Football betting tips: UEFA Champions League Group D

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Updated: December 4, 2013
Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

Flaunting a perfect record in the current season of the Champions League, Bayern Munich are on their way to booking a place in the knockout phase. They have won all the five group round fixtures in the tournament, and their sixth (last) is also seen to yield good results.

 

The German squad have scored 15 goals throughout their campaign and only conceded two. They are proving once more that they are a European powerhouse. In a nutshell, retaining their championship title remains very plausible.

 

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Manchester City

Alvaro Negredo was the key player to spare Manchester City from incurring their second defeat in the season as the Spanish striker’s 78th minute goal inspired a 4-2 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League. The first two goals by the sports betting favorites were easily equalized by their Czech opponents, but substitute Negredo tipped the balance in favor of his troupe when he fired a goal 12 minutes before full-time, and Edin Dzeko sealed the scoring in the match’s dying minutes.

 

Overall, Manchester City have performed very well in the competition. They have only been defeated once, while the rest of their tourneys finished in rousing victories. They are currently just three points behind Bayern Munich, but they are already qualified for consideration in the knock-out phase.

 

CSKA Moscow

Even if they win their last match in the group stage, Moscow can no longer qualify for the Round of 16. However, winning the fixture is still very important, as it will give them ticket to play in the Europa League instead.

 

The Russian club only managed to win once in their last five Champions League matches, thus giving them three points to log in the rankings’ third spot. Should they thrash their opponents in their next joist, admission to the UEFA second-tier continental league is sealed.

 

Viktoria Plzen

While they may be buried deep in the group table’s bottom, Viktoria Plzen are still capable of making some upgrade—but certainly not in the Champions League. Their next brawl would be their make-or-break opportunity, as it will decide whether they could secure seeding in the Europa League or not.

 

The Czech squad have never won or drawn in their last five Champions League fixtures, resulting in zero points as their overall score. Thus, they have no choice but to win their next (and last) group round battle; failing to do so will put them in absolute embarrassment.