Champions League Round-Up: 03/10/2018

Champions League Round-Up: 03/10/2018

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Schalke

Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow meet German outfit Schalke as both teams look to pick up their first win of the Champions League group stages. The home side lost convincingly 3-0 away to Galatasaray in their opening match and currently sit 7th in their domestic league after a disappointing start. Meanwhile, Schalke drew 1-1 at home to Porto, but will have been boosted by their victory over Mainz at the weekend – their first in the Bundesliga this season. Lokomotiv Moscow are outsiders at 23/10 with Bet365, leaving the away side as favourites at 6/4 with Betfair.

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PSG vs Red Star Belgrade

Perhaps the most one-sided match in matchday two comes from Paris, where PSG will look to get their first win in Group C against Red Star Belgrade. The Ligue 1 champions lost 3-2 at Anfield to Liverpool in their group opener and produced an underwhelming performance on the evening. As for Red Star, they impressed after holding Napoli to a 0-0 draw away from home. There is no real value in a PSG at 1/14 with Bet365, with a Red Star victory heavily unfancied at 40/1 with William Hill.

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Atletico Madrid vs Club Brugge

Atletico Madrid will be hoping to make it two wins from two to start their Champions League campaign when they take on Club Brugge at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Atletico beat Monaco 2-1 in their opening group fixture and come into this game unbeaten in five in all competitions. As for Brugge, they lost 1-0 at home to Borussia Dortmund and will hope to avoid starting the group stages without a point from their first two matches. The home side are the overwhelming favourites to win here at 3/10 with SkyBet, making an upset look unlikely with a Brugge win available at 12/1 with Betfred.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco

Borussia Dortmund continued their fine goal scoring form in the Bundesliga by defeating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 away from home at the weekend, making it 11 goals in two league games for Lucien Favre’s team. They defeat Club Brugge 1-0 in their opening Champions League contest and will be aiming to beat a Monaco side who sit 18th in Ligue 1. It’s been a dreadful start for Leonardo Jardim’s men, who also lost 2-1 to Atletico Madrid in their opening game of this competition and are without a win in eight games. Dortmund are fancied at 7/19 with Unibet, while Monaco’s recent form sees them priced at a hefty 9/1 with BetVictor.

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Napoli vs Liverpool

After drawing to Red Star Belgrade in their opening match, Napoli will be under real pressure to get a positive result here against a Liverpool side who began with a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain. This has all the makings of an exciting contest, with both involved in big domestic matches at the weekend. Napoli lost 3-1 to Juventus, while Liverpool drew 1-1 away to Chelsea thanks to Daniel Sturridge’s late heroics. Last season’s runners-up are fancied at 23/20 with Bet365, while a Napoli win is priced at 13/5 with Betfair.

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PSV vs Inter Milan

Inter Milan will travel to the Netherlands as they aim to make it two wins from two in the Champions League at PSV Eindhoven. Inter left it late in their opening game, coming from a goal down in the closing 10 minutes to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in a result which could prove to be decisive come the end of the group stages. Meanwhile, PSV have to get something from this game after losing 4-0 to Barcelona in their opener. Inter Milan are favourites at 6/4 with Betfred, whilst PSV can be backed at 21/10 with Bet365.

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Porto vs Galatasaray

Two unbeaten teams in Group D meet on Wednesday evening, as Porto play host to Galatasaray in Portugal. Porto drew 1-1 away from home against Schalke to kick off their campaign and have lost just one of their nine matches in all competitions this season. As for Gala, they were comfortable 3-0 winners over Lokomotiv Moscow at home and could take a huge step towards establishing themselves in the top two with a positive result in this one. Porto are notoriously difficult to beat at home in Europe, which goes some way to explaining their price of 1/2 with Bet365, SkyBet and Ladbrokes. The away side don’t travel well in Europe and are best-priced at 13/2 with SkyBet and Betfred.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Barcelona

The final match of our round-up is a standout one as Tottenham Hotspur face Barcelona at Wembley Stadium. It is a match the home side can’t afford to lose after slipping to a 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan at the San Siro despite leading with just over 10 minutes of play left. As for Barcelona, they comfortably beat PSV Eindhoven 4-0 but have struggled since, after going three games without a win heading into matchday two of the Champions League. Tottenham are the outsiders at 11/4 with Bet365, with Barcelona odds-on to take the three points at 1/1 with BetVictor and Betfair.

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