Champions League Group D betting
Group D Champions League odds and tips
Barcelona will breeze through Group D with all respect to Rubin Kazan, Panathinaikos and Copenhagen. The three times Champions League winners are the 11/4 (Victor Chandler) favourites to be kings of Europe and their group opponents should provide the perfect warm-ups. So let’s concentrate on the battle for the runners up spot and it looks a two-horse race between the Russian and Greek champions – but who will prevail?
Group D winner odds
Barcelona – Best odds 1/10 Bet 365
Rubin Kazan- Best odds 16/1 VC Bet
Panathinaikos – Best odds 14/1 Blue Sq
Copenhagen – Best odds 40/1 Bet 365
Rubin Kazan made their Champions League bow last season and pulled of the shock of the competition with a victory in the Nou Camp. While they may get nothing in Barcelona this time around, they stand every chance of progression if they can rekindle this form against weaker opposition. The Russians seem excellent value at 11/10 with Bet365 to make the last 16 at the expense of Panathinaikos. They begin away to Copenhagen and will be confident of making a good start in Denmark.
The Greeks have invested heavily in their squad in recent years and it looks to have paid off with them winning their domestic title and cup double for the first time since 2004. Panathinaikos’ best effort in the Champions League came in 1971 when they were beaten finalists but they can forget about appearing at Wembley in May. If they are to make it through Group D it could go down to the last game where Panathinaikos travel to Copenhagen and Kazan have the much sterner task in Barcelona. If you fancy the Greek representatives to qualify they are available at 6/4 with Victor Chandler.
In the 2006/07 edition of the Champions League FC Copenhagen were making their first appearance in the competition. That experience should stand them in good stead this time around and if they can rediscover their home form they could be a threat. Manchester United, Benfica and Celtic were their group opponents last time and at home they were unbeaten accounting for United and Celtic in the process and holding Benfica to a share of the spoils. The Danish Champions have a familiar face in ex-Chelsea winger Jesper Gronkjaer and his experience playing at the highest level will be sought after. The Danes are longshots at 6/1 (SkyBet) to squeeze through Group D but expect them to struggle at the wrong end of this quartet.
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