Posts Tagged ‘ Champions League ’

Football: Champions League Final – Bayern Munich v Chelsea

May 18, 2012
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Football: Champions League Final – Bayern Munich v Chelsea

Bayern Munich can lift the trophy on home soil. Bayern can prove to organised and strong for Chelsea in the 2012 Champions League final when the two teams meet in the Allianz Stadium in Munich on Saturday night. Home advantage will be a huge advantage for the Germans; a look at the stats backs up the view. Whilst my view is that Bayern will ultimately lift the trophy on Saturday, most probably by winning withing the 90 minutes, they could also finish off Chelsea in extra time or even if the match emulates Bayerns Semi final against Real Madrid and goes to penalties. English teams have one only one of the last eight European finals they have contested, and Chelsea have played thier own part in that Statistic in recent years. Expect some celebration from the Chelsea fans though as I do expect them to get on the score...

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Football: Champions League – Barcelona v Chelsea

April 24, 2012
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Football: Champions League – Barcelona v Chelsea

I am of the opinion that the second leg of the Semi Final at Camp Nou as Barca host Chelsea could be a low scoring game and there seems to be tons of value out there. In previewing this game, running through the current position of Barca being a goal down and preferably for them not conceding a goal in this second leg, added to recent meetings between the two sides, I came to the conclusion that this is very, indeed MOST likely to be a low scoring affair in Spain. I will approach the game from two financial fronts. One as a backer looking at what seems to be a very generous Asian Handicap, and from a trading point of view in the goals markets. A bit of background to my thinking before outlining my financial interest in the game. In the last eight games at the Nou Camp, Barcelona have manged to keep...

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Champions League: Gunners can shoot down Milan

February 15, 2012
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Champions League: Gunners can shoot down Milan

No opportunities for a bet in the Zenit v Benfica game in the Champions League on Wednesday so all eyes turn to Milan and how they can contain Arsenal 9 points became six in the MOB betting bank in last nights games in the Champions League, but some redress cold be found tonight in Italy as AC Milan host Arsenal in their first leg game. Milan sit atop what, to be fair, is a mediocre Serie A table and although winning 2 of their 3 home games in the group stages, they did so only against the likes of Viktoria Plzen and BATE. they managed a brace of goals in the final game against Barcelona but the visitors did run out quite comfortable winners on the night by a 2-3 scoreline. Arsenal did not light any huge fires on their travels in the group stages, but are more than capable of...

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Champions League Group Stage, 1st Round Betting Odds and Tips

September 13, 2011
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Barcelona v AC Milan arguably the highlight of Tuesday, Arsenal and Chelsea in Champions League action also. Away wins for Madrid and Man Utd Tuesday night heralds the first round of matches in the group stage proper of the Champions League and I am looking for some value with some nice looking prices available. All the best odds available are highlighted in between the tuesday and Wednesday predictions below The biggest price available would be for AC Milan to win! It’s not often you’ll hear that statement. Bear in mind the fact that they travel to Camp Nou to take on current Champions Barcelona and it becomes a bit more understandable. even still, 12/1 with Victor Chandler is still a big price to win a game of football. In the 16 matches that took place at this stage last season there were just 3 away wins and three draws....

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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group H

August 26, 2011
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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group H

Here I take a look at the Champions League Draw and give some early prediction for the two sides from each group to progress. Each group will also have its own odds box to show the best odds available for each. Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, BATE Borisov, Viktoria Plzen There will not be an easier group in this seasons Champions League to predict the two Qualifiers than Group H. The game between Barcelona and AC Milan will be a Fait Accompli. In fact, rather than Group G being the Group of dearth, it might actually be this one. The only real question mark here is whether, BATE or Plzen get the Europa place. Whilst I like my football, I like also to make money betting on it. Group H offers no value whatsoever, and will not be seeing any of my money. We could have a guess at...

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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group G

August 26, 2011
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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group G

Here I take a look at the Champions League Draw and give some early prediction for the two sides from each group to progress. Each group will also have its own odds box to show the best odds available for each. Group G: FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit, APOEL This is a terrible group. not in the same sense as, the Group of Death, or indeed a difficult, group. This is the group, that if it was a damp Tuesday morning on the school field and their are Captains picking teams, these would be the final four. They hate football, are cold, wont run, CAN’T run, only kick legs and no-one wants on their team. In some way then, it’s a blessing they have been pooled together. In fact we may be able to profit from this. Shakhtar are very good at home, certainly at this stage anyway, and...

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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group F

August 26, 2011
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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group F

Here I take a look at the Champions League Draw and give some early prediction for the two sides from each group to progress. Each group will also have its own odds box to show the best odds available for each. Group F: Arsenal, Marseilles, Olympiakos, Borussia Dortmund This looks a horrid group for Arsenal, and how Wenger will be wishing he had the luck of Alex Ferguson and his group for this years first group stage. A basic round up of this group is that we never know, or at least certainly are not able to rely on Arsenal as a rule, much less so now with Cesc and Nasri departed. Also in the Group the German champions Borussia Dortmund, as we see yet another group with and England v Germany match up. Marseilles will have a say, they have no fear in going forward and taking teams,...

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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group E

August 26, 2011
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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group E

Here I take a look at the Champions League Draw and give some early prediction for the two sides from each group to progress. Each group will also have its own odds box to show the best odds available for each. Group E: Chelsea, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Genk This looks to be the most fascinating group this year. At first glance, ultra competitive, on second look, pretty average. Chelsea, unconvincing in the Premier League last season, Valencia better in La Liga but woefully short of whats required in this competition. Bayer Leverkusen are strong at home, whilst have been very poor in Europe on the road, Liverpool beat them 3-1 twice to see them out of the comp last year. I like Genk, i like the atmosphere at their ground for midweek evening games. Unfortunately, atmosphere doesn’t win games, and Genk, although a solid enough side who don’t get...

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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group D

August 26, 2011
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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group D

Here I take a look at the Champions League Draw and give some early prediction for the two sides from each group to progress. Each group will also have its own odds box to show the best odds available for each. Group D: Real Madrid, Lyon, Ajax, Dinamo Zagreb Real Madrid will once again play Lyon and Ajax in the Champions League this season, just as they did last. In fact, this will be the fourth season in the last six they have played Lyon in either the Group or knockout stages. The games have been good as well. So Real will be the obvious choice to win the group, Mourihno has started to work his magic and the Special one has given La Liga a Special feeling this season, (when it gets going!), We disrespectfully, although realistically disregard the chance of Zagreb, so we are left to decide...

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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group C

August 26, 2011
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UEFA Champions League Draw, Analysis, Betting Odds & Tips – Group C

Here I take a look at the Champions League Draw and give some early prediction for the two sides from each group to progress. Each group will also have its own odds box to show the best odds available for each. Group C: Manchester United, Benfica, Basel, Otelul Galati Manchester United will be looking at this group and Alex Ferguson will be rubbing his hands along with the fans tonight. They could not have wished for a less competitive Group. OK, no games are easy games at this level, but some games are easier than others, and this lot should be brushed aside with ease. The real question is who from the other three can qualify out of the group. The Romanian Champions, Otelul Galati are on a run of some 30+ games unbeaten at home, Benfica will be the first of the group to visit, but we have...

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