Wednesday UCL betting tips and preview ⚽️
Yesterday brought several shocking results. Ajax lost 6-1 at home to Napoli (we got all the predictions right) , Inter beat Barcelona, putting the Blaugrana at real risk of dropping down to the Europa League and Club Brugge beat Atletico Madrid to leave the Spanish giants rooted to the bottom of Group B.
Read on below for our selected match previews and bet on the UCL fixtures of the day as well.
Chelsea vs Milan
The prevailing theme of this fixture will be the contrasting fortunes of Chelsea and AC Milan. After dominating in Europe as recently as 2021 when they beat Manchester City in the UCL final, Chelsea lie bottom of Group E with just one point from two games.
Milan, on the other hand, are in the ascendancy after winning the Italian Serie A last year. They’ve also started this UCL campaign well, currently sitting atop Group E with 4 points from 2 games.
Both teams are 5th on the log in their respective leagues but that’s where the similarities end. Milan have scored more goals per game and conceded fewer goals per game than Chelsea and have scored four times as many goals as Chelsea in the UCL this season.
Chelsea’s spirited fightback to claim the first three points of Graham Potter’s reign will fill them with confidence but against this Milan side, we don’t see them having enough to win.
Sevilla vs Dortmund
If we’re to (rightly) assume that Manchester City are odds-on favorites to top Group G, then the two teams playing tonight are essentially vying for second place in the group, along with Danish side, FC Copenhagen.
Dortmund are in pole position to claim that coveted second slot with 3 points from 2 games, compared to Sevilla’s solitary point from 2 games.
Isco’s arrival at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan has not improved Sevilla by much, the Andalusian club is currently 17th in the Spanish La Liga. Coupled with their last spot in Group G, their fans will welcome a home win against Dortmund. The Germans have several key players injured and including captain, Marco Reus.
Despite the injuries however, we see Dortmund still winning this.
Benfica vs PSG
Despite PSG’s assortment of world-class talent, Benfica is somehow keeping pace with the French giants in Group H with 6 points apiece and a +3 goal difference.
After PSG tried to find a system that accommodated all three star forwards and failed, new Head coach, Christoph Galtier, has hit on the perfect system in the 3-4-3.
Defensively stable with three CBs, two rotating CMs and two pacy wingbacks with the athleticism to support both attack and defense, the biggest beneficiaries have been Neymar, Messi and Mbappe. The star trio has flourished, scoring 26 goals already in all competitions this season. Benfica will have a mountain of work trying to keep them at bay.
While PSG are overwhelming favorites due to the talent disparity, Benfica are no slouches either. We see them putting up a spirited fight, maybe even scoring a goal or two, and still losing.
RB Leipzig vs Celtic
At first glance, this seems like the race to decide who qualifies for that direct-to-Europa League third place. The home team has not gotten any points this season while Celtic have just one point, gained from a draw with Shakhtar in September.
The two teams have been in poor form lately, with a total of four wins, five losses and one draw in their last 10 games put together. Games like this one are notoriously hard to predict but the presence of Chelsea loanee, Timo Werner, in the side means that the home team might finally get to break their goalscoring duck in the UCL this year.
The two teams have played two games, winning one each. And we think this one ends in a scoring draw as well.
Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk
After stumbling against Osasuna last week, Real Madrid will hope to get their season back on track with a win against the visiting Shakhtar Donetsk. Los Blancos are UCL royalty with their haul of 14 title wins and will rightfully expect to continue their quest to progress to the next round with a win at home. This task will be complicated by Thibaut Courtois’s back injury, however.
Shakhtar will have watched Madrid’s game against Osasuna with more than passing interest and will be hopeful of improving on the away side’s result that day and claiming an unlikely win. That will be a difficult task with most of Madrid’s star-studded squad fit to play. Karim Benzema in particular will be eager to get back on the scoresheet again.
This should be an easy win for Madrid, despite the loss of the best goalkeeper in the world.
Real Madrid to win @ 1.23
Both teams to score @ 1.87
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