In this post betting tips and previews of the second round of Champions League group stage matches. Groups E and F: BATE Borisov-Roma, Barcelona-Bayer Leverkusen,
Arsenal-Olympiakos and Bayern Munchen-Dinamo Zagreb.
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BATE BORISOV - ROMA
The 5-1 win vs Carpi brought some calm back among Giallorossi.
Italian team now has to face this delicate match vs the weakest team of the group, BATE Borisov.
Roma is forced to win. BATE is not a good team, there are few quality players and usually its results in Champions League are far away from being decent.
BATE has two absences: Rodionov and Zhavnerchik are both injured and will not take part of the match.
Roma has lost Dzeko because of an injury and also Totti, Keita, Szczesny and Iago Falque are unavailable.
Luckily Pjanic will be in the starting lineup and his presence is crucial. because the bosnian player is great in serving good passes.
Usually Roma suffers teams who tend to stay on the defensive and the absence of Dzeko will not help.
Coach Garcia will use three very dinamic and quick wingers as forwarders and giving few reference points to the opponent's defense.
We expect to see the AWAY WIN.
BATE BORISOV: Chernik; Polyakov, Dubra, Milunović, Mladenović; Nikolić, A Volodko; Stasevich, Hleb, Gordeichuk; Jevtić.
ROMA: De Sanctis; Florenzi, Manolas, De Rossi, Digne; Pjanić, Nainggolan, Vainqueur; Salah, Gervinho, Iturbe.
UNDER 3.5 (1.30 Matchbook)
AWAY WIN (1.83 Matchbook)
BARCELONA - BAYER LEVERKUSEN
Leo Messi got an injury on Saturday in the match vs Las Palmas and will be out 2 months.
He will probably be substituted by Munir in the next game.
After the 1-1 draw in the first round in Rome, Barcelona needs three points from the next home match vs Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayer has won 4-1 vs BATE in the first round and has 12 points in Bundesliga after 7 matches played.
Its gamestlye is mainly about a constant pressing starting with the forwarders.
German team usually struggles when playing away: 10 defeats in the last 15 european away matches with only 3 wins obtained.
Considering the good Bayer's offensive potential and the bad period of shape of Ter Stegen, BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE seems to be interesting, but as main bet we choose OVER 2.5.
BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets; Rakitić, Iniesta; Neymar, Suárez, Munir.
BAYER LEVERKUSEN: Leno; Donati, Papadopoulos, Tah, Wendell; L. Bender, Kramer, Bellarabi, Hakan Çalhanoğlu; Hernández, Kiessling.
OVER 2.5 (1.57, Sporting Bet)
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (1.90, Sporting Bet)
ARSENAL - OLYMPIAKOS
Arsenal rarely fails in Champions League home matches vs weaker teams.
English team has lost the first match played in Zagreb and now needs a win vs Olympiakos.
Arsenal won the last Premier League match played on Saturday (2-5 vs Leicester) and finally Alexis Sanchez has scored (hat-trick).
Olympiakos has changed a lot of players compared to the previous season and the players need time to find a good harmony.
Moreover greek team's trend in european away matches is not good: 5 loss in a row and 14 goals conceded.
We choose HOME WIN.
ARSENAL: Čech; Monreal, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Bellerín; Coquelin, Özil, Ramsey; Sánchez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott.
OLYMPIAKOS: Roberto; Elabdellaoui, Botía, Siovas, Masuaku; Cambiasso, Salino, Kasami; Fortounis, Pardo; Ideye.
HOME WIN (1.40, PaddyPower)
OVER 1.5 HOME TEAM (1.40, PaddyPower)
SANCHEZ TO SCORE ANYTIME (2.20, PaddyPower)
BAYERN MUNCHEN - DINAMO ZAGREB
In 41 matches played in the first half of the season, Bayern Munchen has won 36 times with Guardiola as coach.
Bayern has won all the matches played in Bundesliga and last season and two season ago Bayern has always won the first 4 matches of Champions League group stage.
Dinamo Zagreb is not a bad team and showed to have skills beating Arsenal in the first round.
Lots of skilled youngsters compose this team which has been unbeaten for the last 45 official matches.
Will this long series of useful results come to an end in Munchen?
Probably and we choose HOME WIN + OVER 2.5 and also LEWANDOWSKI TO SCORE ANYTIME since the polish looks on a great shape.
BAYERN MUNCHEN: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Alaba, Bernat; Vidal, Xabi Alonso, Thiago Alcántara; Müller, Lewandowski, Douglas Costa.
DINAMO ZAGREB: Eduardo; Măţel, Taravel, Benković, Pivarić; Soudani, Ademi, Machado, Antolić, Fernandes; Pjaca.
HOME WIN + OVER 2.5 (1.37, Betfair)
OVER 3.5 (1.88, Betfair)
LEWANDOWSKY TO SCORE ANYTIME (1.45, Betfair)
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