Legia Warsaw v Real Madrid Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Wednesday 2nd November by @tashason21

Legia Warsaw v Real Madrid – Polish Army Stadium at 19:45 live on BT Sport ESPN

It’s 5 in a row for me now, as I look to extend my profitable Asian Handicap betting run into the Champions League. On Wednesday, Legia Warsaw take on Real Madrid for the 2nd time in close succession and this match is the focus of my latest preview.

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Legia Warsaw

Legia have had a terrible start to their European campaign, having lost all of their matches to date.

Defeats against Sporting (2-0), Dortmund (6-0) and most recently Real Madrid (5-1), has meant they sit bottom of Group F.

Legia have conceded 13 times in their 1st 3 matches and will be looking to keep the deficit down against Real Madrid, who put 5 goals past them last time round.

The home side have scored just once in their last 3 Champions League games, although this did come against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu.

Warsaw have also started to find some form in Poland after back-to-back victories in the Ekstraklasa.

Last weekend Legia beat Korona Kielce 4-2 away from home, with Guilherme, Nikolics and Prijović all getting on the scoresheet and they were also helped by a Korona OG.

In the Ekstraklasa, Legia are currently 6th in the table, 10 points off top spot.

At home, Warsaw have won their last 2 games, although prior to this, they were without a win in 7 home games across all competitions.

 

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Aleksandar Prijovic

Real Madrid

Los Blancos have won their last 5 matches in all competitions and are currently in great form, despite suffering a blip a few months back, where they went 4 games without a win.

They’re currently joint top of the Group F table with Borussia Dortmund on 7 points and another 3 points should be theirs come Wednesday evening!

Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 7 Champions League matches and I don’t see Legia causing much of a threat to this record.

Zidane however will be without a few key players as Casemiro, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos are all likely to miss out through injury.

Last weekend in La Liga, Real Madrid beat Alaves 4-1 away from home, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick and Alvaro Morata netting the other goal.

The away side are sitting top of La Liga, 2 points ahead of Barcelona at this early stage of the season.

Real Madrid pose a real threat across all areas of the pitch and I’m expecting them to put several goals past their opponents on Wednesday.

Conclusion

Real Madrid are currently in unstoppable form and unfortunately for the home side, I think they are in for another thrashing. Therefore I recommend backing Real Madrid -2.5 on the Asian Handicap betting market and so long as the away side win by 3 goals or more, full profit will be returned.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Real Madrid -2.5 at 1.85 with Pinnacle 

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21

 

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Gladbach v Celtic Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Tuesday 1st November By @J_RKeith

Gladbach v Celtic – Borussia-Park at 19:45 live on BT Sport ESPN

Start of a new month and I am hoping to land some profit after a dreary last few days and a not so eventful pick in my last Asian Handicap betting preview. This week, I’ll be looking to take home some profit as Borussia Monchengladbach host Celtic on Tuesday night.

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Gladbach

I don’t think Gladbach fans will be expecting much from their Champions League campaign, considering they have been drawn in the same group as heavyweights Manchester City and Barcelona. Yet, I think they understand there is no excuse for why they cannot go on to compete in the Europa League.

In their last five matches in all competitions, the German outfit have only lost one and won two. Their last game ending in a 0-0 draw at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. Their form in the Bundesliga, meanwhile has been poor considering they sit 11th in the table and have only won three games this season.

There has been a cause for this poor form though, and that is down to injuries. Ten players sit sidelined for the home side and that includes winger Thorgan Hazard and five centre-backs. So who knows how Andre Schubert will line up his team, it will definitely have some weaknesses at the back at such a crucial time.

It is not all over for the home side though, considering a win on Tuesday and they will climb ahead up to second, depending on other results. Furthermore, the gap between themselves and fourth place will be even larger if three points go their way.

 

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Scott Sinclair & Moussa Dembele

Celtic

It’s a name that screams out success, yet also a team that should never be written off in any circumstances (that win against Barcelona in 2012 a perfect example) as now Brendan Rodgers has a task on his hands to deliver.
The Bhoys have been doing well in other competitions considering they have only lost one of their last ten. Rodgers leading his side to a 1-0 win away to Aberdeen on the weekend; Tom Rogic scoring the winner there.

Another positive is that Rodgers has a fully fit squad, and I am looking forward to seeing the likes of Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair have a go at what looks like a weakened Gladbach defence. I mean, honestly, they have nothing to lose heading into this match.

Furthermore, the formation Rodgers has become partial to is very attacking. The 4-2-3-1 allows the back four to relax with the security of Scott Brown in front of them, while it leaves the flair players to do a job at the other end of the field.

However, this competition hasn’t exactly been kind to the Scottish outfit in recent years considering they never qualified for the group stages in 2014 and ’15. Furthermore, on the road Celtic has only won four of their last 20 in the Champions League.

 

Conclusion

The reverse fixture at Celtic Park ended in a convincing 2-0 win for Borussia Monchengladbach; Lars Stindl grabbing the first and assisting the second. In fact, from two meetings, Gladbach have won both times, but have only won two matches from their previous six home ties in the Champions League.

The amount of injuries that Schubert has to deal with is difficult, yet they have managed to remain unbeaten in their last three. Celtic, meanwhile are doing well, but I just don’t know whether they fall into the same category as PSG. Playing average teams throughout the season then failing against the big opposition. Difficult one to predict, but I have to side with Celtic at the current time.

 

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Celtic +1.25 @ 1.87 with Pinnacle

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @J_RKeith.

 

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Celtic v Gladbach Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Wednesday 19th October by @tashason21

Celtic v Gladbach – Celtic Park at 19:45 live on BT Sport ESPN

The Champions League is back and my latest Asian Handicap betting preview focuses on the game between Celtic and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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Celtic

In their last Champions League game, Celtic came away with a well earned point against Manchester City (3-3), after taking the lead 3 times.

That was their first point of the competition so far, as in their opening group game they suffered a 7-0 defeat to Barcelona.

Celtic are currently sitting 3rd in their group and are only ahead of opponents Gladbach, who are yet to obtain a single point in the competition. A win for Celtic could therefore be huge and would put them right back amongst the pack in terms of progressing to the next round (other results dependant).

The home side led 3 times against Manchester City and have proven very tough to beat at home in recent years.

Celtic are 14 games unbeaten at home in the Scottish Premiership and 7 games unbeaten on home soil in the Champions League.

Away from home, it’s a different story however. In the Champions League Celtic have failed to win their last 6 away matches and making the most of their home advantage could therefore be crucial.

Last weekend The Hoops beat Motherwell 2-0 at home and would have grown in confidence as a result of the clean sheet. Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembélé got on the scoresheet and the latter is Celtic’s top-scorer with 10 goals to his name, 2 of which have come in the Champions League.

 

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Moussa Dembele

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Gladbach have lost their 2 opening Champions League games and are therefore sitting bottom of the Group C table.

Most recently, the away side lost 2-1 to Barcelona at home and before that they suffered a 4-0 thrashing away at Manchester City.

At home Gladbach look solid and teams should be afraid to go to the Borussia-Park. In the Bundesliga they’ve won 10 out of their last 11 home games and the only game they have failed to win was against Hamburg last weekend, where they were held to a 0-0 draw.

Away from home Gladbach struggle however and have only won 1 of their last 14 Bundesliga games.

Gladbach have failed to win their last 2 games (across all competitions) and as a result, they are heading to Scotland not in the best of form. Taking this into consideration as well as all the other factors, I think the German side would do well to get a result at Celtic Park.

Conclusion

Celtic are a difficult side to beat at home and look value when backing them +0.25 on the Asian Handicap betting market. Gladbach are certainly weaker opposition than Manchester City, who they took the lead against 3 times in their last game. Gladbach are also without a win in their last 2 games and Celtic isn’t the easiest place to go if you’re not on top form.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Celtic +0.25 @ 2.01 with Pinnacle 

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21

 

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