Ligue 1

Which Champions League matches provide attractive betting odds? – Sports Mole

While the intense fixture schedules of the major European leagues have given punters little time for respite, the build-up has already began ahead of the return of the Champions League and Europa League throughout August. Although the second legs will be played with the remaining last-16 ties, UEFA have put a plan in place to stage one-off matches at neutral venues from the quarter-finals onwards. With away goals and teams potentially playing one of two matches more defensively or attacking than the reverse fixture now out of the equation, it inevitably creates a different dynamic with regards to betting odds.

While sportsbook free bets cannot be cashed out, there is an opportunity for punters to react to the change of odds to benefit them ahead of the new campaign. The action kicks off with Juventus playing host to Lyon and despite the prospect of the visitors being able to prevail through to the last eight on away goals after a goalless first leg, we feel that betting odds of around 4/5 for Juventus to qualify are far too generous to ignore. Regardless of how Lyon fare in the Coupe de la Ligue final against Paris Saint-Germain on Friday evening, they will be well short of their hosts when it comes to match fitness. Juventus will also benefit from having wrapped up the Serie A title with two matches to spare, allowing Maurizio Sarri to hand rests to many of his