The biggest club competition in football is back in full swing and we have plenty of mammoth match-ups ahead of us this week. Join Soccerballworld.com as we preview, predict, and provide you with a champions league betting guide that will hopefully win us all some money.
Manchester City vs. PSG
The glamour tie of the 2021/22 Champions’ League group stage sees mega-rich Manchester City square off against PSG. Pep Guardiola’s side got off to a great start when they emerged victorious from a nine-goal thriller with RB Leipzig. PSG struggled on the road when they traveled to Belgium to face Club Brugge earlier this month. The game finished 1-1 and the French side was forced to head home with just on point for their efforts.
Surprisingly, despite playing at home PSG are 2/1 underdogs against City who are priced at 13/10. Meanwhile, a draw is found at odds of 5/2.
We just think there’s so much value in PSG. They’ve enjoyed a pretty perfect start to the season and City have looked good without looking so great that should be big favourites heading into an away game against one of the best teams in Europe.
AC Milan vs. Atletico Madrid
Another great tie from the action-packed Group B sees two of Europe’s biggest clubs square off at the world-famous San Siro. AC Milan did well to push six-time UCL winners Liverpool all the way at Anfield in game week one. Unfortunately, they came away from England without a point despite scoring twice. Atlético Madrid drew a blank when they hosted Porto at the Metropolitano Stadium two weeks ago.
Despite that Atlético are considered slight 29/20 favourites over Milan who you can find priced at 19/10. The draw is priced at 11/5 and probably your safest bet on this game between two well-matched teams.
Juventus vs. Chelsea
Another huge game so early into the competition sees Italian giants, Juventus, square off against the team who won the trophy last season, Chelsea.
Both teams currently sit on three points and appear to be strong favourites to qualify from Group H. Juve eased through what could’ve been a tricky trip to Malmo scoring on three occasions without reply. Thomas Tuchel’s men began their defence of the UCL with a scrappy 1-0 win against Zenit St Petersburg.
Despite playing at home Juventus are huge underdogs at 3/1. They haven’t started the season well at all and currently sit in ninth place in Serie A. Chelsea on the other hand are in fine form and totally deserve to be the 19/20 favourites in this game – we’ll certainly be betting on them to emerge victorious in game week two.
Manchester United vs. Villareal
Manchester United will have the opportunity to avenge their Europa League final defeat against Villareal just months after it took place.
The Spanish side scored a monumental upset to beat United and claim the trophy on penalties at the end of last season. When the two teams were thrown together in Group F it immediately became one of the most anticipated ties of the early stages of the tournament.
In game week one Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men suffered another huge upset when they lost to Young Boys. Villareal were forced to settle for a point after a four-goal draw with Atalanta.
Despite looking shaky in the past few weeks Man Utd are big 4/9 favourites heading into this match. Villareal are huge underdogs at 5/1. We’re expecting another tight game that will ultimately end in a draw and will be betting on it to do so at odds of 15/4.
Which Champions League games will you be betting on?