Champions League Betting Preview: A 100/1 long shot to consider in the top scoring team market

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bet365 are offering a market on which team will score the most goals on Tuesday's Champions League coupon and the misfiring holders are big favourites

One of the side markets available for every Champions League group stage round is which team will be the highest scoring on any particular day.

bet365 are offering prices on which side will prove the most prolific on Tuesday and Real Madrid top the market at 7/4 (2.75).

To find this market simply head to the Champions League page, then select Tournament Totals from the related markets section.

The reigning champions have been struggling in the final third of late, their single strike in a 2-1 defeat to Levante at the weekend was the first breakthrough Los Blancos managed in almost 500 minutes of football.

Karim Benzema Gareth Bale Real Madrid 2018

The visit of Viktoria Plzen is expected to spark Julen Lopetegui's side back into form, with the visitors having conceded 35 goals in just 14 Champions League matches.

It's tough to get past Real Madrid's poor recent record though and those doubts make backing a team at a bigger price an attractive option, especially with each-way betting available at 1/4 the odds for three places.

Bayern Munich are 9/2 (5.50) but they too have had issues in the early part of the campaign, winning just one of their previous five games in all competitions. As such, they’re easy enough to look past ahead of a trip to Athens in one of the early kick-offs.

Manchester City (11/2) are expected to come out on top in a shootout with Shakhtar Donetsk although the Ukranian champions have found plenty of joy going forward in Kharkiv in recent seasons.

Junior Moraes Shakhtar Donetsk Champions League 2018-19

The home side have scored at least twice in each of their previous seven home Champions League clashes, a run that includes a win over Pep Guardiola's side last season plus victories against Napoli and Roma.

As such, the 100/1 (101.0) on Shakhtar to be Tuesday's top-scoring Champions League team could be worth a small each-way stake with bet365.

City are expected to dominate the game and are priced as such, but Paulo Fonseca's side are no pushovers. The home side are willing to trade blows with their opposition, often with plenty of success. Having hit four goals in just two group games this season, they look overpriced in this market.

With doubts over the two teams at the head of the market and a high-scoring game anticipated in Ukraine, a triple figure price is surely an each-way value play ahead of another mouth-watering night of Champions League action.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Shakhtar Donetsk to score the most UCL goals on Tuesday at 100/1 (101.0) for a 0.5 stake (each way) at bet365

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