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UEFA Champions League Matchday Five Preview

UEFA Champions League

26th & 27th November 2019

Matchday five of the UEFA Champions League sees a whole host of tantalising matchups. Here we take a look at the story so far in each of the groups as well as some of our betting tips

Group A – Real Madrid vs PSG; Galatasaray vs Club Brugge

Real Madrid are at home to PSG in a group that looks to have already been decided. However, Real Madrid are looking for revenge after a 3-0 beating from PSG in October. Club Brugge do have a small chance of qualifying, but they need a favour from PSG and should concentrate on defeating Galatasaray and making the Europa League.

Group A betting tip: Real Madrid to win to nil at odds of 4.57.

Group B – Red Star Belgrade vs Bayern Munch; Tottenham vs Olympiakos

Bayern Munich are already through to the last 16 with four victories from four. Tottenham can seal qualification under new Manager Jose Mourinho with a win at home to Olympiakos. A draw is likely to be good enough unless Red Star get a surprise win against the Bavarians.

Group B betting tip: Tottenham and Bayern Munich to score over 2.5 goals at odds of 4.12 in a multiple bet.

Group C – Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk; Atalanta vs Dinamo Zagreb

Man City can book their place into the next round with a draw against Shakhtar Donetsk. Pep Guardiola’s men have found things easy in this group and should have no problems in dispatching the Ukrainians. The main talking point in this group is about who will join them.

Group C betting tip: Dinamo Zagreb to snatch a draw against Atalanta at odds of 5.50.

Group D – Juventus vs Atletico Madrid; Lokomotiv Moscow vs Bayer Leverkusen

Juventus are already through to the next round with 10 points. Atletico Madrid are surprisingly finding things difficult again in the Champions League this year. They are still in a strong position to qualify, and they can ease their worries with a triumph in Turin. 

It’s a must-win game for both Lokomotiv Moscow and Bayer Leverkusen to not only try and catch Atletico but to gain a place in the Europa League by finishing third.

Group D betting tip: Lokomotiv Moscow to defeat Bayer Leverkusen at odds of 3.47.

Group E – Liverpool vs Napoli; Genk vs RB Salzburg

Liverpool and Napoli can qualify for the round of 16 when they face each other at Anfield on Wednesday evening. A loss for either team could mean a worrying matchday six if RB Salzburg manage to defeat Genk. Defending champions Liverpool will fancy their chances to avenge their loss to Napoli in September.

Group E betting tip: STS are offering odds of 3.10 for there to be over 4.5 goals in the Genk vs RB Salzburg match.

Group F – Barcelona vs Dortmund; Slavia Prague vs Inter Milan

Barcelona looked to have been cruising in this group until their 0-0 home draw against Slavia Prague. The Czechs have been a thorn in the sides of Barcelona and Inter Milan by getting famous draws away from home. Barcelona are still in a strong position, but a defeat against Dortmund will blow the group wide open. Inter let a two-goal lead slip away to Dortmund in matchday four, and victory in Prague is a must.

Group F betting tip: Inter Milan to defeat Slavia Prague at odds of 2.38.

Group G – Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lyon; RB Leipzig vs Benfica

RB Leipzig are in control of this group, and even a draw should be enough for them to advance to the next round. Benfica must get a difficult away victory to have any chance of going through. Lyon have a difficult trip to Russia and Zenit must also win if they are to give themselves a strong chance of qualifying.

Group G betting tip: A stalemate in St Petersburg at odds of 3.63.

Group H – Valencia vs Chelsea; Lille vs Ajax

Group H is certainly the most open group with Ajax, Chelsea and Valencia all on seven points. Valencia, in particular, have been unpredictable in this group with an impressive 0-1 win at Stamford Bridge, but they also lost 0-3 at home to Ajax. Can they achieve an unexpected double against the current Europa League champions? They will have to win at least one of their remaining two matches to progress. Ajax remain slight favourites to top the group as they have the easier remaining fixtures.

Group H betting tip: A multiple bet of both Chelsea and Ajax to win away from home at odds of 4.11.

 

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25.11.2019

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