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Champions League accumulator: Arsenal and Bayer Leverkusen “bring it”

| 09.12.2014

We’re all set for an emotional week at Ladbrokes with the conclusion of the Champions League group stage seriously reducing the number of accumulators we can legitimately tip up every Tuesday and Wednesday night.

But we are still looking to go out with a bang, starting with a fourfold backing wins for Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund among others and available at odds of just under 9/1 with the bookmaker.

Here’s all you need to know about the four games that feature.

Bayer Leverkusen v Benfica @ 13/10

Benfica may have home advantage on their side but O Glorioso have already shown they are far from invincible on their own patch in this competition after going down 2-0 to Zenit St Petersburg.

That result, coupled with a defeat in Russia, means that Jorge Jesus’ side go into this game with nothing to play for and with Leverkusen targeting top spot with a victory and fresh from a commendable 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, it’s the away side who look the more likely victors.

Dortmund v Anderlecht @ 4/11

With the pressure eased on manager Jurgen Klopp following BVB’s crucial 1-0 home win over Hoffenheim at the weekend, Dortmund will look to sew up top spot in their group with a victory over a young and inexperienced Anderlecht side.

The Bundesliga giants demolished the Belgians 3-0 in Brussels when the two teams met earlier in the season and with the visitors already assured of a third-place finish in the group, there is little motivating them to cause an upset.

Arsenal to beat Galatasaray @ 13/10

The Gunners may have stumbled to a 3-2 defeat to perennial thorn-in-the-side Stoke on Saturday but they should still have more than enough to see off this shambles of a Galatasaray team.

Cesare Prandelli lasted less than five months in charge of the Istanbul club who sit bottom of their group and have picked up just one point from five games in this competition and after a 4-1 loss at the Emirates, they look unlikely to pose problems to an Arsenal side still chasing top spot.

Olympiakos to beat Malmo @ 4/11

The Greek champions will be hoping that Atletico Madrid can do them a favour and beat Juventus in Italy but that result will only count for something if Olympiakos can see off Malmo in Athens.

There’s little riding on the game for the Swedish side who are already guaranteed to finish bottom and with Olympiakos winning seven of their last eight at home in this competition, only one outcome looks likely.

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

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.