Back to the Champions League tonight, and this week sees all eight groups played out to a finish. Two English clubs are in action tonight, with Liverpool facing Basel at Anfield, and Arsenal travelling to Turkey to face Galatasaray.
The Gunners are already through, while Liverpool have to win if they want to have any chance of qualifying. As a result of all the pressure being on the Liverpool match (Kick-Off 7.45, live on ITV), all the bookie new account offers seem to be on them tonight.
- Starting with Betfair, and anybody opening a new Betfair account here can get enhanced odds of 5/1 on Liverpool to beat Basel, or your money back as a free bet if Liverpool don’t win.
- Moving on and Winner also have a new accounts offer for Liverpool tonight. Anybody opening a new Winner account here can get a massive 7/1 on Liverpool to beat Basel in the Champions League tonight.
- Also tonight, new customers opening an account here can get 5/1 on Liverpool to beat Basel with Paddy Power, or your money back as a free bet if Liverpool don’t win.
The situation for Liverpool tonight is they have to win to have any chance of qualifying, a draw or defeat, and Liverpool are out of the Champions League. A draw will see Basel through no matter what, even if Ludogorets win in Madrid!!!
General betting tonight sees Liverpool at a top price of 4/5 to win with bet365. The draw is 3/1 with Boylesports, while a Basel victory is currently a top price of 4/1 with Coral.
The situation in Group D, Arsenal’s group, is far less complicated. Both Borussia Dortmund and the Gunners have already qualified (and Anderlecht have already qualified for the Europa League), all that there is too play for is who tops the group out of these two. This match is live on Sky Sports 5 (Kick-Off 7.45pm).
Dortmund currently have a two point lead over Arsenal, and are massive favourites to win the group. Anything other than an Arsenal win tonight, and Dortmund take the group (no matter what). If Arsenal win and Dortmund lose, Arsenal take the group. If Arsenal win and Dortmund draw, then Arsenal need to win by 7 goals or more to guarantee winning the group (although realistically, just the 6 goals should be enough).
Arsenal aren’t expected to play a strong team tonight, which might go some way to explaining why they are as long as 8/5 with William Hill to win against a team with only one Champions League point.
Galatasaray are 19/10 with William Hill (best odds also), with the draw – the most likely outcome in my view – coming in at a best price of 13/5 with bet365.
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