Champions League Betting: Group D Tips

Manchester City 1.38  The Draw  4.85  Ajax 7.50

It's a case of do or die for Man City as they welcome Ajax to The Etihad on Tuesday. The Premier League champions have struggled in their quest to replicate domestic success on the big European stage, picking up just one point from a possible nine so far this campaign.

Ajax, meanwhile, proved they're a force to be reckoned with two weeks ago. In coming from behind, the Dutch side played City off the park in a 3-1 demolition that will have left Roberto Mancini highly frustrated at his side's performance.

Siem De Jong stood out as Ajax's chief goal threat, and he's available at 4.00 to strike at any time, while City's dead ball expert Alexsandr Kolarov is 16.00 to score first - tantalising odds indeed. 

Home advantage will count for a lot here, though, and City have made The Etihad something of a fortress in recent years. Back the home side, and do consider over 2.5 goals at 1.50.

Score Prediction: City 2-1 Ajax at 8.50

Real Madrid 1.44  The Draw 4.40  Borussia Dortmund 7.00

Los Galacticos welcome Jurgen Klopp's dynamic Dortmund side to the Santiago Bernabea off the back of three successive convincing domestic victories. It's as if the defeat at Dortmund a fortnight ago gave Jose Mourinho's men a required wake-up call, and they've really hit their stride since.

However, Dortmund proved their worth in the reverse victory with a well-deserved 2-1 victory and they will show no undue respect to their hosts inside one of Europe's great footballing cathedrals.

A draw would suit both teams here, a situation that is always dangerous when placing a bet on one team to win. Be sensible with a DNB if needs be.

In the goalscorers market, check out visiting forward Robert Lewandowski, who is 10.00 to score with a header. 

Score Prediction: Real Madrid 1-1 Borussia Dortmund at 9.25