Bet on Champions League Playoffs on Tuesday and WednesdayPublished February 22, 2022 by Florin P
Chelsea and Manchester United try to book a seat to the quarterfinals against Portuguese and Spanish opposition, while Juventus braces for harsh test on the road.
There’s an exciting football week starting on Tuesday, with Champions League playoff matches. The action continues unabated on Wednesday and football fans have plenty to look for with Europa League games on Thursday. The most anticipated games of the week pit former competition winners against each other and punters can bet on them at bet365 Sports and 1xBet.
Chelsea Takes on Reeling Lille on Tuesday
Chelsea has returned to their winning ways right on time, as they prepare a match against Lille at Stamford Bridge. The Londoners have all their key players fit to play and are expected to come out firing on all cylinders. This can be a problem for the visiting side, which has allowed plenty of goals recently. They also tend to concede a lot against teams from England, so this match is a real test for the hosts. Punters can bet on Chelsea to win at odds of 3/10 at bet365 Sports, while a win for Lille is priced at 10/1.
Juventus Start as Underdogs Away at Villarreal
Juventus would normally start with the first chance against a team like Villarreal in the Champions League. Due to their recent struggles and overall disappointing performance on the road, they are starting as underdogs. It definitely doesn’t help that seven players are missing or doubtful ahead of this match, including Dybala. They will have fewer options upfront and this will encourage the hosts to take the initiative. bet365 Sports offers odds of 3/2 on the hosts and 2/1 on the visitors to pick up all three points.
Perfect Balance in Atletico vs Manchester United Match
Atletico Madrid welcomes Manchester United in a match that could really go either way. Both teams have conceded plenty of goals recently but found ways to emerge victoriously. Punters would normally expect a low-scoring game between the two teams, but this is no longer the case. This Champions League encounter has all the ingredients for a goalscoring festival, so the over 2.5 markets should be considered. Otherwise, 1xBet offers identical odds of 17/10 on each team to win.
Defensive Problems Worry Benfica ahead of Ajax Visit
Benfica was unable to keep a clean sheet in the last nine matches and this doesn’t bode well ahead of this visit from Ajax. Home pitch advantage is not enough to save them from getting the underdog status and odds of 5/2 at 1xBet they also have three players unavailable and the silver lining is that they are a strong defensive team in the Champions League. Ajax plays offensive football regardless of venue and if they find a way to break the Portuguese lock, winners who bet on their victory will be paid at 4/5.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Monday, February 21 at 7 P.M. UK time.