Champions League Matchday Four betting previews
AC Milan v Malaga (7:45pm, Sky Sports 4)
Cash is the name of the game, or so Malaga will feel. The Spanish moneybags are flying high after three back-to-back victories in the Champions League and could reach the knockout stages tonight. Malaga are 12/5 to give AC Milan their second defeat in two weeks – the Spaniards beat the Italian giants 1-0 during Matchday Three – while there’s value at 23/20 for Milan to close the gap at the top of Group C by taking all three points themselves.
Anderlecht v Zenit St Petersburg (7:45pm, Sky Sports 4)
Anderlecht will be searching for their first victory in the Champions League in nine years to keep alive their slim hopes of progressing to the knockout phrase. However, the Belgian outfit will need to dig deep if they are to record victory against 2008 UEFA Super Cup winners Zenit St Petersburg. Anderlecht are priced at 17/10 for the win, with a triumph for the Russian giants an eye-catching 8/5.
Dynamo Kiev v FC Porto (7:45pm, Sky Sports 4)
FC Porto will be focussed on finishing the job and qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages when they travel to Dynamo Kiev tonight. The Portuguese giants have to be considered at 13/8 to take all three points in this fixture, while the odds of 25/1 for a 3-2 scoreline in favour of Porto – the same result as two weeks ago – could be a delightful investment.
Olympiakos v Montpellier (7:45pm, Sky Sports 4)
It’s the battle of the two Group B underdogs here, as both Olympiakos and Montpellier try to close the gap on Arsenal and Schalke. With home advantage on their side, a win for Olympiakos at 10/11 seems the logical bet. However, Montpellier to record their first Champions League victory on their third time of asking cannot be ruled out with odds of 3/1 on offer.
PSG v Dinamo Zagreb (7:45pm, Sky Sports 4)
French giants PSG were the runaway victors when this fixture took place in reverse at the end of last month – Dinamo Zagreb were beaten 2-0 on home turf. An identical result tonight is available at a lip-licking 5/1, though a quid or two for a surprise Dinamo Zagreb win at a huge 15/1 has to at least be a tempting bet. The price of 6/1 for a stalemate holds a lot of value too.
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (7:45pm, Sky Sports 4)
Spanish giants Real Madrid at home to Borussia Dortmund. Many fans will only take one quick glimpse at this tie before placing their money on a Madrid win when the odds are as high as 4/9. However, Borussia showed exceptional might when they secured a 2-1 home win over Jose Mourinho’s men two weeks ago. Surely another victory for the famous German club at 13/2 cannot be totally ruled out – this result would send the team through to the knockout stages after all.