Champions League Betting Tips (Tuesday)

Champions League BettingBy Mark Rawlinson

The Champions League group stage reaches its conclusion over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday, with many teams still battling to guarantee their spots in the knockout stage.

Manchester City face Bayern Munich in Group D, which is the only group on Tuesday night which has already been decided, whilst in Group A, already qualified Manchester United host Shakhtar Donetsk.

Bayern Munich v Manchester City

Reigning champions Bayern Munich will be looking to secure six wins out of six when as they face Manchester City in the pick of tonight’s games.

The Bundesliga champions have been nothing short of superb so far in Group D, conceding just two goals on their way to five straight victories.

They saw off Manchester City comfortably in the return fixture back in October, with goals from Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben helping them to an easy 3-1 win.

City, who are already guaranteed to make it through to the last 16, face a monumental task in avoiding defeat, especially with trio Gael Clichy, Matija Nastasic and Stevan Jovetic all absent through injury.

Midfield workhorse Yaya Toure is suspended although David Silva is set for a return after being side lined for the last six games with a hamstring injury.

Bayern are huge favourites for victory with Paddy Power providing the best odds of 1/2 whilst the best price on an unlikely City win comes courtesy of Bet 365 at 11/2.

You can catch this one live on Sky Sports 2 from 7:45pm.

Manchester United v Shakhtar Donetsk

Whilst their miserable Premier League season continued on Saturday with defeat at home to Newcastle, David Moyes’ Manchester United can at least turn to Europe as a reprieve from their depressing domestic campaign.

Their 5-0 drubbing of Bayer Leverkusen last time out guaranteed their place in the knockout stages but Shakhtar will provide a stern test this evening, as they need a win to make sure they make it into the last 16.

Defenders Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Chris Smalling and midfielder Marouane Fellaini are all doubts for the match after missing training on Monday.

However, Moyes may choose to rest some of his top stars ahead of a must-win match at Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

United are favourites ahead of the match, William Hill providing the best prices at 23/20. Bet 365 offer the best odds on a Shakhtar win at 11/4.

Judging their recent form and the likelihood of a few players being rested, I could see the Ukrainian league leaders snatching a point here.

Therefore my BET OF THE DAY is on a draw with Bet Victor providing good value at 13/5.

This match is live on ITV1 from 7:45pm.

Other Champions League Action

Another match to look out for tonight is the winner-takes-all clash between Galatasaray and Juventus in Group C.

Juventus go into the game two points ahead of their Turkish hosts, knowing a win would guarantee their spot in the knockout stages, whilst a draw would probably also suffice.

They are evens Ladbrokes to win the game, whilst Bet 365 offer the best price on a Galatasaray win at 7/2.

This one is live on Sky Sports 4 from 7:45pm.

Don’t forget, you can bet on all the other Champions League games taking place tonight, and you can watch them all via the red button on Sky Sports.

You can also claim free bets with Bet 365 by clicking HERE.