08/12/2021 – Champions League Predictions

It was a brilliant ride of action yesterday and today is no different. We await another exciting run of games, with a whole lot at stake for many sides. We continue our impressive run of predictions in the Champions League as the group stage comes to a close today.

As always, we’ll be taking all of the relevant factors and stats into account as we bring you the most likely betting tips and predictions to come through from today’s Champions League action.

Straight Wins

Zenit and Chelsea are all set to meet at Gazprom Arena for their final group stage meeting of the UEFA Champions League. Chelsea enter the game after a defeat but they have been impressive both in the Premier League and Champions League. The Blues have won three of the last five matches and registered the victory in four of the five UCL meetings. On the other hand, Zenit also hold the streak of five unbeaten games. They have been going through the turns of draws and wins, winning two of them in the last five games but the Blues look more confident for the win. The last meeting between the teams also witnessed Chelsea on the winning side. Bet9ja has 1.50 odds, Paripesa has 1.55 odds and 1xBet has 1.55 odds.

Malmo FF will make their last appearance in the current season of UEFA Champions League in their coming match against Juventus. The Swedish side are unbeaten in the last five games and have registered two wins in that duration. On the other hand, Juventus have lost twice in that course but they have managed three victories as well. Adding more, the Old Lady had a tough time back in match days but they are now on the track and have been impressive throughout the group stage of the UCL as well. The hosts also rule in all of the H2H games. So, we will back the Zebras to end this round with one more victory. Bet9ja has 1.18 odds, Paripesa has 1.20 odds and 1xBet has 1.20 odds.

Manchester United was able to get a narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace thanks to a second-half goal from Fred. Manchester United produced a solid performance against Crystal Palace during the weekend. Even though the challenge from Young Boys will be a lot difficult, the presence of a new manager in the dugout will undoubtedly have its say. Young Boys are also stepping into the match on the back of two losses in the recent three matches. Young Boys have also suffered a defeat in the last two away games in Europe. Bet9ja has 1.40 odds, Paripesa has 1.43odds and 1xBet has 1.43 odds.

Atalanta continued their impressive domestic and European form by grabbing a 3-2 win over Napoli at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Despite falling 2-1 down in the game, Atalanta came back strongly in the second half. Atalanta’s recent form has been substantially better and the club has picked up four wins in the last five games. Villarreal’s biggest challenge will be to navigate through multiple competitions at the same time while still keeping their La Liga form intact. Atalanta’s biggest advantage will be that Villarreal might approach the game with a defensive attitude to protect their narrow lead in the table. Bet9ja has 1.74 odds, Paripesa has 1.80 odds and 1xBet has 1.80 odds.

Over 2.5 Goals

Chelsea are still here in the selections with them tipped to have a high-scoring game here. Chelsea’s front line has been offering enough numbers in the recent matches. They have hit the target 12 times in the last five outings and scored at least two in four of them. On the other hand, the hosts of this game have also produced ten goals in the previous five outings. Both teams clearly seem in the form of being able to record a total of over 2.5 goals. Bet9ja has 1.72 odds, Paripesa has 1.82 odds and 1xBet has 1.82 odds.

Most of the H2Hs between Barcelona and Bayern Munich have featured a high total and the chances are more to see the same pattern again. Der FCB has scored nine goals in the last five outings while Barca have found the back of the net seven times in that course. The home stadium for Bayern would also be the reason for this prediction as they have eight goals in the previous three games at Allianz Arena. Bet9ja has 1.35 odds, Paripesa has 1.37 odds and 1xBet has 1.37 odds.

Lille hope to finish top of Group G in the Champions League when they take on Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena in the sixth and final match of the group stages. Lille is currently top of the group. Three out of the recent five competitive games for Wolfsburg and Lille have produced more than 2.5 goals. Both teams have a lot of reasons to go for three points in this fixture and this should ensure a lot of goals.  Bet9ja has 1.83 odds, Paripesa has 1.97 odds and 1xBet has 1.97 odds.

United were really solid against Crystal Palace and Young Boys can expect more of the same. The lack of goals from the visitors is likely to be profound. The Swiss team has not scored in the two away games since the group began. United will be taking a completely different approach to the days under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United have scored an average of 1.5 goals per game after the 70th minute across their last four UCL matches. Bet9ja has 1.48 odds, Paripesa has 1.53 odds and 1xBet has 1.53 odds.

Anytime Goalscorers

Ronaldo

Life under the new coach would seem to be the same for Cristiano as all he wants to provide for the team is his goals and he is sure to do that today. Cristiano Ronaldo has been the Messiah for Manchester United in the Champions League. The Portuguese superstar has been able to score in all of the group games – including two late winners. His experience will undoubtedly have a huge say in the direction of the game. Bet9ja has 1.70 odds while Paripesa has 1.61 odds.

Lewandoski

It proved to be a fantastic weekend for Lewandoski, who brushed aside great rivals Borussia Dortmund with 2 crucial goals in a chaotic ‘Der Klassiker’ showdown. Here, he enters this clash with Barcelona, having already helped his team seal the top spot in UEFA Champions League with his nine goals in the group stages alone this season. These opponents are familiar with his goal-scoring abilities and he has scored a lot against them in the past. Bet9ja has 1.60 odds while Paripesa has 1.53 odds.

Ziyech

His return from injury has been filled with impressive performances for his team in recent weeks as he has been amongst the goals for his side in those games. Today he faces Zenith in the team’s last game in the group stage, we are sure he is going to be amongst the goals here for this rampaging Chelsea side. Bet9ja has 3.60 odds while Paripesa has 2.87 odds.

 Zapata

Atalanta’s Duván Zapata has contributed to five goals across his last four appearances (G3, A2), including the match opener within ten minutes in their last UCL match. Today he is included on this list as he has also been among the goals in the Serie A for his team steadily driving his team amongst the European qualifications spot. Bet9ja has 2.15 odds while Paripesa has 1.72.

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