07/12/2021 – Champions League Predictions

The final Champions League group stage fixtures are here and it’s been a very decent ride so far. A good number of our tips have come true and we’ll be eager to carry on with that.

Ahead of the final group stage fixture, some clubs already know their fate, having sealed qualification, while it would go down the wire for others. Amidst all the frenzy and euphoria of the coming games, we’ve compiled the best betting tips and predictions to go with.

Straight Wins

Ajax will be aiming to finish the group stage with a 100% record when they go up against Sporting CP at home for the final group fixture of this year’s campaign. The Dutch giants are seeking a fifth consecutive victory in all competitions, with Sporting CP being a formidable opposition, but home advantage will be a significant advantage for the Eredivisie champions. There is also a psychological boost from the 5-1 hammering in the reverse leg. Even though a repeat of such a one-sided match is unlikely to happen, Ajax should get a comfortable win. Bet9ja has 1.53 odds, Paripesa has 1.54 odds and 1xBet has 1.54 odds.

PSG are guaranteed to finish second regardless of events on matchday six. With that in mind, there is less pressure on them and they are widely expected to return to winning ways. PSG haven’t been at their scintillating best this season but Brugge is hardly flying, having shipped 14 goals in their last three Champions League games whilst their domestic form is indifferent too. PSG are loaded with quality – particularly in attacking areas – and even on a bad day, they could easily stick a few goals past a team that doesn’t bang at it. Bet9ja has 1.30 odds, Paripesa has 1.34 odds and 1xBet has 1.34 odds.

AC Milan vs Liverpool is a fixture that has something to offer fans with its aura of nostalgia around it. In many ways, this is a tricky game for Liverpool. Not only are they the away side, but they travel to the San Siro confirmed as group winners and facing an AC Milan side that could yet finish anywhere between second and fourth. That very fact though will play into the Reds’ hands hence our prediction that Liverpool will win. AC Milan have to win this game to hold any chance of progressing to the last 16; that will bring them higher up the pitch and leave them more open with Liverpool likely to exploit that. Bet9ja has 3.20 odds, Paripesa has 3.32 odds and 1xBet has 3.32 odds.

Manchester City have already booked their place in the next round, having been confirmed as group winners. Today, we fancy them to make it five wins from six here having won their last three in the competition. Leipzig are no fools though and they know a win will see them book a Europa League spot. The German’s aren’t in sparkling form though with a few recent losses to their name, leading to the sacking of Jesse Marsch. With form and, if we’re honest, quality of players stacked against them, City will be too strong just as they were when they last met.  Bet9ja has 2.06 odds, Paripesa has 2.08 odds and 1xBet has 2.08 odds.

Over 2.5 Goals

The AC Milan vs Liverpool fixture is one we expect goals on both ends, given the nature of the fixture and how the results can affect Milan’s chances of qualification into the next round. The Rossonieri will need to get a positive result from this match and, because of that, we think they’ll score at least once. Liverpool are expected to score too, meaning both teams will score. Milan have scored in each of their last 10 home matches. In the same vein, the Reds have scored in each of their last 10 away from home. Included in those scoring runs are the respective two Champions League fixtures already played this season. Bet9ja has 1.62 odds, Paripesa has 1.70 odds and 1xBet has 1.70 odds.

This is a preview of the final Champions League group game for Borussia Dortmund, who are up against Besiktas. A strong factor behind Dortmund’s failures to reach the Champions League knockout stages would be the lack of defensive discipline with the team conceding in each of the last six matches across all competitions. Unsurprisingly, all six matches have produced over 2.5 goals. Besiktas may not be immensely strong going forward, but they have failed to score in just two of the group games so far. Bet9ja has 1.38 odds, Paripesa has 1.38 odds and 1xBet has 1.38 odds.

Manchester City vs Leipzig next up in our series of betting tips for this game is an over 2.5 total goals prediction. Across the group stage to date, both sides are averaging well beyond that benchmark with Man City’s 5.0 per game the lowest of the two teams’ averages; Leipzig holds an average of 5.2. Throw on top of this the fact that these two shared nine goals in their first meeting and it really is tough to see them dropping all the way down to three or fewer.  Bet9ja has 1.48 odds, Paripesa has 1.51 odds and 1xBet has 1.51 odds.

Ajax and Sporting CP have been among the goals of late. Both teams have enough offensive threat going forward and they have been scoring for fun. This is a game between two teams who have shown excellent form going forward. Sporting Lisbon has shown in recent weeks that they are more than a match for any opponent. Ajax is one of the top-scoring teams in the Champions League with an average of over 3 goals per game. Bet9ja has 1.54 odds, Paripesa has 1.55 odds and 1xBet has 1.55 odds.

Anytime Goalscorers

Salah

Salah is in insane form this season and in the Champions League alone, boasts six goals from five games including a goal in the reverse of this fixture. With all that, Salah, who is widely considered the best player in the world right now, is a sound bet for scoring anytime. The biggest threat to that is if he’s rested, knowing top spot is sewn up already. He has enjoyed a very impressive record against this Milan team in previous games and it’s sure to continue today. Bet9ja has 2.75 odds while Paripesa has 2.25 odds.

Haaland

The Norwegian has come back to the starting line-up from his injury with two goals in two games in the Bundesliga already. This is to prove that he is still in peak goalscoring form. He would be facing a poorly set up Besiktas side defensively and he would want his side to qualify with a win in their final group stage game of the UCL campaign. We are backing him to find the back of the net here today. Bet9ja has 1.47 odds while Paripesa has 1.40 odds.

Vinicius

Carlos Ancelotti seems to be the man to have unlocked the talent of the Brazilian, with the young talent scoring goals just for the fun of it this season. Vinícius Júnior is surely the man to watch as he’s scored second-half goals in three of his side’s last five fixtures. Three goals in his four previous appearances in the La Liga is a good statistic to go by and it is no surprise as to why we have him selected today. Bet9ja has 2.95 odds while Paripesa has 3.00 odds.

Mbappe

He would be really disappointed at not being able to qualify top of his group but he would obviously put up a show for us here today. He was on the scoresheet in the team’s loss to Manchester City in the fixture before this and he is sure to make it two goals in consecutive fixtures today. We have predicted a chunk of goals to come out of this fixture and we are sure this would happen with him the highest likely one to be on the fixture. Bet9ja has 1.70 odds while Paripesa has 1.57.

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