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Midweek Football Preview

Champions League and Europa League continue!

Champions League Group Stage MD 3

Group A

Lokomotiv Moskva vs. Atletico Madrid

Lokomotiv sit 3rd in the group and lost at the weekend as they entertain Atletico who sit 2nd and won at the weekend. Lokomotiv are still searching for their first win in the group while Atletico will look to build a gap between 3rd and them. Atletico should win this game but it will be tricky. 

RB Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich

Salzburg won at the weekend but sit bottom of the group as they take on Bayern who are 2 in 2 and won at the weekend as well. Straight forward win for Bayern expected. 

Group B

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Monchengladbach

Shakhtar won at the weekend and sit top of the group as they take on Monchengladbach who sit 2nd but are still searching for their first win in the group. Monchengladbach got a good win against Leipzig at the weekend and so this should be an a close game that could go either way. 

Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan

4th vs. 3rd in the group as both teams head into this game looking for their first win in the group stage. Real Madrid won at the weekend while Inter drew and so Real are in slightly better form. A close game for sure and both teams need to start winning if they want to reach the knockout stages.

Group C

Man City vs. Olympiakos

City take on Olympiacos as it’s 1st vs. 3rd in this fixture. The two teams head into this fixture having won at the weekend but it should be a straight forward win for City. 

FC Porto vs. Marseille

2nd vs. 4th as Porto take on Marseille who are still looking for their first point of the group stage. Porto lost at the weekend while Marseille did not play as they get a rest going into this game. Marseille really need to win this game if they want to mount a comeback for the knockout stages. 

Group D

Atalanta vs. Liverpool

2nd vs. 1st as Atalanta entertain Liverpool with both teams having narrowly won at the weekend. Atalanta are a free scoring side and it will be interesting to see how Liverpool’s makeshift defence handles them. An interesting game that can go either way. 

Midtjylland vs. Ajax

4th vs. 3rd as Midtjylland entertain Ajax. This should be a straight forward win for Ajax who won at the weekend as well. 

Group E

Sevilla vs. Krasnodar

2nd vs. 3rd as Sevilla entertain Krasnodar. The two teams lost at the weekend in their respective leagues but Sevilla should win this game over the 90 minutes. 

Group F

Zenit vs. Lazio

4th vs. 1st as Zenit entertain Lazio with the Russians looking for their first points of the season. Lazio are in decent form and while this could be a close game I expect the Italians to win it. 

Club Brugge vs. Dortmund

2nd vs. 3rd as Brugge entertain Dortmund. Dortmund are looking to climb into the top 2 over the next two games and Brugge are must beat opponents for them. A close game but Dortmund should win. 

Group G

Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kyiv

1st vs. 3rd as Barcelona take on Dynamo Kyiv. Barcelona have been poor in La Liga but in the Champions League they have done well. Kyiv will know they have nothing to lose though against a Barcelona team that can be beaten. An interesting game that on paper Barcelona should win. 

Ferencvaros vs. Juventus

2nd vs. 4th as Ferencvaros entertain Juventus. Juventus are looking to bounce back from their defeat to Barcelona while Ferencvaros are looking to fight for 3rd. Juventus should win this game though even if they rest Ronaldo who is back and scoring. 

Group H

Istanbul Basaksehir vs. Man United

4th vs. 1st as Istanbul welcome United with the Turkish side searching for their first points while United are looking to make it 3 in 3. Istanbul won at the weekend while United lost to Arsenal but while United’s league form has been poor their Champions League form is very good. An interesting game as Istanbul won’t be as open as PSG and Leipzig and we know United have problems breaking teams down. 

RB Leipzig vs. Paris Saint Germain

3rd vs. 2nd as Leipzig take on PSG. This should be a very entertaining fixture with two teams who like to attack the ball. The two teams also faced each other a few months ago in the Champions League semi-finals and that will be on their mind as well. 

Europa League Group Stage MD 3

Leicester vs. Braga (Group G)

The two teams are level on points with 6 as they head into this game. Leicester and Braga are yet to play as they have games on Monday night but it should be a close fixture between two teams who are likely to reach the next phase. 

Ludogorets vs. Tottenham (Group J)

4th vs. 2nd as Ludogorets take on Tottenham. Ludogorets are looking for their first points of the group stage while Tottenham lost to Antwerp last week and are looking to bounce back. An interesting game that Tottenham should win. 

Arsenal vs. Molde (Group B)

Arsenal and Molde both have 6 points and are most likely to qualify from the group as they take on each other. Arsenal beat United at the weekend who are managed by Ole the ex manager of Molde. The Gunners have a chance to make it a double against Ole managed sides but it could be an interesting game. 

AC Milan vs. Lille (Group H)

1st vs. 2nd in group h as well as Milan welcome Lille. Milan are in hot form at the moment and look very strong while Lille are struggling to find their footing this season. Milan should win but it will be close. 

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