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Champions League Betting Preview 2014/2015

Posted on | August 7, 2014 | No Comments

After a thrilling 2013/14 Champions League which saw Real Madrid capture “La Decima” (their tenth European cup) betting interest is very high in this seasons competition.

Champions League Outright

Prediction – Real Madrid 4/1

The defending champions are even better this year with the additions of Rodriquez and Kroos, two of the World cup’s best performers. A combination of quality and confidence means Madrid are the strongest team in the competition. 4/1 represents surprisingly good value.

Competition – Bayern Munich 4/1, Barcelona 5/1

Munich haven’t strengthened a whole lot, and their mauling at the hands of Madrid in last year’s competition is unlikely to give them much confidence if the two meet again.

A team consisting of Messi, Neymar, Suarez, and Iniesta means Barcelona will always be contenders. Their calamity defence will likely prove their downfall once again however.

Value Bet – PSG – 14/1
A star studded, yet in-consistent team. At their best they are as good as anyone and are always likely to unveil a new star addition before the transfer window shuts, which willinevitably see their oddsplummet. Many French punters will be using to place their bets.

Top Goalscorer

Prediction – Lionel Messi 5/1

2013/14 was a disappointing year for Messi. He only scored 41 goals. World Cup heartache will likely motivate Messi to prove once more that he is the world’s best player, as he should just pip Cristiano Ronaldo to the top goal-scoring post. At 5/1 he is also much better value than Cristiano.

Competition – Cristiano Ronaldo 7/2 –

Last year’s top goal scorer is the obvious threat to Messi. His odds of 7/2 do look short however, and you can usually find better odds when playing pokies at

Value Bet – Sergio Aguero 14/1-

If Aguero can regain full fitness, he is likely to be a real contender for the title. With Manchester City playing a much more attacking brand of football, and with playmaker David Silva behind him, 14/1 looks outstanding value.

Top English Team

Chelsea – 7/4 –

Strongest defence, and have the best manager in the competition, but will still struggle to score against the very best.

Manchester City – 15/8 – Have the best strength in depth, and look the best bet to go far.

Arsenal – 10/3 – Much improved team from previous years but still lack the mental toughness to go further than their counterparts.

Liverpool – 9/2

Will sorely miss Suarez as an ageing Gerrard will not be enough to carry them. Look very poor value at 9/2.



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