Champions League – Gameweek 3 – Tuesday 23rd October – 2018/2019

Tuesday 23rd October

Group E

AEK Athens v Bayern Munich – 5.55pm (Will)
AEK played 2 lost 2 in the CL so far
Conceded 3 in each
Lost to Benfica despite having the extra man for a whole half
Bayern were on a little dip in form, winless in 4, losing to Gladbach and Hertha Berlin
But now back to winning ways, beating Wolfsburg 3-1
Beat Benfica 2-0

TIP: Over 3.5 (2.32)
SCORE: 0-3

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Ajax v Benfica – 8pm (Olly)
Ajax are unbeaten in their first 2 games. Beating Athens and Drawing with Bayern. (Currently top of the group)
Benfica are in 3rd and lost 1 (Bayern) and won 1 (Athens)
Benfica have only lost 1 of their last 15 games in all comps (Bayern)
Benfica are currently top of the Portuguese league and beat Porto before the international break. Confidence high.
BUT… Benfica may have injury issues here with 2 first choice centre-backs potentially ruled out.
Ajax have only lost 1 of their last 16 games in all comps (PSV).
Ajax currently in 2nd 5 points behind PSV in Dutch league,
TIGHT GAME.
Tip: Ajax to win (2.02)
Score: 1-0

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Group F

Shaktar v Man City – 8pm (Tom)

Shaktar are top of the Ukrainian League – won 10 of 12 games
Scored 31 and only conceded 6
In CL they have played 2 drew 2
Both games have been 2-2 v Hoffenheim and Lyon
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Shakhtar’s last 8 CL games
City have won 1 lost 1 in the CL
Both of their games have seen BTTS – both 2-1
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City’s last 7 CL games

Tip: Over 2.5 goals )1.40) / Man City HT Man City FT (1.95)
Score Prediction: 1-3

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Hoffenheim v Lyon – 8pm (Will)

Hoffenheim have 1 point so far in CL
From desmond with Shaktar
BTTS in their last 13
Lyon are top of the group
Beat City and also drew desmond with Shaktar (after going 2-0 down)
BTTS in 5 of last 8

TIP: BTTS (1.45)
SCORE: 2-2

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Group G

Real Madrid v Plzen – 8pm (Olly)
Real are having an absolute STINKER at the moment. Winless in 5 games (losing 4 of them and only scoring 1 goal in that time)
This is the perfect game to turn things around.
Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos were on the bench against Levante (where they lost 2-1) on Saturday and will start here.
Plzen lost their last CL game 5-0 to Roma.
Even against a Real Madrid in crisis, can’t see them coming away with anything here.
No value in a Real Win.
Tip: Draw HT / Real Madrid FT (4.9) OR if you think Real are still going to struggle Plzen Double Chance (10.0)
Score: 2-0

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Roma v CSKA Moscow – 8pm (Tom)

Roma have won 1 lost 1 in CL
Lost 3-0 v Real Madrid away, Beat Plzen 5-0 home
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Roma’s last 6 CL games
Roma had shock loss at home against SPAL at the weekend
Before that they’d won 4 in a row in all comps and scored 14 goals
CSKA beat Real Madrid 1-0 last time out
Since then they’ve lost 2 out of 3 games

Tip: Over 2.5 goals (1.64) / Roma HT Roma FT (1.96)
Score Prediction: 3-1

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Group H

Young Boys v Valencia – 5.55pm (Will)
Young boys are bottom of the group
Played 2 lost 2
Both 3-0 – Utd & Juve
Winless in the last 2 domestically too (conceding another 3 in each)
Valencia are the draw specialists
7 of their last 9 games have been draws
Under 2.5 in 8 of those

TIP: Under 2.5 (1.97)
SCORE: 0-1

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Man Utd v Juventus – 8pm (Olly)
Man Utd have only won 1 of their last 6 in all competitions, drawing 4 times in that span
However, will take a lot of positives from eh 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the weekend.
Juve have had a great start to their season, winning their opening 8 games, but drew against Genoa at the weekend.
Ronaldo is finding his feet now. With 5 goals and 4 assists to his name so far this season in Serie A. He has also scored in the last 2 games.
Ronaldo LOVES a special occasion especially when it involves scoring against a previous club. (Did it vs Lisbon for United and Real against Utd)
A lot of value in Juve here (2.42)
Tip: Ronaldo to score anytime (2.40) / Juve to win either half (2.04) RED
Score: 1-2

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