After a hiatus of two weeks due to the International break, this coming weekend sees domestic action return to all the top leagues around Europe with some key games particularly in the Premier League, but also some big match ups around Europe too.
For Bet365 Sports customers that means one thing, the chance to get back on track with a couple of brilliant bonus offers for punters, the Bore Draw Money Back guarantee and the massively popular Euro Soccer Bonus.
Indeed, this week is the first week of the season where punters can have complete access to all the different matches that are part of the Euro Soccer Bonus offer as on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September, the UEFA Champions League Group Stages finally get under way.
In this article, we’re going to give you a quick preview of some of the big games taking place around Europe this weekend, before we give you a more detailed run down of how the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League is shaping up.
Top Soccer Betting – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September
Saturday sees a number of big games in the Premier League with the biggest being the first match of the day as Manchester City take on Liverpool at 12:30pm UK Time in a game shown live on Sky Sports. At 3pm, Everton also face a big game against Tottenham, while at the same time the Champions of the past two season’s Leicester City and Chelsea clash at the King Power Stadium. Finally, at 5.30pm Stoke City welcome league leaders Manchester United to the Bet365 Stadium.
There’s a big game in France on Saturday at 4pm, as Nice take on Monaco while in Germany, Bayern Munich face a tricky trip to Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund head to Freiburg. There’s a couple of big clashes too in Spain on Saturday with Valencia taking on Atletico Madrid and also the Catalonia derby as Barcelona host Espanyol.
Two talented sides meet on Saturday in Serie A too with Sampdoria taking on AS Roma, while there’s a massive game on Sunday in this league as Lazio face AC Milan.
All of these matches can be part of your weekend Bet365 Euro Soccer Bonus if you would like to place a bet on the Match Result, Scorecast or Match Result/Both Teams to Score markets on any selection of these fixtures.
The Champions League Returns
There’s a chance for the first time this season to enjoy a wealth of Euro Soccer Bonus accumulator action this week with the first of six rounds of Champions League Group Stage action. A total of 16 matches involving 32 teams in 8 groups will be played in each round in the lead up to Christmas, with the top two teams in each group qualifying for the knockout phase in the New Year.
The matches are always scheduled to take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday night on a Champions League Group Stage night and the following games are due to be played across the first round of action:
Tuesday 12th September
Manchester United v FC Basel
Benfica v CSKA Moscow
Bayern Munich v Anderlecht
Celtic v Paris St Germain
Chelsea v FK Qarabag
AS Roma v Atletico Madrid
Barcelona v Juventus
Olympiacos v Sporting Lisbon
Wednesday 13th September
Maribor Branik v Spartak Moscow
Liverpool v Sevilla
Feyenoord v Manchester City
Shakhtar Donetsk v Napoli
Red Bull Leipzig v AS Monaco
FC Porto v Besiktas
Real Madrid v APOEL Nicosia
Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund
As you can see there are a number of massive matches taking place in this first round of games including a rematch of the 2015 Champions League Final and last year’s semi final between Barcelona and Juventus, AS Roma taking on Atletico Madrid, Liverpool meeting Sevilla and Tottenham’s crucial home match against Borussia Dortmund.
The top Betting Offers from Bet365 to enjoy with this weeks games
Bore Draw Money back
Place a bet on any of the above games (or indeed any match that Bet365 offers the key markets on) on any of the Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time or Scorecast markets and if the match finishes in a 0-0 draw at the end of 90 minutes, Bet365 will refund your stake if your bet loses.
This is a great offer in European competition, especially in the early stages of the competition when there is so much at stake and teams want to get off to a positive start. As such, most teams tend to play a little more conservatively and defensively in order to try and at least get one point from a game.
So looking at this group of selections, which matches do we think have a good chance of being a 0-0 draw in the first round of fixtures:
Outlined below are my tips for fixtures either from the weekend’s domestic games, or from the Champions League matches in midweek where I think there is a possibility of the Bore Draw Bonus coming in to rescue you, if your original bet doesn’t come off.
- Domestic Matches – Valencia v Atletico Madrid, Sampdoria v AS Roma
- Champions League – Benfica v CSKA Moscow, Olympiacos v Sporting Lisbon, Roma v Atletico Madrid, Maribor v Spartak Moscow, RB Leipzig v AS Monaco, Shakhtar Donetsk v Napoli
Euro Soccer Bonus Accumulator Tip
I’ve put together two tips based on a selection of matches taking place this weekend as well as a tip for UEFA Champions League matches, both of which would qualify for the Euro Soccer Bonus if the bets come in.
My tips for my weekend Euro Soccer Bonus accumulator is:
- Manchester City v Liverpool – Draw
- Everton v Tottenham – Away Win
- Leicester City v Chelsea – Away Win
- Valencia v Atletico Madrid – Draw
- Sampdoria v AS Roma – Draw
This bet alone returns at odds of 173.49/1 which means a £10 bet on this would ordinarily return £1734.90, however with the Euro Soccer Bonus, you get a 10% bonus on a successful fivefold bet, which would mean an additional £173.49 added to your total win.
Champions League Tip
I’ve picked a couple more matches for my midweek Champions League Euro Soccer Bonus tip:
- Barcelona v Juventus – Draw
- Benfica v CSKA Moscow – Home Win
- Olympiacos v Sporting Lisbon – Away Win
- Roma v Atletico Madrid – Draw
- Maribor Branik v Spartak Moscow – Draw
- Red Bull Leipzig v AS Monaco – Draw
- Shakhtar Donetsk v Napoli – Away Win
- Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund – Away Win
This eightfold bet has total odds of 4337.26/1 which means a £10 stake would return a huge £43,372.60 as a standard return if you win. However with the Euro Soccer Bonus you would also get a 40% bonus on those winnings of £17,349.04 meaning that you would take home over £60,000 if this big bet comes in.