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King of Stats: All the numbers for Champions League matchday two

| 02.10.2013

The King of Stats has cast his glass eye over the second round of fixtures of the Champions League in the hope of uncovering some profitable betting opportunities.

Arsenal and Manchester United both feature, alongside home victories for Bayer Leverkusen and Porto.

2 – Bayer Leverkusen have won all of their three group games at home in each of their last two Champions League seasons, in 2004/05 and 2011/12. It is 3/4 they beat Real Sociedad at the BayArena.

20 – The number of months since FC Porto last lost a home game, when they were beaten 2-1 by Manchester City. Since, they have won 29 of their 31 in all competitions at the Estadio do Dragao. Porto are 17/10 to beat an Atletico Madrid team without leading striker Diego Costa.

35 – The number of games since Bayern Munich last failed to score in an away fixture, while they have netted at least twice in 16 of the last 21 of these. Bayern are 10/11 to score over 1.5 goals at the Etihad against Manchester City.

5 – CSKA Moscow will be hosting Viktoria Plzen at the ground of Russian rivals Zenit and they have won five times at the Stadion Petrovski previously, scoring three times in each of these successes. It is 13/10 that CSKA win this clash and over 2.5 goals are registered in the match.

10 – Galatasaray have failed to triumph on any of their last 10 visits to Italy, although they drew 2-2 on their latest trip to Juventus. Juve are 3/10 to beat them this time.

4 – Manchester United have scored four goals in each of their last two encounters with Ukrainian opposition, with Wayne Rooney also on target in both games. Man Utd to score 4+ goals this time is 16/1, with Rooney 7/4 to net at any time in the 90 minutes.

5 – Arsenal have kept clean sheets in their last five home games with Italian opposition, starting with a 2-0 win over Juventus in 2006. The price is 37/20 that the Gunners shut out Napoli at the Emirates.

3 – Barcelona have won four on the bounce on the road this season and three of these have come without conceding. It is 13/10 that they beat Celtic without conceding.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.