Champions League Returns to Action This Week

By Martin Green24 November 2019
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Champions League

Real Madrid will have revenge on their minds when they host PSG at the Bernebeu on Tuesday night. Zinedine Zidane’s men lost 3-0 in Paris earlier this season and they are priced 11/8 with Betfair to turn the tables on the French champions. Juventus host Atletico Madrid in another huge game on Tuesday and the draw looks interesting there at 9/4. It will also be interesting to see how Tottenham get on at home to Olympiakos after bringing in Jose Mourinho as manager. Chelsea lost at home to Valencia earlier this season, but their form has been strong since then and the odds on them winning at the Mestalla on Wednesday look attractive. You can find close to even money on an impressive Ajax side winning away at Lille and that looks like a great bet. Inter also look well priced at 27/20 to win away at Slavia Prague.

Europa League

Arsenal are without a win in six games and manager Unai Emery is in serious danger of losing his job. The Gunners host a struggling Eintracht Frankfurt side in the Europa League on Thursday and they are 10/11 with Ladbrokes to return to winning ways. Celtic will be buoyed by beating Lazio home and away, and they should therefore make short work of Rennes this week. Wolves are very well priced to beat Braga in Portugal, and some bookies are offering 13/10 on Wolves draw no bet. CSKA Moscow are generally strong at home, and odds of 11/10 at Bet365 on them beating Ludogorets look great, especially when you consider that Ludogorets lost 6-0 to Espanyol in their last game.

UK Championship Snooker

In-form Englishman Judd Trump is the 3/1 favourite to reign supreme at the UK Championship this week, but he faces stern competition. Ronnie O’Sullivan is 7.2 and you can find 11/2 at Betfred on the talented Neil Robertson, while the likes of Mark Selby and Mark Allen are not to be written off. The tournament begins on Tuesday at the York Barbican and it runs until December 8. It is the first Triple Crown event of the 2019/20 season and the winner gets £200,000, so it should be fiercely competitive

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The final Grand Prix of the season takes place on Sunday and champion Lewis Hamilton will be keen to end the campaign on a winning note. He was back in seventh in Brazil last time out, while heavyweights Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc all crashed out, allowing Max Verstappen to seize the chequered flag. Expect normal service to be resumed this weekend. Mercedes have won this race for the past five years and Hamilton delivered three of those victories. He looks really well priced at 7/4 with Betway to win this one, and Bottas looks like a good each-way bet.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

Two of the biggest teams in Europe will clash at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Sunday. Atletico have only lost once in the league this season, but they have drawn seven out of 14 games and that has left them eight points behind leaders Barcelona. The champions have been on song since Lionel Messi returned to the starting 11, and a nervy 2-1 win away at Leganes on Saturday kept them ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference. Yet they have not looked particularly convincing and they will miss the suspended Sergio Busquets for this game. Atletico Madrid have injury problems, but they will feel as though they can get a result in this match. William Hill is offering 12/5 on the draw and that looks great.