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Monday, November 04, 2013

Bet365 looks at the Midweek Champions League Fixtures

Bet365 The UEFA Champions League continues this week - and Eddie from Bet365 has his views of the best fixtures and which bets might be worth taking on.

For Tuesday night, the highlight for me is Juventus v Real Madrid and since losing their last away leg to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Juventus have recorded 3 league wins in a row which puts them in good form before they host the Spanish giants. Real Madrid have scored an impressive 11 goals in their 3 league games whilst Juve have not conceded at all, so it will be very interesting to see the clash of pure goal power potential versus a rock solid defence.

Elsewhere, Man City (1/5) will be looking to take further revenge when they host CSKA Moscow (16/1), whose fans were found guilty of racially abusing their beloved central midfielder Yaya Toure when the two sides last met.

Manchester City looked in fantastic shape on Saturday when they put 7 goals past a helpless Norwich side - and after winning the first match 2-1 in Moscow it easy to see why City are strong favourites.

Moscow have also been in good form as in the last week however as they’ve won their last 2 games, scoring 7 in total. I’m sure that the home Ethiad fans will be looking to make their counterparts feel as uncomfortable as possible!

In my opinion, it may also be worth a bet on Toure to be the first goal scorer at 15/2 with bet365.

Other odds options at Bet365 include Man United (11/8), PSG (1/8), Bayern Munich (1/7), Benfica (11/5) and FC Copenhagen (5/2); plus loads more!

On Wednesday night, my highlight is of course Barcelona (2/9) v AC Milan (14/1).

The Catalonians have yet to lose a single game this season, winning 13 from 17. They earned a 1-1 draw away at the San Siro in the reverse leg but Milan’s form has been somewhat less impressive as of late as they’ve earned one point from their last 3 fixtures and most recently lost at home to Fiorentina.

The obvious favourites are therefore Barcelona but the fixture will be far from easy, and the price is not a good one.

Borussia Dortmund (7/10) v Arsenal (4/1) will be another big game as Arsenal will be eager to demonstrate their European credentials for this season to back up their impressive Premier League campaign so far.

Dortmund have also been in great form, winning 14 games from 17 this season, and with an impressive average goal per game ratio of 2.7. Dortmund scored 6 past Stuttgart at the weekend.

So despite Arsenal's an impressive home win against an in-form Liverpool side; I think this may be a challenge too big for Arsenal’s capability. Bet365 have got great odds of 16/5 on a draw however, which could well prove to be a worthy result for both sides.

Again, many other exciting fixtures consisting of teams such as Zenit St Petersburg (6/4), Porto (2/1), Celtic (15/4), Athletico Madrid (1/9), Chelsea (4/11), Schalke (17/2), Napoli (4/11) and Marseille (9/1);