I have mostly stuck with the Premier League when it comes to betting football. I usually don’t start betting Champions League until the new year, but I felt it important to highlight a game today and an angle to look at.

SHAKTAR DONETSK V ATALANTA: The two clubs meet in Ukraine, both with much to play for. A win for Donetsk means they clinch 2nd and progress to the next round, if Atalanta win and another result happens in another game, they are through. Both have plenty of reasons to go forward and attack. I always enjoy these spots in the Champions League, both teams know what they need to do and will go all out. It’s not rocket science, you must attack and score goals. Both of these sides have been awfully defensively and should be fine with an end to end match. In 5 matches,  both clubs in this group  have shipped 2 goals a game a piece. Just not good defending and with a confidence that they need it. They will run run run and score score score. You will also find confidence in the recent form of both clubs offensively, Shaktar has scored a goal in 8 straight matches overall and Atalanta have bagged one in 5 of 6. I expect a 2-1… 2-2 type of match. As many of you know that read my Premier League I generally love dog prices, but this one is tough to pass up even at 140 or slightly higher.

PICK: Both teams to score and OVER 2.5 goals (-140)

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