The 5 Best Bets For Wednesday’s Champions League Matches: Arsenal's Walcott Loss & Respite For Chelsea


Bayern Munich - Arsenal: Bayern to win both halves 3.25

The Gunners were on the crest of a wave after their victory over the German champions two weeks ago but a Capital One Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday made sure things didn’t get too lively in north London.

The biggest issue with that defeat came in the shape of injuries for Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The former’s pace caused Bayern real issues at the Emirates and it is hard to see Olivier Giroud’s physicality and neat build-up play proving as troublesome for Jerome Boateng and co.

The hosts have won every home game this season, conceding just three goals in the process and notching a staggering 29 in just seven outings at the Allianz.

 

Chelsea - Dynamo Kyiv: Chelsea: Chelsea to win 1.71

Is this Jose’s last game in charge? His Rosenberg part deux? Maybe so, but his charges should have too much for Dyanmo Kiev on home soil.

The Blues should be thankful they were handed a fairly straightforward Champions League group or is could have been even more of a disastrous campaign for the Premier League holders.

The Ukrainians are weak on the road, their victory over a poor Tel Aviv does not mask that. They lost four times away from home in the Europa League last season.   

 

Barcelona - BATE Borisov: Barcelona to score over 4.5 goals 3.15

A home win, of that there is no doubt. Barca cruised on the reverse fixture and they could go through should they wrap up another victory at the Camp Nou.

The Blaugrana are yet to really let loose in this competition and it is easy to fear for the Belarussians, who were dismantled 4-1 on the road by Bayer Leverkusen earlier in the competition.

The holders have scored 16 goals in their previous five games in Cataluña and they could run riot this evening.  

 

Roma - Bayer Leverkusen: Over 3.5 goals 2.55

It’s safe to say these two have been a pair of the competition’s most entertaining teams so far. They played out and incredible 4-4 thriller in Leverkusen and all eyes will be on the Italian capital for another goal fest.

That just may happen. Games involving Roma in the Champions League have produced 15 strikes, while matches that Bayer have taken part in have seen 16 goals.

The Giallorossi have found the net on 11 occasions in their last 3 matches at the Olimpico in all competitions and goals have to be expected again here.

 

Maccabi Tel Aviv - Porto: Aboubakar to score 2.45

Porto sit pretty at the summit of Group G and are undefeated in their opening three contests. A trip to Israel to take on a Tel Aviv outfit who are yet to win and yet to score in this tournament should hold no fear for the Portuguese side.

Vincent Aboubakar has been the man in the goals for Julen Loetegui’s men. The Cameroonian has expertly plugged that gap left by Jackson Martinez’s departure in the summer, scoring seven times already this term.

Three of those have come in Europe, including one against the same opponent two weeks ago. Expect the number nine to lead his side to more success in this one.