UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 Betting Predictions and Preview

23 November 2020
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Liverpool vs. Atalanta

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 08:00 PM at Anfield

Welcome to Anfield

A home record to be proud of, Jurgen Klopp's UCL performances on home turf remain stable for the reigning Premier League champions. And who better to welcome this week than Atalanta, who've suffered their most devastating defeats this year against two English clubs (5-1 vs. Manchester City & 5-0 vs. Liverpool).

Atalanta's form is quite the opposite. They have failed to secure a win in five of their previous six matches. A team in Atalanta known for scoring a large number of goals now struggle to find the back of the net.

Form, Mentality, Champions League Odds & Trends

  • Liverpool has won three of their UCL home fixtures to nil.
  • Liverpool has won six of their previous seven - four consecutive - at Anfield.
  • Diogo Jota has netted seven goals in his previous six Liverpool games.

Final Thoughts| UEFA Champions League Betting Picks

Goal scoring problems for Atalanta have come at the worst time. They are faced with a Liverpool squad who've kept a clean sheet in their previous three UCL fixtures. Another Liverpool win seems highly likely this week.

The available odds on Liverpool are quite fair, given their respective records. I think we should anticipate another Liverpool win on the cards.

Score prediction: Liverpool 3 – Atalanta 0

Betting prediction: Liverpool win & Over 1.5 1.80 [-125] at Betway (visit our Betway Review)

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Atletico Madrid vs. Lokomotiv Moscow

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 08:00 PM at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium

The Brick Wall Known as Madrid

It's no surprise that German powerhouses Bayern Munich are leading Group A, but Atletico failing to secure victories over the lower-class teams has left the second place position up for grabs. With that said, it should not be an uphill struggle for the Spaniards, even with a goalless draw during the first leg versus Moscow.

Diego Simeone will not allow a lower-level team such as Moscow to walk away with another point, especially back in Spain on home soil.

Final Thoughts| UEFA Champions League Betting Picks

Atletico could secure their position in the next round even further with a solid three points earnt at home. It should be an easy task for Simeone to keep the 2nd place seat warm, Salzburg and Moscow would need close to a miracle at qualification if Atletico can grab the win midweek.

The available odds are giving us more value on Atletico than expected, the reverse drawn fixture between the two sides has played its part at the best bookmakers.

Score Prediction: Madrid 2 – Moscow 0

Betting Prediction: Atletico Madrid win to nil 1.83 at William Hill (visit our William Hill Review)

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Marseille vs. Porto

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 08:00 PM at Orange Velodrome

Struggles in Marseille

Marseille reached the Champions League for the first time since 2013, but their dream return has ended in a nightmare.

They have lost all three fixtures in Group C and have failed to score a single goal. Both Manchester City & Porto defeated the French side with 3-0 score lines.

Porto's results have been quite the opposite, sat in 2nd place with their only loss to Manchester City. They are now a few points and one Olympiacos failure away from qualification.

Form, Mentality, Champions League Odds & Trends

  • Marseille has failed to score in this season's UCL tournament.
  • Porto defeated Marseille 3-0 in the reverse fixture.
  • Porto has won 2/3 UCL fixtures during this campaign.
  • Marseille has lost all three of their UCL fixtures this term.

Final Thoughts| UEFA Champions League Betting Picks

To be completely honest, Marseille has looked like a timid lower-league side during their stint thus far. Fading them is going to be a lucrative outcome during their final three fixtures.

The available odds on Porto are holding great value due to their away side position. Take the insurance on the money-line (draw no bet) because you never know.

Score Prediction: Marseille 1 – FC Porto 2

Betting Prediction: Porto Draw No Bet 1.83 [-120] at Bet365 (visit our Bet365 Review)

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