November 21, 2017

Champions League Asian Handicap Previews – Wednesday 22nd November

Juventus v Barcelona

Two of Europe’s biggest clubs go head-to-head in Turin as Italy’s champions welcome a Barcelona side who are rampant in La Liga at the moment.

Ernesto Valverde has so far enjoyed a fine debut season with the Catalan giants, with his side unbeaten and sitting top of La Liga. If the early season form is anything to go by, Valverde’s Barca look set to finally take their crown back from Madrid.

Italian Champions Juventus haven’t had the best of starts to life in Serie A this season, finding themselves 4 points off leaders Napoli in third place. They’ll be looking for revenge against Barcelona having lost the away tie 3-0.

Barcelona is on fire, though, and it’s hard to look past the quality they possess. If they can find a way past a well-drilled Old Lady, they could take 3 points back to Spain.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Barcelona -0.50 at 2.580

Atletico Madrid v AS Roma

Another Spain v Italy clash sees Atletico welcome AS Roma to their new Wanda Metropolitano home.

Diego Simeone’s side is unbeaten in the league so far this season but still find themselves in fourth place. Winning games has been their problem at times, with six games ending as draws. That’s the nature of Simeone’s sides, though, with defensive solidity taking priority.

Roma has had a good start to the season, winning 10 of their opening 12 Serie A games, but also sit in fourth place. That is largely down to the good starts from Napoli and Inter Milan, which has seen Roma and Juventus trying to keep up with the pacesetters.

The reverse tie in this game ended in a 0-0 draw and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one end the same way. Roma tops the group and knows that a point will be enough for them heading into the final round of group matches. For Atletico, though, it’s a win or nothing. They currently sit in third and Simeone will have to urge his side to go for the win. This could leave the Spanish side vulnerable to a counter attack, which Roma are good enough to take advantage of.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Roma 0.25 at 2.380

Paris Saint-Germain v Celtic

It’s hard to write anything new about PSG this season. The French champions have been prolific, sweeping most sides out of their way on the path to glory.

The front trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Edinson Cavani have hit the ground running, as Brendan Rodgers found out in September, losing 5-0.

The Bhoys manager will be hoping for a less embarrassing result on Wednesday night but will know that he’ll need to be tactically astute to stop the Parisians.

With little to play for another, a Europa League place almost guaranteed, Rodgers’ side has nothing to lose. PSG will more than likely have too much quality for their Scottish opponents, with a PSG win the most likely outcome here.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: PSG -3.00 at 2.260

By @Scottsltr

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