Champions League Football Betting Tips: Group A

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Updated: October 24, 2013
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Manchester United

Although Sir Alex Ferguson’s adieu left them a little shaky in the English top-tier football, Manchester United managed to be unbeaten in the UEFA Champions League. The online betting favorites are currently the leaders in their group, picking up points from their previous competitions—versus Leverkusen 4-2 and Real Sociedad 1-0—and drawing with Shakhtar Donetsk in a low-scoring but grueling joist at the Donbass Arena. With away matches against Real Sociedad and Bayer Leverkusen approaching, The Red Devils should arm themselves with much stronger weaponry as they will be confronted by a tough challenge of holding on to their current place in the table.

 

Manchester United | Image source: skysports.com

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Bayer Leverkusen

Winning two out of three group stage matches, Bayer Leverkusen saw their figures skyrocket into the table’s second spot. Although they kicked off their Champions League campaign with a sizable defeat from Manchester United, they rose considerably in their subsequent tourneys. They seized a winning goal from Real Sociedad when the Spaniards visited the BeyArena. Shakhtar Donetsk were also stunned by the Germans’ powerful home performance which ultimately left the Ukrainians empty-handed by the end of the combat. However, Leverkusen’s gravity in an away match is pretty loose and lame, as seen in their curtain raiser. The side have yet to overcome two away battles and one home tourney.

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Shakhtar Donetsk

Currently placed in the group table’s third spot, Shakhtar Donetsk are in serious need of another win. The Ukrainians debuted in the competition with a soaring victory over Real Sociedad but followed it up with a tepid draw with Manchester United and a terrible defeat from Bayer Leverkusen. The Ukrainians do not carry any particular preference when it comes to their playground, as they are neither comfortable nor jittery in their home turf.

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Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad had a handful of chances when they met with their other group-mates in the Champions League group stage, but the lack in attacking mechanisms and mediocre focus caused them to miss those opportunities. As a result, the Spaniards have fallen in the table’s bottom, with all of their three matches in the continental tournament concluding in miserable outcomes. The side need more traction to intelligent strategies in order for them to rise above their current situation.