Champions League Betting Preview Casumo

Tuesday and Wednesday night will see some teams make giant strides towards the Champions League knockout phase and others face early exits.

Inter to crash out

One team that has been surprisingly terrible in Europe is Inter, who showed us such promise in last season’s Serie A chase. They might be second in the domestic standings, but their European form has been poor. They are yet to register a win and lie bottom of Group B with two points. Five points separate them and second-placed Real Madrid and with six points still to play for, Group B is set to go down to the wire.

Borussia Monchengladbach are the surprising leaders and Inter are in Germany for tomorrow’s crucial tie. A win would boost Inter, while a draw will edge the Germans closer to the knockouts. In the first round encounter Romelu Lukaku salvaged a home draw for the Nerazzuri and they’ll rely on his brilliance one more on Tuesday night. Inter need two wins and must hope rivals drop points as they try to crawl out of a tight spot.

Given just how poor Inter have been, we’re going for a draw here, bringing the curtains down on Inter’s Champions League run this season.

A draw is priced at 11/4 or 3.75

Liverpool’s Group D is wide open

Liverpool’s group is wide open and sadly for them so is the door to their physio room. The injury pile up has been well documented and we can now see some cracks showing. We’d add “at last” to that sentence given their great run of results prior to the last two games. Atalanta gave them a warning shot in their previous Champions League game, while a draw to Brighton at the weekend showed the world that Liverpool are vulnerable.

Ajax have been incredible in the Eredivisie this season and their Champions League campaign has been solid too. Goals are flying in from everywhere and they have scored 42 goals in 10 league games this season. You do the maths, that’s incredible! This side can hurt Liverpool and now is the best time for it. You have to strike the best teams at their weakest point and this can be Liverpool’s.

With three teams still in contention 3 points now are huge and it looks like we’re being set up for a grand slam final group stage no matter what!

Get Ajax to beat Liverpool with odds of 19/5 or 4.8

City’s European Cruise continues

Manchester City smashed five past Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday and we expect another big victory against Porto on Tuesday. Their European form has been frighteningly good and we expect them to finish the group stage undefeated. A 100% group stage record would be brilliant and we don’t think Marseille will trouble them on the final day either.

Get City to win the Champions League at 9/2 or 5.5

Cavani to haunt former club

Lukaku’s influence at Inter has been clear but it’s his replacement at Manchester United that stole the headlines on the weekend. Edinson Cavani was brought on as United trailed 2-0 at Southampton and he turned the match on a sixpence. He assisted Bruno Fernandes to get United back into the game, then scored two diving headers to complete the superb comeback. He’s the perfect number 9 and we’re backing him to be on the scoresheet against PSG on Wednesday night.

A win for Manchester United would secure progress to the knockout stages while a draw or defeat would leave the group wide open with the final day showdown against Leipzig becoming vital. Naturally, it does depend on which United show up as haven’t looked comfortable when playing at home this season.

It’s worth pointing out Cavani’s record at PSG: He scored 200 goals in 301 games, making him their all time top scorer. He was shown the back door and missed their Champions League final defeat to Bayern last season and we back him to exact revenge for his treatment at the tail end of his stay in Paris.

Get Cavani to score two goals at 23/2 or 12.5

Chelsea v Tottenham Betting Preview

Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City was a masterclass in tactics. The game was like a reunion tribute concert for Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, old foes who love to dislike one another. Two contrasting styles, but two equally successful ones too.

It was all we expected. Manchester City dominated and kept the ball for the majority of the game, but as Jose said after “They can take the ball home, I take the three points” which sums him up beautifully. Spurs were street smart and were dug in so deeply in the trenches they are immovable. We still believe Mourinho is building a title winning team at Spurs and that City win was the perfect showpiece for our theory.

Get Spurs at 5/1 or 6/1 to win the Premier League

Many felt modern football had passed Mourinho by and that he was outdated. He was labelled a dinosaur by pundits, but perhaps like an alligator, this dinosaur can still thrive today.

For us neutrals and connoisseurs of the game, it gets better. The fixture list gives us a double header of Jose, with a trip to Chelsea due on Sunday, his old playground. A club where his legacy was built, then tarnished, then re-built to a smaller degree. A club where he now seeks revenge and the ultimate payback.

At the helm is of course his former player Frank Lampard which adds more peppers to the spice level. It’s Jose ball v Lampard ball, and again two different styles combined. We expect Chelsea to attack like any top heavy team should. They will create and will keep the ball, but will they carve through a compact midfield and tight Spurs back line?

Spurs are dominant on the ball and smart when off it and that often makes the difference. Being tactically sound when not in possession makes it easier to contain an opponent who love to have the ball. It’s a moving chess game with only Queens as players.

The reality is that Mourinho is riding the wave and he’s in his favourite position. He’s home in London with a club that have backed him to build. New signings like Pierre-Emile Hojberg are so Jose Mourinho they look like they’ve been playing together for a decade.

His experience will be the difference against Chelsea and in this clash we expect the old master to thwart the apprentice. A win for Spurs would mean they must be taken seriously and with Mourinho promising Spurs will never be Spursy again, we’re backing them to go all the way to the title this season.

Jose Mourinho, this year is the year of the alligator and once more you are proving that no matter what, being tactically disciplined is always the right answer.

Get Spurs to beat Chelsea at 27/10 or 3.7

La Liga Betting Preview Casumo

Real Sociedad v Villarreal: La Liga is white and blue 🔵⚪

If someone told you a couple of months ago that on GW 11 this was going to be the best La Liga match so far you would have thought that it’s a bigger joke than a clown’s pocket. But Villarreal are third and Real Sociedad lead the pack. Will they be leaders for another week? Yes, yes, yes and THOUSAND TIMES YES!

Real Sociedad win to stay top: 27/25 or 2.08

Real Madrid v Alavés: Oh lá lá Benzema! 🇫🇷 ⚽

Real Madrid are playing a brand of football which is more boring to watch than an encyclopedia sales conference. Even when being boring they remain experts in thrashing smaller teams. If they are hungry for goals, Bezema is your man for a bet!

Benzema scores at least two goals at 9/2 or 5.5

Valencia v Atlético de Madrid: Atlético are on fire 🔥

Atlético tend to choke at the Mestalla more than me at a meal at my in-laws’. This summer Valencia fell short of adding a For Sale sign on their dressing room door. In addition, Atlético have now won 5 in a row, so you don’t have to be Einstein’s grandson to guess that Atlético will get the 3 points.

Athletico win at the Mestalla at 3/4 or 1.75

Barcelona v Osasuna: Not the best days for Barça 😟

The Barça season is having more ups and downs than my stomach during a roller coaster ride taken right after a buffet! One key piece of information: Barça lost the title last season because Osasuna beat them at the Camp Nou. It wouldn’t sound crazy to say that Osasuna can take at least a point back to Pamplona this weekend.

Get a draw at 5/1 or 6.00

Getafe v Bilbao: Ready to fight! 👊

Both teams are tougher than 4-day old bread. We’re going to see so many shots that a UFC match is going to feel like a romantic dinner compared to this.

Over 2.5 goals here: 19/10 or 2.9

Valladolid v Levante: Boring … 😴

This game will be more boring than being locked in the elevator with the world champion of bad jokes. This will be the typical game where goals will only come after individual errors. It smells like 1-1 more than a pizza smells like cheese!

Bet on the correct score, 1-1 with odds of 5/1 or 6.00

Celta de Vigo v Granada: Aspas to the rescue! ⛑️ ⚽

Yes we know. Granada are playing so well that their fans are happier than MacGyver in a hardware store. Celta may be rock bottom of the table but, like MacGyver are also experts of clawing themselves out of difficult situations. If there is someone who never hides in these type games it is their captain Iago Aspas.

Aspas scores first at 4/1 or 5.00

Elche v Cadiz: Defensive battle 🛑

A match that will be slower than a snail race. Both teams are new to La Liga and they are also more defensive than Mourinho. They know each other very well from their Segunda Division and the pitch might as well be painted like a chessboard!

Under 0.5 goals here is priced at 11/2 or 6.5

Huesca v Sevilla: Sevilla get serious 🤵

Do you know how many games Huesca has won since La Liga started? Well friends the answer is NONE. Do you think they will win their first match against the mighty Sevilla? I don’t know, but it seems to me that a Sevilla win is clearer than the crystal waters of the Caribbean.

Sevilla win this one at 21/20 or 2.05

Betis – Eibar: Football roller coaster 🎢

Betis’s season is more irregular than Nicola Cage’s acting career… I don’t remember his last good movie either. Betis are equally capable of scoring three as they are of shipping four so one thing is certain, we’re getting goals!

Over 3.5 goals is yours at 43/20 or 3.15

All odds subject to change.

Champions League Betting Preview Casumo

More of our players will be dashing around the continent as the football calendar flies forward towards another crucial Champions League week. Gameweek 4 gets underway on Tuesday and we feel it may be a treat for the English clubs.

Chelsea’s closed doors

The first game is Rennes v Chelsea, Tuesday’s earlier kick off. Frankly, we can’t see past a win for Lampard’s men as they’ve been on a consistent run. They bullied Rennes in the reverse fixture two weeks ago and have only lost ONE of their last 12 fixtures. That defeat was by a penalty shootout and there’s a very settled feeling in and around the club these days.

The most satisfying of Chelsea’s stats is that they are yet to concede a single goal in Europe this season. Rennes won’t trouble them much so we’re going for Chelsea to win to nil at 2.95 or 1.95/1

A good result can lift United

Manchester United have been shocking. The 1-0 win over West Brom hardly won us over, but their defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the first round was terrible. School boy defending was on show, there was no urgency, no style and no hope.

You get the feeling Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the ropes and he’s one punch away from a knockout. Pochettino is casting flirtatious eyes at the club, but we feel the Red Devils will pull a rabbit out of the hat and beat Istanbul. They attacked West Brom well enough on Saturday night, and a similar edge up front would surely get them over the line against Istanbul. Defense is always their main concern and if Istanbul do score first, United are in trouble.

A 1-0 scoreline is yours at 8.00 or 7/1.

Wednesday wins for City and Liverpool

The TV schedule this week pleased Premier League fans:

  • Tuesday 18:55 CET – Rennes v Chelsea
  • Tuesday 21:00 CET – Manchester United v Istanbul Basaksehir
  • Wednesday 18:55 CET – Olympiacos v Manchester City
  • Wednesday 21:00 CET – Liverpool v Atalanta

You won’t miss a kick as the games don’t overlap!

Wednesday night should see more English goals than Tuesday, with City and Liverpool tipped for big wins.

Manchester City penned Guardiola down to a further two years at the club and you know there’s one trophy missing on the shelf: the Champions League.

They’ll beat Olympiacos easily and because we love sequences, we’re tipping them to score over 2.5 goals. Afterall, they have scored three in each of their three Champions League games so far, so why not back them at 2.8 or 1.8/1 for 2.5 over goals again!

We’ve ran out of superlatives for Liverpool this season. They have it all, despite having a squad plagued by injuries . Mo Salah is primed to return following the provision of a negative Covid 19 test and they’ll run riot against an Atalanta side who weren’t up to the hype last time.

The 5-0 defeat flattened the Italian side who were being billed as dark horses. They haven’t won since that defeat, managing two draws in Serie A. Meanwhile, the Reds overhauled Leicester and made it look too easy on Sunday night. Liverpool will cruise again and it’s impossible to see where Klopp’s juggernaut will come to a halt this season.

Over 4.5 goals here is priced at 3.45 or 2.45/1

Why not get them all in an accumulator? All English sides to win BOOSTED to 5.00!



La Liga Betting Preview Casumo

Getafe v Eibar: Siesta time 😴

If you have insomnia problems, record this game because even after 5 energy drinks it’s very likely that you’ll end up sleeping. Expect less spectacle than a show from the invisible man making shadows. Mourinho will be proud of both teams.

Correct score 0-0 = 21/4 or 6.25

Villarreal v Real Madrid. The yellow surprise 😮

Villarreal is fitter than Traore after a Crossfit session. Many laughed at Emery but there he is, second in La Liga while Arsenal look worse than a Halloween pumpkin during Christmas. In addition to this, Zidane has been playing with the same XI since 2015. It smells like a yellow victory!.

Villarreal win is 37/20 or 2.85

Sevilla v Celta: The Andalusian nightmare 🧟‍♂️

Celta have not won in Seville since 2015. This may be due to the heat, or the fact that Sevilla at home are stronger than Popeye after an overdose of spinach.

Sevilla win is priced at 7/10 or 1.7

Cádiz v Real Sociedad: The Real Sociedad rocket! 🚀

Sociedad is playing like never before. They lead La Liga and are scoring more goals every game than me when I play a FIFA match against my 4-year-old nephew. Cádiz are not to be taken lightly. They may have just been promoted, but they are up in sixth! Predicting a winner here is impossible, so we’re going with goals!

Bet on over 2.5 goals here at 7/5 or 2.4

Osasuna v Huesca: The joker returns 🃏

It may not be the best match of the century, but we’re sure that the fight here will make Game of Thrones look like a comedy. Ruben Garcia, aka the Joker, will rise and we’re banking on him to score!

Ruben Garcia scores first at 15/2 or 8.5

Granada v Valladolid: Granada is on fire! 🔥

Granada play very well and spend so little that they should show their success story on Dragon’s Den. Valladolid’s goals have dried up despite the fact that Ronaldo is their president (the real one, not Cristiano) and they might be better off if he took off his suit and put on his boots, but in the meantime …

Granada wins this one at 59/50 or 2.18

Alavés v Valencia: Goal fest! 🕺

Valencia are more unpredictable than Charlie Sheen at an open bar party. Valencia scored 4 against Madrid and lost against Elche. Alavés also drew against Barça but then could lose against my 4-year-old nephew’s team. This looks like it can give us lots of goals.

Get over 2.5 goals here at 7/5 or 2.4

Bilbao v Betis: There is no place like home 🏠

There are two factors here. Bilbao at home are more motivated than Hazard at an all-you-can-eat buffet, while Betis are the most thrashed team in La Liga. You don’t have to be the smartest kid in the class to know that this game smells more of a local victory than my Saturdays nights’ do of pizza. You have to pamper yourself from time to time.

Bilbao are priced to win at 23/5 or 5.6

Levante V Elche: FML 😵 🔫

If you like good football, you’d better not watch this game, as it can end up being more boring than listening to a game of chess on the radio. I’m just telling you that Elche’s star forward is called Nino and he’s 40 years old. Come on, google it in case you don’t believe me.

Correct score 0-0 = 19/2 or 10/5

All odds subject to change