Champions League Betting: Group B Tips


Schalke 04 1.80  The Draw 3.70  Arsenal 4.20

Table-topping Schalke ended Arsenal's 45-game unbeaten home run in Europe two weeks ago, and the superiority they exerted over Arsene Wenger's men is reflected in their short odds here.

But The Gunners are a vastly experienced Champions League side and have specialised in trips like this in recent years. With these two likely to go through in Group B, it's the order that will be indicated by the result.

With Jack Wilshere fit again and Lukas Podolski - 4.00 to score -  keen to impress back in his homeland, it's Arsenal who provide genuine value.

Score Prediction: Schalke 1-2 Arsenal at 15.00

Olympiakos 1.93  The Draw 3.40  Montpellier 3.90

These two sides are destined to be also-rans in this group, but will be charged up for this game as not only do they still harbour feint hopes of forcing their way through, but are also directly competing for the Europa League spot that coms with finishing third out fo this four-team group.

The Greeks snatched a dramatic late win in the south of France two weeks ago, but it wasn't entirely deserved. As such, Montpellier will be desperate to get their own back in Athens.

Olympiakos have lost their last four home games against French opposition and you can't ignore the value in backing an away win here.  

Look at over 2.5 goals at 2.10, while Montpellier's attacking livewire Younes Belhanda can be backed at 12.50 to score first.

Score Prediction: Olympiakos 1-2 Montpellier at 15.00.