The UEFA Champions League makes its much-anticipated return on Tuesday and Wednesday and Covers Expert Soccer Authority is here to break down their favorite bets ahead of the action.
Messi, Neymar, Suarez. No matter if you watch soccer or not, you likely know those names. That's the lineup a powerhouse Barcelona takes to Berlin Stadium against Juventus.
According to an oddsmaker from Pinnacle Sports, public money is all over Real Madrid in both spread and 1X2 markets ahead of their Champions League clash with Serie A club Juventus.In spread markets (DNB), Madrid is seeing 84.3 percent of the support, while in 1X2 markets, Madrid is seeing 61.9 percent of the support, with Juve just 9.4 percent and the Draw 28.7 percent."Real Madrid DNB opened at -125 and are now +109, so we're seeing some weighty bets fading the public against the world's most popular club," Pinnacle's spokesperson tells Covers.As far as the total is concerned, the Over 2.25 goals is getting 50.5 percent of the betting support."Over 2.25 goals opened @+102 and moved as high as +117, but has since come back, ranging between +103 and +108 all day," Pinnacle's spokesperson says.
One of the great rivalries in European football has a new chapter written in Madrid Wednesday afternoon and bettors are siding with the home club Real Madrid - at least in moneyline markets.According to a spokesperson from Pinnacle Sports, Los Blancos are receiving overwhelming support in at 65.4 percent 1X2 betting, but crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid are backed to the tune of 59.1 percent in spread betting."We've seen a strong move towards Atletico +0.5 today, opening -127 and now -108," Pinnacle's spokesperson says.
Champions League action resumes Tuesday with four of European football's biggest club's set to square off. Manchester City hosts Barcelona, while Borussia Dortmund visit Juventus.
According to the most recent Champions League odds, courtesy of the Westgate LV Superbook, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and La Liga leaders Real Madrid are the co-faves to take soccer's most prestigious club title at 5/2.The round of 16 will be played on Feb.
With the eyes of footy fans now shifting from domestic leagues to European club competition, Covers Expert Soccer Authority takes a look at some of the bigger fixtures in Champions League football.
Though Arsenal has stumbled in Nov. with one win, two loses and one draw. Despite this cold streak, action is heavily on the Gunners in Champions League action Wednesday.Arsenal is getting 74.2 percent of spread play (even) for their first leg against Borussia Dortmund according to a spokesperson from Pinnacle Sports.1X2 betting is more evenly spread between the two teams and the draw with Arsenal getting 36 percent of action, Dortmund 31 and the draw recieving 33 percent of the action per Pinnacle.The major debate between bettors has come in the over/under mark.
Online sports book Pinnacle Sports has introduced a new contest for their players called Play the Percentages adding a new way for savvy soccer bettors to show off their skills and potentially pad their accounts in the process.The book is running the contest for Tuesday's Champions League fixture between Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid will look to remain undefeated in Champions League action this season when they face Liverpool Tuesday. Not only has Real gone undefeated in the Champs league, the team has one every game they've played since August 13.On spread action, Madrid is seeing 61.2 percent of the action despite being -2 according to Pinnacle Sports.
The Premier League is beginning to take shape this season and it is becoming more obvious that there will be a two horse race between Chelsea and Manchester City. Last years champions Man City are finally starting to show what they are capable of with Aguero leading the charge.
Though Bayern Munich has been the German powerhouse for the past several seasons, bettors don't seem fond of going against Manchester City.A whopping 87 percent of spread bettors are taking Man City (-.75) according to a spokesperson from Pinnacle Sports.
Chelsea has been dominating the Premier League so far this season, notching four straight wins to start the season. 79 percent of bettors are backing Chelsea (-1.75) against Schalke according to a spokesperson from Pinnacle Sports. "Jose Mourinho’s men opened at -1.75 (+162); they are at 1.92 (-109) less than two hours until kick off.""We seldom see markets this size move this much.