Champions League Matchday 2 Betting Picks and Predictions

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Barcelona's Spanish forward Ferran Torres celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C first-leg football match between FC Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen. Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP.

UCL odds are now available as we are back with our favourite UEFA Champions League expert advice and free betting predictions for the elite European soccer action ahead of us.

Read on for this week’s Champions League Matchday 2 of 6 betting advice, soccer analysis and free UCL betting picks for the week’s fixtures involving Sporting Lisbon, Tottenham, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona.

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Sporting CP vs. Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 – 02:45 PM EDT at Estadio Jose Alvalade

Champions League Trends

  • Tottenham scores an average of 2.00 goals in Champions League fixtures
  • Sporting score an average of 3.00 goals in Champions League games
  • Sporting’s last 4 UCL home games have seen over 2.5 goals scored

Breaking an English Curse

Marcus Edwards won’t be remembered for his abysmal time spent at Tottenham Hotspur. Still, when his new team Sporting Lisbon traveled to Frankfurt last week, he made it certain that his former club would need to mention his name in the locker room for their upcoming UCL Matchday 2 meeting.

Edwards hammered home the first goal for Lisbon before setting up Francisco Trincao to extend Sporting’s lead. The Portuguese giants then returned to domestic action for a 4-0 whopping of Portimonense as they’ve now won three consecutive games in all competitions, kept 3 clean sheets, and scored 9 goals in the process.

With that said, the Lions have failed to defeat English clubs in six Champions League encounters, and they’ve been unable to win back-to-back European campaign openers in their club's history. The past isn’t siding with Lisbon, and a rested Spurs squad could undoubtedly extend these trends.

For Queen and Country

A sense of pride will be oozing through the English clubs this week, and with the postponement of Premier League action in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, rested legs will be prepared to fight in her honor.

Antonio Conte’s squad has been unbeaten since the start of the new season as they’ll head to Lisbon looking for an eighth straight game without defeat. The worry is that just one of their three away trips were successful, and Marseille did find some cracks in the amour, despite losing to Spurs in the UCL opening fixtures.

Sporting vs. Tottenham: Odds and Prediction

The available UCL odds at top-rated sportsbooks expect the visitors to walk away with all three points, but the +100 moneyline isn’t a tempting price tag.

I do believe Spurs can sneak the win here, but from a betting perspective, neither team are short of goal scorers, so the over 2.5 goals market is a tempting wager to make.

Score Prediction: Lisbon 2 – Spurs 3

Soccer Pick: Over 2.5 (-105) [1.05u wager returns 1.05u] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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FC Bayern Munich vs. FC Barcelona

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 03:00 PM EDT at Allianz Arena

Champions League Trends

  • B Munich are unbeaten in 10 of their previous 11 Champions League games
  • B Munich score an average of 2.00 goals in their UCL games
  • Barcelona are netting an average of 5.00 goals in their UCL meetings

The Main Event of the Week

Two of the most prominent European soccer clubs will battle at the Allianz on Tuesday as Bayern Munich and Barcelona attempt to claim their dominance in Group C of the Champions League.

Returning from a 2-0 success over Inter Milan on Matchday 1, Julian Nagelsmann’s squad will be confident in returning home to the Allianz, where some of their best soccer is played.

These two sides also met in the 2021/22 UCL campaign group, as the Germans dismantled the Spaniards 3-0 at home and 3-0 away.

Fixing Recent History

The Catalan outfit has lost to Bayern Munich in the two teams' previous 4 encounters, but they will notice that their German foes haven’t had the best beginning to their 2022/23 season.

Munich has shown times of struggle in their domestic meetings while a sense of resurgence is underway for Barcelona. And let’s not neglect the fact that Robert Lewandowski will be sporting a Barca shirt this week, taking on his former club could provide some heroics from the superstar Pole.

Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona: Odds and Prediction

The current Champions League odds expect an evenly fought game, but Munich is still the betting favorites. I don’t find much value in betting the home side, especially when Barcelona looks like the in-form team.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this ended in a goalless draw, but with so much leeway in value on the side of Barcelona, we could take a +1 handicap and still find some great returns.

Champions League Betting Record 2022/23: 1-1

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Score Prediction: B Munich 1 – Barca 1

Soccer Pick: Barcelona +1 (-105) [1.05u wager returns 1u of profit] at Everygame

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