Champions League betting predictions – Shakhtar against Juventus

FC Shakhtar Donetsk against Juventus is a match from this round of Champions League which in my opinion is with a predetermined outcome. A draw here will allow both teams to advance into the eliminations and will throw Chelsea out from the defense of their title from the last year.

I am completely sure that the Ukrainians from Shakhtar haven’t thought in the beginning of the tournament that in a group with Juventus and Chelsea they would be able to finish on the first place. Now a draw against the Italian would do that.

When we have an Italian team that needs a draw to advance forward we usually have a draw as a final result.

So, without more explanations I am going to make my bet for this match and it will be for a draw, even if the odds are very low. Right now both Bet365 and Sportingbet offer 1.8 for a draw for the Champions League’s match between Shakhtar and Juventus.

Montpellier to win against Arsenal with +1.5 on AH

Arsenal will play against Montpellier in a match which is very important for the hosts’ chances to qualify further in the Champions League. If the British team win this match and Schalke lose from Olympiakos, Arsenal will go further for sure. The only question is will they complete the group as the leaders or as the second team in the group.

Everything has gone completely wrong for Montpellier in this year’s Champions League, as they hold the last place in the group with just one point from four matches.

Arsenal come into this match after an impressive win in the Premier League against Spurs with 5-2, but the victory only hides the huge problems that Arsenal have. We mustn’t forget the first 15 minutes against Tottenham, Arsenal were completely outplayed and only the red card received by Adebayor allowed Arsenal players to get back in the game.

Arsenal defenders make mistake after mistake and it’s too many for a team in the Champions League. We could see it in the last game the team played in the Champions League. Then headed Arsenal away to Schalke 2-0 and missed the win in the match afterwords.

Of course, Montpellier players are not in their best form, especially in the Champions League. Right now they are in a series of three games without a win in their national championship.

No matter how weak are the guests in this match, they don’t deserve the poor odds they have. Therefore, I bet for Montpellier in this game, but I’m going to do it on handicap. I’ll bet for the guests with an advantage at 1.5 goals with odds suggested by Bet365 at 1.875, which is high enough that it covers the home win by one goal margin.

In the video below you can see the key moments in the first match between Montpellier and Arsenal from the first round of the Champions League: