Champions League Matchday One Bet Preview

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Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid, Ajax vs Liverpool & Manchester City vs Porto

The Champions League gets underway once more with Europe’s elite clubs all vying for a piece of history and European glory. Defending champions Bayern Munich will once again be the side to beat whilst the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain will be looking to take the title off them. English clubs Liverpool and Manchester City lead the Premier League charge whilst Italian giants Juventus can never be written off either. With the first game week often setting the tempo for the tournament ahead, every side will be keen to put points on the board.

Group A

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid

Match Winner Odds:

Bayern Munich – $0.48

Atletico Madrid – $4.56

Draw – $3.50

Bayern Munich

Defending Champions League winners Bayern Munich are looking good value once again to retain their title. They have been in imperious form thus far in the Bundesliga, winning 3 of their opening 4 games and they will be keen to put a marker down against a strong Atletico side in this one.

Atletico Madrid

With 8 points registered from their opening 4 games, Atletico Madrid have endured a mixed start to the season in La Liga. Diego Simeone’s side are unbeaten but look to still be searching for their very best form – particularly in attacking areas. They are well versed in stifling sides away from home in European football and could be a threat here.

Odds and Predictions

Both sides will fancy their chances coming into this one and goals look guaranteed.

Both teams to score – YES – 0. 45

Robert Lewandowski is Bayern’s main man and tends to score on the biggest occasions.

Robert Lewandowski to score anytime 0.57

Score Prediction:

Bayern Munich 2 – 1 Atletico Madrid – 7.59

Result Prediction:

Atletico Madrid will arrive in Munich with a plan, but Bayern are an excellent side and should get the job done with relative ease here.

Bayern Munich to win the match – 0.48

Group C

Manchester City vs FC Porto

Match Winner Odds:

Manchester City – $0.25

FC Porto – $9.97

Draw – $5.49

Manchester City

The Champions League is the competition that continues to elude Manchester City and they have a tough task in their first outing against Porto. The blues have been laboured thus far in the Premier League but their win over Arsenal last time out should give all associated with the club a much needed boost heading into this one.

FC Porto

Portuguese giants Porto have lacked consistency domestically so far this season but are notoriously strong on the European stage. With 7 points from 4 games they sit 2nd in the Premeira Liga and they will be hoping to keep building on their points tally as they look to defend their title this season.

Odds and Predictions

Manchester City always struggle defensively in the Champions League and could concede at home here.

Both teams to score – YES – 0.65

Raheem Sterling is in incredible form for Manchester City and he looks ready to net again here for the blues.

Raheem Sterling to score anytime 0.80

Score Prediction:

Manchester City 3 – 1 FC Porto – 9.07

Result Prediction:

This should be an excellent game, between two sides in good form but City’s quality should see them through this test.

Manchester City to win the match – 0.25

Group D

Ajax vs Liverpool

Match Winner Odds:

Ajax – $3.41

Liverpool – $0.72

Draw – $3.24

Ajax

Dutch champions Ajax will be looking to topple another European powerhouse as they welcome Liverpool to Amsterdam. With 5 consecutive wins, Ajax are one of the form teams in Europe and their young emerging side looks to have the potential to challenge the biggest sides in the competition.

Liverpool

It has been a tough start to the season for Liverpool – who have already conceded 13 Premier League goals this season. They sit inside the top 4 but have only picked up one point from their last 2 games and they will be eager to get their European campaign up and running quickly here.

Odds and Predictions

Both sides look to play on the front foot and goals look guaranteed.

Both teams to score – YES – 0.65

Mohamed Salah always steps up for Liverpool when it matters, particularly in European games.

Mohamed Salah to score anytime 0.75

Score Prediction:

Ajax 1 – 2 Liverpool – 7.21

Result Prediction:

Ajax will push Liverpool hard here, but the reds are strong in Europe and should prevail in this one.

Liverpool to win the match – 0.72

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