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7 Biggest Betting Surprises in This year’s Champions League

People from all around the world are excited for the Champions League, and many of us believe that there are some matches that are certain. Well, football is a game that can come with many surprises, and not all teams are going to perform as well as we expect them to. On the other hand, this league is a place where some teams can show the world, they are far better than everyone expects. In this article, we are going to talk to you about the biggest betting surprises in this year’s champions league! Continue reading if you want to find out how some of the biggest teams didn’t win matches that were supposed to be an easy game.

Real Madrid – Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – 3

Even though no one expected Real Madrid to win this game easily, the Ukrainian champions showed that they are not in the Champions League just for a walk in the park. They showed a real passion and character on the field, especially in the first half of the match where they had a lead of 0-3. Madrid players quickly manage to net 2 goals in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to beat Shakhtar Donetsk. People who bet on games like these usually expect nothing but a win or draw AT LEAST, but it seems that the Donetsk based their team to win.

This game is said to be one of the biggest surprises, since no one expected a team from Ukraine, no matter how good they are, to beat the famous Real Madrid.

Inter – Borussia Monchengladbach 2 – 2

Inter Milan last year showed that they are a really good team and that Antonio Conte is doing a good job. They managed to play in the Europa League final where they lost to Sevilla, and they nearly won Calcio Serie A with only a few points behind Juventus and Atalanta.

Because of that, everyone expected them to win the game against the team from Monchengladbach. The Germans again proved to the world that discipline and calmness are their strength. A tough match was expected for the Milan-based team, instead of 3 points, Borussia Monchengladbach managed to return home with a solid performance and a point which can be very important in the fight for the first two places in Group B.

Borussia Monchengladbach – Real Madrid 2 – 2

A real thriller match was played at Borussia-Park, where the Germans managed to finish the first half of the evening with a 2 goal lead. Marcus Thuram, the son of the widely known French defender Lilian Thuram, showed that football passion runs in the family and managed to score two against the team who holds a record for the most Champions League trophies.

Just when everyone thought that the 3 points would stay in Gladbach, Real Madrid managed to equalize just before the referee ended the match. This match was a real thrill for most of the people who love sports betting, and those who went against the odds managed to leave with a lot of profits.

According to, when betting on modern sports, you need to have patience, knowledge, and the skills to expect the unexpected. When choosing the right place where you can place your wager, you need to think about all the things that may come as a surprise, and to protect your winnings in case something like the Borussia Monchengladbach – Real Madrid match happens.

Paris Saint-Germain – Manchester United 1 – 2

Now, this would be a game that in Sir Alex Ferguson’s era no one would even dare to bet on the Parisians. Manchester United came greatly wounded in Paris and they needed to prove themselves to the world.

For PSG they have one of the best-attacking players in the world like Neymar, Mbappe (even though he was coming back after an injury), Di Maria, and Mauro Icardi, and everyone expected them to win this game. Manchester United came for a point and just like a few seasons ago, a late goal from Marcus Rushford proved that he is a real nightmare for the Parisians.

This match was a real nail-biter and it is said that people from all around the world were amazed by the skills the PSG players showed on the field. One thing is for sure, both the match and the outcome were a huge surprise.

Istanbul Basakshehir – Manchester United 2 – 1

The team from Istanbul finally won the domestic championship in Turkey and they came into the Champions League really motivated, especially knowing that Manchester United is coming to town.

They absolutely managed to outplay the team from Old Trafford and score one more goal than them, which proved to be enough to bring home the 3 points. United had to return to England without points and that really surprised the people who like to put a wager on these games and showed that they are not the safest team to bet on.

Red Bull Leipzig (RassenBallsport Leipzig) – Paris Saint-Germain 2 – 1

The last time these two clubs met, the Parisians won the game by 1 – 0 at Parc des Princes. Before that, they met in August where they played in the Champions League Quarter-Finals, and the Parisians won that game pretty comfortably with 3-0 (0-3).

Having in mind that that game was played only a few months ago, people expected PSG to win this game again. On the other hand, the Germans had something to prove, and they did it. Smart betters knew that this was a risky game to play on a Paris based team, and that was a really smart move. Leipzig won this game 2-1 and they had their little revenge on the Parisians.

Atletico Madrid – Lokomotiv Moscow 0 – 0

Even though the Diego Simeone side is known for their great defending skills and quick and lethal counter-attack, Atletico Madrid didn’t manage to score a goal against the team from Moscow.

The Russian Premier League Runners up from the last season showed that they will fight for a place for at least a round of 16 in the Champions League. Even though Atletico Madrid didn’t have Luis Suarez in their roster, they still have players like Diego Costa who can score, but in the end, they had to satisfy with only one point from this match. This draw came as a surprise for the betters and they had to think twice if they tend to against the Moscow-based side.

As you can see, in the sports betting world, nothing is certain, and you need to know how to predict the outcome even when the game is supposed to go without any surprises.

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