Champions League once again!
Champions League Group Stage MD 2
Lokomotiv Moskva vs. Bayern Munich
Lokomotiv drew on MD 1 and go into this game 2nd in the group having lost domestically at the weekend. Bayern go into this game having won on MD 1 and winning comfortably at the weekend as well. This should be a straight forward win for the Germans.
Atletico Madrid vs. RB Salzburg
Atletico Madrid lost to Bayern on MD 1 but won at the weekend as they go into this game looking to kick off their Champions League season. Salzburg drew on MD 1 and won at the weekend and they wont be push overs in this game. Expect a challenging game for Atletico but they should win.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Inter Milan
Shakhtar beat Real Madrid on MD 1 and go into this game top of the group having drawn at the weekend. Inter drew on MD 1 and won at the weekend and this should be a close game between two evenly matched sides at the start of the season. The result could go either way.
Monchengladbach vs. Real Madrid
Monchengladbach drew on MD 1 and won at the weekend as they take on Real Madrid who lost to Shakhtar but beat Barcelona at the weekend. On paper this should be a win for Real Madrid but one just doesn’t know what to expect from this Zidane side at the moment. Monchengladbach are also steadily returning to form and so the result could go either way.
Marseille vs. Man City
Marseille lost on MD 1 but won at the weekend as they take on City who won on MD 1 but drew at the weekend. Marseille are a good team when they get going but City on paper have way more quality. It should be a tricky game for Pep and company and based on current form the result could go either way.
FC Porto vs. Olympiacos
Porto lost on MD 1 but won at the weekend as they take on Olympiacos who won on MD 1 and didn’t play at the weekend. This will be a game that is too close to call for either side.
Atalanta vs. Ajax
Atalanta sit top of the group having won on MD 1 but lost at the weekend as they take on Ajax who lost to Liverpool on MD 1 but won 13-0 at the weekend setting a new record. This should be a fun game to watch for the neutrals as both teams like scoring goals and are vulnerable at the back at the moment.
Liverpool vs. Midtjylland
Liverpool won on MD 1 and ground out a win at the weekend as they take on Midtjylland who lost on MD 1 and won at the weekend. This should be a straight forward win for Klopp and team.
Sevilla vs. Rennes
Group E is on lock at the moment with all teams searching for their first win after MD 1 with neither team having got 3 points. Sevilla lost at the weekend while Rennes also lost domestically. Two teams looking for their first win in two games go head to head and on paper Sevilla should win but this will be a close game.
Club Brugge vs. Lazio
These two sides won on MD 1 as they go head to head with Brugge having lost at the weekend and Lazio having won. Lazio have more quality in their team but with Brugge at home the result could go either way.
Dortmund vs. Zenit
These two teams are looking to get their Champions League campaign up and running having lost on MD 1. Dortmund won at the weekend while Zenit lost at the weekend. Dortmund have the quality to win this game and will be fired up to get three points while Zenit look in poor form at the moment.
Ferencvaros vs. Dynamo Kyiv
These two teams are looking for their first wins in the group and are essentially fighting for the Europa League place as they go head to head. Ferencvaros won at the weekend while Kyiv also won at the weekend. The game could go either way but on paper I think Kyiv have the upper hand.
Juventus vs. Barcelona
This was going to be an exciting game and still is even though Ronaldo is unlikely to feature having been tested positive for Covid once again. Still hopefully both him and Messi are fit for the return fixture but for now only Messi will feature. Juventus drew at the weekend and Barcelona lost to Madrid as both teams are looking to bounce back. This should be an entertaining game.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs. Paris Saint Germain
These two teams lost on MD 1 as they go head to head looking to get their first points on the table. PSG and Istanbul both won at the weekend and PSG should win this game easily with Istanbul more likely fighting for a Europa League place.
Man United vs. RB Leipzig
The two teams won on MD 1 while United drew at the weekend and Leizpig won domestically. United have had a good start post the break but Leipzig are a settled team and one that is in good form and top of the Bundesliga. A tricky game for Ole and a good chance for Leipzig to stamp their authority in the group.
Europa League Group Stage MD 2
AEK Athens vs. Leicester (Group G)
Leicester won on MD 1 and beat Arsenal at the weekend as they take on Athens on who lost on MD 1 and won at the weekend. Leicester should win this game but an away trip is always tricky. Athens sit 4th in the Greek League having won 3 drawn 1 and lost 1.
Antwerp vs. Tottenham (Group J)
Antwerp and Tottenham won on MD 1 as they go head to head. Tottenham won at the weekend as they travel to Antwerp who also won at the weekend and sit top of the Belgian league having won 6 drawn 2 and lost 2. Tottenham should win this game but it will be a close affair.
AC Milan vs. Sparta Prague (Group H)
Milan are in winning form and won on MD 1 but drew domestically during the weekend to Roma as they entertain Sparta who lost on MD 1 and didn’t play at the weekend but sit top of the Czech league having won 6 of their 6 games. This should be a win for Milan but they will have to focus.
Arsenal vs. Dundalk (Group B)
Arsenal won on MD 1 but lost at the weekend as they take on Irish team Dundalk who lost on MD 1 and lost at the weekend. Dundalk sit 3rd in the Irish league having won 7 drawn 4 and lost 5. Arsenal should win this game comfortably.