The second round of UCL fixtures begins today as all the teams look to play the third round of group fixtures. This game week includes a lot of eccentric teams, as we look forward to a lot of goals and good performances from the teams involved.
After nine consecutive wins, Real Madrid finally dropped points on Sunday as they drew 1-1 with Osasuna, the seventh time both teams have scored in their last nine fixtures. Los Blancos are also unbeaten in their last nine outings at the Bernabeu, while winning nine of their last 12 there in the Champions League, so it will provide a formidable test for Shakhtar. Real Madrid is the obvious winner in this upcoming game against Shakhtar Donetsk. The home team will be playing at ease in a well-known stadium, while Shakhtar Donetsk only visited Santiago Bernabéu three times before, and in two of them, they lost. Real Madrid has also been unbeatable for more than two months now, and we don’t think Shakhtar Donetsk will break that streak. Bet9ja have 118 odds, Paripesa have 1.19 odds and 1xBet have 1.19 odds.
Juventus has lost its first two group stage matches in a Champions League season for the first time in the club’s history. In desperate need of a rebound, the club was anticipating the arrival of Israeli team Maccabi Haifa as they would be straightforward opponents to assist them to pick up three points. Maccabi Haifa enters this game having given up five goals in a row on the road without a response. Their most recent two away matches were against Hapoel Jerusalem (3-0 L) and Benfica (2-0 L), making this matchup appear to be a considerably more significant challenge. We anticipate Juventus to prevail in today’s game and eventually get their first three points in the competition this year. Bet9ja have 1.28 odds, Paripesa have 1.32 odds and 1xBet have 1.32 odds.
Sevilla’s disastrous start to the season was made worse by a 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid over the weekend, which made their winless streak last three games. Borussia Dortmund’s recent results have not been ideal as they have dropped three of their last four games including a 3-2 defeat to Cologne on Saturday. The home team’s season has gotten off to a rather poor start, with only one victory so far across all leagues. The visitors, who are fourth in the Bundesliga and have three points after two games in this CL group, have performed admirably in the interim. Since Sevilla has been playing so poorly, we anticipate the visitors to win this game. Bet9ja have 2.47 odds, Paripesa have 2.46 odds and 1xBet have 2.46 odds.
On Wednesday, Manchester City will host FC Copenhagen at the Etihad Stadium with the knowledge that a victory would bring them just short of automatic qualification for the knockout stages. After two games, City has six points while Sevilla and Copenhagen have just one point each. If they can defeat Copenhagen in their doubleheader during the next two rounds of games, they will have qualified for the playoffs with two games remaining. There is little doubt that Man City will win this game since the difference in quality between these two teams is astronomical. Bet9ja have 1.06 odds, Paripesa have 1.06 odds and 1xBet have 1.06 odds.
Since both Benfica and PSG, the league leaders in Portugal and France, have had flawless winning starts in the Champions League group stage, another victory for any team today will put them comfortably in the lead for advancement to the knockout stage at the halfway point. Although PSG is the game’s favorite to win, we would concentrate on goals rather than attempting to predict the outcome of the game because Benfica has been excellent thus far. So, just like the most recent matchup between these sides, our first prediction is that this game will have more than 2.5 total goals. In addition, both sides average over 2.50 goals per game in their respective domestic divisions, and three of the four games these two teams have played thus far in the Champions League have gone over 2.5 goals overall. Bet9ja have 1.51 odds, Paripesa have 1.48 odds and 1xBet have 1.48 odds.
This past Saturday, RB Leipzig crushed Bochum at home, winning 4-0. The Bulls didn’t slow down during the entire 90 minutes; they were consistently applying pressure and creating opportunities for their opponents. Celtic had a strong start to the season before running into difficulties just before the break. A break appears to have come just in time for the Hoops, who were able to regroup and defeat Motherwell in their first match after the break, 2-1. A lot of recent fixtures for both RB Leipzig and Celtic ended with more than 2.5 total goals scored, so it’s easy to assume we will see a high-scoring outcome on Wednesday, too. Four of the last five games for RB Leipzig and three of the last five matches for Celtic ended with over 2.5 total goals. Also, their last head-to-head ended with more than 2.5 total goals, too. Bet9ja have 1.60 odds, Paripesa have 1.68 odds and 1xBet have 1.68 odds.
Heading back to this fixture we predict Real Madrid’s defense will certainly be given a workout by a Shakhtar side who have netted in each of their last six games, with both teams netting in four of the last five. Their recent H2H record has been quite impressive in the UCL with four out of the last five fixtures ending with an over 2.5 goals outcome. Both sides have had three of their previous five fixtures end with more than 2 goals in all competitions. We know they can produce the goals with a bonus tip to both sides to find the back of the net here today. Bet9ja have 1.33 odds, Paripesa have 1.35 odds and 1xBet have 1.35 odds.
The Citizens secured a memorable 6-3 Premier League victory over the Red Devils on Sunday – the highest-scoring Manchester derby of all time – with Erling Braut Haaland and Phil Foden the stars of the show as they both netted record-breaking hat-tricks to help maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Copenhagen’s home form has been their only saving grace in recent weeks as they have won three and drawn one of their last four matches in the Danish capital. The city has been ruthless this season in the UCL scoring 6 goals already in two games averaging three goals per game. Manchester City could single-handedly produce this outcome here today given how ruthless they have been these past few weeks. Bet9ja have 1.19 odds, Paripesa have 1.22 odds and 1xBet have 1.22 odds.
While the Serbian forward scored “only” five goals so far in Serie A in the eight games Juventus played, it’s not fair to say that he’s been out of form since the entire team struggled so far and he didn’t get that many chances created by his teammates. That being said, Vlahovic scored for Juventus over the weekend and he scored for Serbia during the international break, so we can see him scoring again in this match. Bet9ja have 1.90 odds while Paripesa have 1.75 odds.
The Norwegian striker is only 22 years old and he is already breaking records left and right. Just this weekend, he notched his third hat-trick in Premier League after only eight games. Previously, the fastest footballer to reach this milestone was legendary Michael Owen, who needed 48 games to achieve this. So, it’s clear that Haaland is already one of the best strikers in the world and that he fit perfectly with Man City. So, we expect him to continue his good form and score a goal against Copenhagen. Bet9ja have 1.30 odds while Paripesa have 1.30 odds.
The Argentine has now found incredible form scoring his last three games for club and country. He has considerable history against this side as he has scored against them in the past. He is starting to be the defining character for this team and we have selected him here as a goal scorer due to his wealth of experience in this competition. Bet9ja have 2.55 odds while Paripesa have 2.20 odds.
The Brazilian has a good start to the season and has continued to impress even after the international break. He was on the scoresheet as his side was held to a draw that ended their 100% record across Europe’s top five leagues. He has scored a goal and provided an assist in the games this season in the UCL making him a top choice as Madrid look set to win this match-up. Bet9ja have 1.90 odds while Paripesa have 1.95 odds.
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