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The Champions League is the world's elite club competition and a favourite with anyone that likes to bet on football. With that in mind, we're bringing you our free Champions League betting tips for the latest fixtures.

Free Champions League tips: Matchday 3

Group A: Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid

Tip: Atletico Madrid Win-to-Nil @ 21/20 with bet365

Reason: Atletico Madrid have won each of their last four games against Lokomotiv Moscow, keeping clean sheets in three of those victories.

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Group B: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Tip: Both Teams to Score @ 4/7 with bet365

Reason: Both teams have scored in four of the host's and each of the visitor's last six matches in all competitions.

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Group A: RB Salzburg vs Bayern Munich

Tip: Bayern Munich Win-to-Nil @ 9/4 with bet365

Reason: Bayern have won-to-nil in three of their last five matches in all competitions. Salzburg lost away at Atletico Madrid last time out.

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Group B: Real Madrid vs Inter Milan

Tip: Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 Goals @ 3/4 with William Hill

Reason: Both teams have scored in each of Real Madrid's last three matches, and in four of Inter Milan's last six outings. Over 2.5 goals have been produced in three of Real's and three of Inter's last six matches.

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Group C: Manchester City vs Olympiakos

York Press:

Tip: Man City Win-to-Nil @ 6/5 with Betfair

Reason: Man City have won-to-nil in three of their last six matches in all competitions. Olympiakos lost-to-nil in their last European game against Porto.

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Group C: Porto vs Marseille

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 11/10 with Betfair

Reason: Over 2.5 goals were scored in three of the five previous matches between these two clubs. Over 2.5 goals have been produced in two of Marseille's last four outings, and four of Porto's last six matches.

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Group D: Midtjylland vs Ajax

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 8/15 with bet365

Reason: Over 2.5 goals have been scored in five of the host's and four of the visitor's last six matches in all competitions.

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Group D: Atalanta vs Liverpool

Tip: Liverpool to Win & Both Teams to Score @ 2/1 with bet365

Reason: Liverpool have won each of their last three matches since drawing in the Merseyside derby. Both teams have scored in five of Atalanta's and three of Liverpool's last six matches in all competitions.

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Champions League Outright Predictions

As things stand, there is just one Champions League outright market available, but plenty more will be available once the play-off stage has been completed. We're going to take a look at the 'Winners' market and see the most fancied sides are for this season's Champions League. We will also look at future outright markets and predict some of the teams and players we believe will be expected to perform well.

To Win the Champions League

York Press:

The usual suspects make up the most fancied sides to win Europe's elite club competition this season, with the early markets suggesting that the Champions League could be returning to England.

Man City @ 9/2 with bet365, Betfair & Paddy Power are amongst the favourites as things stand along with the holders Bayern Munich @ 3/1 with Betfair & Paddy Power

Liverpool currently stand third in the market @ 7/1 with bet365, Betfred & William Hill.

Next, we have French side PSG @ 12/1 with William Hill.

Real Madrid are now priced @ 20/1 by bet365 & Betfred while arch-rivals Barcelona come in at 14/1 with bet365 & Skybet.

Juventus @ 16/1 with Betfair, Chelsea @ 22/1 with William Hill, & Man Utd @ 20/1 with bet365 are considered outsiders at this moment in time.

Our tip: Bet on Bayern Munich at 9/2 at Betfair

Champions League Top Goalscorer Market

Based on the outright market above, Manchester City, Bayern Munich or Liverpool are the most likely candidates to produce the top goalscorer in this season's Champions League. Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich and Poland claimed the top goalscorer award with 11 goals last season, followed by Erling Haaland on 10 and teammate Serge Gnabry who netted nine times.

We're going to identify the top strikers at some of the current favourite clubs to claim the Champions League title and give you an idea of who to back when the market becomes available. 

Manchester City

Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling both netted six-goals each in last season's tournament, but a fit Sergio Aguero will be hoping to have more of an impact on the competition this season. Aguero only played three games in the Champions League last season, scoring two-goals, and has never reached double figures in this competition.

Bayern Munich

As mentioned above, Lewandowski top-scored in the Champions League last season with 11 goals and enjoyed his best-ever goalscoring campaign, netting 55 goals in all competitions. Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry scored 9-goals in this competition last season and will be looking to impress once again. Leroy Sane and Thomas Muller must get a mention as they can score a lot of goals as well.

Liverpool 

Firmino and Mane both disappointed with their goals return in the Champions League last season, suggesting that Salah is the Red's best hope of claiming the top goalscorer award. The Egyptian forward netted four-goals in eight Champions League games last season, but his goals return for the Merseysiders has dropped each year. 

Other Contenders

Erling Haaland scored 10-goals in the Champions League last season and will be a threat for Dortmund this time around. Mbappe, Icardi, and Neymar will be hoping to fire PSG to their first-ever Champions League victory this season and certainly possess the firepower to do so. Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku are both good bets for the top goalscorer award if Inter Milan can put a good run together. You wouldn't bet against an ageing Ronaldo to score the goals to take Juventus far in this competition. At the El-Clasico sides, you have talents like Messi, Suarez, Griezmann, Hazard, and Benzema, all of whom are capable of scoring plenty of goals in the Champions League.

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Champions League Tips and Predictions

The Champions League is the elite footballing competition, celebrated and watched worldwide every match day. The Champions League can be very tricky to predict each season, as the competition is made up from the top clubs in European football. This is one of the main reasons why the Champions League is so popular amongst the betting community.

York Press:

All of our predictions are made by a tipster with a wealth of experience in football betting. Each tip is researched using all of the latest stats available and there is absolutely no bias when coming up with our selections. All of the odds provided are the best available as of the date of publication but are subject to change.

There is no such thing as a guaranteed winner when it comes to any kind of sporting betting, and it is no different when it comes to the Champions League. All of our tips are produced with the best of intentions and that is why none of the predictions will ever be accompanied by outlandish odds.

When do we post our betting tips?

Our tips are always published at least two-three days before any of the matches kick-off. The reason for this is so you have ample time to read through all of our tips and predictions in plenty of time to make an informed bet. It is vital to us that you receive all the information you need before placing any bets and we take time to fully research each match before making any predictions. As always, we encourage all potential betters to gamble responsibly and within your own means.

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