The second matchday of the Champions League is just around the corner and football fans can again look forward to some top games! The beginning of the Champions League Season 2014/2015 already offered some surprises that no one expected. We here at Rivalo again want to give you an overview of the top-matches of this playtime, as well as of the extensive betting offer with attractive odds for all games of this year’s Champions League. Become a champion as well and place your bet on your favourite!
Atlético Madrid – Juventus Turin
The vecchia Signora from Turin was able to win their first home game and consequently scored the first three points against the Swedish outsider Malmö. Atlético, on the other hand, did not really show a convincing performance during this fresh Champions League season and lost their first match in Greece against Olympiakos Piräus. The team of Diego Simone, who returns to the coaching zone after his suspension, is already under pressure to win the next game and this against no one else than the Italian record champion Juventus Turin. The bookmakers at Rivalo have already set the odds for the top match of group A between Atlético and Juventus. A home victory of the Rojiblancos will double your stake, a draw offers an odd of 3.60 and a away victory of the Bianconeri from Turin offers an odd of 3.60. Is Atlético able to stay close to the top of the table or is Juve able to keep the lead?
Manchester City – AS Roma
AS Roma celebrated a successful comeback in Europe’s premier competition. The team scored their first three points with a thrashing victory against CSKA Moscow in front of their home crowd. Manchester City, on the other hand, lost their first game against FC Bayern in Munich. While the game has been rather balanced, the citizens had to accept a defeat at the end. Manchester City is – as is generally known – a very strong team whenever they play in front of their home crowd, consequently, it will not be an easy task for the Romans in England. Nevertheless, the Roman defense has been really strong over the past month and only allows little chances for goals against. One may be eager to see who will win the duel between Manchester City and AS Roma. According to the odds at www.rivalo.com, the citizens are seen as the favourite, offering an odd of 1.70. A draw offers an odd of 3.80 and an away victory of the Italians offers a considerable odd of 4.70. Will the Romans be able to build on their performance of the first match or is City able to make a clearance?
Paris St. Germain – FC Barcelona
Befitting their rank, FC Barcelona started with a victory into the current Champions League season. As usual, Barca dominated the game with almost 70% ballpossession, nevertheless, they were only able to rack up a 1:0 victory against APOEL Nikosia. PSG opened the CL-playing period against AJAX in Amsterdam. The multi-million dollar troop from Paris could only score a draw and were lucky that AJAX failed in front of the goal during the last minutes. In terms of the duel between those two teams, fans can be curious to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing against his former club Barcelona, especially as the company parted in a rather unfriendly way. The odds for this game between PSG and FC Barcelona are set as follows: A home victory of Paris offers an odd of 3.00, a draw offers an odd of 3.30 and an away victory of Barcelona offers an odd of 2.35. Can Messi, Neymar and Co. show their full abilities or will Zlatan steal the show?
FC Basel – FC Liverpool
FCB has already experienced the full harness of football and lost their first game 1:5 against Real Madrid. The whole “offence department” of the royals, Bale, Ronaldo, James and Benzema entered their names on the scoring charts! The swiss now have the chance to rehabilitate against the English club of tradition Liverpool in front of their home crowd. The Reds won their first game – with a bit of luck – due to a penalty kick in minute 93. In order to stay close to the top of this group, Basel needs to score their first points. Looking at the odds at www.rivalo.com, Liverpool is set to be the favourite, offering an odd of 1.90. A home victory of the Swiss champion multiples your stake by a factor of 4 and a draw offers an odd of 3.50. Is FC Basel confident enough to win against FC Liverpool?
FC Arsenal – Galatasaray
The Gunners have clearly lost their first game of this year’s Champions League group phase against BVB from Dortmund. The team appeared to be completely replaced and was not able build on their performance shown in the Premier League. Galatasaray did not cover themselves in glory in the game against Anderlecht in Istanbul as well. A 1:1 draw was shown on the official game report at the end. The lions are the second Turkish opponent of Arsenal in this playing period: Besiktas, another club of the Süper Lig, already faced Arsenal in the play-offs. The Gunners should score in London in order to keep pace with Broussia Dortmund. Arsenal is seen to be the clear favourite in this game against Galatasaray, which is mirrored in the odds at Rivalo. A home victory offers an odd of 1.45 and a draw offers an odd of 4.50. Galatasaray, however, is a dangerous outsider, offering an odd of 7.00. Place your bets on your favourite!
We invite you to browse through our extensive betting offer for the Champions League 2014/2015 with the usual attractive odds. There you cannot only find long-term bets for the group winner, the Champions League winner or the top scorer but also single bets, combi-nation bets and live bets for all games of the Champions League. Are you ready for the Champi-ons League 2014/2015? Go to www.rivalo.com and place your bets on your favourites!