Tuesday Champions League Betting Picks: The +358 Parlay Featuring Juventus
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- Champions League group stage action continues Tuesday and we've outlined some of our favorite bets below.
- Our experts knocked their heads together for a +358 parlay, featuring Juventus and Chelsea.
We have another interesting Champions League schedule on deck Tuesday, featuring rematches of the previous round of fixtures in the European competition. It was also means we have another live parlay coming your way.
Looking back, it was a successful Sunday for The Action Network soccer handicappers, who came through with a winning play from the Premier League. BJ Cunningham hit his pick of Leeds United on the moneyline and Jeremy Pond followed that with West Ham United via a Draw No Bet winner.
The Peacocks earned a 2-1 win at Norwich City, while the Hammers continued their solid run with a 4-1 road triumph against Aston Villa.
The latest featured parlay has Pond partnered with fellow analyst Avery Zimmerman, with the pair focusing on matches pitting Malmö vs. Chelsea and Juventus vs. Zenit on the latest ticket.
Check out their detailed thoughts and in-depth analysis, plus what kind of price they’re getting on the parlay at DraftKings ahead of these showdowns.
Malmö vs. Chelsea
|Over/Under||3.5 (+130 / -160)|
|Day | Time||Tuesday | 1:45 p.m. ET|
|How To Watch||Paramount+|
|Odds via DraftKings. Get up-to-the-minute Soccer odds here.|
Avery Zimmerman: Malmö hasn’t scored a goal thus far in the Champions League, but that won’t stop me from advocating for this play.
The Swedish side hasn’t been able to contain any team in its defensive third of the pitch, conceding three or more goals in each of its three UCL games. Malmö has amassed 8.3 expected goals against combined in those contests, showing its defensive woes are no fluke.
Chelsea is a bit fortunate to have six points at the midway point of the group stage, but the Blues sit second with a chance to create some separation here. Though Chelsea sits at a 1.66 xG per 90 minutes rate, it throttled Malmö the last time around, and with a Premier League best 13.8% conversion rate, it’s easy to understand how the reigning UCL champion is offensively consistent.
Malmö needs points and really it needs three points. Expect them to come out pushing early, and that could open up the play for both teams, with the advantage going toward the far more talented EPL squad.
Zimmerman’s Pick: Total Over 3.5 Goals (+130)
Juventus vs. Zenit
|Over/Under||2.5 (-115 / -105)|
|Day | Time||Tuesday | 4 p.m. ET|
|How To Watch||Paramount+|
|Odds via DraftKings. Get up-to-the-minute Soccer odds here|
Jeremy Pond: Juventus just got by Zenit the last time they met in the group stage, earning a 1-0 win on Russian soil. The Old Lady simply did what it needed to do, winning the xG battle by a comfortable 1.1-0.5 margin.
However, the legendary Serie A outfit has been miserable on the pitch since that victory. La Vecchia Signora has gone winless in its last three fixtures in the Italian top flight, including back-to-back 2-1 losses to Sassuolo and Hellas Verona. Prior to this stretch of poor performances, the club had gone unbeaten in nine matches (seven wins, two losses) across all competitions.
Yet, despite this current dismal run, Juventus is the side to back in this spot. Pound for pound, the hosts are the better side any day of the week and should put together a professional performance at Allianz Stadium.
So, in order to bring more value to this wager, I’m turning to a Same Game Parlay (yes, a parlay within a parlay) of Juventus to win paired with the total staying under 3.5 goals at -105 odds for my leg of the ticket. Despite The Old Lady struggling mightily since the first meeting, she’s still good enough to deliver a comparable performance to the opening salvo in Saint Petersburg.
I’m thinking we see something like a 2-0 scoreline in favor of Juventus, which has me cautiously optimistic we can hit this part of the ticket after hopefully some offensive fireworks in Sweden.
Pond’s Pick: Same Game Parlay — Juventus to Win & Total Under 3.5 Goals (-105)
Zimmerman & Pond Parlay
Malmo vs. Chelsea — Total Over 3.5 Goals (+130) & SGP — Juventus to Win & Total Under 3.5 Goals (-105) at +358 odds via DraftKings.
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