UEFA Champions League Predictions for Next Group Stage
After the international break, European teams competing in the UEFA Champions League will be back in action. Matchday 3 will be full of action as teams scramble for a slot in the round of 16. At the same time, Vwin the top Asian sportsbook will be offering sports betting and fans will have more events to wager on.
So, what are the predictions for the next group stage matches?
There will be a total of 16 matches played across Europe. So, what are the predictions for the upcoming matches?
Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG is top of the group after winning one match and drawing one. Club Brugge and Manchester City are second and third respectively with one point separating them. AB Leipzig have not tasted a single match yet.
Club Brugge will face off with Manchester City as PSG and Leipzig clash in Paris. The odds are on City and PSG emerging winners as teams fight to place themselves in a better position for the knockout stage.
Liverpool have had a perfect start to this season’s Champions League, having won their first two matches. Atletico Madrid are second with four points, and Porto are third with a single point. AC Milan have lost their first two matches.
Porto will invite Milan, who are searching for their first win as Atletico Madrid and Liverpool face-off in Madrid. The match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid will be intense as both teams have a point to prove. Nevertheless, the odds are in favor of Liverpool and Porto winning.
In this group, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund are neck-to-neck with 6 points, while Besiktas and Sporting Lisbon are bottom with no point to show for their efforts.
Matchday 3 in this group will be between teams top of the table and those at the bottom. Ajax are top of the Group C table on goal difference and will be looking to cement their place at the top of the table. On the other hand, BVB will be hoping Haaland will fire on all cylinders to help them overcome the Dutch giants.
Besiktas will be relying on their home-ground advantage to help them earn their first win in the Champions League. Both teams are in poor form, but the home team might have the edge to get the win.
Group D fixtures will see Interplay Sheriff as Shakhtar Donetsk face off with Real Madrid. Real Madrid were detained by the Sheriff as the Moldovans beat them 2-1. Inter will be wary of this team which is determined to make it out of the group stage.
Carlo Ancellotti will be hoping that his team returns to winning ways as they travel to Kyiv. In the past, these would have been straightforward matches to predict. However, based on the current form, they are too close to call. However, the odds favor Inter and Real Madrid to win their matches.
Benfica and Bayern Munich have shown they are the teams to beat in this group. On Matchday 3, Dynamo Kyiv will be hoping to grab a famous win at Camp Nou as Benfica, and Bayern Munich face off in Lisbon.
Barca might grab the first win, and Benfica and Bayern are likely to share the spoils.
At first, every football pundit thought Manchester United and Villarreal would be fighting for this group’s top spot at this stage. However, Manchester United were stunned by Young Boys as Villarreal were held to a draw by Atalanta.
At the moment, the group is open, and anyone can qualify for the next round. Manchester United will host Atalanta in Manchester as Young Boys host Villarreal. United and Villarreal are likely to win their matches as they plan to resurrect their campaign.
Red Bull Salzburg, who are in control of this group at the moment, will face off with Wolfsburg, who are in third place as Sevilla and Lille clash in Villeneuve d’Ascq. The odds are in favor of Sevilla and Salzburg winning their matches.
Juventus and Chelsea were the obvious picks for this group. However, Zenit St. Petersburg have shown they are not here to usher others to the knockout stage.
Chelsea have an easier task against Malmo while Zenit will be out to show they are in it to win it. Nevertheless, Chelsea and Juventus are the most likely teams to emerge victorious in these matches.
It is still early in the day to write off any team. However, some teams have already shown they are favorites to move to the next phase of the competition. What are your predictions for Matchday 3?