Champions League Round-Up: 12/12/2018

Champions League Round-Up: 12/12/2018

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Plzen vs Roma

Two teams who already know their fate in the Champions League meet on Wednesday night, with Viktoria Plzen facing Roma in the Czech Republic. The home side are already out of the competition having picked up just one win in five games, but victory here would see them progress to the Europa League knockout stages. As for Roma, they will go through alongside Real Madrid as runners-up. Plzen can be backed at 17/10 with Betfair, with a Roma victory also priced at 17/10 with Bet365.

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Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow

The second game from Group G sees Real Madrid host CSKA Moscow at the Santiago Bernabeu. Defending champions Madrid are set to go through as group winners after picking up wins in four of their five group games and are set to make changes to their side in this one. Moscow have picked up just one victory so far, which came against Real in Russia and need a repeat result here if they are to have any chance of making it into the Europa League post-Christmas. Madrid are huge favourites at 2/9 with Bet365, with CSKA now priced at 14/1 with William Hill.

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Ajax vs Bayern Munich

An intriguing game in Group E sees top-two sides Ajax and Bayern Munich lock horns at the Johan Cruyff Stadium. The Dutch side are amongst one of the most improved teams in Europe this season and have already sealed their progress through to the last 16 after going unbeaten in the group. Bayern currently sit at the top on 13 points and will go through as group winners if they are able to avoid defeat. Bayern are favourites to win here at 1/1 with Bet365, while Ajax can be backed at 3/1 with Betfair.

Recommended Bet: Ajax to score first at 7/5 with Betfair – BET HERE

Benfica vs AEK Athens

Benfica will host a dead rubber on Wednesday evening when they take on AEK Athens. Benfica face a disappointing early exit at the group stages after picking up just four points from their five games, but will go into the Europa League as one of the more dangerous sides to drop from the Champions League. AEK have had a nightmare campaign so far, losing all five of their matches and will likely face another here. Benfica are favourites to pick up the win here at 2/5 with SkyBet, while AEK are the underdogs at 19/2 with Betfair.

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Lyon

Shakhtar Donetsk face Lyon in a huge game for both teams in the Champions League, with it being a winner-take-all clash. The home side are currently third in the group with five points and know that a win here would move them up above Lyon and give them a place in the last 16. As for Lyon, they know that avoiding defeat will be enough for them to reach the knockout stages, whilst a win for them and a Manchester City defeat against Hoffenheim would see them go through as group winners. Shakhtar are favourites to win here at 11/8 with Betway, while Lyon can be backed at 21/10 with Bet365.

Recommended Bet: Draw at 7/2 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Young Boys vs Juventus

Finally, Young Boys will welcome Juventus to Switzerland in their final game in the group stages of the Champions League. Young Boys have struggled to compete in a tough group also featuring Manchester United and Juventus, managing to pick up just a point from their five matches thus far. Juve meanwhile look set to go through as group winners after picking up four wins from five and will look to solidify that with another victory here. The Swiss outfit are the outsiders here at 15/2 with Betfair, with a Juventus win best-priced at 19/40 with Betway.

Recommended Bet: Juventus win and both teams to score YES at 12/5 with BetVictor – BET HERE

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