Champions League betting tips: Bernabeu BTTS & more woes for the winless

More misery is in the offing for pointless Royal Antwerp and Benfica



8 months ago

The penultimate round of Champions League group stages matches are here and while some sides will doubtless be enjoying every last minute, some will have had just about enough of their punishment.

Royal Antwerp and Benfica are two such clubs both are still in search of their first points and both are being taken on at very generous prices in this week’s Champions League betting tips.

Champions League betting tips

Shakhtar Donetsk to beat Royal Antwerp @ 21/20

Inter Milan to beat Benfica @ 8/5

Real Madrid to beat Napoli & both teams to score @ 23/10

£10 treble pays £175.90

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Difficult to see pointless Belgians getting off the mark against Barca slayers

Shakhtar Donetsk gave Royal Antwerp a two-goal head start and a 3-2 beating in Belgium back in matchweek two and beat the mighty Barcelona in their last UCL ‘home’ game at Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion.

The Ukranian side are 21/20 to complete the Group H double over the Belgian champions – a very fair price given their opponents have lost all four games in the section so far, including both their away assignments ‘to nil’.

Barca and Porto (joint top of the section on nine points) play each other in the Catalan capital, so this represents an unmissable opportunity for the Miners to get themselves firmly back into the picture for a place in the last 16.

Tip: Shakhtar Donetsk to beat Royal Antwerp @ 21/20

Odds underrate Italian invaders’ chances of victory at Estadio Da Luz

Serie A leaders Internazionale are level on points with Group D leaders Real Sociedad and travel to a Benfica side in the process of making an unusually timid exit from the Champions League. The Portuguese outfit have lost all four games so far, scoring just one goal along the way.

At 10/11 backing Simone Inzaghi’s in the draw-no-bet market is a decent bet for the more conservatively minded but their recent form makes it well worth chancing them to win at 8/5. Nter have won eight and drawn two of their last 10 outings in all competitions.

Tip: Inter Milan to beat Benfica @ 8/5

Reverse fixture gives Napoli hope of piercing Real rearguard in Madrid

Real Madrid look a very nice bet at 5/6 to beat Napoli at the Santiago Bernabeu, having won seven and drawn one of their eight outings there in all competitions this season.

Los Blancos have shut out five of their last six visitors but for those in favour of bolstering the odds about a home win against the Italian kingpins adding ‘both teams to score’ to the mix’ is advised. Napoli lost 2-3 to Real in Italy and they’re a far better side away than at home this term.

The Azzurri have won seven and drawn two on the road versus just two wins from eight at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Tip: Real Madrid to beat Napoli & both teams to score @ 23/10