Tuesday's Champions League betting cheat sheet

Sep 30, 2013 |
The UEFA Champions League makes a welcomed return as the Group Stage continues Tuesday. Group F heats up with an incredibly appetizing match in London as the boys from Naples try to stop the razor-sharp Arsenal attack.

Arsenal v Napoli (+110, +260, +275)

Why bet Arsenal: Despite a ton of injuries, Arsenal continues to play sublime football in both England and Europe. The Gunners are on a nine-match winning streak in all competitions having not dropped points since an opening day 3-1 loss at the hands of Aston Villa.

Key players out/doubtful:
Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski

Why bet Napoli:
The Partenopei are healthy and enjoying a pretty good run of form themselves with five wins and just one draw (at home to Sassuolo) in Serie A. The club sits second in the league table just two points behind the high-flying AS Roma and defeated Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in their group stage match back on Sept. 18.

Key players out/doubtful: Christian Maggio

Key betting note: There have been over 2.5 goals in five of Napoli's previous six matches in Champions League.

Celtic v Barcelona (+800, +400, -250)

Why bet Celtic: Celtic boss Neil Lennon and the club will be excited that the Catalans will be without the services of the world's best player, Lionel Messi. The Scottish side will also be confident having defeated Barca in Champion's League last season at home in Glasgow.

Key players out/doubtful: Steven Mouyokolo

Why bet Barcelona: Just because Messi isn't in the lineup, does not mean Barca is not without goalscoring weapons. Now, in the Argentine's absence, could be the time for young stars such as Neymar and Cristian Tello to have on impact on the European stage. The club is rolling in La Liga having won all seven of its matches.

Key players out/doubtful: Lionel Messi, Ibrahim Afellay, Jordi Alba, Carles Puyol

Key betting note: Celtic and Barca have gone over the 2.5 goal total in their last three meetings in Glasgow.

Tuesday's other matches with odds:

Zenit v Austria Vienna (-400, +550, +1400)
Ajax v AC Milan (+175, +240, +170)
Basel v Schalke (+160, +240, +188)
Borussia Dortmund v Marseille (-350, +500, +1100)
Porto v Atletico Madrid (+190, +230, +163)
Steaua Bucharest v Chelsea (+425, +260, -125)

Odds courtesy of Bet365

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