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UEFA Champions League semifinal (opening leg) betting preview

Covers May 1, 2017 - 9:55 PM ET
The opening matches of the UEFA Champions League's final four hit the pitch Tuesday and Wednesday with Real Madrid matching up with Atletico Madrid in one semifinal and AS Monaco battling Juventus in the other.

Champions League betting preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid

Covers May 27, 2016 - 9:21 PM ET
Champions League comes to a thrilling conclusion this weekend when Athletico Madrid takes on Real Madrid in an all-Spain showdown. Covers Experts' Soccer Authority breaks down both sides for Saturday's title match.

Preview: Easy group could mean goals for Lewandowski

Covers Sep 15, 2015 - 1:45 PM ET
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.

Barcelona the early favorite to win Champions League

Covers Jul 26, 2015 - 6:46 PM ET
It really should not shock anyone, but Barcelona is the very early favorite to win the Champions League next year.Barca's attack was nearly unstoppable this year with the trio of Suarez, Neymar and Messi. Through 13 games in the Champions League last year Barcelona outscored their opponents 31-11.Below is a complete list of odds courtesy of the Westgate LV Superbook:BARCELONA 3/1BAYERN MUNICH 5/1REAL MADRID 5/1CHELSEA 8/1JUVENTUS 15/1PSG 15/1MANCHESTER CITY 15/1ATLETICO MADRID 15/1MANCHESTER UNITED 20/1ARSENAL 20/1WOLFSBURG 40/1VALENCIA 50/1SEVILLA 50/1ROMA 50/1BENFICA 60/1FC PORTO 60/1LYON 80/1MONACO 100/1LAZIO 100/1BAYER LEVERKUSEN 100/1BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH 100/1ZENI

Champions League final betting preview: Barcelona trio could be too much for Juventus

Covers Jun 5, 2015 - 8:19 PM ET
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.

Pogba returns to starting lineup for Juventus

Covers May 13, 2015 - 9:07 AM ET
Juventus will welcome the return of Paul Pogba to the midfield for the second leg of their Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid Wednesday. Pogba, one of world football's most sought after players, missed out in last week's game which resulted in a 2-1 victory on home soil.

Public money hammering Real Madrid

Covers May 5, 2015 - 12:49 PM ET
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.

Betting info for Read Madrid-Atletico Madrid clash

Covers Apr 22, 2015 - 12:40 PM ET
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.

Public backing Real Madrid, Over in Champions League

Covers Apr 14, 2015 - 12:53 PM ET
A heated Madrid derby headlines Tuesday's quarterfinal action in the UEFA Champions League and despite recent success from Atletico Madrid in these meetings, it's Real Madrid that have the support of the betting community.According to online shop Pinnacle Sports, 75.6 percent of bettors are backing Real in spread markets and 45.5 percent are taking Real in moneyline wagering."Atletico (+108) are exactly where they opened, so there may be big money betting on the fact that in six previous Madrid Derby match-ups this season, Atletico (4-2-0) have not lost," a spokesperson for Pinnacle Sports tells Covers.Pinnacle has a total of 2.25 for the game and the Over is seeing 83.1 percent of the support."Over has gotten more expensive, but not by as much as you might think, opening at -103 and now -110, so all those bets are having an effect, but not a huge one," Pinnacle's spokesperson says.

Action Report: Public bettors loving Atletico, Over

Covers Feb 25, 2015 - 1:13 PM ET
Champions League action resumes Wednesday with defending runners-up Atletico Madrid visiting Germany's Bayer Leverkusen. According to a spokesperson from online sports book Pinnacle Sports, there are some wild splits in this matchup with kickoff approaching.Per Pinnacle's spokesperson, 87.6 percent of bettors are backing Atletico in spread markets and 53.9 percent are taking the La Liga side in moneyline markets.

Bettors like Manchester City, Juventus in ML markets Tuesday

Covers Feb 24, 2015 - 12:47 PM ET
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.

Bayern, Real co-faves for Champions League crown

Covers Feb 2, 2015 - 7:43 PM ET
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.

Champions League Matchday 6 betting preview

Covers Dec 9, 2014 - 7:40 AM ET
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.

Action heavy on middling Arsenal against Dortmund

Covers Nov 26, 2014 - 12:30 PM ET
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.

Pinnacle's percentages contest more than a game

Covers Nov 25, 2014 - 11:26 AM ET
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.

Betting Preview: PSG a tough out on home turf

Covers Nov 24, 2014 - 7:44 PM ET
Champions League football resumes this week, starting Tuesday including Ajax traveling to Paris to visit PSG, who look to extend its dominance at home. Covers Expert Soccer Authority takes a look at a trio of fixtures from Tuesday's board.PSG v Ajax AmsterdamPSG will be looking to secure first place in the group with a win against Ajax Tuesday.With seven wins in a row for PSG, you'd have to expect them to run out comfortable winners in this one.

Action behind dominant Bayern Munich over Roma

Covers Nov 5, 2014 - 1:41 PM ET
After a strong start to the season, Roma has been trending in the wrong direction as they enter their Champions League Clash with Bayern Munich. This has left action leaning towards the German champs Wednesday.Closing in on game time 56.7 percent of the spread action has been behind the German champions in Munich (-1.75) per a spokesperson from Pinnacle Sports.

Puzzling action between Real Madrid-Liverpool

Covers Nov 4, 2014 - 1:40 PM ET
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.

Premier League Betting Preview: Goals at Manchester

Covers Oct 24, 2014 - 7:42 PM ET
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.

Bettors backing Man City over Munich

Covers Sep 17, 2014 - 1:33 PM ET
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.
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