Midweek Champions League Football Picks

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Selection: Arsenal vs Olympiakos

Bet: Arsenal win handicap (-1)

Info: With a likely trio of Eduardo, Arshavin and Van Persie up top and with Olympiakos still undergoing change under their new manager, this could be a romp.

Strength: 80% Stake: 4.25pts Odds: 8/11 Book: Hills

Selection: Arsenal vs Olympiakos

Bet: Score/win double: Arshavin/Arsenal

Info: See above and Arshavin has been flying this season on the pitch

Strength: 50% Stake: 2pts Odds: 7-4 Book: Bluesq

Selection: Rubin Kazan vs Inter

Bet: Inter win

Info: Inter under Mourinho are perfectly set up for games like this. Keep it tight at the back and punish the champions league first timers on the break. Eto to do the damage.

Strength: 70% Stake: 3.75pts Odds: 3-4 Book: Bluesq

Selection: Debrecen vs Lyon

Bet: corners over 10

Info: Lyon have averaged over 7 corners in their 3 away games in Ligue 1 this year and Debrecen's team has a lot of players who like long range shots which resulted in them clocking up 6 corners at Anfield

Strength: 70% Stake: 3.25pts Odds: 11/10 Book: Bet365

Selection: Rangers vs Sevilla

Bet: Score/win double: Fabiano/Sevilla

Info: Fresh off the back of a 4-0 away hammering of Athletic Bilbao and with a rested Luis Fabiano raring to go, Rangers could be in for a rude awakening

Strength: 50% Stake: 2pts Odds: 10/3 Book: Bluesq

Selection: Real Madrid vs Marseille

Bet: Real Madrid (-1) handicap

Info: Madrid have been banging in the goals this season and don't expect it to stop against a mediocre Marseille outfit

Strength: 75% Stake: 4pts Odds: 4-5 Book: StanJames

Selection: Bayern vs Juventus

Bet: Bayern corner handicap

Info: Juventus to sit deep and lacking any real pace up top to get out. Ribery and Robben working the flanks and getting the crosses in.

Strength: 70% Stake: 3.25pts Odds: 6/5 Book: Bet365

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