them to be strong on home soil and feel that they can take the win by a margin of a couple of goals, so that tops out Manchester City v Lyon predictions.
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Manchester City v Fulham Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th September 2018

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Manchester City v Fulham Betting Tips - Premier League, 15th September 3.00pm Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have come out in defence of their title strongly and they are still a side to be massively feared, especially at the Etihad. They have already scored eight goals in two games there. Fulham will turn up having had a leaky defense so far on their return to the top flight. It could be a long afternoon for them at the Etihad. Read our predictions for Manchester City v Fulham.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City have won three and drawn one of their four games so far this season in the Premier League. Wolves have been the only side to have stopped the Citizens from winning, holding the Champions to a 1-1 draw at Molineux at the end of August. But just after that City got back to winning ways straight away, as they edged past Newcastle. So at home, it is two wins from two for City and with eight goals scored. Home and away there has been no clean sheet from them in three games. But they have scoring power of course and they are facing a Fulham side who play an open game. So over 3.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on September 13th, 2018 at 6:58 am). Sergio Aguero is their top scorer with three goals, but those all came in one game. That was a home game though and he is still the 11/5 first goalscorer favorite for this fixture on the weekend* (betting odds taken on September 13th, 2018 at 6:58 am). Raheem Sterling is going to be assessed as he got a knock while on duty with England in the recent international break. The Citizens have produced 32 wins in their last 38 home games in the league and there have been over 2.5 goals in 18 of their last 20 league fixtures at the Etihad. They have also scored at least two goals in each of their last six games against the Cottagers in all competitions.

Fulham News and Form

Fulham appeared to be in a bit of early trouble this season with back to back defeats out of the gate. But they got their breakthrough in a home win against Burnley and then drew 2-2 with Brighton just before the international break. So they have come up with six goals in their last two league outings. They look a really good side going forward and they have striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in good form for them. He is at 10/3 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on September 13th, 2018 at 6:58 am). So while they do carry a threat getting forward, the problems they have at all at the back. They have conceded at least two goals in all four of their league games this season. That is a total of nine goals which they have let in over four games so that’s not a great record to carry with you in a trip to the Etihad. But looking at all that as a whole, both teams to score is at even money* (betting odds taken on September 13th, 2018 at 6:58 am). This is not a trip they are going to fancy as they are on a six-match losing streak at the Etihad.

Manchester City v Fulham Head to Head

Manchester City dominate the head to head from recent meetings with Fulham. City have won the last five in a row against the Cottagers and this will be their first meeting since the 2013/14 Premier League season. Manchester City put nine goals past Fulham in those two games. At home against Fulham, City have won their last three and each with a clean sheet. City are undefeated in their last thirteen games against Fulham in all competitions.

Manchester City v Fulham Betting Odds*

Man City 1/10 Draw 9/1 Fulham 16/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.)

Manchester City v Fulham Predictions

Manchester City to win: We can’t look for anything other than a home success in this one. It’s hard to see Fulham battening down the hatches and keeping Manchester City at arm’s length. That’s not going to happen and we can look at the Manchester City to win and over 3.5 goals option.
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Champions League Groups Draw 2018 – Betting Odds & Predictions

Champions League Betting
The dust has settled on the group stage draw for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League which was made in Monaco on Thursday, August 30th. Now the participating teams can start preparing for the action. The first matchday of this season’s action is on September 18/19th when the teams will get their first taste of Europe’s top club competition for the term. Of the four English teams that found themselves in this season’s draw, Manchester City will be the happiest of the bunch with a relatively easy draw. Liverpool meanwhile have landed some tough opposition, Spurs have to challenge Barcelona and Manchester United will get a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo after drawing Juventus.

Champions League 2018 Odds*

Manchester City 9/2 FC Barcelona 13/2 Juventus 13/2 PSG 7/1 Real Madrid 9/1 Bayern Munich 10/1 Liverpool 11/1 Atletico Madrid 12/1 Tottenham 20/1 Manchester United 28/1 Napoli 50/1 Roma 50/1 Inter 50/1 Bar 80/1 * (betting odds taken from Paddy Power on August 30th, 2018 at 6:40 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="paddy-power"]

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge

We don’t see any scares or upsets happening in Group A. Atletico Madrid, whose Metropolitano Stadium will host this season’s final, are the early 1/2 odds-on favourites to win this group* (betting odd taken from August 30th, 2018 at 6:40 pm). We can’t oppose that at all because Dortmund have become a fading threat and Monaco just are not likely to be up to the challenge. Dortmund and Atletico will meet for the first time since the 1996/97 season. Prediction: Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, Monaco, CLub Brugge

Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV, Inter Milan

Tottenham once again gets drawn in a group alongside one of Europe’s elite. It was Real Madrid last season, this term it is Barcelona. But not only do the Lilywhites have to raise themselves for that challenge, but there is the danger of Inter as well. The Italians are a growing force and will have plenty of underdog bets coming their way to quality. But we are going to back Spurs to hold off the Italians, given when the Lilywhites produced last season. Spurs are 3/1 second favourites to win in the group* (betting odd taken from August 30th, 2018 at 6:40 pm). Spurs have met Barcelona before, way back in the 1982 Cup Winners’ Cup which Barca won 2-1 on aggregate. Tottenham have had a couple of thrilling encounters with Inter. There was that meeting in the 2010 Champions League which Spurs managed to dig in and win 6-5 on aggregate in a crazy tie. A few seasons later in the 2013 Europa League, there was a 4-4 aggregate draw between Spurs and Inter, the English club getting through to the quarter-finals on away goals. Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, Inter, PSV

Group C: PSG, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade

There is a tough challenge ahead for Liverpool. They were only in the third seed pot for the draw, despite being runners-up last season. So they have to deal with PSG from Pot 1 and Napoli from Pot 2. That decreases their chances of making it through to the knockout stage. There are no easy games against either of those two. We are sticking with the obvious option of PSG to win the group, but Noapli look just a strong this season and have the experienced hand of Carlo Ancelotti there now after losing Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea. They will pose Liverpool a huge threat. Liverpool’s only previous clashewith PSG was in the 1997 Cup Winner Cup when they both won their respective home games. Liverpool met Napoli in the group stage of the 2010/11 Europa League with Liverpool banking a solid home win after a 0-0 draw out in Naples. Prediction: PSG, Napoli, Liverpool, Crvena Zvezda

Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray

The least inspiring of all the groups in this season’s Champions League. This isn’t one that is going to draw a lot of attention at all. We are simply backing Porto to win. Prediction: Porto, Schalke, Lokomotiv Moscow, Galatasaray

Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens

Bayern Munich are the 1/12 odds-on favourites to win this group* (betting odd taken from August 30th, 2018 at 6:40 pm) and we can see them doing it fairly unchallenged as well. The rest of the competition in Group E aren’t up to their high standards. The most interesting thing is going to be who comes out in the scrap between Benfica and Ajax for second place. We are tipping Benfica. Prediction: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens.

Group F: MAN CITY, Shakhtar, Lyon, Hoffenheim

Pep Guardiola will be delighted with the draw Manchester City have received for the Group Stage of the 2018/19 Champions League. It should be a walk in the park for them and they are running on as favourites to win the Champions League following the draw at 9/2 odds with Paddy Power. City and Shakhtar were together just last season in the UEFA Champions League group stage. The two of them traded home wins, City lost away from home against them in a dead rubber on matchday six having already won the group. They have never met Lyon before. Prediction: Man City, Lyon, Shakhtar Hoffenheim.

Group G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen

This should be a routine exercise for the top two seeds in the group. Real Madrid and Roma are going to be strong enough to get through and we are sticking with the Spaniards to top it. Well worth a straight forecast on Madrid-Roma. Prediction: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen

Group H: Juventus, MAN UTD, Valencia, Young Boys

Manchester United will be gritting their teeth at this one. We can’t oppose Juventus in getting the group win as they will be so tough to get the better off. Manchester United will be under threat from Valencia for the other qualification spot though, particularly after the poor start to the season the Red Devils have had. The head to head between Man Utd and Juventus is even with five wins each and two draws. Their most recent meeting was in the 2003 Champions League with United landing back to back wins over the Italians in the second group stage. United are D4 D1 L1 in their last six against the Old Lady. Manchester United met Valencia in the group stage of the 2010/11 edition with the Red Devils getting four points on the board. Each of the last five between them have ended under 2.5 goals and Untied and undefeated in six previous Champions League games against the Spaniards. Prediction: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys
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