The group stage matches have already been decided. The highest competition of clubs in Europe will begin with their hostilities this September 14. Last year, Chelsea recovered from the difficult situation they were experiencing with Frank Lampard. In the middle of the tournament, they replaced him with Thomas Tuchel, and the German managed to make them winners of this competition.
Champions League Predictions
Who Will Win The Champions League 2021?
Interestingly, despite their great squad and being the current champion, Chelsea isn’t a favorite to lift the trophy. Many Nigerian betting platforms consider them the fourth-best team to lift the trophy, below PSG where Neymar plays, Messi and Mbappé; Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
Our Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain to Lift the Trophy
The arrival of Lionel Messi to PSG in this transfer market has made PSG the top contender, and we can see it reflected in the outright betting odds.
- Merrybet: PSG to win the UCL is 4.14 odds as at the time of this post.
- Betway: PSG to win the UCL is 4.15 odds as at the time of this post.
- NetBet: PSG to win the UCL is 4.00 odds as at the time of this post.
For the 2021/22 UCL title win, other top contenders are Bayern, Man City, and Chelsea.
Group Winners Prediction– Which Team Would Win The Group Stage And Qualify
Some of the Champions League group round highlights will be Manchester City against PSG, Real Madrid against Inter Milan, Barcelona against Bayern Munich, and Chelsea against Juventus. Below, we will present our prediction on which team would emerge victorious in their UCL groups.
Group A: PSG to Win and Manchester City to Qualify
The arrival of Lionel Messi in Paris makes this team a serious candidate to win Group A. In addition to the Argentine star, the team has other great stars such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Gigio Donnarumma, among many others.
Manchester City remains the eternal candidate to win the Champions League and group A. However, all would be decided when they clash with PSG, who currently has an overwhelming squad.
- PSG to win the group is 1.94 at Betway, and Man City to qualify is 1.14 at Netbet.
Group B Prediction: Liverpool 1st and Atletico Madrid to Qualify
Group B is the most brutal group of this year’s UCL. The group is packed with powerhouses from different leagues, but we expect Liverpool if injury free to top the group and Atletico Madrid to hold second place.
- Liverpool to win the group is 2.15 at Betway, and Atletico Madrid to qualify is 1.44 at Netbet.
Group C Prediction: Borrusia Dortmund 1st and Ajax to Qualify
Dortmund managed to keep hold of Halaand, and he would be a very lethal weapon against their opponents. Also, they have managed to replace Sanch, who left for Manchester United. We expect them to win this group irrespective of Ajax being a powerful side.
- Borrusia Dortmund to win the group is 1.56 at Betway, and Ajax to qualify is 1.57 at Netbet.
Group D Prediction: Real Madrid 1st and Inter Milan to Qualify
Real Madrid is the favorite to win Group D. Even though they let go some of their top players, and they also have to replace them. Their squad still includes experienced players and Inter Milan is the next top contender. Inter Milan lost their coach and two top first-team players due to financial reasons, but we still expect them to qualify from this group.
- Real Madrid to win the group is 1.28 at Betway, and Inter Milan to qualify is 1.22 at Netbet.
Group E Prediction: Bayern Munich 1st and Barcelona to Qualify
The German team never loses its power in the Bundesliga and much less in the Champions League. Every year, they are renewed with some exciting signings and keeping the big names they have.
Barcelona is another top contender, but this Barcelona team is weakened with the loss of Messi and other top players. Barcelona is the second-best team in this group and should take up second place.
- Bayern Munich to win the group is 1.56 at Betway, and Barcelona to qualify is 1.22 at Netbet.
Group F Prediction: Manchester United 1st and Atalanta to Qualify
The acquisition of Ronaldo has increased the chances of Man United being the favorite to win this season’s UCL. They are expected to win their group easily, though Atalanta might not make things easy for them. However, we expect Atalanta to come second in Group F.
- Manchester United to win the group is 1.58 at Betway, and Atalanta to qualify is 1.50 at Netbet.
Group G Prediction: Sevilla 1st and Lille to Qualify
Group G is the weakest group in the 21/22 UCL groups. However, we expect Sevilla to win this group with ease and for the French champions Lille to hold the second position.
- Sevilla to win the group is 2.50 at Betway, and Lille to qualify is 2.00 at Netbet.
Group H Prediction: Chelsea 1st and Juventus to Qualify
Chelsea seems to be one of the strongest teams in the world, and they did make big signings for this season. They bolstered their squad with Romelu Lukaku and the loaning of Saúl Ñíguez to reinforce the midfield. They are expected to win their group and a weakened Juventus side to come second.
- Chelsea to win the group is 1.57 at Betway, and Juventus to qualify is 1.25 at Netbet.
Who Will Win The Golden Boot?
We expect the PSG striker Mbappe to be the top scorer in this year’s UCL. The 2021/2022 UCL top scorer would likely be determined by teams that might reach the Semis or final, and with the quality supplying of assists from Messi and Neymar, Mbappe looks well-positioned to come out top.
- Betway: Betway offers 9.60 odds for Mbappe to win the golden boot.
Other top contenders are last season’s winner, Halaand, Lewandowski, Messi, Lukaku.
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