Wednesday Champions league Preview – Expect the Big Guns to win Tonight
LUDOGORETS vs PSG
PSG have been quite inconsistent this term so far having drawn 2, lost 1 and won 2 of their last 6 games. They travel to Sofia hoping to come back from the loss at the weekend to Toulouse and the draw at home against Arsenal in the first round of the group stage. They have scored 11 goals in the last 6 games. Ludogorets held Basel to a draw in their UCL opener, though this game tonight is a bigger challenge to take on, they would be hoping their 12th player can help steer them on. They have won 4 of their last 5 games.
Ludogorets 1-3 PSG
ARSENAL vs BASEL
Both teams are not different in terms of form, both winning 4 of their last 5 games with 3 straight wins prior to this game. Arsenal have scored 14 in the last 5 games making them look very dangerous if allowed the space while Basel have scored 10 in their last 5 games. The side attraction will be seeing brothers, Granit and Taulant Xhaka play on opposite sides.
Arsenal 3-1 Basel
BESIKTAS vs DYNAMO KYIV
Besiktas have not lost any of their last 5 games with 2 wins and 3 draws. Dynamo Kyiv have won 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5 games while they’ve both conceded 6 goals in their last 5 games. Besiktas looks the favourites for this game tonight based on form and the presence of their intimidating fans.
Besiktas 1-0 Dynamo Kyiv
NAPOLI vs BENFICA
Another pair with a similar run of form in their last 5 games. They both have 5 wins and a draw in the last 5 games. This should be a fairly contested game, but I think the home side have enough firepower to grab a win in this tie.
Napoli 1-0 Benfica
BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH vs BARCELONA
BMG have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 games, scoring 8 goals and conceding 9 goals in the process. Barcelona has won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 games, scoring 19 goals and conceding 4 goals. While it isn’t impossible for BMG to grab a good result here, they face the uphill task of keeping the SN, Suarez and Neymar (Messi is injured) at bay for a full 90 minutes.
BMG 1-4 Barcelona
CELTIC vs MANCHESTER CITY
In the first round of matches, Celtic was humiliated by Barcelona 7-0 and today they welcome Manchester City to Glasgow. They go into the tie having won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 games, scoring a whopping 16 goals and conceding a disappointing 11 goals (thanks to Barcelona). Pep Guardiola’s side have won all of their last 5 games, scoring 15 goals and conceding just 3 goals. Scott Sinclair will be relishing the chance to prove how good he is to his former employers, while in-form Sergio Kun Aguero would look to extend his good streak of scoring.
Celtic 1-3 Citeh
ATLETICO MADRID vs BAYERN MUNICH
The clash of the round! The clash of the TITANS. Atletico are one win short of a 100% in their last 5 games while Bayern have won all of their last 5 games. Robert Lewandowski and Antoine Griezmann have both scored 5 goals so far this season and this is the stage where they don’t fail to deliver. This game promises to also be a very busy day for the match officials due to the host belligerent defensive tactics.
Atletico 1-1 Bayern
ROSTOV vs PSV
Rostov have won 2 and lost 3 of their last 5 games, scoring 3 and conceding 12 goals. They have not lost in their last 5 home games, but that has been the opposite for them away from home. PSV have won 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 games. They lost controversially to Atletico in the first round of games and would be hoping they are lucky this time against Rostov.
Rostov 1-1 PSV