20/10/2021 – Champions League Predictions

After another decent run last time out, this season’s Champions League is proving to be quite the competition. Tips and predictions at the early stages might be a bit difficult due to inconsistency and it is even more difficult after an international break.

That won’t stop us from all the hardwork and research to account for that and do what we do best.

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

Chelsea to beat Malmo

Chelsea has a great track record against Malmo their opponents today with their last fixture seeing the Blues run riot by three goals. Malmo were thrashed 4-0 in their last Champions League game against Zenit, a team Chelsea beat 1-0 on matchday 1. Chelsea are seeking to avoid their first-ever back-to-back UCL defeats under Thomas Tuchel against a Malmö side against who the ‘Blues’ boast a 100% winning record against (W2). Malmö have lost ‘to nil’ on their last three visits to England, this stat has proven vital in today’s selection. Bet9ja has 1.03 odds, Paripesa has 1.10 odds and 1xBet has 1.10 odds.

Juventus to beat Zenit

Juventus have never lost or conceded a goal against Zenit before with the pair meeting twice in the Champions League back in 2008. The hosts have lost three of their last six matches in all competitions, including their last two league games against Arsenal Tula and Sochi, while Juventus are in the midst of a winning streak having been victorious in each of their last six competitive and non-competitive fixtures. Adding to this is a very important league win over Roma which is sure to boost their confidence. Bet9ja has 2.20 odds, Paripesa has 2.30 odds and 1xBet has 2.30 odds.

Barcelona to beat Dynamo Kyiv

Back-to-back losses in the UCL campaign have spelled their worst start to a UCL campaign in over 50 years. The win over the weekend would be a delight for the fans and the players heading into this fixture. Barcelona would face Dynamo Kyiv who also are looking for their first win of the campaign and it looks like they wouldn’t get it here today. The Catalan boys seem back on form and ready to take the win here today. Bet9ja has 1.26 odds, Paripesa has 1.29 odds and 1xBet has 1.296 odds.

Bayern to beat Benfica

Bayern are one of the top contenders to win the UCL this season and yes they have proven this with back-to-back wins in this campaign already. Winning this fixture would be a breeze as we witnessed this team demolish league rivals Leverkusen on Sunday. Benfica are second on the group after two impressive results but is not a challenger as they face Bayern today. Bet9ja has 1.40 odds, Paripesa has 1.42 odds and 1xBet has 1.42 odds.

Over 2.5 Goals

Bayern Munich have decimated most of their opponents in recent weeks. The German champions have scored over 2.5 goals in four out of the last five matches. It is not a surprise that eight out of the last 10 matches involving Bayern have produced more than 2.5 goals. Even though Bayern Munich has been one of the dominant forces in Europe over the last few years, the team has struggled for clean sheets of late. They have managed just one clean sheet in the last four and this, in turn, can ensure more goals scored. Bet9ja has 1.45 odds, Paripesa has 1.47 odds and 1xBet has 1.47 odds.

We’re expecting goals in this game for both teams and so are the bookmakers judging by the current odds. Both teams have scored in four of Man Utd’s and four of Atalanta’s last six outings in all competitions. Manchester United would surely be dreading this fixture as their defense has been really porous in recent weeks and has led to their recent run of poor results. Atlanta, on the other hand, have been in good goalscoring form so this is a fixture to really go at this selection. Bet9ja has 1.44 odds, Paripesa has 1.48 odds and 1xBet has 1.48 odds.

Wolfsburg faces off Salzburg in this encounter that could determine the top spot in the group. Wolfsburg needs to turn draws into victories if they are to see themselves progress from the group stage this season. Salzburg, on the other hand, are also unbeaten in the competition and would want to extend the point gap and secure their spot in the next round of fixtures. We can see both sides trying to edge each other out and produce the goals we selected them here for. Bet9ja has 1.74 odds, Paripesa has 1.86 odds and 1xBet has 1.86 odds.

Anytime Goalscorers

Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku is the only Chelsea player to have registered in the Champions League this season and the big Belgium striker has another three-goals in the Premier League so far. We’re backing Lukaku to score at least once against a leaky Malmo defense that won’t have come up against a striker as physical or clinical as Lukaku so far this season. We expect Chelsea to run riot in this game with Lukaku leading by example. Bet9ja has 1.50 odds while Paripesa has 1.44 odds.

Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo already has 2-goals in the Champions League this season and we’re expecting the Portuguese legend to find the back of the net against Atalanta as well, even if we’re not convinced that Man Utd will win the game. Ronaldo has been a key figure since his return to Old Trafford but the club has been going through a poor run of form lately. Ronaldo has 3-goals in four Premier League starts but is due to score again after failing to score in his last two appearances for the Premier League giants. Bet9ja has 1.85 odds while Paripesa has 1.71 odds.

Lewandoski

Lewandoski, the most in-form striker in Europe, was just on the scoresheet twice in their league thrashing of Leverkusen. Despite transfer rumors linking him with moves away from Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski continues to be the goal machine for the German outfit. The striker has nine goals in eight Bundesliga matches and a whopping four goals in just two Champions League games this season. He has opened the scoring in three out of his last seven games for Bayern. Bet9ja has 1.50 odds while Paripesa has 1.44 odds.

Kean

Two goals in six Serie A games is something that would be really disappointing for the young Italian for now, but he hasn’t featured in the UCL yet and we see a change in fortunes as he would lead the line in attack today. He has a great track record in the UCL goals with enough for PSG last term and he will hope to replicate that here. Kean might not have scored in the two Champions League group matches so far, but he stands on hand to pick up his first Champions League goals for his team tonight. Bet9ja has 2.50 in odds while Paripesa has 2.30 odds.

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