JD explains why backing Jose Mourinho's men to triumph in the so-called "Group of Death" is the best bet and why he thinks Liverpool will struggle on Saturday
We also have the return of the group stages of the Champions League and Europa League next week so it is a very exciting time to be involved in football betting.
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The Champions League kicks off next week and Group D features Real Madrid, Manchester City Borussia Dortmund and Ajax. It looks a very tasty group on paper. Take the 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill about Jose Mourinho's troops finishing top of that group.
The Liga champions open their campaign at home to City and a victory for them will see their odds to win the group shorten significantly, so move early. They are comfortably the best team in this group and will win the majority of their matches.
Looking ahead to the weekend, Sunderland can inflict more pain on Liverpool and are priced at 13/10 (2.30) on a draw no bet basis with William Hill. Martin O'Neill's sides are always highly motivated and have added quality to their ranks in the transfer window with Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher.
Liverpool tend to attract alot of support in the market but they will face a tough task here to get anything. In Spain, the match of the weekend is between Sevilla and Real Madrid.
Sevilla have been beaten 6-2 on the last two occasions Real Madrid have visited. Los Blancos to score in both halves is an attractive option priced at 6/5 (2.20) with William Hill and better than the 8/13 (1.62) on offer for a straight victory.
|Real Madrid to win Group D in the Champions League at 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill
||Sunderland to beat Liverpool (Draw No Bet) at 13/10 (2.30) with William Hill|
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