Champions League Challenge #1: Gameday 1 Trends

Posted: September 16, 2014

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The Champions League is back, and we are pumped! it makes Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons that much more fun, and we’re going to make it even funner by starting up a Champions League Betting Challenge.

What we’re going to be doing is a trends betting system – basically look at the past two seasons of the Champions League, look for certain trends then bet on it.

This is going to be a basic trends betting system – what that means is we don’t dive too deep into it. It’s purely for entertainment purposes to make matches like Maribor vs Sporting CP more exciting – follow along if you want, and if not then sit back and watch us blow money just for fun!

For these what we are going to do is look for common trends in the last two years based on each Gameday, then bet on it. So it’s the first games for all the teams in the groups – that is all we will look at.

If you’re wondering how much we will be betting – it’s 1/4 a unit.

Here are the bets we will be making covering both Tuesday and Wednesdays games:

Champions League Challenge #1: Arsenal to win 2-1

In the 2012/2013 Champions League, Arsenal started it off with a 2-1 win away to Montpellier. Last season, they won 2-1 over Marseille. Again, this was away.

Guess what There’s a trend! So we will be placing a bet on Arsenal to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1. 12/1 odds.

Champions League Challenge #1: No Draws Accumulator

Last year out of the 16 games there was just 1 draw. The year before? There was only 3 draws out of the 16 games.

So we’re going to do 2 accumulators. The first for Tuesdays matches, the second for Wednesdays matches. On all 8 games for that day we’ll bet there won’t be a draw.

Tuesdays odds are 3.74/1 and Wednesdays odds are at 3.66/1.

Champions League Challenge #1: Goals In A Half

We’ve noticed that matches with the bigger teams usually mean more goals in the 2nd half, while matches with the 3rd/4th ranked teams usually mean more goals in the 1st half.

Based on that, we are going to be betting every game and what half has most goals. We will do individual bets on that. We think tomorrow has a better 4/4 split but will include today anyway.

Benfica vs Zenit St Petersburg: More goals in 1st half @ 21/10
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal: More goals in 2nd half @ 1/1
Galatasary vs Anderlecht: More goals in 1st half @ 21/10
Juventus vs Malmo FF: More goals in 2nd half @ 11/10
Liverpool vs Ludogorets Razgrad: More goals in 2nd half @ 20/21
Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen: More goals in 2nd half @ 1/1
Olympiakos vs Atletico Madrid: More goals in 2nd half @ 11/10
Real Madrid vs Basel: More goals in 2nd half @ 10/11
Athletic Bilboa vs Shakhtar Donetsk: More goals in 1st half @ 21/10
FC Porto vs BATE Borisov: More goals in 1st half @ 15/8
NK Maribor vs Sporting: More goals in 1st half @ 21/10
Roma vs CSKA Moscow: More goals in 1st half @ 21/10
Ajax vs PSG: More goals in 2nd half @ 21/10
Barcelona vs Apoel Nicosia: More goals in 2nd half @ 10/11
Bayern Munich vs Man City: More goals in 2nd half @ 1/1
Chelsea vs Schalke: More goals in 2nd half @ 1/1

We also did the Benfica, Dortmund, Galatasary and Juventus games in a parlay at 39.36/1 , Liverpool, Monaco, Olympiakos and Real Madrid games in a parlay at 14.65/1. Also Bilboa, Porto, Maribor and Roma games in a parlay at 84.64/1 and then Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea matches at 14.65/1.

FYI all these bets are available at The more goals in what half bet is under each game under the “Goals” heading just have to scroll down a bit.

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