Posted September 26, 2013 by tipsterAdmin in Sport News
 
 

Group G Champions League Preview

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Match Preview: Zenit vs. Austria Wien 04

Match Date: 01 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stadion Petrovskij

 

Champions League Betting Tips – The underdogs shall have a clash that will determine their progress in the Champions League. Can ex-Gunner Andrey Arshavin lead Zenit on top?

 

Despite dominating possession, Hulk was the only player to score for Zenit. It is nonetheless satisfactory than having the opposition maintain a clean sheet. Moreover, this will partially prevent the club away from bridging the gap in aggregate scores.
Last season, the club fell out of the tournament. Yet, this season looks more promising, given the presence of Hulk, Aleksandr Kerzhakov. Andrey Arshavin of Arsenal adds more weight to the line-up and his experience plays an instrumental role in making the club advance.

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Meanwhile, Austria Wien have managed to limit FC Porto’s scoring spree to a single goal. Unfortunately, a defeat is still, a defeat. At the end of the day, the need to clinch a victory remains. But if there is one thing that the club should be thankful of, it is their defence, which saved them from the pressure of scoring more goals in order to make it to the next round.

 

The Verdict: Zenit 1-0 Austria Wien

Zenit will definitely make their home court advantage work and so is their set of threatening attackers. Yet, they cannot be complacent. Austria Wien can be the group’s dark horse that may surprisingly deliver an unexpected defeat.

 

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Match Preview: FC Porto vs. Atletico Madrid

Match Date: 01 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Estádio Do Dragão

 

Champions League Betting Tips – News of the injured Atletico Madrid player, Adrián López sends good news to FC Porto as they rally for a strong finish in the tournament.

 

FC Porto’s worries are lessened when news regarding López’s fractured cheekbone spread. López who substituted for the injured Diego Costa, was one of Atletico Madrd’s attackers, who is very much capable of upsetting the heavy favorite, Portistas.

 

The tournament is nothing new to FC Porto, which is a regular contender of the competition. Going against Atletico Madrid should not give them headaches, but they cannot be too complacent. The loss of its renowned players such as James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho generates doubt in their strength and stability,

 

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Atletico Madrid may not be the heavy favorite of the match, but it has a Champions League trophy to brag. The club was hailed as runners-up in the 1974 tournament and Diego Simeone is keen on replicating or even surpassing such achievement.
Atletico just lost Radamel Falcao during the transfer season. Nevertheless, the club has maintained an impressive performance in the domestic league. Their victory over Zenit also proves of their domineering presence in the pitch. But the question is whether they have enough creativity to battle against equally competitive Portistas.

 

The Verdict: FC Porto 2: 1 Atletico Madrid

 

Other than López’s injury, the mere fact that the match shall take place in their own territory, gives them the edge. Indeed, they may have lost Rodriguez and Moutinho, but then again, they still, have Jackson Martinez who has been an overwhelming force in the pitch.
As for Atletico, David Villa readily fills Falcao’s loss. Flaunting his flair for scoring, David Villa can be the antidote that will either stop or force a draw against the Portistas.

 

 

 

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