Wednesday's Champions League betting cheat sheet

Nov 26, 2013 |
Champions League action continues Wednesday with Groups A, B, C and D taking the pitch.

Bayer Leverkusen v Manchester United (+140, +240, +220)

Why bet Leverkusen: Sitting second in the group at just one point behind United, Leverukusen will be out for a full three points before its final match against Sociedad. It won't be easy for the German club as the injury list is rather extensive. They've won back-to-back games domestically, but will be without second-leading goalscorer Sidney Sam wreaking havoc on the wing. The home crowd should be electric for this and a win puts them in a decent spot with the last-placed La Liga side next up.

Key players out/doubtful:
Sidney Sam, Stefan Reinartz, Roberto Hilbert, Sebastian Boenisch, Andrés Palop

Why be Manchester United: A win in Germany puts the Red Devils through to the next stage. They got the best of Leverkusen at Old Trafford in the 4-2 victory earlier in the Group Stage and David Moyes will be pressing for a repeat performance. The midfield could be an issue for United, however. Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick are both out for this fixture, which could mean Tom Cleverley gets the nod. Cleverley struggled mightily against Cardiff on the weekend.

Key players out/doubtful: Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Rafael, Darren Fletcher
Previous match result: United 4, Leverkusen 2
Key betting note: United have beaten Leverkusen in their last three meetings in all competitions.

Juventus v Copenhagen (-700, +800, +2200)

Why bet Juventus: The Italian giants sit bottom in Group B with a slim chance of advancing. The Old Lady is on three points with Galatasaray and Copenhagen ahead with four. A full three points in Turin will go a long way for them in their Champions League quest. They drew with Real Madrid in their last Champions League effort and are rolling domestically so they should be extra motivated for this one.

Key players out/doubtful: Mauricio Isla, Simone Pepe, Stephan Lichtsteiner

Why bet Copenhagen: Admittedly, it will be a big ask for the Danish side to leave Italy with a positive result of any kind. This could basically shape up as Copenhagen playing for a draw in Turin and setting itself up for a big date with Madrid on the final match day, but that may not even be in the cards. Juve should be pressing forward from the outset with Copenhagen looking for a knockout from the counter attack.

Key players out/doubtful: N/A
Previous match result: Copenhagen 1, Juventus 1
Key betting note: Juventus has played over the 2.5 goal total in three straight Champions League matches.

Wednesday's other Champions League fixtures with odds:

CSKA Moscow v Bayern Munich (+700, +375, -225)
Anderlecht v Benfica (+275, +250, +110)
Manchester City v Viktoria Plzen (-600, +750, +2000)
PSG v Olympiakos (-250, +400, +800)
Real Madrid v Galatasaray (-350, +500, +1100)
Shakhtar Donetsk v Real Sociedad (-154, +310, +475)

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