Champions League Betting: 3 Best Games To Bet On For Wednesday's Action



The Champions League qualifiers keeping rolling on Wednesday as 10 teams vie for five spots. It’s do-or-die time for a number of teams, so here’s a look at the best three soccer betting matches worth laying a wager on from the Wednesday card:

Malmo FF at Celtic
Champs League Odds: Malmo FF -175, Celtic +500, Draw +280

Malmo FF hails from Sweden and won the Allsvenskan League, then won 3-0 at home to score a 3-2 aggregate score over Austria's Red Bull Salzburg to reach this point. Forward Markus Rosenberg scored one of those goals and has made 33 appearances for Sweden before retiring from international play, and his club will need him to come up big at Celtic, the Scottish Premiership champions. Midfielder Stefan Johanson gets forward to score goals, and he'll be a key man for the Scottish side, but the key here is the crowd. Even though Celtic isn't the European giant it once was, Celtic Park is still an incredibly intimidating place to play and the fans always get up for these sorts of games. With Celtic favored at -175, Malmo at +500 and a draw at +280, go with the home side.

Shakhtar Donetsk at Rapid Vienna
Champs League Odds: Shakhtar Donetsk +130, Rapid Vienna +200, Draw +240

Shakhtar Donetsk finished second in the Ukrainian Premier League and then won 3-0 over two legs against Turkey's Fenerbache, and it was somewhat surprising considering they lost some big players in the summer, Luiz Adriano being the most important. But they still have Dario Srnja up front to score goals, and they'll need every one of them. Rapid Vienna came in second in the Austrian Bundesliga and  then edged Ajax of the Netherlands via score of 5-4 over two legs, and they got two goals each from Robert Beric and Louis Schaub, but Beric is the man here, having scored 32 goals in 45 appearances for his club. Give the slightest of edges to a draw, which is rated at +240 with Shakhtar Donetsk coming in at +130 and Rapid at +220. Shakhtar Donetsk might look to close up shop and take a 0-0 draw back home for the second leg.

Monaco at Valencia
Champs League Odds: Valencia -120, Moncao +333, Draw +250

This is the highlight of Wednesday's matches, starting with Monaco, who finished third in France's Ligue 1, brought back Falcao on loan from Manchester United and then sold him to Chelsea, and Dimitar Berbatov's contract ran out. They're coming off an impressive run to the quarterfinals in this competition last season, but can they score enough goals? The club is hoping that Stephen El Shaarawy, on loan from A.C. Milan, can fill some of the void. Valencia battled to finish fourth in Spain's La Liga, They need a big season out of Alvaro Negredo, who cost a lot of money from Manchester City and only scored six goals in 33 matches. If he can get off to a good start this season, starting with the Champions League, Valencia could be a darkhorse to make some noise further in the competition. But first, they have to get there and it won't be easy, but they'll get the win as -120 favorites at home, with Monaco going for +333 and a draw at +250.