Champions League Odds & Picks- Early Game Predictions

Champions League Odds & Picks- Early Game Predictions

Written by on July 28, 2020

With the start of the UEFA Champions League set to resume on Friday, August 7, now is a perfect time to take a look at which teams are offering the best value against their MyBookie Champions League game odds when the first handful of matchups goes down in approximately 10 days. Co-prohibitive favorites Manchester City and Bayern Munich are both in action on the first two days of Champions League play while co-No. 4 pick Barcelona and No. 5 favorite Juventus are also in action. Now, let’s find out where the best betting value lies, along with their odds to win Champions League.

Champions League Odds & Picks – Early Game Predictions

Lyon Vs Juventus

Juventus is sitting atop the Group D standings through six matches at a near-perfect 5-1-0 while Lyon is in second place in Group G at 2-2-2. Juventus closed out their Serie A match play by recording a 2-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday, but they’ll also be looking to extract some revenge for their 1-0 loss against Lyon in their round of 16 meeting on February 26. Lyon had their three-game winning streak snapped in their narrow 1-0 French Ligue 1 loss against against Lille on March 8. Juventus has put 12 goals on the board in Champions League play while allowing just four goals. Lyon has put nine goals in the back of the net while allowing eight goals. With Cristiano Ronaldo and company looking to take care of business at home, I say inconsistent Juventus gets the win by taking care of business at Allianz Stadium to get their fourth win in the last six meetings.

Pick: Juventus 2 Lyon 1

Real Madrid Vs City

Manchester City is atop the Group C standings through six matches at 4-2-0 while Madrid is in second place in Group A at 3-2-1. Manchester has won four straight and six of their last seven including an emphatic 5-0 shutout win over Norwich City on Sunday. Madrid had won 10 straight until playing Leganes to a 2-2 draw in their season-ending LaLiga clash on Sunday. Man City has scored 16 goals in Champions League play while allowing just four goals.  The Citizens are 2-1-0 at home in league play. Madrid has scored 14 goals while allowing eight. While both of these clubs can put goals on the board in a hurry Man City has the clearly better defense in this pairing and that’s why they’ll emerge victorious in a thriller in this clash to improve to 3-0 in the last three meetings.

Pick: Man City 3 Madrid 2

Chelsea Vs Bayern

Bayern Munich is the only team in the Champions League with a perfect record as they sit atop the Group B standings at 6-0-0. Chelsea  is in second place in Group H at 3-2-1. Bayern has put a league-leading 24 goals in the net while allowing just five goals defensively. Chelsea has deposited 11 goals in the back of the net in Champions League play while allowing nine goals defensively. Bayern has won 13 straight games and 20 of their last 21 including an emphatic 4-2 win over Leverkusen in their Bundesliga Cup clash on Sunday. Chelsea has won three of four and bounced back from their humbling 5-3 loss against Liverpool to beat Wolverhampton 2-0 on Sunday. While Chelsea won’t roll over in this affair, Bayern is clearly the better team at both ends of the pitch and possesses an offense that will be far too much for Chelsea to handle in this affair.

Pick: Bayern 4 Chelsea 2

Napoli Vs Barcelona

Barca is in first place in Group F at 4-2-0 while Napoli is in second place in the Group E standings at 3-3-0. Barca has put nine goals on the board in Champions League play while allowing four goals. Napoli has scored 11 goals while allowing our goals. Barcelona has gone 7-2-1 over their last 10 games and comes into this clash off an emphatic 5-0 win over Atalanta on July 19 though they lost heir chance to win the Serie A title by getting upset by Osasuna 2-1 at home in their previous match. Napoli has gone 6-2-2 over their last 10 games and comes into this clash off a 2-0 win over Sassuolo on Saturday. While these two played t a 1-1 draw the last time they met on February 25, Barca won the previous two meetings, 4-0 on the road and 2-1 at home. Yes, Barcelona has largely underachieved and they’ve been inconsistent since the restart, but this is the same team that has Lionel Messi leading them, plus they’re desperate to pick up their play after their lackluster finish in the Spanish league. Barca gets it done via a one goal win.

Pick: Barcelona 2 Napoli 1

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