Champions League Matchday 1 Best Bets From Our Podcast

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Nine selections for the opening week of the Champions League group stages

At Matchbook, we are delighted to welcome Jonathan Wilson to our stable of top analysts as we aim to produce quality, engaging, original and innovative content that informs and educates.

Both he and Mark O’Haire made some terrific cases for their selections this week, so here’s hoping we get off to a profitable start!

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich

Unsurprisingly the price is moving with Bayern here, and as Jonathan explains below – when the heat comes on, Barca ultimately melt:

Recommended Bet – Bayern to win (2.06)

Inter vs Real Madrid

Both Jonathan and Mark like over 2.5, but the latter makes an add-on case for backing Madrid +0.0/0.5. If Los Blancos can avoid defeat, we make money, and it’s also hard not to see goals in this one:

Recommended Bet (1) – Madrid +0.0/0.5 (1.8)

Recommended Bet (2) – Over 2.5 Goals (1.75)

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Man City vs RB Leipzig

Leipzig shipped 4 at home to Bayern last weekend, and while both Jonathan and Mark have reservations about Pep’s side later in this competition, they fancy that they’ll have more than enough at the Etihad:

Recommended Bet – Man City -1.5 (1.89)

Lille vs Wolfsburg

Most definitely not one of the marquee fixtures this week, but when Mark makes this his best bet of Matchday 1, all of a sudden, I’m all ears:

Recommended Bet – Wolfsburg +0.0/0.5 (1.73)

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