UEFA Champions League Group B Round 4 – Betting Preview:
Club Brugge is leading group B with incredible 9 points after 3 rounds. The team was expected to be the underdogs of the group. Now bigger clubs with a history of reaching the finals of the UEFA Champions League need to fight to qualify for the Round of 16.
Former finalists and a champion – the struggle of Porto, Leverkusen, and Atl. Madrid
Atlético Madrid reached two finals of the UCL in the recent past, FC Porto won the competition with José Mourinho at the beginning of this century, and Leverkusen also played the final of the 2001-2002 UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid.
All 3 teams have collected just 3 points in the first three rounds of the group stage. All teams risk not only failing to qualify for the UCL knockout stage, but they also risk ending at the bottom of the group and saying goodbye to European football until the 2023/24 season!
UEFA Champions League Group B – Betting scenario
The Spaniards will face Brugge at home in the coming midweek, and they have odds of 1.45 to win the game in the 1×2 scenario. Brugge odds are trading in the Asian Handicap markets around lines of +1 and +1.25, which can be considered a bit of an exaggeration considering how Simeone is prone to defending, and the fact that Brugge won all points in the first 3 games of the group stage.
Leverkusen is living hard times and is only 15th in the Bundesliga. Porto on the other hand is fighting for the title of the Portuguese domestic league, and they have beaten the Germans in their domains in the third round.
The Portuguese team has AH lines of +0.25 around even which can be considered interesting at this moment. The odds for the victory of the Germans in the 1×2 markets are trading around 2.14. Perhaps they could be closer to -0 / +0 at even odds considering the home factor, maybe the Portuguese deserve a bit more faith.
UCL Group B: Situation as of the end of the coming round
If Brugge wins their game against Atletico Madrid, they’ll qualify to the Round of 12 two rounds before the end of the group stage. If there is a winner in the Bayer 04 – FC Porto Game, Brugge only needs to collect one point in Madrid to confirm their qualification to the knockout stage.
If the Belgians win the game against Atlético, and there is a draw between Leverkusen and FC Porto, then matchday 5 will be even more exciting than the current midweek round.
Summary: Group B UCL betting scenario
Brugge is living a winning streak and their great morale and motivation could be the fuel they need to confirm their qualification to the knockout stage as of Round 4.
If that happens, Atlético Madrid, Leverkusen, and FC Porto will fight for the remaining spot in the Round of 16.
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You can also check our complete match preview for both games of the group.