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Champions League Betting: Finding Value in Tuesday’s Group Matches

Oct 01, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

Getty Images. Pictured: A sad Cristiano Ronaldo after being red-carded in the opening Champions League match

  • The second round of Champions League group stage matches will begin on Tuesday with big favorites including Juventus, Bayern Munich and Roma.
  • We've broken down the betting market to find value using the most lopsided tickets, line movement and sharp action.

While there are no marquee matches on the board in the Champions League Tuesday, every game is critical toward the final group standings. Big clubs such as Manchester City and Roma don’t want to lose two in a row and put themselves in a hole.

Here’s a look at the betting market for all eight matches set for Tuesday afternoon.

>> All odds via Pinnacle as of Monday at 2 p.m. ET. All betting percentages are the offshore market average. Download The Action Network App to get real-time Champions League odds and track your bets.

Young Boys at Juventus (12:55 p.m. ET)
Moneylines: Juventus (-655), Young Boys (+2010), Draw (+745)
Total: 3 (o-125)

There’s been slight movement toward Juventus even as heavy favorites, and they will likely be included in a lot of moneyline parlays. More than 80% of bettors also think it’ll be a blowout, so they’re taking the goal line instead (-2 goals at +105).

Oddsmakers have also shifted the juice on over 3 goals (-110 to -125). With Juventus being a stingy defensive side, they’ll probably have to cover that on their own.

Don’t forget that Juve will be without new star Cristiano Ronaldo, who is suspended for the match after receiving a red card.

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