Betting Odds: UEFA Champions League ActionPublished November 21, 2017 by Sol FH
There are 17 big matches across Europe in the Champions League, on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
The Champions League is back in action this week and there are some incredible matches scheduled for the two-day Group Stage 5 out of 6. This is the second to last round in the Group Stage and teams that are on the bubble will be giving it everything they have got in order to get the points they need to move on to the knockout stage.
The way things look right now, for the first time in a relatively long time, English teams seem to be fairing well in the Champions League and we have four out of the five English sides in first place of their group, while Chelsea is in second in in Group C. That's right, Manchester United, Tottenham, Man. City and Liverpool are all leading their groups, and the groups are very tough.
Tuesday Key Matches
Dortmund vs Tottenham
Tottenham is leading Group H, 3-points clear of current runners' up, Real Madrid. The Spurs have 10-points from four matches, and can with only 2 matches left, look like they should easily move onto the knockout rounds. Dortmund has a mere 2-points after a depressing 2-draw and 2-loss record up until now. The Spurs have traveled to Germany and are prepared for a very tough and physical match. To get the outright winner will be a longshot for the Spurs, but a draw is more promising and probably a better choice for bettors. At 888sport, bettors can actually get draw odds of 3.55. Outright odds for the hosts, Dortmund, are at 2.14 and odds for the Spurs are 3.20.
Sevilla vs Liverpool
This will be a match to remember, with both teams coming in hot, looking for a big win. A win by either of the teams will get the top spot in Group E. Liverpool is just 1-point ahead of Sevilla, so a win for the hosts will knock the Reds out of first place. The first match between these teams was unbelievable and ended in a 2-2 draw, which wouldn't be a bad bet for tonight either. In fact, an online sportsbook like Betfair Sportsbook would award a 2-2 correct score bet with handsome odds of 11.00. If a win by Liverpool is more your style, Betfair offers 2.55, and a win by the home side is actually the underdog bet at 2.70.
Wednesday Night Matches
Juventus vs Barcelona
Arguably the most important match of the entire week pits Italian powerhouse and defensive masterminds, Juventus, against the offensive onslaught of Barcelona. There has been some big news surrounding both of these teams, as Juventus has been trying to pick one of Barca's key midfielders, Ivan Rakitic, to bolster the 'Old Lady' in the middle. Messi has come out and said that this is simply not an option, as he has played incredibly well with Rakitic since they brought him over from Sevilla in 2014.
It will definitely be an excellent match to watch and 888 Sport is also offering competitive odds for anyone interested in making a bet. Barcelona is at 2.45, the favorites to win, while Juventus are not too far behind at 2.85 and a draw is 3.30.