Champions League Round Up 10/02/2013 Free Soccer Pick and Preview
Juventus vs Galatasaray; PSG vs Benfica; Bayer Leverkusen vs Real Sociedad
Wednesday 2nd October 2013 19:45(GMT)
TV: Sky Sports; Fox Sports
Juventus vs Galatasaray
Juventus struggled in the opening game of the group at Copenhagen and have had a slow start to the Serie A campaign. The off season aquisition of Carlos Tevez was a good move and the former Manchester United , Manchester City player has looked the class act in Juventus team so far this term. But Juventus have struggled somewhat to break down teams and goals have not been easy to come by. Galatasaray are off to a bad start in their domestic league and have drawn four of their last five games losing the other game 6-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League. Roberto Mancini was announced as their new manager midweek and will be hoping to turn things around at the Turkish club. Mancini's first game in charge will be at Juventus and it's a big ask to get anything from this game but with players like wesley Sneijder, Didier Drogba, Altintop and Yilmaz it shouldnt be too difficult to get a reaction. Tough game to call this one as Galatasaray on paper look a good side but some of their recent performances have been abject but they were much better in the game against Besiktas. The addition of Mancini to their staff may get a reaction from the team as well and playing a big side like Juventus may be what they need as well. I think Galatasaray will rebound from the poor performance against Real Madrid and +2 goals Galatasaray are evens, I'll take that, especially given Juventus' problems in front of goal.
Pick: Galatasaray +2 (1Unit)
PSG vs Benfica
Paris St Germaine host Benfica in what should be a good open free flowing game of football. Both teams won their first games in this years competition but Paris will be expected to take all three points here. With Ibrahimovich and Cavani up front and Moura and Thiago in midfield its hard to see how Paris dont win this one. I think the bookies are maybe over valuing Benfica as well and at the generous odds of 3/4 I'll be taking Paris St Germain to get the win here at home.
Pick PSG to win (2 Units)
Bayer Leverkusen vs Real Sociedad
An interesting game in Manchester United's group see's Leverkusen host Sociedad at the Bayarena. Sami Hypia's side have recovered well since losing in Old Trafford and have won three games in row. Sociedad have not been as good since losing to Shaktar drawing two and losing one (all be it away to Barcelona). Given the prices here though I really like Leverkusen to get the win and am going to be on them to do so.
Pick: Bayer Leverkusen to win outright (4Units)
A treble of the above three picks pays out at +450 and is worth a unit bet tonight. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo