Football betting tips: UEFA Champions League Group C

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Updated: December 4, 2013
Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain

PSG’s booking to the knockout phase is already sealed, thanks to the massive successes they achieved in the group round. Earning 13 points from five matches (W4-D1-L0), the French club no longer need to win their last group stage fixture in order to advance in the pre-quarters. They are already 6 six points ahead of the second placers, and the 15 goals they scored are already an assurance of their safety even on online bookie trends.

 

PSG’s most recent Champions League rally brought together some of the most exciting talents in the European tournament, from Ibrahimovic and Cavani in the French league to Greek linchpin Kostas Mitroglou, scorer of 23 goals in 22 matches this season. The combination of Van der Wiel and Ibrahimovic, however, has been one of the eventual winners’ most effective sources of goals this season.

 

Paris Saint-Germain | Image source: thestar.com

 

Olympiacos

Olympiacos will welcome Group C bottom team, Anderlecht, to Piraeus knowing that victory will assure them of a ticket in the knockout rounds. Olympiacos striker Kostas Mitroglou scored a hat-trick in the first leg of their matches with the Belgian squad, further escalating the possibility that this rematch would still end in favor of the Greeks.

 

Olympiacos are level with Benfica on seven points but lead their Portuguese rivals on head-to-head record. Should Olympiacos win, they will go through.

 

Benfica

With PSG already qualified in the last 16, Benfica—who will face the section leaders next week—will hope for a less energetic performance from their opponents. For PSG, the match will just be for formality; but for Benfica, it will be their very last hope to advance in the next round. If PSG become complacent in this fixture, Benfica could easily attain all three points and possibly hold off Olympiacos for the second qualifying place.

 

Anderlecht

With virtually zero wins this season, Anderlecht are already in the minimum hope for a seeding in the tournament’s higher rounds. The side have only accumulated one point from all their matches, and even if they win their last fixture (against Olympiacos), the points they will earn would still have no use.