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- Champions League Tuesday action is headlined by a marquee matchup of Manchester United hosting Juventus (3 p.m. ET on TNT), but there's plenty of other intriguing matchups.
- After analyzing the betting market for each game on the board, I've picked out three value plays.
The third round of the Champions League group stage starts Tuesday with a lot to be excited about, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford with Juventus.
There are also big favorites like Real Madrid, Manchester City and Bayern Munich who don’t want to drop more points, which they’ve all done so far.
Here’s a quick look at the most lopsided bets before getting into each match.
Most Lopsided Betting Percentages
Manchester City, Valencia and Juventus are attracting the most public action, and all of them are on the road. Odds have moved in favor of Man City, but have gone away from both Valencia and Juve.
There’s plenty of value on the board and I’ve broken down the betting market to pick out three value plays.
Season Record: 3-1-1 (+2.07 units)
>> All odds and betting percentages as of Monday at 5 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time Champions League odds and track your bets.
Bayern Munich at AEK Athens (12:55 p.m. ET on TNT)
Moneylines: Bayern (-390), AEK (+1140), Draw (+530)
Total: 3 (o-119)
Bayern Munich is coming off a disappointing draw at home against Ajax in their previous Champions League match and actually find themselves in a battle for Group E supremacy. They’re still heavy favorites to top the group, even though they haven’t found their form in any competition yet this season.
AEK Athens have dropped both group matches so far and are +1140 on the moneyline to pull off the home upset Tuesday. Odds have moved away from them since opening, and bettors seem to feel very confident in Bayern quickly turning things around against them. I’m not so optimistic about that, and at -400 odds on the road, I’d be passing.