In the second day in a row we are going to witness the greatness of Champions league football, with the current title holders Barcelona back in action this very evening. The 5-time European Champions start their 2015-16 campaign with a visit to feisty Roma – who finished last year way behind Serie A champions Juventus, but have started the year on a high note with two wins and a draw from three, recording a victory against Juve in the meantime. Even better words can be said about Barca’s start of the season in La Liga – the Catalan outfit finds themselves on top of the table after three games with all 9 points from their opening three games in hand. And like yesterday we will explore the odds 18bet has on offer for this particular game. It’s far from a surprise that Barcelona are deemed favorites in this match-up and you can back them up @ 1.62. A victory for Roma is considered far less like and available @ 5.22 with the draw @ 3.82.
Another one of this year’s favorites for the title in the Champions League – Bayern Munchen is also back in contention with the Bavarian club paying a visit to Greek champions – Olympiacos Piraeus. Pep Guardiola’s men are clear favorites in this game and a win for them is valued @ 1.40. Backing Olympiacos is a far bigger risk @ 7.27, while the chances of the match ending up as a draw are valued @ 4.57.
The final pick for tonight is the game between Valencia and Zenit St Petersburg. A bit overshadowed by the interest drawn by the favorites in action tonight, the two teams can really serve up a football spectacle. Valencia battled their way through the Play-off Round in order to reach to the Group Stage, while Zenit’s status as champions in the Russian Premier League earned them an automatic qualification. Both teams have found their form judging by recent displays in their respective leagues and are considered favorites for winning Group H. Going head-to-head in their opening game though might settle this matter earlier than expected. 18bet bookies consider this to be a tight affair with Valencia given the edge @ 1.78. Zenit chances of winning are valued @ 4.57 though the draw is considered a bit more likely a result @ 3.57.