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 even though this stage could be rather difficult.
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.
Game to watch out for: Manchester City vs PSG
Seeking to avenge their September defeat at the Parc des Princes, Manchester City welcome Paris Saint-Germain to the Etihad Stadium for the reverse fixture. The hosts currently sit at the summit with nine points to their name, but PSG are only one point behind and will also eye qualification to the next round this week.
Both teams have been impressive returning from the international break with emphatic wins in their league games, which is why we expect a cracker of a game here today.
After dismantling Arsenal over the weekend, Liverpool turns their attention towards FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League. The Reds have already qualified as the top seed from Group F while Porto can still be knocked out of the competition. With Mo Salah and Sadio Mane gunning for action and goals, the Reds can unleash misery over their Portuguese rivals. The fixture also allows the German manager to give his fringe players some much-needed action and expect them to show their worth against the Dragons. Coming to Merseyside is always difficult, hence our prediction for a Liverpool victory. Bet9ja has 1.93 odds, Paripesa has 1.94 odds and 1xBet has 1.94 odds.
Ajax have brushed past all their opponents in the group, seeing them qualify for three next round of fixtures confidently. On the other hand, Besiktas have no wins this season in the UCL and today might be an extension of this bad record. Erik ten Hag’s boys seem unstoppable at the moment. The Turkish champions have been poor this campaign and have won just three out of their previous 10 games, making this a very easy game for Ajax to go home with all three points Bet9ja has 1.44 odds, Paripesa has 1.44 odds and 1xBet has 1.44 odds.
After Sheriff Tiraspol recorded a win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, they earned plaudits for their impressive performance. Today is the reverse fixture with Real Madrid in red hot form and now seeking revenge for the previous performance. The Spanish giants are unbeaten in their last seven competitive outings, six of them giving them the three points on offer. Sherrif have the home advantage but does not have the quality to match Karim Benzema and co. for a stake in this meeting. Bet9ja has 1.30 odds, Paripesa has 1.27 odds and 1xBet has 1.27 odds.
Resurgent Inter Milan will be aiming to maintain their recent good form as they host Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. Shakhtar have been unconvincing in the Champions League and look set to struggle against the Italian Champions. Following a mini-slump in September, Inter Milan’s campaign appears to be back on track having won four of their last five matches across all competitions. A 3-2 victory over Serie A leaders Napoli on Sunday is likely to be a major confidence boost heading into Wednesday’s clash. Inter Milan are expected to take the three points here today. Bet9ja has 1.22 odds, Paripesa has 1.29 odds and 1xBet has 1.29 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
Three of the last four competitive engagements of Liverpool have seen the final score-line above over 2.5 total goals. For Porto, the stats board reads four in five. With a second-string team likely to come out for Liverpool and the Dragons in dire need of points, we are backing a high-scoring affair in this game. The last two times Liverpool and Porto have faced off against each other, the Portuguese have been dismantled with ease. However, they did manage to claim consolatory goals despite being made a mockery at the back. Bet9ja has 1.70 odds, Paripesa has 1.788 odds and 1xBet has 1.788 odds.
Manchester City will be looking for a repeat result of the 3-0 Premier League triumph against Everton while PSG will come into the encounter following a 3-1 Ligue 1 win against Nantes in their most recent game. We know statistically that both teams are good on the offensive and have proven this week by week in their respective leagues and in the UCL too. A close encounter is to be expected here today as a winner would be hard to call. However, we are sure of both teams finding the back of the net or one of them being ruthless if they find their stride. Bet9ja has 1.54 odds, Paripesa has 1.53 odds and 1xBet has 1.53 odds.
More than just winning, the impressive goal-scoring record of Ajax is another reason why they’ve once again been among the top teams in Europe. Three of the first four Ajax matches in the group have gone over 3.5 total goals, so we wouldn’t be surprised if that happens again in this game. Meanwhile, Besiktas went over 2.5 total goals in three of their last four matches, while two of those games have also gone over 3.5 total goals. Bet9ja has 1.45 odds, Paripesa has 1.49 odds and 1xBet has 1.49 odds.
Dortmund and Sporting are back in the selection this time. With both sides needing a win to advance to the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, goals will be required. The last time Borussia Dortmund made the trip to the Estádio José Alvalade, they came up victorious in a 1-2 scoreline. We are anticipating more of the same in this meeting as a low-scoring affair is out of the cards given Der BVB’s tendency to concede goals. They will come up against an enterprising Borussia Dortmund, who can be relied upon to hit the back of the net. However, it is their defense that often lets them down and Ajax laid down the scheme in the last two rounds. Bet9ja has 1.67 odds, Paripesa has 1.75 odds and 1xBet has 1.75 odds.
Rising to the challenge in the absence of Erling Haaland, Malen has been the one to help Dortmund with goals from now. A goal in his last league fixture boosts his confidence for him to get on the score-sheet here today as he would be leading the line for Dortmund. It has been proving that Besiktas has a porous defense, with the team conceding the most goals in the group. This stat should ease the pressure off the striker and see him score today. Bet9ja has 3.20 odds while Paripesa has 2.87 odds.
The forward from France has been in good form for Real Madrid in La Liga this season, scoring 10 goals in twelve games. He has also done well in the Champions League where he has scored four in the four games he played in. The game against Sherriff at home seems like a great opportunity for him to increase his tally. His sights would be set on taking vengeance also so we have a good pick here. Bet9ja has 1.57 odds while Paripesa has 1.50 odds.
The Argentine just broke his duck in the French Ligue 1 scoring his first goal after a lot of attempts previously. He has now seemed to assert himself in the team and we will surely see him score more goals for this side. His goal record against Manchester City and Pep has been impressive with the star man scoring 7 goals in five games against the Spanish coach. Now, he will lead the line again as he seeks to help PSG qualify easily out of this group and also challenge for the title. Bet9ja has 3.20 odds while Paripesa has 2.75 odds.
The Egyptian has the most goals this season asides from Lewandoski in Europe and he has been a fantastic week in week out with 16 goals in 16 games. That makes it a goal per game for the Egyptian. Now he is facing Porto yet again who he scored a brace against last time out. He has an impressive record against them in previous seasons has he has been torn in their flesh every time. He is likely to score here today. Bet9ja has 2.20 odds while Paripesa has 1.91
In the absence of a proper striker for Manchester City, Jesus has delivered his fair share of goals. Although he has had a few days where he didn’t turn up it seems the UCL is his turf, with his bigger percentage of goals in the competition. Rotation is a big part of Pep’s squad and we know he will be the one up front to lead the line here today. Bet9ja has 2.85 odds while Paripesa has 2.50.
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