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UEFA Champions League Betting: AC Milan vs. Celtic

The Champions League continues today with eight games on tap, including Celtic taking on Milan at the San Siro. I like the Italians at the -1 and the double result to crack here.

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Matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions finishes up today, and in order to challenge Barcelona for top spot in the group AC Milan will be looking to take full points at home against Celtic.

The outright result for Milan isn't the best value at 1.53, but the double result brings that up to 2.20 over at William Hill. So if Milan leads at half then goes on to win the match, you win the bet.

I do like the -1 Milan pick as well, which is currently being offered at 2.37. Now, Milan did have issues last season in the CL, having not won at the San Siro during its group stage matches (0-1-2), but the team was able to win at home against Barcelona during the knockout stage.

There are a few bettors out there worried about Milan's injuries, which sees Stephan El Shaarawy, Kaka, and Giampaolo Pazzini out. But the strong depth of the Italian side should be enough to overcome the Scots.

The outright draw is being offered at a robust 4.20.

To take the Glasgow-based side for the upset road win can be had at 7.00. I wouldn't take Celtic for the result, but it may be worthwile to take a look at Georgios Samaras to score anytime in the game at 6.00. He scored in all three group stage away matches last season in the tournament.

If you are looking to make a correct score pick, make sure you wait until that starting roster comes out. As mentioned, El Shaarawy is not expected to play so taking him makes no sense. Mario Balotelli is offered at 1.73 to score during the match and 5.50 to score the first goal. I do like Alessandro Matri to score at 2.00 at any point. He scored twice against Celtic last season when he was with Juventus.


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