Champions League Correct Score - Matchday 6
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan
The battle for top spot in Group D goes down to the wire and neutrals will be expecting an open contest at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.
Real are football betting favourites ahead of this clash but Los Blancos will need to be at their brilliant best to keep Inter at bay.
The Serie A giants slumped to a disappointing defeat in the reverse fixture in September but victory here will be enough for Inter to win the group.
Both teams know the importance of this fixture and we could see fireworks in the Spanish capital. Over 2.5 goals looks the way to go.
Atalanta vs Villarreal
Another ‘winner takes all’ match awaits in Group F as Villarreal face Atalanta. The onus is on Atalanta to attack and a famous night in Bergamo could be on the cards.
The hosts play some thrilling football and sports betting punters will be tempted to back the Serie A side to prevail.
However, Villarreal have shown that they are no slouches this campaign and Unai Emery will have a masterplan to combat Atalanta’s attacking prowess.
A difficult contest to call, Atalanta are a joy to watch and the Italian outfit can secure a huge win to clinch Champions League qualification.
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona
All eyes will be on Bayern vs Barcelona on Wednesday night but these two European football behemoths are heading in opposite directions.
Barcelona may need to win in Germany to secure a place in the Champions League knockout stages – that in itself shows how far the La Liga giants have fallen.
It was always going to be difficult to adjust to life after Lionel Messi but La Blaugrana are now on the verge of an embarrassing group stage exit.
Bayern have clinched top spot in Group E but the Bavarians will want to put on a show for the home fans at the Allianz Arena – the over 3.5 goals line is very tempting indeed.
Champions League Group Stage Draw Reaction:
Two of the Champions League betting favourites have been drawn together. Last season’s runners up Manchester City and PSG will duel in Group A, and they’re not the only contenders in the same group.
The change in seeding for the tournament has thrown up some tantalising groups in recent years. Atletico and Liverpool are paired, as are Chelsea and Juventus and Bayern and Barcelona.
Atleti and Liverpool have the toughest of the draws, being joined by Porto and Milan in Group B.
Still favoured to go through, Diego Simeone and Jurgen Klopp are at greater risk of missing out on the knockout rounds than most other contenders. A case can be made for backing any of the four to go through.
Leipzig landed a nightmare draw with City and PSG. Often considered a dark horse in recent years, they are likely heading to the Europa League. Fellow Bundesliga side Dortmund were one of the winners of the draw, however.
The Black And Yellows are in Group C, which has good depth, but they should be considered favourites to win the group over Sporting, Ajax and Besiktas.
With Erling Haaland remaining at the club, Dortmund are a good outsider pick to go all the way. A favourable group should set up an easier last 16 tie.
Paired with a rebuilding Inter and Shakhtar Donetsk, Real Madrid will be happy enough with their draw. Kylian Mbappe is on his way to the Spanish capital, elevating Los Blancos into the inner circle of Champions League contenders.
They’ve got experience on their side and made the last four in 2020/21 – don’t write off Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
PSG should be considered tournament favourites after an active summer. The additions of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma will be invaluable in the latter stages of the Champions League.
There’s value on Dortmund, Real and even Bayern, who have a straightforward route to the last 16.
Champions League Winner Odds:
Chelsea defied the odds to lift the Champions League trophy last season but compatriots MANCHESTER CITY may be the team to beat in 2021/22.
Pep Guardiola's men were second best in the European showpiece in May but City could be tough to stop this campaign, especially if they manage to sign Harry Kane before the end of the summer transfer window.
The usual suspects will be bang in contention but Guardiola's men will be primed to go one better this time around. Watch this space, City could be about to officially join the European elite.
Bayern Munich will be there or thereabouts and ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI is the sensible pick to finish as the Champions League top goal scorer in 2021/22.
Lionel Messi should thrive at Paris Saint-Germain but there are plenty of mouths to feed in the French capital and the Poland striker is well worth backing ahead of what could be another impressive campaign for him.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: 23rd July 2020