Champions League Round-Up: 23/10/2018

Champions League Round-Up: 23/10/2018

AEK Athens vs Bayern Munich

AEK Athens welcome Bayern Munich to Greece on Tuesday night in the first of eight Champions League group fixtures. The hosts have struggled in this competition so far, losing each of their first two matches against Ajax and Benfica. Meanwhile, Bayern have taken four points from a possible six so far, having been held to a draw at home to Ajax after winning away at Bayern Munich. Athens aren’t favoured in this contest at all, currently being priced at 14/1 to win with Coral and Ladbrokes, while Bayern Munich are heavy favourites at 5/19 with Unibet.

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Young Boys vs Valencia

Young Boys and Valencia play the first of their double-header with a meeting in Berne, in a game both sides need to take three points from. The home side have lost each of their first two games in the Champions League 3-0, with Manchester United and Juventus both securing comfortable victories. Meanwhile, Valencia have been draw specialists in La Liga this season, drawing seven of their nine games and have lost to Juventus and earned a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford in their previous European outing. Valencia are favourites in this contest at 11/10 with Unibet, with Young Boys being priced at 11/4 with Paddy Power.

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Ajax vs Benfica

This fixture has been tipped by many as the battle for second place in Champions League Group E, with Bayern Munich the favourites to go through as winners. However, it is Ajax who currently lead the way after defeating AEK Athens and drawing against Bayern away from home in a hugely impressive result. Benfica are currently third after losing to Bayern and beating AEK away from home. Ajax are favourites here at 21/20 with William Hill, with a Benfica win being best-priced at 3/1 with Bet365.

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Hoffenheim vs Lyon

First place fourth in Group F on Tuesday night, as Lyon make the trip to Germany to face Hoffenheim in the first of a double-header. The German side have been somewhat unfortunate in the Champions League so far, losing their previous fixture against Manchester City 2-1 thanks to a late David Silva effort. As for Lyon, they sit tip of the group after winning away at City, which was added to with a 2-2 draw at home to Shakhtar Donetsk, from which they came back from two goals down. Hoffenheim are slight favourites here at 7/5 with Betfair, with Lyon available at 2/1 with Bet365.

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Manchester United vs Juventus

The standout game of Tuesday’s round of Champions League fixtures comes from Old Trafford, as Manchester United host Juventus. United have four points from their first two games in the competition so far, beating Young Boys before a bore draw at home to Valencia last time out. As for Juventus, they have two wins from two after securing victories over both Valencia and Young Boys, both of which have come to nil. Juventus are favourites to win here at 7/5 with Bet365 on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, with United the outsiders at 12/5 with Paddy Power.

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Real Madrid vs Plzen

Defending champions Real Madrid continue their pursuit of a fourth straight Champions League title against Viktoria Plzen on matchday three. Real come into this game without a win in five matches, losing four of those which includes a 1-0 defeat away to CSKA Moscow in their last game in this competition. Plzen have taken a point from their first two matches, with a draw at home to CSKA Moscow in the opening game followed up by a 5-0 defeat away to Roma. Despite their poor form, Real Madrid are heavy favourites at 1/12 with SkyBet, with Plzen being a huge 45/1 with Ladbrokes.

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Roma vs CSKA Moscow

Shock Group G leaders CSKA Moscow will travel to Italy on Tuesday night for a testing trip to last season’s semi-finalists Roma. The home side were emphatic 5-0 winners over Viktoria Plzen on matchday two, securing their first points of this season’s competition after losing away to Real Madrid in their opening match. They face CSKA Moscow who were conquerors of Real Madrid in their previous outing, that after drawing to Plzen on matchday one. Roma can be backed at 7/19 with Unibet, while Moscow are best-priced at 9/1 with Betway.

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City

Second-placed Manchester City take on third-placed Shakhtar Donetsk in Group F, as Pep Guardiola’s team look to make it back-to-back victories in the Champions League. City defeated Hoffenheim 2-1 away from home last time out, as they bounced back from a shock home defeat to Lyon on opening night. Meanwhile, Shakhtar have drawn each of their previous two matches 2-2 in the Champions League and did defeat City 2-1 at home in last season’s competition. City are priced at 2/5 to win here with Unibet, with Shakhtar the outsiders at 7/1 with Bet365.

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