Arsenal and the 'Group of Death' - what the bookies say

Arsenal v Dortmund

Arsenal have been made second favourites to win their Champions League group. Their odds are 9/4 with Boylesports. The team expected to take group F, Borussia Dortmund, are at 6/4.

Although Arsenal are expected to get through the so-called ‘group of death’ they are still a long shot to win the tournament outright - out at 25/1.

Reigning European champions Bayern Munich remain favourites to become the first team to retain the European Cup since AC Milan in the 1989/90 season.

Leon Blanche, Head of Communications at Boylesports said ‘The Champions League has already attracted outright support with last year’s winners Bayern Munich currently 7/2 to retain the trophy'.

Arsenal who are 9/4 to win Group F Outright are 6/4 to take the three points from Marseille, the French side are 19/10 to overturn the Gunners whilst a draw is available at 23/10.

Group favourites and last season’s runners up Borussia Dortmund travel to Naples for a mouthwatering clash with Serie A leaders Napoli, Klopp’s men are 7/5 to come away with a win but Champions League winning coach Rafa Benitez’s Napoli are 21/10.

New Arsenal signing, Mesut Özil, who made his debut away to Sunderland on Saturday is now 11/5 to outscore Marseille’s forward Saber Khalifa.

While in form Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, the current joint top scorer in the Premier League has been made 7/4 to outscore Marseille striker and France national teammate Andre Pierre-Gignac

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea have been backed to win the competition, the only trophy that Mourinho didn’t win in his first spell at the club.

Blanche said: ‘Punters have supported Chelsea into 8/1 from 12/1.’

In the other games on Wednesday night will see Celtic travel to the San Siro to take on AC Milan Boylesports have given them little hope of coming away from Italy with the three points, you can get a price of 7/1 for Neil Lennon’s side to record a famous win in Milan.

Chelsea are expected to progress smoothly from their group as they have been installed as firm favourites and they are 3/10 to get off to a winning start against Basel on Wednesday night.

All odds are correct at the time of writing, and provided by Boylesports.

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