Champions League Group E Round-Up – 07/12/16
Champions League Group E Round-Up – 07/12/16
In our Champions League Group E Round-Up we look at the best possible betting tips for these fixtures.
Tottenham Hotspur v CSKA Moscow
On Wednesday night in Group E we see Leonid Slutsky take his CSKA Moscow side on the trip to Wembley Stadium in London, England to face Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur.
These two sides met in the reverse fixture in the second round of matches when Tottenham made the difficult journey to Arena CSKA in Russia to face CSKA Moscow. This one was an extremely tight encounter with both teams having their fair share of chances to win the tie. The visitors had the better of the chances but without Harry Kane on the field they lacked the composure and it looked destined for a draw. However in the 71st minute Spurs nicked the only goal of the game to snatch all three points in their first ever trip to Moscow. He broke the offside trap and when his shot was initially saved by the keeper it seemed to go in slow motion as the ball trickled over the line.
The home side Tottenham Hotspur head into the visit of CSKA Moscow knowing that no matter what happens here on Wednesday evening that they have no chance of progressing through to the next stage of this competition. Their only hope now is finishing in third place which would mean that they will then enter the Europa League at the knockout stage. However they might not actually want to do that as Pochettino may want to concentrate on their Premier League campaign. Their Group stage has been extremely disappointing with them collecting just four points from five matches, which was the win in the reverse fixture of this tie. If they lose here then their opponents will be the ones who progress through to the Europa League.
The away side CSKA Moscow go into the trip to in a similar sort of situation to their opponents. They know that they need to win here in London on Wednesday evening to go through into the Europa League knockout stage. They currently find themselves sat at the foot of the group as the only team that have failed to win single group game. They have managed to pick up three draws against Bayer Leverkusen home and away and then at home to Monaco. Monaco will be hoping that they can make the most of Spurs’ terrible form at Wembley by coming away with a win here.
Tottenham to win (Best Priced on SkyBet at 8/15) – BET HERE
Correct score 2-1 (Best Priced on BetVictor at 8/1) – BET HERE
Bayer Leverkusen v AS Monaco
On Wednesday night in Group E we see Leonardo Jardim take his AS Monaco side on the trip to BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany to face Roger Schmidt take his Bayer Leverkusen.
These two sides met in the reverse fixture in the second round of matches when Bayer Leverkusen made the trip to Stade Louis II in France to face AS Monaco. This was an exciting encounter which saw both sides have a fair share of chances but Leverkusen will have been devastated that they couldn’t hang on to their lead and had to settle for the final result of a 1-1 draw. They left it fairly late on to go 1-0 up when they broke the deadlock in the 74th minute. Javier Hernandez was left unmarked just six yards out and when a cross was looped over to him he made no mistake heading it home. That looked like it was going to be the winner as the game went deep into stoppage time. But the home side snatched a draw right at the death when Glik struck a wonderful effort into the top corner from the edge of the box leaving the keeper with no chance.
The home side Bayer Leverkusen head into the visit of AS Monaco knowing that no matter what happens in this match, they will be progressing into the next stage of the Champions League in second place and therefore will be drawn to play a team who finished top of their group. They are yet to lose a group match but on the other hand have only managed to win one of their games, which was away at Tottenham Hotspur. So they have proved that they are a difficult side to beat and will want to continue that in the latter stages of the tournament. They will also want to hand their loyal home supporters with a Champions League victory, something which they haven’t witnessed this year.
The away side AS Monaco go into the trip to Bayer Leverkusen knowing that regardless of what happens here on Wednesday evening then they will be progressing through to the round of 16 stage of this competition in top spot. They currently find themselves on eleven points from their five group matches and are yet to lose a game after winning three and drawing two from those five. They will understand that Leverkusen is a difficult place to go but it would be no surprise to see them rest a couple of their key injuries just to make sure they sustain no injuries for the latter stages.
Draw (Best Priced on BetBright at 14/5) – BET HERE
Correct score 1-1 (Best Priced on BetVictor at 7/1) – BET HERE
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Watch the highlights from Monaco’s 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen here: