Tuesday's Champions League betting cheat sheet

Nov 4, 2013 |
Champions League action resumes this week and a few teams in action Tuesday must achieve a positive result of some sort or kiss their European dreams good bye.

Juventus v Real Madrid (+150, +275, +180)

Why bet Juventus: It hasn't been the best of starts in Turin, but Juve has started to play like we expect them too. In Serie A, at least. The Old Lady has stumbled out of the gate in Europe, but with their backs against the wall and a three-match winning streak in Italy, they could be in store for a better performance in front of the home fans.

Key players out/doubtful: Simone Pepe, Mirko Vucinic, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Giorgio Chiellini

Why bet Real Madrid: The Group B leaders are hot, having won all three of their Champions League matches thus far. Madrid leads the competition in possession (55.5 percent) and passing accuracy (88.5 percent) and, save for Fábio Coentrão, fully healthy.

Key players out/doubtful: Fábio Coentrão

Key betting note: Juve has won the last four home matches versus Madrid (all competitions).

Olympiakos v Benfica (+138, +240, +220)

Why bet Olympiakos:
The Greek Super League leaders are on an absolute tear domestically having won five-straight matches and will know how vital this match is. The winner here gets a leg up in Group C, so the home side should come out to impress.

Key players out/doubtful:
Ariel Ibagaza, Gaëtan Bong, Paulo Machado

Why bet Benfica: The Portuguese side is another that is playing well domestically, but have not impressed early in Europe. They look like the better side on paper with players like Nicolas Gaitán, Óscar Cardozo and Filip Djuricic leading the attack and a 1-1 draw at home in the reverse fixture should be fuel for revenge.

Key players out/doubtful: Eduardo Salvio, Silvio

Key betting note: Olympiakos has played over the 2.5 goal total in the previous five home games (all competitions).

Tuesday's other matches with odds:

FC Copenhagen v Galatasaray (+250, +250, +120)
Manchester City v CSKA Moscow (-500, +650, +1600)
PSG v Anderlecht (-800, +900, +2500)
Real Sociedad v Manchester United (+188, +240, +160)
Shakhtar Donetsk v Bayer Leverkusen (+115, +270, +250)
Viktoria Plzen v Bayern Munich (+2000, +850, -700)

All odds courtesy of Bet365.

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