The Champions League group stages are nearing a close and we are now at the deciding point. Some clubs have qualified already while this round will seal the fate for a host of other sides. There is a lot to play for as usual.
Ahead of this round, the biggest news in the football world was the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United boss, following a humiliating 4-1 loss to Watford.
We’ve had a good outing with our Champions League tips so far and the aim is to do more of the same and even better. Without much ado, here are the likely betting tips and predictions to come through from all of the action.
Game to watch out for
The Chelsea vs Juventus game is our spotlight fixture in today’s champions league selection. Both teams are going through their best form and arrive at this match thinking only of the 3 PTS. They are two teams that know each other well and in the games against each other, they have produced impressive performances. This game is likely to decide who finishes top of the group and it’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top. Juventus won the reverse fixture by a 1-0 score-line and Chelsea would no doubt have revenge on their minds.
Shock was the expression on everyone’s minds seeing Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich fall to Augsburg on Friday, making this their second defeat this season. They are looking to put away that poor outing and continue their 100% record in the UCL here today against Dynamo Kyiv. Kyiv, their opponents, have picked just a point all season in four games this campaign making this a likely easy win for Bayern. Back-to-back losses are not a regular thing for this side which is why we are banking on them to win. Bet9ja has 1.24 odds, Paripesa has 1.26 odds and 1xBet has 1.26 odds.
Atalanta’s game against Spezia showed us a glimpse of what they were last season as they produced a 7-goal thriller with goals at both ends but Atalanta ultimately came out on top. They are currently in the running to go top of the table with a win here today. After holding down a resilient United to a draw, they sure can beat Young Boys again in the return leg. They have a chance to go top of the table with a win here today which is what they would set their sights on. Bet9ja has 1.90 odds, Paripesa has 1.96 odds and 1xBet has 1.96 odds.
Life with new boss Xavi has started impressively with a win over city rivals Espanyol last weekend. They had the bulk of the possession and showed the fans the Barcelona style of football has been reignited. Benfica lost to Barcelona despite the fact Barca had troubles in all camps and we don’t see them changing their fortunes for good here today as Barcelona would be looking to qualify out of their group this UCL campaign. Bet9ja has 1.66 odds, Paripesa has 1.67 odds and 1xBet has 1.67 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
With uncertainty hovering over the team and the club in general, this would be a good time for a chance at a win as Villareal take on Manchester United. The poor results before and just after the break have shown other teams, they have a chance at scoring this United side. Manchester United are also prolific up-front, scoring goals despite their poor defensive outing this season. We know Villareal can score today with Manchester United also wanting to save their UCL campaign. Bet9ja has 1.72 odds, Paripesa has 1.85 odds and 1xBet has 1.85 odds.
Lille take on Red Bull Salzburg in Tuesday’s upcoming Champions League clash, both sides settled for draws in their previous league fixtures leading up to this game. With only a difference of two points between the two teams, it is sure to be an epic encounter. Salzburg won the reverse fixture by a 2-1 scoreline over Lille. With both teams evenly matched, we expect a game of real passion and one to go down to the wire with lots of goals involved. Bet9ja has 1.75 odds, Paripesa has 1.86 odds and 1xBet has 1.86 odds.
Bayern Munich are the top scorers in this year’s UCL campaign with 17 goals already, which has seen them qualify for the next round. The last fixture ended with Bayern winning by five goals. It was an all-around performance and we are sure of a repeat in this reverse fixture. Bayern are coming back from a shocking loss in their league fixture, with the newfound spirit after that loss it is safe to say they would look for who to retaliate on. Augsburg showed the frailties in the seemingly perfect Bayern defense and Kyiv might just be able to copy and find a goal perhaps. Bet9ja has 1.43 odds, Paripesa has 1.44 odds and 1xBet has 1.44 odds.
Atalanta are also included in the selection as it seems to be a nice time for the goals to pour in this fixture. Both teams have a lot to play for here today. Both teams have conceded the most goals in this campaign and we are seeing two of face off again. The last fixture ended with just a goal differentiating both sides at the end of the day. This was before the international break and with both teams returning to their league fixtures, we expect a good number of goals. The break was helpful for both sides and we can see goals come up here today. Bet9ja has 1.50 odds, Paripesa has 1.56 odds and 1xBet has 1.56 odds.
The Portuguese striker has had a seemingly perfect performance this season in the UCL, despite the poor performances put up by his team during that run. He has scored five of the eight goals scored for United this campaign. Despite the sacking of their manager Ole, we are sure he would still put up a super performance with goals for his squad today. Bet9ja has 2.20 odds while Paripesa has 1.95 odds.
Lewandoski hasn’t stopped scoring yet and was even on the score sheet in their league defeat on Friday. He has eight goals already in the UCL. With the striker scoring in every game this season, this has been a very solid campaign for him and he will surely score here today. In the first leg, he scored a brace against them and it sure seems they can’t keep him at bay. Bet9ja has 1.37 odds while Paripesa has 1.28 odds.
Gerard Moreno has recorded a goal and an assist in his two outings in the UCL this season. After being unavailable for the last game against Young boys he recorded his first goal against them. The Spaniard has had a torrid campaign with facing a lot of injuries this season, now he seems to be back and fully rested for the challenge ahead of him and his team today which is to qualify out of the group by getting a win here today. Bet9ja has 2.50 odds while Paripesa has 2.25 odds.
Zapata has not sparked as we know him to in the UCL this season as he is just the one goal that came in their latest fixture. With his current run of form, we are certain he will be on the score sheet today. He has scored in five successive games before this. Such an impressive run of form cannot be neglected, which is why we have added him to the selections here today. Bet9ja has 2.50 odds while Paripesa has 2.25 odds.
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