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King of Stats – the Champions League numbers get crunched

| 06.11.2013

Matchday four of the Champions League could see several sides seal their qualification to the knock-out stages, as the regent of statistics himself tries to seal his subjects some profits with some vital pointers.

5 – Consecutive games for Manchester City’s Argentine Sergio Aguero in which he’s scored, with seven hitting the net overall in that run. Aguero is 3/1 to score first against CSKA Moscow.

10 – The amount of goals each that Manchester United and Real Sociedad have scored over their last three intervening domestic fixtures since United’s 1-0 win at Old Trafford in this competition. Over 3.5 goals in the game in Spain is 9/4 with Ladbrokes.

3 – The amount of consecutive clean sheets for Juventus before they host Real Madrid in Group B. Only Atletico Madrid have prevented the Spanish side from scoring in 15 games this season and it’s 14/5 that Juve repeat the feat in Turin.

0 – Points and zero goals registered by Group C’s bottom side Anderlecht as they head to the Parc des Princes following a 5-0 stuffing at home to PSG. A PSG win to nil can be backed at 7/10.

7 – Matches unbeaten away from home for Schalke ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea. Although the Blues ran out as comfortable 3-0 winners in Germany, they did lose to Basel at home on matchday one, making a point for the visitors here at 7/2 an interesting punt.

8 – Straight wins at home for Arsenal’s conquerors from the last round of fixtures, Borussia Dortmund. The Germans are priced 7/10 to do the group-stage double over the Gunners.

2 – Celtic and Ajax have only scored a couple of goals apiece in this year’s competition, though three of those arrived in the Scottish side’s 2-1 victory at Parkhead on matchday three. Over 2.5 goals in the game again is available at 4/5.

8 – Goals in his last seven outings for club and country for Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is a 7/2 shot to open the scoring when Barca host Milan.



Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.