Champions League Round-Up: 02/10/2018

Champions League Round-Up: 02/10/2018

Hoffenheim vs Manchester City

Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to Lyon on matchday one of the Champions League group stages when they face Hoffenheim on Tuesday night. City started in poor fashion, while Hoffenheim were able to secure a 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk in a game they twice took the lead in. City are favourites, being best-priced to win at 2/5 with Bet365, while Hoffenheim are available at 7/1 with Betfair.

Recommended bet: City to score over 2.5 goals at 1/1 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Juventus vs Young Boys

Juventus are hoping to make it two wins from two in the Champions League against Young Boys on Tuesday night. The Serie A champions defeated Valencia 2-0 on match day one of the competition, despite seeing Cristiano Ronaldo sent off in the first half. Meanwhile, Young Boys lost 3-0 at home to Manchester United in Switzerland. A win for Juve is fancied, with SkyBet having them at 1/6, while Young Boys can be backed at 22/1 with BetVictor.

Recommended bet: Juventus win to nil at 7/10 with BetVictor – BET HERE

AEK Athens vs Benfica

AEK Athens meet Benfica on Tuesday night, with both teams hoping to respond to defeats on matchday one. The Greek outfit were well beaten by Ajax 3-0 in Amsterdam, while Benfica lost to group favourites Bayern Munich 2-0 at home, though the Germans are widely expected to win this group comfortably. As such, it is a huge game for both, with AEK available at 29/10 with Bet365, while Benfica are favourites at 6/5 with Unibet.

Recommended bet: Benfica win at 6/5 with Unibet – BET HERE

Bayern Munich vs Ajax

Group rivals Bayern Munich and Ajax clash at the Allianz Arena, after both kicked off their respective campaigns with three points. Bayern are heavy favourites here, as they will tend to be in all six of their group matches after winning 2-0 away to Benfica in their opener. Ajax were comfortable 3-0 winners over AEK Athens, but this will be a huge test for them. Bayern Munich are odds-on with all bookmakers, being best-priced at 1/5 with SkyBet, while Ajax are outsiders at 16/1 with Betfred.

Recommended bet: Bayern win and both teams to score YES at 13/10 with William Hill – BET HERE

CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid

CSKA Moscow face a huge test on Tuesday night, as they look to hold the triple-winners of this competition Real Madrid. CSKA kicked off their campaign with a 2-2 draw away to Viktoria Plzen in a game they ideally would’ve taken all three points from. As for Madrid, they defeated Roma 3-0 at the Bernabeu and are expected by all to win this group with a level of comfort. Madrid are currently priced at 8/13 with BetVictor to make it two wins from two, while Moscow are 11/2 with Betfair and William Hill.

Recommended bet: Real Madrid win and both teams to score YES at 21/10 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Lyon vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Conquerors of Manchester City Lyon will be looking to make it two wins from two against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. The Ligue 1 outfit produced arguably the most surprising result of the opening round of fixtures after beating the Premier League champions 2-1 away from home, with Shakhtar beginning with a 2-2 draw at home to Hoffenheim. A Lyon win is available at 17/20 with Bet365, with their opponents being the underdogs at 3/1 with Betfair, BetVictor and Paddy Power.

Recommended bet: Lyon win at 17/20 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Manchester United vs Valencia

Jose Mourinho’s days at Manchester United appear to be numbered, unless he can find a win from somewhere in the coming weeks. His United team won 3-0 at Young Boys in their opening fixture, but have gone three games without a win since. As for Valencia, they lost 2-0 in their opening fixture against Juventus and have drawn five of their first seven games in La Liga. Despite their struggles, United are favourites at 7/10 with SkyBet, while Valencia are available at 19/4 with Bet365.

Recommended bet: Draw at 14/5 with Bet365 – BET HERE

Roma vs Viktoria Plzen

Finally, Roma take on Viktoria Plzen following both teams’ failure to pick up three points on matchday one of the Champions League group stages. Last season’s semi-finalists were beaten 3-0 away to Real Madrid, while Plzen drew 2-2 at home to CSKA Moscow. Roma haven’t had the best of starts to the season but are still priced at 1/3 to win with BetVictor, with Plzen outsiders at 37/4 with Unibet.

Recommended bet: Edin Dzeko to score first at 31/10 with Unibet – BET HERE