UEFA Champions League Group Stage: Online Betting Preview


The final phase of group stage action in the UEFA Champions League is here. After the matches on tomorrow and day after tomorrow, 16 teams will advance to the next round and 16 teams will head to the exit lounge. The league situation adds excitement and tension to the matches, which will affect the online betting odds. Here are is a brief preview of matches in each of the groups.


Matches on December 7

Group A

Paris Saint Germain vs Ludogorets

FC Basel vs Arsenal

These are innocuous matches by the tournament situation. PSG and Arsenal have already qualified. The outcome of these matches will not change their fortunues. But Basel and Ludogorets have something to play for. The third-placed team will get chance to fight for Europa League.



Group B

Benfica vs Napoli

Dynamo Kyiv vs Besiktas

Napoli, Benfica and Beskitas still have chances of advancing to the next round. A draw will do for Napoli, while Benfica and Besiktas need to win the matches. Benfica are playing at home. Still, Napoli are quite a strong team. Besiktas does not have any advantage against Dynamo Kyiv as they are playing away from home. Both these matches have attractive odds for online betting.


Group C

Barcelona vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

Manchester City vs Celtic

Barcelona have qualified for the next round. Manchester City are almost through. Not only Mönchengladbach need to win big against Barca, but Man City need to lose badly against Celtic too. That is unlikely to happen. Barca and Man City are the favourites here.


Group D

Bayern Munich vs Atlético Madrid

PSV Eindhoven vs FC Rostov

This is another uneventful group. Both Bayern Munich vs Atlético Madrid have qualified. The battle for the third place is between Eindhoven and Rostov.


Matches on December 8

Group E

Tottenham vs CSKA Moscow

Bayer Leverkusen vs Monaco

Monaco have qualified and Leverkusen are almost through.  A miracle is needed for Tottenham to elbow out Leverkusen.


Group F

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund

Legia Warsaw vs Sporting

Both Real Madrid and Dortmund are through. The winner of the Legia Warsaw and Sporting will grab the Europa League birth.


Group G

Porto vs Leicester City

Club Brugge vs FC Copenhagen

Leicester City have qualified into the second position. Porto and FC Copenhagen are fighting for the second position. Both teams need a win to book their position. But Porto will surely qualify if they win.


Group H

Lyon vs Sevilla

Juventus vs Dinamo Zagreb

Juventus have sealed their birth in the final 16. Sevilla to can join them if they can avoid defeat again Lyon. If they lose, Lyon will qualify. It is virtual knock-out battle between the two. Check out the odds for online betting of this match.



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