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Young Boys v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th September 2018

Manchester United
Young Boys v Manchester United Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 19th September 7.45pm Manchester United make their entrance into the UEFA Champions League and they can be pretty happy with the draw that they have ahead of them. The Red Devils will be looking to get themselves eased into the tournament without too many scares or thrills against a side making their tournament debut. Read our predictions for the Young Boys v Manchester United fixture.

Young Boys News and Form

Young Boys have a big season ahead of them as this is their first action in the main draw of the UEFA Champions League. They came through the qualification play-off against Dinamo Zagreb to create this piece of history. Last season they had lost at that last qualifying stage and went down to the Europa League group stage when they failed to make it out of the group. Their overall record in the Champions League, which up to this point has been in qualification, is W11 D7 L15. This is a tough opening game for them against one of the game’s biggest names. Young Boys have posted six wins from six games played in the domestic league this season, but they don't get to face anyone of its calibre there. For our Young Boys v Manchester United predictions we are looking at both teams not to score is at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Manchester United’s defence hasn’t looked the sharpest this season to be fair, but we can see the Young Boys struggling to get at them. Young Boys have a W1 D1 L4 record from previous matches against English sides.

Manchester United News and Form

Things seem to be settling down at Manchester United after they made it back to back wins with a win over Watford on the weekend. That was a tricky test which they came through then at Vicarage Road. So Jose Mourinho looks a bit more secure in his job at the moment than it did at the end of August after back to back losses against Brighton and Spurs. Manchester United to win to nil appeals at 2/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Romelu Lukaku is in good scoring form for Manchester United so he has been delivering well early into the season. Lukaku is a strong first goalscorer favorite at 15/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) for the match. Manchester United haven’t been producing great attacking stuff all season but they have come up with at least two goals in all but one of their games regardless. It is just the points that are important for the Red Devils in this one, not the performance. Because of that and them not needing to exert themselves, a Manchester United 1-0 correct score option is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.).

Young Boys v Manchester United Head to Head

Young Boys and Manchester United have never met before.

Young Boys v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Manchester United 7/10 Draw 3/1 Young Boys 7/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 16th, 2018 at 7:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Young Boys v Manchester United Predictions

Manchester United have to be expected to get the win on the board in this one. It is one of those games that will probably end up being a low-key affair and the Red Devils just have to produce a level-headed professional performance. We are backing an away win by a one-goal margin for our Young Boys v Manchester United predictions.
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Valencia v Juventus Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th September 2018

Champions League Betting
Valencia v Juventus Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 19th September 7.45pm Cristiano Ronaldo will be making a trip back to Spain as Juventus make a visit to Valencia in midweek to start their UEFA Champions League campaign. The Old Lady are one of the front-runners to get their hands on the title this season, as they picked up CR7 specifically for this European action. Can he help guide the Italians to a win against a Valencia side who have yet to get themselves doing this season? Read our predictions for the Valencia v Juventus fixture.

Valencia News and Form

Valencia have collected just a D3 L1 record in the new La Liga season, so it hasn’t been the greatest of starts from them. They have returned just the three goals so far in their four games and to be fair their defence hasn’t been all that bad. But they are going to come under some big pressure in his one as this is a massively difficult game for them. The first option for our Valencia v Juventus predictions is Juventus to win to nil which is at 2/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). This is the first time since the 2015/16 season that Valencia find themselves in the Champions League group stage. On that occasion, they picked up just a W2 D0 L4 record, and only scored in three of those. Valencia have a W2 L3 record in their last five European home fixtures. They haven't managed to pick up a clean sheet in any of their last six at home in Europe either. Five of their last six home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. We are going to oppose that and look under 2.5 goals at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) as Juve are so strong.

Juventus News and Form

After what seemed like forever, the wait for Cristiano Ronaldo to get his first Juventus goal is over as he netted a brace in their win over Sassuolo on the weekend. Will, that now open the floodgates? Ronaldo is the 11/4 first goalscorer favourite for the match which is probably going to appeal a lot for punters* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Juventus are one of the leading contenders to win the Champions League this season and they certainly have the squad in place to make a deep run. In their first European away games last season Juventus picked up a W3 D1 L1 record. They are very good out on the road in Europe and they have suffered just the one defeat in their last eleven road games in the competition (not including the 2017 Final). They are powerful and strong and a Juventus 1-0 correct score option appeals greatly at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). It has been four wins from four for Juventus this season in all competitions, three of those have been by a one-goal margin.

Valencia v Juventus Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between Juventus and Valencia.

Valencia v Juventus Betting Odds*

Juventus 4/5 Draw 5/2 Valencia 7/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Valencia v Juventus Predictions

Valencia haven’t quite gotten themselves up and running and the opposite can be said of Juventus. We can see the Italians doing a good enough job out on the road to bank themselves a win in this opener. The away win tops our Valencia v Juventus predictions.
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Real Madrid v Roma Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th September 2018

Champions League Betting
Real Madrid v Roma Predictions & Betting Odds - 19th September 2018 This will be an interesting challenge for Real Madrid who have to go into this opening match of their title defence without the man who has carried them to so much of their European success, namely Cristiano Ronaldo. Without him they have made a decent start to their domestic campaign. Even though Roma can be a tricky side to face up against, the Italians make the trip to Spain as heavy underdogs. Read our predictions for the Real Madrid v Roma fixture.

Real Madrid News and Form

Real Madrid are on the hunt for their fourth consecutive Champions League title. They are going to have to do it without Cristiano Ronaldo, the man who helped them achieve such glory during his time with the club. They have been performing well without him on the domestic front having put up a W4 D1 record in their opening five games of the new La Liga season. On the weekend they dug themselves out of a deficit to earn a draw at Athletic Bilbao with Isco getting the equalizer for them. Given the quality that he and Marco Asensio have in particular, they both look like good options at 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Their head coach Julen Lopetegui enters into his first Champions League match for Real Madrid. Last season they didn’t actually win their group, not that it stopped them from earning success, as Tottenham topped their section. This looks as if it will be a good test for them but even despite a couple of cracks that has been there in their back line, we are going for the bold option in our Real Madrid v Roma predictions of Real Madrid to win to nil at 13/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Real Madrid went W2 D1 in their three group stage games from last season.

Roma News and Form

Roma made an unexpected run to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season where they found Liverpool too much to handle. The Italians haven’t been going well out on the road because they have taken just the one victory in their last fifteen road games in Europe which is pretty bad. They have lost four of their last five on their travels as well and they conceded at least two goals in each of those defeats as well. In the bet365 correct score market, a Real Madrid 2-0 option is at 8/1 odds which we quite like the look of* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Roma have posted a W1 D2 L1 record this season from their action, picking up a 2-2 draw at home against Chievo in league action over the weekend. The big concern over them will be their defence as they seem to be at sixes and sevens. Roma have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games. Going up against the reigning European champions the last thing they need is a weak defense. The main striker option Edin Dzeko has only come up with the one goal this season and that was in their season opener. At the end of the day because the group also consists of CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen a draw would be a decent return for the Italians.

Real Madrid v Roma Head to Head

There has been a fair chunk of UEFA Champions League history between the two sides. They were together in 2016 Champions League action with Real Madrid banking back to back 2-0 wins over the Italians. From their previous Champions League meetings, Real Madrid holds a W6 D1 L3 record against Roma. Surprisingly their home record at the Bernabeu is W2 D1 L2 against Roma.

Real Madrid v Roma Betting Odds*

Real Madrid 1/3 Draw 17/4 Roma 7/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Real Madrid v Roma Predictions

We see something of a routine home win being produced by Real Madrid in this one. They have looked pretty organised and strong under Lopetegui and we can see them collecting the home win to nil.
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Manchester City v Lyon Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th September 2018

Manchester City
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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Monaco v Atletico Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th September 2018

Champions League Betting
Monaco v Atletico Madrid Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 18th September 7.45pm Atletico Madrid haven’t quite had the start to the season that they would have wanted in La Liga after having made some hugely positive signings over the summer. It hasn’t quite clicked for them. They hit the road in midweek and take on a Monaco side who are having some struggles of their own. They have had a poor start to their Ligue 1 campaign with just the one win on the board. Read our predictions for the Monaco v Atletico Madrid fixture.

Monaco News and Form

It was a terrible showing from Monaco last season in the Champions League. They finished bottom of a pretty easy group without getting a win on the board. They got just the two points, in the end, conceding a total of sixteen goals. They were up against Besiktas, Porto and RB Leipzig in that group. They seem to be in a bit of a decline and slump and the start of the new domestic season hasn’t gone well yet. After a 1-1 draw at Toulouse on the weekend, it leaves Monaco with just a w1 D2 L3 record for the season in all competitions now. Monaco have claimed just the one clean sheet this term. In our Monaco v Atletico Madrid predictions, both teams NOT to score appeals at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Monaco just look like nothing more than average at best and they could struggle to break down a tough Atletico side, even though the Spaniards aren’t in great form. We don't really fancy them to score, but if you are looking at an option then Youri Tielemans may be worth a look as he has one in each of his last two games. They have fallen a long way since their semi-final appearance in 2017. They are just D2 L6 in their last eight European games.

Atletico Madrid News and Form

Atletico Madrid were just off colour last season in the Champions League, they just didn’t perform. They finished third in their group behind Chelsea and Roma but it all worked out as they dropped to the Europa League and won the title there. They struggled going forward last season in the Champions League and produced just a W1 D4 L1 record. They made some good signings over the summer, but all the pieces haven’t come together yet because following a 1-1 home draw with Eibar on the weekend in La Liga, it has left Atletico Madrid at W1 D3 L1 for the season. So things are not clicking for the Spaniards and under 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Atletico Madrid have failed to win any of their last five road games in Europe now and they have also failed to net in three of their last four away from home. Still, if you compare the two squads, they definitely beat the overall quality of Monaco. In the correct score market for our Monaco v Atletico Madrid predictions on Atletico 1-0 is at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.).

Monaco v Atletico Madrid Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between Monaco and Atletico Madrid.

Monaco v Atletico Madrid Betting Odds*

Atletico Madrid 5/6 Draw 12/5 Monaco 7/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Monaco v Atletico Madrid Predictions

You have two sides here who aren’t running particularly well at the moment. But without question, it is the Spaniards who have the stronger of the two squads and should be good enough to get the win on the board for a good start in the group stage.
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Liverpool v PSG Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th September 2018

Liverpool
Liverpool v PSG Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 18th September 7.45pm This is going to be a great showdown between two very good sides who could well be in the running for the title. Both have started their respective domestic seasons strongly and this has the potential of being a great, open clash between two very strong sides. Can Liverpool land a huge marker in their group by landing an opening win on home soil? Read our predictions for the Liverpool v PSG fixture.

Liverpool News and Form

Liverpool landed an away win at Spurs over the weekend in the Premier League and that leaves them with a perfect start to the top flight action. There were more signs of their strengths this season in that game, but their 2-1 win could have been much bigger. They wasted a lot of chances in the game, largely down to Mo Salah and Sadio Mane being extremely selfish in the match instead of playing for the team. The notable difference about Liverpool this season is their defensive improvement and they have conceded only two goals in five games this term. This is a tough one against a powerful attack and we are going with both teams to score at 4/9 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) in our Liverpool v PSG betting tips.

Liverpoos v PSG 2018 Infographic

Liverpool won their group last season with a W3 D3 record, producing 23 goals in their matches in total. Despite of all, they looked really sloppy at times and it wasn’t always comfortable for them. They look stronger this season though and this is such an important match in the group. In terms of winning the group, that’s going to be a tough ask if they lose this one on home soil to start off with. There are two powerful attacking sides squaring off in midweek and over 3.5 goals is going to take our fancy at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). The two attacks on show have it in them to produce. Liverpool are unbeaten in sixteen European games (W11 D5).

PSG News and Form

As to be expected, PSG are in terrific form having won six games out of six in all competitions this season. Not only that they have managed to produce at least three goals in each and every game they have played in this season. There have been only the one clean sheet from them through in their last four, so it’s definitely worth considering the both teams to score option. They have an embarrassment of riches in attack and Edinson Cavani and Neymar are both at the 4/5 odds mark in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). A win at Anfield for them in this one would totally put them in the driving seat to collect the group win. The rest of the group is made up of Red Star Belgrade and Napoli. PSG powered their way to a group win last season but the dice didn’t land well for them in the round of sixteen draw. They were put up against Real Madrid who had failed to win their group, and it was the Spaniards who came out on top comfortably, with PSG suffering because of Neymar’s injury. PSG posted a W5 L1 record in the group stage, scoring 25 goals along the way. When you have two very strong sides it make life harder for correct score predictions. In their two previous away games this season, PSG have scored seven goals. If anyone in Europe can silence Anfield, PSG have the potential to do so.

Liverpool v PSG Head to Head

This will be just the second meeting between the two sides. The previous meetings happened back in the 1997 European Cup Winners Cup. The two games produced home wins and both of those wins were with a clean sheet as well. That’s really all the trend that there is to go on.

Liverpool v PSG Betting Odds*

Liverpool 23/20 PSG 2/1 Draw 14/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Liverpool v PSG Predictions

There really should be no quarter given by either of those two who look as if they will match up evenly against each other. But we are going to swing with home advantage and Liverpool producing a home win looks plenty of value to jump on for our Liverpool v PSG predictions.
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Inter v Tottenham Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th September 2018

Tottenham
Inter v Tottenham Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 18th September 7.45pm Neither of these have really lived up to their billing so far this season. Inter Milan were tipped to start delivering a bigger threat in the Serie A title race but that so far hasn’t happened and it’s been a disappointing start to their domestic season. Tottenham started well on their domestic front but a couple of poor results have started to cast a shadow over their fortunes. Read our predictions for the Inter v Tottenham fixture.

Inter News and Form

Inter have yet to show the strengths and quality that they are perceived to have. They were tipped to be a challenger for the title in Serie A this term, but that has n’t panned out early on in the campaign. They are just W1 D1 L2 so far in their four games. At home, they have produced a D1 L2 record after going down against Parma there on the weekend. Despite their previous meetings with Spurs averaging over four goals per game, we are going under 2.5 goals at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) for the game because neither are particularly in good form. Because of current form of both, it is likely that this is going to be a tight battle. Inter are here for the first time since the 2011/12 season where they made it through to the first knockout round. In their last six home games in Europe, their record reads W2 L4 so haven’t been in great form at the San Siro. The two wins in that sequence though were in their last two games and they were both 2-1 successes over French sides. Barcelona are also in this group so it’s not a game that Inter can really think about losing on home soil.

Tottenham News and Form

Last season's group stage for Spurs produced a surprise as the Premier League outfit topped their group ahead of eventual tournament winners Real Madrid. Spurs won five of their group stage games (D1). This will be Tottenham's fifth Champions League campaign and their record in the competition including qualification is W16 D7 L11. Their form has dropped away though having suffered back to back 2-1 defeats in the Premier League, against Watford and then against Liverpool on the weekend. In both defeats, they looked really disjointed and not playing with their usual clinical precision. Harry Kane is the 11/10 anytime goalscorer favorite* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Tottenham produced some great performances on the road in last seasons competition and that is what they need to tap into for this one. But they just seem to be a bit off key at the moment and because of that, in the correct score market an Inter 1-0 option is at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). That has the big appeal in our Inter v Tottenham predictions. Spurs have only come up with the one clean sheet this season and are going to face a tough test at the San Siro. That is taking into consideration Inter’s lack of form as well.

Inter v Tottenham Head to Head

The first meeting between these which was in the UEFA Champions League produced a 4-3 win for Inter and then a 3-1 win for Spurs. So there were goals flying around and then again when they met back in the 2013 Europa League there were more high-scoring affairs, with Spurs winning 3-0 at home and losing 4-1 on the road. It means that all four previous meetings have ended in a home win.

Inter v Tottenham Betting Odds*

Inter 6/4 Tottenham 15/8 Draw 11/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Inter v Tottenham Predictions

Spurs produced some good performances last season in the Champions League but they haven’t been playing well lately, something just looks off with them. This has to be a good time to oppose them and a home win looks value in our Inter v Tottenham betting tips.
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Barcelona v PSV Eindhoven Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th September 2018

Champions League Betting
Barcelona v PSV Eindhoven Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 18th September 7.45pm Barcelona are red-hot favourites to win their opening game of this season’s Champions League. They have been in fine form at the start of the domestic season and they will be expected to be assured in this one. They get a comfortable looking fixture against Dutch Champions PSV on Tuesday night. Read our predictions for the Barcelona v PSV Eindhoven fixture.

Barcelona News and Form

Barcelona have made a winning start to their La Liga title defence with four wins from four. They will be expected to take maximum points in this one as well. In each of their four games in the league this season they have scored at least two goals in each, totaling fourteen goals in those four fixtures. They had to battle back from a goal down to beat Sociedad 2-1 away from home. We see Barcelona being extremely comfortable in this game and because of that Barcelona to win to nil is at 5/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) which leads our Barcelona v PSV betting tips. The Catalans got to the quarter finals last season’s in the Champions League before suffering a huge shock in losing to Roma there. That was after winning the first leg of the tie at the Nou Camp 4-1. In last season’s Champions League group stage Barcelona went W4 D2 and they scored nine goals and conceded the one in that sequence. Barcelona to win by a two-goal margin has great appeal in our Barcelona v PSV predictions, which is at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Barcelona are currently unbeaten in 26 UEFA home games with a W24 D2 record in that sequence.

PSV Eindhoven News and Form

Dutch Champions PSV have a big season ahead of them in Europe. They have started their season well with five wins from five on the domestic front and they have averaged over four goals per game there too. Across all competitions, they have won all seven games played this season but obviously haven’t met anyone of Barcelona’s quality. Even if they don’t get on the scoreboard in this one it may be worth pushing for over 3.5 goals at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). They have scored sixteen goals in their last three games but aren’t likely to find the going easy at the Nou Camp. In this season’s Champions League play-off round, they took on Bate Borisov and the Dutch side won that tie 6-2 on aggregate. Away from home, they took a 3-2 win in that tie and those conceded goals has to raise some concern. Actually, they have produced only the one clean sheet in their four road games this season. This is the first time since the 2016/17 season that they are back in the group stage of the competition, and they failed to get out of their group which contained Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid on that occasion. They were in the Europa League third qualifying round latest season and lost there. PSV have won just two of their last twelve European games.

Barcelona v PSV Eindhoven Head to Head

From the previous meetings between the two clubs, things are surprisingly even. Their first meetings were back in 1978 and they traded home wins in the UEFA Cup. They were then together in the 1997/98 Champions League with both group stage games ending in a 2-2. All four of their meetings have gone over 2.5 goals.

Barcelona v PSV Eindhoven Betting Odds*

Barcelona 1/10 Draw 8/1 PSV 20/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Barcelona v PSV Eindhoven Predictions

We don’t see an upset happening here. We have to stick with the home win for our Barcelona v PSG predictions and because that offers little or next to no value, then we are going with the next simple option of Barcelona to win to nil.
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AEK Athens v Celtic Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th August 2018

Champions League Betting
AEK Athens v Celtic Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 14th August 7.45pm The tie is still in the balance at the moment after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park a week ago. That leaves Celtic in the position of now having to score out in Greece on Tuesday night to stand a chance of getting through. Will their failure to convert against the 10-man AEK Athens on home soil come back to haunt the Scottish Champions or will they be able to find the extra on the road?

AEK Athens News and Form

The Greeks can be happy with their work last week in Glasgow as they collected a 1-1 draw in the first leg of this third qualifying round in the Champions League. Considering that they were a goal down and then lost a man it the second half to a red card, they did alright. They actually produced a strong showing in shutting down Celtic’s full-on attack at speed. AEK Athens were actually really good value for their equaliser when it came before halftime as well. It helped them a lot and their confidence grew, even with the red card. Now they have the away goal and home advantage for the second leg, and that could tip the balance in their favour in the soaring temperatures of Athens. Either way, we are looking under 2.5 goals at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 12th, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.). AEK Athens were in this third qualifying stage of the UEFA Champions League last season and they got through the trail on that occasion. Then they knocked out Club Brugge in the playoff round as well and built on that by getting out of their group in the main draw. They finished second in their group, going unbeaten with a W1 D5 record and they held out for 0-0 draws in their two games against AC Milan. But they are not the most formidable team when it comes to wins and they are W2 D9 in their last eleven European matches as it stands. They just need a strong defensive display for a 0-0 draw to get through this one and that result has to have appeal for AEK Athens v Celtic betting tips* (Betting Odds were taken from August 12th, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.).

Celtic News and Form

So Celtic had a bit of a wobble in that first leg as they ran out of energy and ran out of ideas in trying to figure out a way to break the 10-man defence that the Greeks were playing with. They are going to need to find creativity out on the road to breakthrough because they have to get on the scoresheet. Given the way the first leg went and with this likely to be played in stifling conditions out in Greece that is no given. Both teams not score at bet365 is at 4/6 odds which is one of out top AEK Athens v Celtic predictions. Just to add a bit of extra stress on top Celtic suffered a 1-0 Premiership defeat out at Hearts on the weekend. That naturally led on to questions about whether or not they have lost their fear-factor after a tricky week. In their first road trip of the season, Celtic recorded a 3-0 win at FC Alashkert, before playing out a 0-0 draw at Rosenborg in the last qualifying round. The difference between these games was that Celtic had initially posted a positive home win in the respective first legs of those ties. So this is a different test for them as they have to score. Celtic are unbeaten in five European games but a concern about them will be the fact that they have managed just the one clean sheet in their last five games overall (conceding exactly one in each of those four matches during that sequence). Odsonne Edouard is the 6/4 anytime goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from August 12th, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.) for the game.

AEK Athens v Celtic Head to Head

This will be just the second fixture between the two sides, the first leg having been their first ever meeting.

AEK Athens v Celtic Betting Odds*

Celtic 8/15 AEK Athens 9/5 Draw 21/10 (Betting Odds were taken from August 12th, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.)

AEK Athens v Celtic Predictions

This is likely to be a tight game as Athens really dealt with Celtic well the longer that first leg went on. They will be full of confidence and are no mugs, so we are going to roll with home advantage counting and considering the AEK Athens +0.5 Asian Handicap at 5/8 odds * (Betting Odds were taken from August 12th, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.) which means a half-win if they draw or a full payout for a win.
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Celtic v AEK Athens Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th August 2018

Champions League Betting
Celtic v AEK Athens Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 8th August 7.45pm Celtic are just two steps from reaching the main draw of the UEFA Champions League. After starting in the first qualifying round, they now take on Greek Super League Champions AEK Athens in this third qualifying round tie. There will be pressure on Celtic to deliver a positive result at home in the first leg. The Greeks are entering qualification at this stage.

Celtic News and Form

It has all been tidy enough from Celtic so far this season after starting in the first qualifying round off the UEFA Champions League. They beat Alashkert 6-0 on aggregate to open with them and collected a 3-1 aggregate success over Rosenborg in the last round. They started their title defence in the Scottish Premiership on the weekend as well with a win over Livingston and it means that in their three home games, they have scored exactly three in each of them. It is probably worth having a punt under 2.5 goals at bet365 for 3/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.) though for this game as Athens will be the toughest opponent they have faced so far. The Greeks have not been scoring well in pre-season. But the thing is, Celtic can make life easy for themselves in the tie if they come out and push hard to make the most of home advantage. Ousmane Edouard seems to have settled well at the club with three goals in his last two appearances at Celtic Park and as he is going to be a decent option in the anytime goalscorer market. Celtic are targeting their third straight appearance in the group stage of the Champions League.

AEK Athens News and Form

The Greek champions are starting fresh in this game then, as this is their first competitive game of the new season. So advantage in terms of match sharpness should be with Celtic. They have of course been going through the regular pre-season fare but have posted just a W1 D2 L1 record from their four games and they failed to score in three of those. Their last competitive game was back in May when they lost to Panathinaikos in the Greek Super Cup Final. Last season the Greeks entered at the third qualifying round stage of the Champions League where they lost out to CSKA Moscow and then dropped to the playoff round of the Europa League. They beat Club Brugge to make it to the group stage of the competition and qualified from their group too before getting knocked out in the round of 32. AEK Athens failed to score in seven of their twelve European games last season. Both teams not to score at bet365 is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.). AEK Athens have won just one of their last eight European away games (D5 L2) and have failed to score in six of their last seven.

Celtic v AEK Athens Head to Head

This will be the first competitive meeting between Celtic and AEK Athens.

Celtic v AEK Athens Betting Odds*

Celtic 4/5 Draw 23/10 AEK Athens 15/4 * (Betting Odds were taken from August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.)

Celtic v AEK Athens Predictions

This will be a test for Celtic but they are pretty reliable on home soil and have looked to be shaping up well enough this season. We are backing the Scottish Champions to go and get a win and it worth pushing for it to be to nil as well.
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