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UEFA Champions League predictions, picks, schedule, live stream: Can Barcelona and Chelsea bounce back?

The UEFA Champions League returns on Tuesday this week with eight Matchday 3 video games adopted by one other eight on Wednesday. There are many attractive showdowns as all the time, with this week’s slate highlighted by Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid, Manchester United vs. Atalanta and Ajax vs. Borussia Dortmund. Following this week’s video games, the 32 remaining groups might be on the midway level of the group stage with simply 9 extra factors up for grabs forward of the knockout stage. 

 All matches can be found to stream on Paramount+. Under, our CBS Sports activities soccer specialists have you ever coated with our predictions:

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Besiktas vs. Sporting

Time: Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. ET (Paramount+)

Featured Sport | Besiktas vs. Sporting CP

Thomas Rongen: Each groups might be determined to come back out on high, since neither staff has picked up a degree from video games in opposition to Ajax and Borussia Dortmund. Both staff pose a risk within the remaining third and are able to inflicting one another some critical defensive issues. However the guests will edge out the house aspect. Decide: Besiktas 1, Sporting 2

Fabrizio Romano: The standard of the Portuguese could make a distinction, however it’s a very balanced sport. It may well finish in a draw. Decide: Besiktas 1, Sporting 1

Luis Miguel Echegaray: Two groups with two losses every who’ve collectively scored two targets up to now to start out the group stage. In these instances, I see nothing however a stalemate. Decide: Besiktas 0, Sporting 0

Jonathan Johnson: The hosts to win the battle of those two winless sides in Group C. Decide: Besiktas 1, Sporting 0

James Benge: The Turkish champions have wobbled a little bit of late in Turkey and have been underwhelming within the Champions League while Sporting look to be a strong sufficient outfit. It is a essential match for each side however solely within the struggle for the Europa League. Decide: Besiktas 1, Sporting 2

Roger Gonzalez: Two groups which have proven little or no up to now in opposition to superior opponents. I just like the draw as each assaults have struggled. Decide: Besiktas 1, Sporting 1

Mike L. Goodman: Sporting are the higher staff, however Istanbul is all the time a grueling away journey. These sides are doubtless competing for third place in Group C and a Europa League spot, so a draw will swimsuit Sporting simply wonderful. Decide: Besiktas 0, Sporting 0

Membership Brugge vs. Manchester Metropolis

Time: Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. ET (Paramount+)

Featured Sport | Membership Brugge vs. Manchester Metropolis

Thomas Rongen: Brugge claimed a powerful 2-1 win over RB Leipzig, however masterminding a victory over Guardiola’s males could also be a step too far for Clement. Metropolis will break Brugge’s resistance in a cushty vogue. Decide: Membership Brugge 0, Manchester Metropolis 3

Fabrizio Romano: Totally different stage for Guardiola’s staff, greater than favourite for this Champions League spherical; particularly after dropping in Paris. Decide: Membership Brugge 0, Manchester Metropolis 3

Luis Miguel Echegaray: This one would not have to be lengthy. Brugge’s loss to RB Leipzig gave us extra of an instance of what they are going to be like within the match versus their win in opposition to PSG. Metropolis will need to rectify the loss THEY had in opposition to the French staff, and it begins right here. Decide: Membership Brugge 0, Manchester Metropolis 2

Jonathan Johnson: This Belgian ides will give Pep Guardiola’s males a harder check than many anticipate. Decide: Membership Brugge 1, Manchester Metropolis 2

James Benge: Brugge have confirmed that they don’t seem to be to be taken flippantly however Manchester Metropolis are a step up in collective high quality to what they’ve confronted up to now. On the proof of current video games Pep Guardiola’s aspect may make heavy climate of this outing however they need to get the win they deserve. Decide: Membership Brugge 0, Manchester Metropolis 2

Roger Gonzalez: Metropolis present PSG how it’s achieved in Brugge, getting a dominant victory because of Kevin De Bruyne. Decide: Membership Brugge 0, Manchester Metropolis 3

Mike L. Goodman: Metropolis stay one in every of — if not, the — finest staff on this planet. Brugge have been a surprisingly tough staff to deal with, however Metropolis will not be caught unawares like RB Leipzig and PSG had been. Decide: Membership Brugge 0, Manchester Metropolis 2

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Actual Madrid

Time: Tuesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+)  

Featured Sport | Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Actual Madrid

Thomas Rongen: Shakhtar are greater than able to choosing up a constructive end result, however Actual Madrid’s high quality will simply shine by means of to be able to declare an essential three factors. Decide: Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Actual Madrid 1

Fabrizio Romano: Shakhtar play wonderful soccer, however Karim Benzema is in extraordinary situation and Actual should win. Decide: Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Actual Madrid 2

Luis Miguel Echegaray: This one might be tight however Shakhtar will discover consolation after their 0-0 end result in opposition to Inter Milan. No approach we see Actual Madrid lose once more to the Ukrainian aspect, proper? Particularly after their historic loss to Sheriff? No. Actual Madrid rectify issues right here. Decide: Shakhtar Donetsk 1, Actual Madrid 3

Jonathan Johnson: A fairly easy win for the Spanish giants. Decide: Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Actual Madrid 2

James Benge: Having had their La Liga sport postponed to assist of their preparations this week, anticipate Madrid to make quick shrift of Shakhtar. They might have wobbled in opposition to Sheriff however they made greater than sufficient probabilities to thrash the Moldovan champions; in two group stage matches they’ve registered 43 photographs, a tally solely bettered by Liverpool. Decide: Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Actual Madrid 2

Roger Gonzalez: Los Blancos rebound from that loss to Sheriff by getting a slender in in Ukraine. Decide: Shakhtar Donetsk 1, Actual Madrid 2

Mike L. Goodman: This isn’t a classic Actual Madrid staff, nevertheless it’s additionally not a classic Shakhtar staff. And Madrid all the time discover a technique to get the outcomes they want. Decide: Shakhtar Donetsk 1, Actual Madrid 2

PSG vs. RB Leipzig

Time: Tuesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+

Featured Sport | PSG vs. RB Leipzig

Thomas Rongen: This PSG aspect will want no second invitation to pile extra distress on Leipzig. Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect will get the job achieved. Decide: PSG 2, RB Leipzig 0

Fabrizio Romano: It is not going to be a cushty and simple match, however PSG have too many options to not win this match. Decide: PSG 2, RB Leipzig 1

Luis Miguel Echegaray: A part of me sees a shock end result right here, given the truth that Jesse Marsch wants one thing, something to get issues going within the match. However PSG may simply be an excessive amount of, particularly if Nkunku is out. Decide: PSG 3, RB Leipzig 1

Jonathan Johnson: Mauricio Pochettino’s males will just do sufficient with their star males again in opposition to a determined German outfit. Decide: PSG 2, RB Leipzig 1

James Benge: PSG’s massive three are wanting much less just like the Miami Heatles and extra like Steve Nash on the Los Angeles Lakers, a staff that (sacrilege although it’s to say it) is perhaps higher off by subtracting some star energy. If they’ll preserve sneaking video games in underwhelming vogue they certainly, ultimately, they are going to slip up. Decide: PSG 1, RB Leipzig 1

Roger Gonzalez: Jesse Marsch is in deep trouble after this one as Lionel Messi and firm blow the doorways off of them. Decide: PSG 4, RB Leipzig 1

Mike L. Goodman: The French superteam has gotten off to a decidedly extra mortal begin this season. However Leipzig’s protection has but to settle below new American supervisor Jesse Marsch. It is perhaps simply the type of affair that Messi and co. have to get them going. Decide: PSG 3, RB Leipzig 2

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Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool

Time: Tuesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool

Thomas Rongen: Jurgen Klopp’s fired-up Attacking trident can exploit their hosts’ defensive deficiencies as Diego Simeone is compelled to rejig his backline. That ought to assist to propel the Reds to a different European win. Decide: Atletico Madrid 1, Liverpool 2

Fabrizio Romano: An excellent match primed for top depth and a number of ways at Wanda Metropolitano, which might finish in a draw. Decide: Atletico Madrid 1, Liverpool 1

Luis Miguel Echegaray: Liverpool to me are one of the best staff in Europe proper now and Mohamed Salah, at present one of the best participant within the continent and dare I say, the world. Atletico will want all their weapons, particularly former Purple Luis Suarez, to be clicking. Two excellent groups who’re fairly related in mentality, cancel one another out. Decide: Atletico Madrid 2, Liverpool 2

Jonathan Johnson: This one might be fiery and finally end all sq.. Decide: Atletico Madrid 1, Liverpool 1

James Benge: Jurgen Klopp is correct. Mohamed Salah is one of the best participant on this planet proper now. That Liverpool entrance three, whether or not it’s Roberto Firmino or Diogo Jota lining up alongside the Egyptian and Sadio Mane, is probably the most devastating assault on this competitors. Even Diego Simeone will not be capable to preserve them at bay. Decide: Atletico Madrid 0, Liverpool 2

Roger Gonzalez: They meet once more in UCL, and whereas I believe this Liverpool staff is a lot better, they accept a good level on the street. Decide: Atletico Madrid 1, Liverpool 1

Mike L. Goodman: Liverpool are completely on the peak of their powers proper now. Atleti, regardless of successful La Liga final season have been in pretty detached kind this 12 months regardless that the sit pretty comfortably in second place in Group B. Decide: Atletico Madrid 0, Liverpool 2

Inter Milan vs. Sheriff

Time: Tuesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Inter Milan vs. Sheriff Tiraspol

Thomas Rongen: Sheriff have been excellent within the competitors this season however may come up simply quick on this match. Inter might be determined to get their Champions League marketing campaign up and working following two disappointing outcomes, and the Italian champions will stake their declare with a win. Decide: Inter Milan 3, Sheriff 1

Fabrizio Romano: Inter have a tough time scoring within the Champions League, however all they want is victory and there are large prospects. Decide: Inter Milan 1, Sheriff 0

Luis Miguel Echegaray: Sheriff had a implausible, historic victory in opposition to Actual Madrid final time round so we now have to marvel, as they lead the group in good kind, can they preserve going? I believe the worldwide break got here on the mistaken time for them and Inter take benefit. Decide: Inter Milan 2, Sheriff 0

Jonathan Johnson: The Italians will go away it late to edge previous the minnows. Decide: Inter Milan 1, Sheriff 0

James Benge: Inter have appeared defensively weak of late — of their final 5 video games they’ve given opponents photographs price a mixed 9.3 anticipated targets — and Sheriff have the kind of counterattacking weapons to punish any errors on the again. The Moldovan champions may need wanted a sizeable chunk of fine fortune to get previous Actual Madrid final day trip however they do have a protection that may maintain agency. This could possibly be the second they take an actual stride to the knockout phases. Decide: Inter Milan 1, Sheriff 1

Roger Gonzalez: The Sheriff story is one thing else, however I’ve a sense Edin Dzeko involves the rescue right here and helps Inter get their first win. Decide: Inter Milan 2, Sheriff 1

Mike L. Goodman: Sherriff are the underdog of the match up to now, after their away victory in opposition to Actual Madrid. After what occurred in Madrid although, Inter will not be caught unexpectedly. Decide: Inter Milan 1, Sheriff 0

Ajax vs. Borussia Dortmund

Time: Tuesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Ajax vs. Borussia Dortmund

Thomas Rongen: House benefit and an abundance of attacking choices may also help Ajax exploit their guests’ defensive deficiencies. Dortmund definitely pose a risk of their very own on the break, however could also be caught out when pushing ahead and will be picked off in extensive areas by the hosts. Decide: Ajax 2, Borussia Dortmund 1

Fabrizio Romano: Ajax are doing higher and higher, however Anthony is probably not sufficient in opposition to a Borussia that convinces increasingly within the Champions League. Decide: Ajax 1, Borussia Dortmund 2

Luis Miguel Echegaray: Ajax are on a formidable run proper now. Seven targets scored, conceded one. Two wins as they lead the group. They’ve tasted defeat within the league since then, nonetheless, with out being to attain. A primary this season. However at dwelling, in entrance of their followers, they’re going to keep their run, even when we do see an Erling Haaland brace. This one has the prospect of many, many targets. Decide: Ajax 3, Borussia Dortmund 2

Jonathan Johnson: It guarantees to be enjoyable and stuffed with targets given the Dutch giants’ begin in Group C. Decide: Ajax 2, Borussia Dortmund 2

James Benge: This could possibly be the sport of the day, one through which each end result appears possible. Erik ten Hag’s aspect play their specific model of traditional Ajax soccer in remarkably efficient vogue, making a boatload of probabilities and targets sport in, sport out. We’ve not fairly seen if that may stick with it in opposition to the next calibre of European sides however the best way through which they swotted apart Besiktas and Sporting augurs effectively. Decide: Ajax 2, Borussia Dortmund 1

Roger Gonzalez: An opportunity to be the sport of the day, anticipate a number of targets from every. A draw appears truthful although as spectators get to see so lots of the sport’s high younger attackers. Decide: Ajax 2, Borussia Dortmund 2

Mike L. Goodman: Dortmund have a lot younger expertise, however Ajax have began the European season taking part in like among the finest groups on this planet. Domestically they’ve a +30 aim distinction by means of 9 matches, and so they’ve batted away Sporting and Besiktas like flies within the Champions League. Decide: Ajax 3, Borussia Dortmund 1

Porto vs. AC Milan

Time: Tuesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+)  

Featured Sport | Porto vs. AC Milan

Thomas Rongen: Porto had been blown away by Liverpool 5-1 final day trip, anticipate an injury-hit Rossoneri – on a excessive from their dramatic win over Verona – to do sufficient to come back away with a degree from the Estadio do Dragao. Decide: Porto 0, AC Milan 1

Fabrizio Romano: AC Milan have many key gamers not obtainable (Theo Hernandez, Ante Rebic and Mike Maignan) and Porto are actually good aspect after they play at Dragao. Big probabilities for a draw. Decide: Porto 1, AC Milan 1

Luis Miguel Echegaray: One other intriguing fixture as these two haven’t met for nearly 20 years. Porto really feel good after a 5-0 win this previous weekend however I believe AC Milan, with all their weapons is perhaps an excessive amount of for the Portuguese membership. Decide: Porto 1, AC Milan 3

Jonathan Johnson: The Italians to get their first factors on the board in Portugal. Decide: Porto 0, AC Milan 1

James Benge: Since about midway by means of their group stage opener in opposition to Liverpool, Stefano Pioli’s males have appeared like they belong in Europe. Definitely this group doesn’t appear to intimidate them. The combating spirit they confirmed to come back from two targets again to beat Verona suggests they will not suppose their goose is cooked on getting out of this group. Decide: Porto 1, AC Milan 2

Roger Gonzalez: That weekend comeback over Verona has Milan in a great spot to get their first UCL win of the marketing campaign. Anticipate Zlatan Ibrahimovic to seek out the web. Decide: Porto 1, AC Milan 3

Mike L. Goodman: Milan have performed in some arduous luck within the Champions League this season, however they sit second in Serie A the place they’ve solely conceded seven targets all season. Search for that protection to stay stout right here. Decide: Porto 0, AC Milan 1

Purple Bull Salzburg vs. Wolfsburg

Time: Wednesday, 12:45 p.m. ET (Paramount+)

Featured Sport | Salzburg vs. Wolfsburg

Thomas Rongen: Wolfsburg are hardly filled with confidence and can’t anticipate to blow their hosts away, however Van Bommel’s aspect can benefit from Salzburg’s damage issues and youthful nature to finish their rut and blow Group G extensive open. Decide: Purple Bull Salzburg 1, Wolfsburg 2

Fabrizio Romano: A number of steadiness, excessive rhythms and a match that may finish in a attract Salzburg. Be careful for Adeyemi, true expertise. Decide: Purple Bull Salzburg 1, Wolfsburg 1

Luis Miguel Echegaray: This group remains to be up for the taking however with Salzburg at dwelling and nonetheless undefeated within the season, I’ve to go along with the Austrian aspect taking all three factors in a decent sport. Decide: Purple Bull Salzburg 2, Wolfsburg 1

Jonathan Johnson: The Austrians will proceed their spectacular run of kind with an essential victory. Decide: Purple Bull Salzburg 1, Wolfsburg 0

James Benge: It has been greater than a month since Wolfsburg gained a sport in all competitions and have appeared extraordinarily underwhelming within the Champions League. Salzburg have an unwelcome behavior of creating video games more durable for themselves than they may have to be however they must have the expertise to chop by means of an opposition protection that is not as strong because it appeared to be earlier within the season. Decide: Purple Bull Salzburg 1, Wolfsburg 0

Roger Gonzalez: A bit upset in Austria as Brenden Aaronson will get the successful help. Decide: Purple Bull Salzburg 2, Wolfsburg 1

Mike L. Goodman: Wolfsburg’s defend and sometimes counterattack strategy is sufficient to earn a dreary draw on the street, precisely as they plan. Decide: Purple Bull Salzburg 0, Wolfsburg 0

Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kiev

Time: Wednesday, 12:45 p.m. ET (Paramount+)

Featured Sport | Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kyiv

Thomas Rongen: Ronald Koeman’s woes are nonetheless current, however the Dutchman’s aspect enter this match on a excessive from their win over Valencia and might preserve their robust run of kind in opposition to Dynamo going with knowledgeable efficiency. Decide: Barcelona 2, Dynamo Kiev 1

Fabrizio Romano: The serenity appears to have returned for Barça, the primary victory of those group phases within the Champions League can arrive. Decide: Barcelona 2, Dynamo Kiev 0

Luis Miguel Echegaray: Barcelona are slowly, very slowly, choosing themselves up once more and due to the return of key gamers resembling Ansu Fati and Sergio Aguero, out of the blue, Ronald Koeman can exhale somewhat bit. Extra importantly, they NEED a win right here, in any other case the knockout stage could possibly be simply wishful pondering. They will get it in an imposing win. Decide: Barcelona 3, Dynamo Kiev 0

Jonathan Johnson: Ronald Koeman’s males will nearly get off the mark at Camp Nou. Decide: Barcelona 2, Dynamo Kiev 1

James Benge: If a part of you continue to appears like there are additional depths to be plumbed by Barcelona within the Champions League a rational take a look at that squad suggests they must have the standard to win what must be the best sport of the group phases. Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay look to be creating an understanding on the high of the pitch that gives Barca the attacking weapons they should preserve play away from their shaky protection. Decide: Barcelona 2, Dynamo Kiev 0

Roger Gonzalez: Barça have somewhat momentum now forward of El Clasico and get their first UCL win of the marketing campaign. Decide: Barcelona 2, Dynamo Kiev 1

Mike L. Goodman: Barcelona are an utter mess, however they’ve nonetheless obtained greater than sufficient expertise to get by Kiev at dwelling. It is a should win if Barca need to have any shot at avoiding an embarrassing group stage elimination from the Champions League. Decide: Barcelona 2, Dynamo Kiev 0

Lille vs. Sevilla

Time: Wednesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+)  

Featured Sport | Lille vs. Sevilla

Thomas Rongen: The boldness within the hosts’ camp isn’t precisely sky-high. Sevilla’s hopes of a win on the Stade Pierre-Mauroy have additionally been diminished with their current damage woes, anticipate one other low-scoring draw. Decide: Lille 1, Sevilla 1

Fabrizio Romano: Julen Lopetegui has a number of high quality in his forwards, they’ll actually make a distinction. Decide: Lille 1, Sevilla 3

Luis Miguel Echegaray: Sevilla quietly go about their enterprise however in addition they have not gained a sport but within the match. Lille are solely a degree behind however I really feel, total, the Spanish aspect has higher weapons. A slender victory. Decide: Lille 0, Sevilla 1

Jonathan Johnson: Extra distress for the French champions as Julen Lopetegui’s males take the factors. Decide: Lille 0, Sevilla 2

James Benge: Sevilla haven’t fairly come to life in Europe however distinction their league kind to that of Lille, who misplaced to Clermont on the weekend, and it’s clear who ought to be thought of favorites on Wednesday. Maybe the important thing query is whether or not Julen Lopetegui’s aspect can muster sufficient attacking risk to use Lille’s weaknesses, they haven’t registered greater than 1.5xG in any of their final seven matches. Decide: Lille 0, Sevilla 1

Roger Gonzalez: A second-half penalty for the Spanish aspect rescues a degree on the street. Decide: Lille 1, Sevilla 1

Mike L. Goodman: Lille’s tough season continues as they run right into a extra gifted Sevilla aspect. Decide: Lille 0, Sevilla 1

Manchester United vs. Atalanta

Time: Wednesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+

Featured Sport | Manchester United vs. Atalanta

Thomas Rongen: Solskjaer’s aspect skilled all types of issues on the again within the loss to Leicester and Atalanta have maybe discovered their rhythm, however the dwelling aspect can have the Outdated Trafford trustworthy behind them and know that they can’t afford to lose this sport, so anticipate a high-scoring draw. Decide: Manchester United 3, Atalanta 3

Fabrizio Romano: Atalanta play fearlessly on all fields, however Manchester have one thing extra of their singles: Cristiano, after all. Decide: Manchester United 2, Atalanta 1

Luis Miguel Echegaray: I will be crude and trustworthy right here. This has the promise of being a whole shit present for good and dangerous reasoning. United are a large number on the again and have not been capable of preserve a clear sheet since Aug. 29. Atalanta lead the group however have proven inconsistency in Serie A. This could solely imply one factor: A number of targets with a slender United victory, solely as a result of, the Purple Devils want a response after dropping 4-2 to Leicester Metropolis. Decide: Manchester United 3, Atalanta 2

Jonathan Johnson: This Italian aspect will heap extra stress on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a slender away win. Decide: Manchester United 1, Atalanta 2

James Benge: Everyone knows how this works by now, proper? Issues begin getting dangerous for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and also you get the sensation that two or three extra defeats may actually be it for him… after which United get again on kind. They’re comparatively efficient at taking part in by means of groups that press them excessive up the pitch; this can be a sport that fits them. Decide: Manchester United 1, Atalanta 0

Roger Gonzalez: The sport of the day. Six complete targets and one other blown alternative for the Purple Devils. Decide: Manchester United 3, Atalanta 3

Mike L. Goodman: The stress on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to boil as United as soon as once more cannot fairly discover a end result. Atalanta’s open type results in targets, nevertheless it additionally results in them exposing the fragility of United’s present setup. Ronaldo scores, however he would not press, and that places the Purple Devils on the again foot for a lot of the match. Decide: Manchester United 2, Atalanta 2

Zenit vs. Juventus

Time: Wednesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Zenit vs. Juventus

Thomas Rongen: The hosts have misplaced three of their final six matches, whereas Juventus are within the midst of a successful streak having been victorious in every of their final six fixtures. Anticipate a win by the guests. Decide: Zenit 0, Juventus 2

Fabrizio Romano: These matches are the specialty of Juventus supervisor Massimiliano Allegri: he hardly ever makes a mistake, in the meantime Dybala is again and will rating. Decide: Zenit 0, Juventus 2

Luis Miguel Echegaray: Max Allegri has Juventus returning to kind with six straight wins in all competitions. This continues in opposition to a Zenit aspect who’ve misplaced the final two earlier than heading into this one. Decide: Zenit 0, Juventus 2

Jonathan Johnson: Massimiliano Allegri’s males will proceed to enhance and return from Russia with the factors. Decide: Zenit 0, Juventus 1

James Benge: There’s nonetheless work to be achieved in assault however at the least in protection Juventus are starting to look comparatively stingy even when they needed to survive an onslaught of offense in opposition to Roma on Sunday. Zenit have appeared to be a powerful aspect at each ends of the pitch of their two video games up to now however Juventus must have sufficient to make it three from three. Decide: Zenit 0, Juventus 2

Roger Gonzalez: Juve construct off of the win over Roma to deal with Zenit, scoring twice on set items. Decide: Zenit 1, Juventus 3

Mike L. Goodman: Juventus appear to have righted the ship, although it took somewhat bit of fine fortune and a few sophisticated refereeing to defeat Roma their final day trip in Serie A. Nonetheless, they need to have sufficient to get a aim and strangle the sport in opposition to Zenit in Russia. Decide: Zenit 0, Juventus 1

Benfica vs. Bayern Munich

Time: Wednesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Benfica vs. Bayern Munich

Thomas Rongen: In eight head-to-head encounters between the 2 sides, Bayern Munich maintain the clear benefit, having gained 5 video games and drawn three. The Bundesliga giants are in nice kind and can comfortably get all three factors. Decide: Benfica 1, Bayern Munich 3

Fabrizio Romano: It may be one of many video games with probably the most targets of this spherical. Two very robust attacking groups, Bayern nonetheless have a distinct stage. Decide: Benfica 2, Bayern Munich 4

Luis Miguel Echegaray: Bayern Munich are a goal-machine, led by the good Robert Lewandowski. They put 5 previous Bayer Leverkusen this previous weekend and regardless that it will not be that top in opposition to Benfica, I nonetheless see a cushty win. Decide: Benfica 1, Bayern Munich 3

Jonathan Johnson: The German powerhouse will preserve their prolific kind getting into Portugal. Decide: Benfica 1, Bayern Munich 3

James Benge: This Bayern staff are a ludicrously efficient attacking power, having simply scored 5 targets on their nearest Bundesliga rivals it actually does look like a query of what number of they’ll rack up in opposition to all however the perfect groups in Europe. Benfica, it ought to be famous, have appeared like a extremely robust defensive outfit up to now within the Champions League (holding out PSV Eindhoven within the playoffs when all the way down to 10 males) however I simply do not see them stopping Julian Nagelsmann’s aspect. Decide: Benfica 0, Bayern Munich 2

Roger Gonzalez: There is no such thing as a stopping this Bayern staff right here. Benfica have a lot high quality and expertise, however Bayern are on one other planet. Decide: Benfica 0, Bayern Munich 4

Mike L. Goodman: Bayern are in God Mode proper now. They scored 5 within the first half in opposition to Bayer Leverkusen within the Bundesliga over the weekend. Going to Portugal ought to pose no downside. Decide: Benfica 1, Bayern Munich 4

Chelsea vs. Malmo

Time: Wednesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Chelsea vs. Malmo FF

Thomas Rongen: Chelsea might be assured of creating it three successive victories at dwelling to a Malmo aspect who’ve appeared out of their depth on this 12 months’s Champions League up to now, and it could merely develop into a case of what number of the Blues can rating. Decide: Chelsea 4, Malmo 1

Fabrizio Romano: You may’t go mistaken with this match in a bunch like Chelsea’s one, which is why Tuchel will put together it finest for a cushty win. Decide: Chelsea 3, Malmo 0

Luis Miguel Echegaray: Chelsea, the kings of standard victories, will get one other in opposition to Malmo. At dwelling, they’re going to comfortably do the job. Decide: Chelsea 2, Malmo 0

Jonathan Johnson: A simple win for Thomas Tuchel and his defending titleholders. Decide: Chelsea 4, Malmo 0

James Benge: There are some comparatively important deficiencies within the Chelsea protection that might be worrying Thomas Tuchel even when they are going to in all probability not come again to chew them in opposition to Malmo, who look a good approach off most different groups within the Champions League. As an alternative this could possibly be the kind of sport the place Romelu Lukaku will get again into the scoring groove. Decide: Chelsea 2, Malmo 0

Roger Gonzalez: The Blues rating twice in every half and cruise to a few, easy factors. Decide: Chelsea 4, Malmo 0

Mike L. Goodman: A pleasant simple win for Chelsea at house is simply what the physician ordered to assist them proper a ship which has been surprisingly mediocre of late. Decide: Chelsea 2, Malmo 0

Younger Boys vs. Villarreal

Time: Wednesday, 3 p.m. ET (Paramount+)  

Featured Sport | Younger Boys vs. Villarreal

Thomas Rongen: Villarreal is probably not in one of the best kind proper now, however they’ve nonetheless misplaced simply as soon as in 5 away matches this season. Younger Boys will check them and have been robust at dwelling, however anticipate Unai Emery’s aspect to hold on for yet one more draw. Decide: Younger Boys 1, Villarreal 1

Fabrizio Romano: We must undergo for the Spaniards, however they continue to be the favorites for this sport. Arnaut Danjuma is in tremendous kind. Decide: Younger Boys 1, Villarreal 2

Luis Miguel Echegaray: If Younger Boys win and Atalanta lose or draw, the Swiss aspect will go high of group F, however Villarreal are determined for a results of their very own, as they sit backside. A contentious draw awaits. Decide: Younger Boys 2, Villarreal 2

Jonathan Johnson: A tough check for Unai Emery’s Europa League champions in Switzerland which is able to end stage. Decide: Younger Boys 1, Villarreal 1

James Benge: Villarreal might study quite a bit from how Atalanta penned Younger Boys again excessive up the pitch, testing the distribution expertise of a protection that had been discovered to be significantly missing. Equally the Wankdorf’s artificial pitch does appear to discombobulate opposition and Unai Emery’s aspect are nonetheless with out a street win. This might go any approach. Decide: Younger Boys 1, Villarreal 1

Roger Gonzalez: Villarreal have the technical high quality to do harm, however occurring the street in UCL isn’t simple. Younger Boys, boosted by their dwelling followers, steal a degree from the Yellow Submarine. Decide: Younger Boys 1, Villarreal 1

Mike L. Goodman: Younger Boys surprisingly discover themselves within the hunt to advance from Group F and a house win in opposition to a Villarreal aspect coming off an unpleasant 2-1 dwelling defeat to Osasuna in La Liga will make the second half of the group very fascinating. Decide: Younger Boys 1, Villarreal 0


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