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Barcelona Poor Value To Beat Chelsea In Champions League

Published on 24/04/2012 11:20

Chelsea travel to Barcelona tonight with a surprise one goal advantage after the first leg but many thought Chelsea were lucky to get anything out of that game and things are certainly going to be a lot tougher in the Camp Nou. It would still be a pretty big upset if Chelsea could knock Barcelona out of the Champions League this season, does ValueChecker think that they can do the impossible? The value is certainly with Chelsea progressing according to the ValueChecker Value…

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Under 2.5 Goals The Value Bet For Chelsea v Barcelona

Published on 18/04/2012 11:00

Chelsea take on Barcelona in the Champions League Semi Final First Leg tonight at Stamford Bridge and it seems likely Chelsea will need a comfortable win if they are to stand much of a chance of making it through to the final with a much tougher match at the Nou Camp awaiting. Does ValueChecker think that Chelsea have much of a chance in this match? It seems Chelsea’s best win could be a 2-0 victory as the ValueChecker Value Bets are highlighting under 2.5 goals as the…

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Chelsea Looking To Face Champions League Favourites In Semi Final

Published on 04/04/2012 11:09

Chelsea take on Benfica in the Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg at Stamford Bridge tonight and either a win or a draw will be more than enough to see Chelsea into the semi final. Benfica were expected to win the first leg so with Chelsea going to Portugal and picking up a big win many will be predicting another victory for Chelsea tonight. The winner of this fixture will take on Barcelona in the semi finals and both Barcelona and Lionel Messi were subject of the…

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Benfica The Value In Champions League First Leg Against Chelsea

Published on 27/03/2012 10:18

Chelsea travel to Portugal on Tuesday night looking for more Champions League glory but the odds suggest they are in for a struggle possibly in this match, Chelsea are strong favourites to qualify from this tie but outsiders to win this first leg. Let’s see what ValueChecker makes of this Champions League Quarter Final First Leg. According to the ValueChecker Value Bets it is Benfica who catch the eye on Tuesday night on their home turf. Benfica have already gained a…

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Chelsea Need Drogba In Top Form To Qualify Ahead Of Napoli In Champions League

Published on 14/03/2012 11:31

Chelsea face an uphill task on Wednesday night when Napoli visit Stamford Bridge, the Italians who have been a revelation in the Champions League this season and helped knock Man City out of the competition will take another English scalp unless Chelsea can reverse a 3-1 deficit. Can they do it? Let’s see what the ValueChecker tools make of this match. The best value bet in this match according to the ValueChecker Value Bets is under 2.5 goals. The Value Bets are…

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Expect Goals As Arsenal Take On In Form Milan In Champions League

Published on 05/03/2012 11:51

Arsenal take on AC Milan in the second leg of their Champions League second round tie this week and although the tie is effectively over (Milan hold a 4-0 lead currently) there is still an opportunity for Arsenal to salvage some pride and also for punters to make some money from this match. A good run of results domestically for AC Milan has caused them to be flagged up by the ValueChecker Steamers. The Steamers highlight bets that have been so popular that the bookies have…

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Best ValueChecker Wikis To Examine Ahead Of Napoli v Chelsea

Published on 21/02/2012 11:30

There is plenty of football to bet on this Tuesday night with action from the football league but most eyes will be on the Champions League and in particular the game between Napoli and Chelsea with Napoli already helping to eliminate one English team from the Champions League this season. The Chelsea ValueChecker wikis could be the best guide for this match on ValueChecker considering this match hasn’t thrown up any ValueChecker Steamers or ValueChecker Value Bets at…

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Arsenal In For Good Result In Italy According To ValueChecker Pointers

Published on 15/02/2012 11:12

The Champions League returns this week and it is a competition that always appeals as a betting medium as the more competitive matches on offer often provide bigger odds bets on the games. On Wednesday night most eyes may be on what many are calling the tie of the round, AC Milan v Arsenal. The ValueChecker Value Bets suggest that this could be a good night for the English as Arsenal have been highlighted as one of the best bets of the day. The ValueChecker Value Bets are…

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Punters should pile on Pedro to strike first with Barca likely to bash BATE tonight!

Published on 06/12/2011 19:09

Predictably, Barcelona are priced up at extremely prohibitive odds – 1.30 is the best offer in town with 888sport.com and Ladbrokes – for their encounter with BATE Borisov at the Camp Nou tonight, despite the distinct possibility of Pep Guardiola fielding an under-strength side. Indeed, the Blaugrana have already sailed through to the knockout stages, unsurprisingly, and the Catalan giants have much bigger fish to fry with arch enemies Real Madrid to do battle with …

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Czech out a cracking bet for AC Milan's trip to the Synot Tip Aréna this evening

Published on 06/12/2011 18:55

AC Milan have not been particularly effective on the road in this season’s Champions League and, given that the reigning champions have already qualified along with Barcelona for the knockout stages of the competition, they may well be thwarted when square up against Viktoria Plzen at the Synot Tip Aréna this evening. Pavel Vrba’s men lost the reverse fixture 2-0 at the San Siro, and were subsequently hammered at home by Barca, but the Czech champions earned …

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Arsenal's Chance Of Beating Dortmund Revolves Around Van Persie

Published on 23/11/2011 10:32

Arsenal can book their place in the next round of the Champions League with a win at the Emirates on Wednesday night but top spot in the group cannot be guaranteed until the final match. Last season Arsenal finished runners up of their group and drew Barcelona in the second round, Barcelona have knocked Arsenal out of the competition for the last two years and Arsenal will be keen to avoid Barcelona and other likely group winners when the draw is made for the second round, a win …

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Bayer Leverkusen Likely To Be Very Tough Opponents For Under Pressure Chelsea

Published on 23/11/2011 10:00

Chelsea have managed to win just once in their last six 90 minute matches and three our of four league games lost means the pressure is well and truely on their new manager Andre Villas-Boas. Chelsea currently top their Champions League group though and can secure top spot if they beat Bayer Leverkusen, who sit two points behind Chelsea in second. Should Chelsea lose this match then doubts will not only creep in about Chelsea's ability to qualify from the group but there…

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Napoli Not To Be Underestimated Against Full Strength Man City

Published on 22/11/2011 09:59

Man City may be cruising in the Premiership but qualification for the knockout stage of the Champions League is still far from guaranteed in their maiden season in the competition. City's remaining matches in the group are away to Napoli and home to Bayern Munich, a loss here would leave City needing to beat Bayern Munich to be able to qualify. A draw would still leave City with problems but a win guarantees City a place in the next round with a game to spare so we should…

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Rooney Not 100% To Line Up For Man Utd Against Benfica

Published on 21/11/2011 16:28

Man Utd currently top Champions League Group C despite having won only half their games in the competition so far, only one goal keeps them ahead of Tuesday's opponents Benfica which makes this game a crucial decider for who wins the group and avoids the big guns in the next round. The first game between the sides was 1-1 and whichever side wins this game will be three points above the other with a better head to head record so the loser cannot qualify as group winners. …

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Can Barcelona be considered good value at around 7-4 to win the 2011/12 Champions League?

Published on 07/11/2011 19:48

Despite the strength of the Premier League, which is widely perceived as the most competitive league in world football, the first three clubs in the betting to prevail in this season’s Champions League are all based outside of England. In terms of strength in depth, it’s hard to argue that the Premiership isn’t the most hotly-contested league, but equally it’s hard to argue with the odds compilers’ unanimous assessment that Barcelona, Real Madrid…

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Man City May Have To Settle For A Draw Against Villarreal

Published on 02/11/2011 10:40

Out of all the English sides in this year's Champions League Man City still look the least likely to qualify, they were handed a very tough group and if not for a last minute Sergio Aguero winner in the first match against tonight's opposition Man City would be in a perrilous position. Man City are still outside the top two in Group A but they will be hopeful of a second ever Champions League win against a team who has lost all three games in the competition this…

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Do Lyon possess the sang-froid to cope with rampant Real Madrid on Wednesday night?

Published on 01/11/2011 19:31

Lyon have yet to lose at home in four previous meetings with Real Madrid, but they will be very much the underdogs when Jose Mourinho’s men come calling at the Stade Gerland on Wednesday night. Los Blancos are the only side in the Champions League this season still with a 100 per cent record in the competition intact, something they preserved with utter aplomb when thrashing Lyon on Matchday 3 a fortnight ago, and the Spanish giants are already virtually assured of their …

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Les Dogues will have too much bite for Inter Milan at the San Siro on Wednesday

Published on 01/11/2011 19:15

There’s no doubt that the Champions League group matches being played on Wednesday night have a more competitive look compared to those the day before, and one of the tightest games may be at the San Siro where Inter Milan, winners of this tournament in 2009/10, play host to French side Lille. Going into this match the French champions have yet to record a victory in Group B, but there’s is certainly cause for optimism for the visitors. Indeed, Inter currently lead …

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Back Bayern to sail past Napoli in their Champions League clash on Wednesday

Published on 01/11/2011 19:00

Bayern Munich will all but seal their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League if they see off Italian side Napoli at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night and, ominously for the visitors, Jupp Heynckes’ men have won nine of their last 10 matches in this competition on home soil. The side from Naples earned a highly creditable draw at home against Bayern a fortnight ago and, also to their credit, they’ve kept clean sheets five of their last games…

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Bank on Barcelona to seal place in Champions League knockout stages with ease against Plzen tonight

Published on 01/11/2011 18:47

Barcelona beat Czech Republic champions Viktoria Plzen 2-0 at the Camp Nou in their Champions League encounter a fortnight ago, and Pep Guardiola’s men can cement their place in the knockout stages by winning the return leg this evening. The Catalan outfit have lost just one of their last seven away matches in Europe’s premier club tournament, and while Plzen are unbeaten in four matches in this competition at the Synot Tip Aréna this term, in that quartet…

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