Ray McLachlan |  Tue 12/09/2017 - 10:39 EDT

Champions League Matchday 1 Soccer Predictions (2/2)

Champions League Matchday 1 Soccer Predictions (2/2)
The thrill of the UEFA Champions League continues this Wednesday with a new set of European elite clubs clashes. Pick the best soccer odds and check our predictions for the Top 4 games we circled up for you this week.

UCL Picks Wednesday – Matchday 1

The wait is finally over! European football returns with a bang as some of the biggest clubs in world football lock horns in the first week of the UEFA Champions League group stage. After our first round up for Tuesday games, we get into Matchday 1 “second half”. All of the fixtures are listed below followed by our in-depth analysis (odds courtesy of Bet365).

Champions League
Champions League
Group stage - Matchday 1
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Away Score Home Money Line
Tuesday 12 September
FT CSKA Moscow 2 - 1 Benfica +450 -137 Odds
FT Basel 0 - 3 Manchester United +1400 -400 Odds
FT Anderlecht 0 - 3 Bayern Munich +2800 -1111 Odds
FT PSG 5 - 0 Celtic -345 +1000 Odds
FT Karabakh 0 - 6 Chelsea +2000 -588 Odds
FT Atletico Madrid 0 - 0 Roma +160 +200 Odds
FT Juventus 0 - 3 Barcelona +550 -189 Odds
FT Sporting 3 - 2 Olympiakos +200 +163 Odds
Wednesday 13 September
Spartak Moscow 14:45 Maribor -110 +350 Odds
Sevilla 14:45 Liverpool +380 -133 Odds
Manchester City 14:45 Feyenoord -278 +850 Odds
Napoli 14:45 Shakhtar Donetsk +100 +290 Odds
Monaco 14:45 RBL +290 -110 Odds
Besiktas 14:45 FC Porto +600 -189 Odds
APOEL Nicosia 14:45 Real Madrid +5000 -2500 Odds
Borussia Dortmund 14:45 Tottenham +225 +125 Odds

Group E – Liverpool vs Sevilla

Liverpool will get the chance to gain some revenge in this fixture against the team that defeated them in the Europa League final in 2016, setting back their Champions League aspirations in the process. Sevilla made the most of their admission to the 2016/17 competition, making it through the group stage, however fell to debutants Leicester City in the round of 16. 

According to the leading sportsbooks, Liverpool are the heavy favourites here at a price of -134, however this is far too short for a team who are making their first appearance in the competition for a number of years and also a team that will come into the match off the back of a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City. While they easily dispatched Hoffenheim at Anfield less than a month ago, this will be a much more difficult task and Sevilla will be playing for the draw.

That is our pick, and you can get odds of +300.

Champions Lge - Group stage
Wednesday 13 September
Sevilla
Liverpool

Sevilla @ Liverpool

  Money Line  

Group G – Leipzig vs Monaco

Leipzig’s first ever Champions League match will be at home to last year’s semi-finalists Monaco, and while facing a team who made it to the last four would normally be a baptism of fire, this is a different team to the one that knocked out Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund last season.

Monaco have lost several of their best players, and although still a strong lineup will be within reach of the German side. Leipzig are actually slight favourites for this match at +125, which presents punters with a great opportunity as the French side is more likely to get the win.

Monaco’s European experience will count for more than most people think, and with Radamel Falcao in their lineup will still quite formidable. Odds of +225 are available for Monaco and this is probably one of the best bets of the round.

Champions Lge - Group stage
Wednesday 13 September
Monaco
RasenBallsport Leipzig

Monaco @ RasenBallsport Leipzig

  Money Line  

Group H – Tottenham vs Dortmund

This match is absolutely critical for Tottenham. There is no doubt that the club is currently in the middle of its best era in a number of decades, and the last step they need to take is to establish themselves in Europe. Spurs have been dealt a difficult group and will face the might of Real Madrid, so their matches against Dortmund will likely determine their fate.

Dortmund will travel to London full of confidence after a solid opening to the Bundesliga season which sees them top of the table after three rounds and yet to concede a goal. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is once again in lethal form, having scored six goals in five appearances already this season, and will be the biggest threat for the Germans. 

Tottenham will be without Dele Alli, who is suspended, and will need to rely on Harry Kane up front. They will also need to break their Wembley hoodoo and learn how to win at their temporary home ground if they are going to make any inroads in Europe this season. At +137, they are favourites here, but we prefer the away side at +210… Another great outsider bet for matchday 1.

Champions Lge - Group stage
Wednesday 13 September
Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham

Borussia Dortmund @ Tottenham

  Money Line  

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