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Champions League is shortened to CL below. I will be tweeting today from 19:45 for the Championship and Champions League. Both are tough to research but I have some clear pictures in my head in some of the matches regarding who should come out on top (or at least not lose).

19:45 - CSKA Moscow v Monaco - 2.78 CSKA

  • The market cannot decide. Form wise, CSKA have not won in 6 Champions League matches.
  • Losses v Wolfsburg and Tottenham at home last 2 CL matches.
  • Monaco have 4 wins and a draw in their last 5 CL matches.
  • Well, the market cannot split these 2 teams. Form wise, Monaco beat a Tottenham side which beat CSKA at CSKA. Collateral form to rely on and therefore side with Monaco today?

19:45 - Club Brugge v Porto - 1.77 Porto

  • Club Brugge are simply out of their depth in the CL. 6 losses and a win v Panathanaikos in their last 7 CL matches. Club Brugge failed to score in their last 3 matches, all defeats.
  • Only 4 losses for Porto in the CL since 2014 came v Bayern Munich, Dynamo Kiev, Chelsea, and a 1-0 loss v Leicester City latest. I do think that Porto will be more competitive against a Belgian side. Porto's last 2 away defeats came v Premiership teams. I would lay Club Brugge if Club Brugge scored first.

19:45 - Dinamo Zagreb v Sevilla - 1.56 Sevilla

  • Dinamo Zagreb have a certain pattern in the CL. They breeze through the early rounds and start losing v the better sides. 2 consecutive defeats now v Lyon and Juventus were to nil.
  • Sevilla beat Juventus 1-0, drew 0-0 away at Juventus and beat Olympiakos 1-0. I think Sevilla could nick a win here this evening. Dinamo Zagreb are floundering now they meet teams from the European 'premier' leagues.

19:45 - Leicester v FC Copenhagen - 1.95 Leicester

  • Leicester are brand new in the CL. They beat Porto 1-0. Leicester are a mystery in this competition moving forward.
  • Copenhagen are unbeaten in 8 CL matches and did beat Club Brugge.
  • A match for the in-play stats. I would expect a Premiership side to be too good for a Danish side.

19:45 - Leverkusen v Tottenham - 2.22 Leverkusen

  • 4 consecutive score draws for Leverkusen in the CL sees both teams score in the last 8 matches.
  • 3 consecutive score draws for Leverkusen at home.
  • Tottenham lost to Monaco and beat CSKA Moscow 0-1 in their CL.
  • Tough to call given Tottenham, like Leicester, are new to the Champions League. I would lay any late score draw. Leverkusen have a long score draw sequence.

19:45 - Lyon v Juventus - 1.78 Juventus

  • Only 2 wins in 10 CL games for Lyon were v Valencia and Dynamo Zagreb. This lack of form really should not threaten Juventus.
  • Since November 2014 Juventus have only lost to Barcelona and Sevilla in the CL. Juventus do look vulnerable away from home in this competition with a recent away record of DDWDLDW (where W=Win, D=Draw and L=Loss).
  • I do expect Juventus not to lose today. That is how I will approach and react in this match.

19:45 - Real Madrid v Legia Warsaw - 1.04 Real

  • Legia lost 0-6 to Dortmund and 2-0 away to Sporting. Look for a win to nil for Real Madrid, although this being Real Madrid they could concede!
  • 1.04 odds suggests we begin at 6-0, 7-0, 8-1 as potentials. I would expect Real to lead at halftime so if 0-0 after 25 minutes, back Real in the halftime market, or back 2-0 (riskier) or lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market.

19:45 - Sporting Lisbon v Dortmund - 2.22 Dortmund

  • 4 consecutive home win in the CL for Sporting but against teams nowhere near the calibre of Dortmund. Sporting have conceded in 5 of their last 6 home matches so I would expect Dortmund to score at some stage today.
  • Juventus and Arsenal are the recent victors over Dortmund in the CL. 0-6 v Legia and 2-2 v Real Madrid so far in this stage of the competition.
  • I do think Sporting will concede a goal at least today as they tend to at home. I would lay Sporting if Sporting scored first.

The English Championship

19:45 - Barnsley v Newcastle - 1.68 Newcastle

  • After a bright start with 5 wins in 7 matches, Barnsley are struggling now with 4 defeats and a 1-1 draw in their last 5 matches.
  • Barnsley though have failed to score just once this season.
  • 8 wins, a draw and a loss for Newcastle in their last 10 matches. The Fat Spanish Waiter has Newcastle 2nd in the league.
  • Newcastle are yet to see a 0-0 at halftime.
  • Newcastle have a 1-1 and 0-1 last 2 away matches but do have goals in them.
  • I do think both teams could score today with Barnsley not winning. I would lay 0-0 in the halftime score market.

19:45 - Birmingham v Rotherham - 1.67 Birmingham

  • 6th v bottom so market confidence in the home side today. What about form?
  • Only 2 defeats for Birmingham have come away, the last came in their last match.
  • Birmingham have failed to score only twice.
  • Against bottom 3, we see these score lines - 0-0 at home, 1-1 away and 1-0 at home.
  • This may not be as emphatic as the odds suggest? Rotherham to park the bus? Strugglers set up to frustrate?
  • 5 consecutive away defeats for Rotherham may tell a different story. They have conceded 2 goals at least in all away matches.
  • This really should be a comfortable night for Birmingham. React if otherwise.

19:45 - Blackburn v Nottm Forest - 2.6 Blackburn

  • As I will be doing a live chat I will leave this match to the in-play stats - 2.6 odds tells you all you need to know!

19:45 - Brighton v Wolves - 1.93 Brighton

  • 4th v 12th after 12 matches.
  • A shock loss to Brentford the only blot for Brighton at home.
  • Wolves do look a threat. Wins away v Newcastle and Birmingham, (current top 6) suggests they will give Brighton a game.
  • Another for in-play stats. I don't normally play the Championship but feel obliged to look at it.

19:45 - Derby v Brentford - 1.95 Derby

  • 4 consecutive 0-0's at halftime Derby.
  • Derby have failed to score more than 1 goal in a match at home.
  • Brentford have failed to score only twice.
  • Brentford have scored in their last 3 away.
  • For me I will have to lay Derby if Derby score first in the hope they have trouble scoring that second goal. Brentford we see recently have at least a goal in them away from home, albeit 2 consecutive away 3-1 defeats.

19:45 - Fulham v Norwich - 2.48 Norwich

  • The question for me is why Norwich's odds are not shorter? Only 2 losses v Birmingham and Newcastle and 6 wins in their last 7 matches. Newcastle mugged Norwich late on!
  • Only 1 win in 7 for Fulham who scored 1-0-1-0-0-1-1- then 4 v Barnsley.
  • Norwich tend to score and concede. I really cannot see why Norwich are not strong favourites on form. The market must be respected but I personally would have to lay Fulham if Fulham lead.
  • If Norwich win, you feel it will be a 1-2 or something like that. Both teams could score today.

19:45 - Ipswich v Burton - 2.1 Ipswich

  • 7 under 1.5 goals matches in their last 8 for Ipswich is a worry. Recent Ipswich home matches have been 1-1, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1. Enough to make Tony Pulis smile.
  • Ipswich have failed to score in their last 5 matches.
  • I would back 0-0 pre-match here and hope this defensive Ipswich turn up. Nothing else really appeals.

19:45 - Leeds v Wigan - 2.2 Leeds

  • Only 1 draw this season for Leeds meets a Wigan with 2 consecutive 0-0's.
  • 3 consecutive home wins for Leeds. 5 defeats and a draw away for Wigan.
  • Early in season so after 12 matches, the bottom 4 may not be the bottom 4 at end of season. As things stand, Leeds tend to win v these bottom 4, of which Wigan is a member.
  • Slight nod towards Leeds if I was monitoring this match. I would lay the late 0-0 in the hope Wigan end their 2 match 0-0 sequence.

19:45 - QPR v Bristol City - 2.72 Bristol City


20:00 - Reading v Aston Villa - 2.78 Reading

  • I am bowing out of these last 2 Championship matches. 2.72 and 2.78 tells you the market hasn't got a scooby-doo! Join me in the live chat where the Championship and Champions League will be followed from 19:45 onwards on Twitter.