Champions League Qualifiers Preview and Betting Predictions

Alex Campean

Monday, July 22, 2019 9:50 AM UTC

Monday, Jul. 22, 2019 9:50 AM UTC

The pre-season European qualifying campaing is one of the most profitable betting sessions  
<div><h2>PSV vs Basel</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/uefa-champions-league/psv-eindhoven-vs-fc-basel-1893-3827847/?mtid=1"><strong>Tuesday, July 23, at Philips Stadion (Eindhoven)</strong></a></p><p>Despite winning just 1 of their 4 friendly matches this summer, PSV remain an exciting young team fully packed with talented players. They were very unlucky to finish 2nd in their domestic league last season and now they need to pay the price by playing the Champions League qualifiers. Their last official match was more than two months ago, and they also lost some of their key players in the summer transfer window, the most important being the departure of Luuk de Jong who singed this summer with La Liga’s side Sevilla for £11.25m. Basel are not an easy opponent for unfortunately for them, they are not the team they were a few years ago, failing to qualify in the European competitions last season. Their pre-season results were decent, but they will definitely have a tough match against PSV on the road. They kicked off their domestic campaign with a 4-1 win against Sion and they enter this match determined to pull off the upset. They scored in their previous 15 occasions across all competitions and we expect them to contribute on the scoreboard once again and help us win our bet.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Champions League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.9 with Betfair</strong></em></a></p><p><em><strong><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%" /></a></strong></em></p><h2>Plzen vs Olympiakos Piraeus</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/uefa-champions-league/fc-viktoria-plzen-vs-olympiacos-fc-3827850/?mtid=1"><strong>Tuesday, July 23, at Doosan Aréna (Plzeň)</strong></a></p><p>After a 2-year hiatus from the Champions League due to poor performances and lack of quality players, the Greek giants are determined to bounce back and give their fans something to cheer for. They were very active this summer in the transfer market signing quality players like Ruben Semedo, Jose Sa, Bruno or Mathieu Valbuena. Despite finishing 2nd in their domestic league last season behind PAOK, Olympiacos were the best attacking side both home and away. The hosts kicked off their season with 2 important wins against Liberec and Sigma Olomouc but unfortunately for them they conceded in both matches. They scored in each of their previous 25 home games, but they have the tendency to concede against good teams. We expect an exciting match with both teams finding the back of the net.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Champions League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score at 2.0 with Bet365</strong></em></a></p><h2>CFR Cluj vs Maccabi Tel Aviv</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/uefa-champions-league/fc-cfr-1907-cluj-vs-maccabi-tel-aviv-fc-3846777/?mtid=1"><strong>Wednesday, July 24, at Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Stadium (Cluj-Napoca)</strong></a></p><p>The 2 teams won their domestic leagues last season with Maccabi Tel Aviv winning it with 31 points difference losing just 1 match and conceding just 17 goals in 36 matches. Last season they lost in the Europa League qualifiers against Sarpsborg 08 from Norway but this season they are looking better, and they are favourites to knock-out the Romanian champs CFR Cluj being priced at 1.75 with Unibet. But this match is tougher than expected. CFR are an experienced side and despite being knocked-out last season by Dudelange, one of the biggest upsets from the European qualifiers, they have the necessary weapons to qualify further. They already kicked off their domestic campaign winning 4 points in 2 matches. They also knocked out FC Astana in the previous qualifying round. They rested many of their key players last weekend in their 4-1 win against the newly promoted Academica Clinceni. On the other side, Maccabi’s only competitive match this season was the 1-0 win against Yehuda in their domestic Super Cup final, so we don’t expect them to be fully fit and ready for the next season.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Champions League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score at 2.0 with Bet365.</strong></em></a></p></div>
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