Champions League: Predictions
Rennes vs Chelsea
Currently seventh in the Ligue 1 table, Rennes have been hit and miss in the early stages of the 2020/21 season.
Defensively, the French side have been a mess in recent months and they could crack under intense pressure in this Champions League clash.
Chelsea were dominant against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon and Frank Lampard’s men will be raring to go on Tuesday night.
The Blues have been much improved defensively in recent weeks and another clean sheet could be on the cards here.
One of our top Champions League predictions, Rennes to fail to score looks well priced at 17/10 based on their 3-0 defeat to Chelsea earlier this season.
888 prediction: Under 0.5 Rennes goals (17/10)
Olympiacos vs Manchester City
Olympiacos have a strong home record but the Greek Super League side tend to fall short when it comes to the Champions League.
They were soundly beaten by Manchester City in the reverse fixture and it is hard to imagine Olympiacos bridging the gap to the Premier League outfit.
Pep Guardiola’s men have failed to inspire confidence in recent weeks – the general mood at the Etihad Stadium is frustration after a slow start to the campaign.
The Blues were well beaten by Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday but are a decent bet to bounce back at the first time of asking.
Take the 7/10 in the European football odds for City to win the first half. Olympiacos are by no means reliable and the visitors should cruise to victory.
888 prediction: Man City to win the first half (7/10)
Liverpool vs Atalanta
No defenders, no problem for Liverpool. The Reds juggernaut rolls on and Jurgen Klopp’s men are genuine Champions League betting contenders.
Their incredible unbeaten run at Anfield goes on and Liverpool fans will be expecting another big European performance on Wednesday evening.
Atalanta are fantastic to watch but they can be found wanting defensively. The Serie A side were thrashed by Liverpool in the return leg in Bergamo.
A trip to Anfield is never straightforward and Atalanta will need to be at their brilliant best to come out on top against a confident Liverpool.
The 4/6 available for Liverpool to win is one of the best Champions League odds this week. We could see the Reds run riot on home soil.
888 prediction: Liverpool to win (4/6)
Champions League Winner Odds 2021:
Alex McMahon: Bayern Munich were a cut above their European rivals last season but the chasing pack may catch up with the Bundesliga giants in 2020/21.
Liverpool finished 18 points clear of MANCHESTER CITY (4/1) in the Premier League but the Blues are my pick to go and claim their first Champions League success.
Pep Guardiola’s recent record in the competition has come under scrutiny but the City boss is entering the final year of his contract at the Etihad Stadium and could go out on a high.
Champions League winner odds have City as joint-favourites alongside Bayern and, with some luck on the injury front and a couple of signings, Pep’s men look primed for European glory.
Yes, City were comprehensively beaten by Lyon in last season’s competition but the Premier League giants will learn a lot from that defeat.
With players coming back from injury and a hunger to succeed at the highest level of European football, City will take some stopping and Pep’s side will be popular in 888 football predictions.
Champions League Outright Tips:
Sam Cox: It feels boring to say BAYERN MUNICH (4/1) will defend their Champions League crown, but it’s very hard to look past the Bundesliga champions.
Loaded with pre-peak talent and with Robert Lewandowski showing no signs of decline, the Bavarian superclub are going to take some stopping this term.
Bayern are the 4/1 joint-favourites at the time of writing, and they’re well deserving of that status. The price might seem short in a knockout tournament, but they’re better value than Manchester City at the same price and PSG at 6/1.
Leroy Sane’s arrival gives further attacking depth should they suffer injuries. Alphonso Davies, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry are only going to get better.
Away from the favourites, Atletico Madrid look a decent option at 30/1. The 2019/20 season was difficult for them, and they struggled to score goals, but they knocked Liverpool out of the Champions League and remain a tough team to beat.
That price seems generous given Chelsea are 17/1 and Barcelona are 15/1.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: 23rd July 2020