UEFA Champions League round 4

Updated: October 30, 2017

Soccer picks are never a given but the more spectacular a competition, the more chance of betting on the right outcome. Sides tend stand out in a more distinctive manner when coveted trophies and big money are at stake. The minnows might surprise and cause a big upset occasionally, however in the long run it’s usually the bigger clubs clinching three points, the ones with the biggest stars on their team sheet. Let us take a look at the currents standings in Champion League.

Group A has Manchester United on nine points and with a win against a Benfica in lousy form they are through. Meanwhile, Basel has been somewhat of a surprise and they stand a good chance to end up second which of course would take them through to the next round.

Group B has PSG on nine points, twelve goals scored and not a single one allowed. Bayern Munich on six points behind them should be able to follow them to the next round. Celtic away is not an impossible task for the Germans and if PSG win at home to Anderlecht the top two spots are basically decided.

Group C is probably the most interesting one with Chelsea, Roma and Atletico Madrid all within a shouting distance of winning the group. Last rounds game between Chelsea at home to Roma was a spectacular event with some amazing goals. They face off in Rome this time and it might very well be at least as entertaining to watch.

Group D is a battle between Barcelona and last year’s finalists Juventus where the Catalan club is in the driver’s seat on nine points and the old lady from Turin trails by three points. Barcelona play away against Olympiacos where a win would send them through for sure. The last encounter finished 3-1 to Barcelona while Olympiacos hasn’t managed a point so far. The outcome seems inevitable.

Group E is a beehive with Liverpool, Spartak Moscow and Sevilla separated by very little. Even Slovenian Maribor on only one point have a theoretical chance to reach a place in the next round, which at present seems unlikely considering the opposition they have to face. Sevilla play Spartak Moscow while Liverpool play at home against Maribor and if the Reds can manage a win, they will have a good chance of advancing through.

Group F has been a bit disappointing for Napoli fans. They are like a well oiled locomotive in the domestic league, only managed one win so far in Champions league with Shakhtar Donets ahead of them on six points and Manchester City well above on nine points. Napoli is in need of a win at home against Manchester if this campaign is to be kept alive.

Group G has Besiktas surprisingly on top at nine points and play Monaco at home who in turn only have managed a draw thus far. German Lepizig will play a crucial game against Porto at the same time, only one point separating the two and a win for either side would put a bit of distance ahead of the final two games.

Group H is a devil’s draw with Real Madrid, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL from Cyprus. Dortmund play at home against APOEL and desperately need a win to save this year’s Champion League effort. Anything but a win will probably see them out of the competition. Tottenham take on Real at home and with Los Blancos out of form the London club might at least copy the last meeting’s result when they drew 1-1 at Santiago Bernabeu.

Zvonko, BettingAdviceUSA.com