We had an exciting first round of the Champions League, full of goals and upsets. Tottenham trashed Borussia Dortmund at home, while Benfica had an upset loss at home to CSKA Moscow. PSG are looking very strong after their 5-0 walkover Celtic. It was too easy for Chelsea with a 6-0 win over Karabakh. Barcelona defeated the Champions League finalists easily with a 3-0 win. Sevilla snatched a draw in the dying moments away to Liverpool in Anfield. The Manchester clubs cruised through their openers over Feyenoord and Basel.
Who are the favourites?
This week Manchester United travel to Russia to face CSKA Moscow. We are expecting a tough match for the Reds, a difficult place to play. But we are backing Mourinho’s men to win, with A good odd to choose to be eligible for the promotion. the highest odd is 1.72 with 888sport. An even better offer is Basel taking on Benfica. A win for Benfica is 2.40, a great odd we think as Benfica will be desperate for a win after a disastrous start. Basel were poor in their first game. Barcelona are clear favourites against Sporting Portugal with odds of 1.42. Liverpool is another standout with a nice tasty odd of 1.90 for an away victory. In group F, Napoli and Manchester City are huge favourites and once again 888sport lead the way with the highest odds for you.
The games to look out for
Two evenly matched teams, Anderlecht and Celtic, go head to head. Both teams have a chance to forget their awful displays in the first game, both beaten heavily by PSG and Bayern Munich. Anderlecht are the favourites with a score of 2.15 with Bet365. We think a draw would be more likely, 888sport topping the table at 3.70. Chelsea fly to Spain to face Atletico Madrid. A draw is on the cards at 3.35. It is not likely but in group G, Besiktas host Leipzig. Rated at 3.35 the Turkish side is rated high We think it is possible, after they beat Porto in the first round, and the only team with a win so far in the group. They lie in first in front of Monaco and they will be in full confidence in their noisy front crowd.