2022-23 UEFA Champions League Odds - Group Stage: Matchday 1 Games to Bet On

2022-23 UEFA Champions League Odds – Group Stage: Matchday 1 Games to Bet On

The UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday 1 kicks off on Tuesday when the top teams from the best soccer leagues in the world step onto pitches throughout Europe to begin their quest for the 2023 Champions League title. No doubt, Tuesday’s top match pits Paris Saint-Germain versus Serie A power Juventus. See below for UEFA Champions League Odds, analysis, and free picks for six of Tuesday’s top CL games.  

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday 1 Games Betting Analysis and Picks

Borussia Dortmund -1.5 -116 vs FC Copenhagen +1.5 -107

  • When: Tuesday, September 6 at 3:00 pm ET

Copenhagen heads into this after beating rival Silkeborg in their last. But we shouldn’t read too much into the victory. The Danish League, where Copenhagen plays, isn’t close to the talent we’ll find in the German Bundesliga.

Save for an inexplicable 3-2 loss versus Werder Bremen on August 20, Dortmund has dominated their league opponents. Borussia is 4-1 SU in their last 5. They can beat road squad Copenhagen by at lest 2 goals. 

Champions League Pick: Dortmund -1.5 

Paris Saint-Germain -289 vs Juventus Turin +700

  • When: Tuesday, September 6 at 3:00 pm ET

PSG is a massive home chalk to put a beating onto Juve. The odds difference makes sense. Paris Saint-Germain not only plays at home, but PSG has more strikers than Juventus.

But Juve is a solid club. Maximiliano Allegri preaches lock down defense. Juventus will make it very difficult for Paris to score in this match. The strategy will be to frustrate Mbappe and Messi like there’s no tomorrow. Juventus may not win, but they could force a draw.   

Champions League Pick: Draw  

FC Salzburg +248 vs AC Milan +108

  • When: Tuesday, September 6 at 3:00 pm ET

This will be a tough match for Serie A squad AC Milan. No doubt, Milan is playing great soccer, but AC heads into this after beating rival Inter Milano 3-2.

There’s no way AC will be as up to take on Salzburg on the road as they were to battle their top rivals at home. Salzburg has won 4 straight. So the home team is in good form. Backing the home dog makes sense. 

Champions League Pick: FC Salzburg  

RB Leipzig -1.5 -166 vs FC Shakhtar Donetsk +1.5 +130

  • When: Tuesday, September 6 at 3:00 pm ET

Say what you want about Shakhtar Donetsk. The road squad in this always hard. But on Tuesday, they face an in form team on the road who could blow up Shakhtar’s Champions League try before it begins.

On paper, Leipzig is the much better team. Also, this happens on RBL’s pitch. Still, Shakhtar has played 3 straight club friendlies to prepare for this. Not only that, but Leipzig fell to Frankfurt by 4 goals in their last. Backing the underdog on the handicap is best play.  

Champions League Pick: Shakhtar Donetsk +1.5 

Sevilla FC +1.5 -139 vs Manchester City -1.5 +109

  • When: Tuesday, September 6 at 3:00 pm ET

This happens in Sevilla, which is one of the reasons for the healthy handicap on Man City. But although Sevilla takes on the Sky Blues on their pitch, it’s impossible to back the La Liga squad.

Sevilla has lost 3-of-4 with a draw. The home team battled rival Barcelona in their last and fell by 3 goals on their grass. The Citizens cover the handicap. 

Champions League Pick: Manchester City  

Celtic Glasgow +430 vs Real Madrid -166

  • When: Tuesday, September 6 at 3:00 pm ET

Both teams are on fire. Real has won 4 straight and Celtic has won 4 straight. No doubt, Real is the better team, but this happens in Glasgow.

El Blanco can win. They may not lay everything on the line the way we know they can because the second match in the aggregate happens at Santiago Bernabeau. 

Celtic is playing well enough, they beat 2021 Europa runner up Glasgow 4-0 in their last, to warrant a look. In addition, the odds on Celtics make the home squad an overlay. 

Champions League Pick: Celtic Glasgow

 
 

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