Champions League Betting Tips: Will Real Madrid crash out tonight?
Odds and preview for tonight’s European action
We could be in for a huge night of Champions League action, as the fate of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid hangs in the balance.
Liverpool and Manchester City also face Midtjylland and Marseille respectively, and we’ve previewed the pick of the fixtures before they get underway.
With top spot in Group D and qualification already wrapped up, expect Jurgen Klopp to ring the changes for Liverpool. Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino and Konstantinos Tsimikas could all get rare starts.
Liverpool have managed to keep winning despite a long injury list recently and our traders think an unfamiliar side should still have enough to get the points. The Reds are 17/20 favourites here.
The Merseyside club won the reverse fixture 2-0 – it’s 9/1 for a repeat, while 13/5 says the visitors keep a third successive clean sheet and win to nil.
Diogo Jota is 7/2 to open the scoring, with Origi 13/8 and Minamino 11/5 to get on the scoresheet anytime.
Real Madrid have qualified from the Champions League group stages for 28 years running. That streak could end tonight.
A home win at 4/6 would guarantee their spot in the draw for the last 16. It’s 14/5 for a draw, which would be enough if Inter beat Shakhtar, while Monchengladbach are 4/1 to win and end their hopes.
The last five games between these sides have produced 20 goals in total. Think we could see another goalfest? Over 3.5 Goals is going for 5/4.
Zinedine Zidane will be without Eden Hazard, though Sergio Ramos should return. The captain has a history of scoring crucial goals – he’s 3/1 to score here.
Karim Benzema could also have a big role to play. He’s 16/5 to score first or 19/20 anytime.
The La Liga giants will need to be wary of Alassane Plea though. The 27-year-old has five goals and three assists in the group stages so far. He’s 23/10 to score another, with Marcus Thuram at 12/5 in the anytime market.
The other game in Group D sees both sides still in with a chance of progressing.
Shakhtar’s fate is in their own hands – an away win at 9/1 will take them through. It’s not so straightforward for Inter – they need a 3/10 home win and either Real Madrid or Monchengladbach to win in the other game. A draw (24/5) would take Shakhtar through, as long as Real Madrid don’t win.
Romelu Lukaku’s brace to secure victory against Gladbach has kept Inter’s hopes alive. He’s 12/5 to score first or 4/7 at any point.
Dentinho could be the key man for the Ukrainian side – we go 14/5 that he gets a goal.
We’ve got a shootout at the Red Bull Arena – whoever wins will join Group A winners Bayern Munich in the draw for the next round.
Our traders think Atletico’s European experience could be key – they’re 11/10 favourites. Salzburg are 12/5 to win and reach the knockout stages for the first time. There’s 27/10 about the draw, which would take Diego Simeone’s side through.
With so much at stake, we could be in for a cagey affair. It’s 5/4 for Under 2.5 Goals.
Luis Suarez leads the goalscoring markets at 4/1 to score first or 7/5 anytime, with Joao Felix 17/10 to strike.
Mergim Berisha is 21/10 to add to his four Champions League goals this season for Salzburg.
City have already qualified for the last 16 as Group C winners and they’re clear 3/10 favourites to take the points here.
However, they don’t have a great record against French sides under Pep Guardiola, losing three of their six games against Ligue 1 opposition. Marseille will take encouragement from that, despite being 10/1 outsiders. There’s 9/2 about the draw.
Saying that, City have only conceded once during the group stage so far and Marseille are the competition’s lowest scorers with two goals. A City win to nil is 11/10.
Gabriel Jesus is 11/10 to score anytime, with Ferran Torres 13/10 to add to his three Champions League strikes this term. Sergio Aguero may also be fit to feature – he’s 10/11 to net if he gets on.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.