Champions League Preview: Group Stage Matchday 6 of 6Published December 5, 2017 by Sol FH
It's the final round of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage and the last chance for teams to qualify for the knockout rounds.
There are now just 16 matches left across the board in the Group Stage of the Champions League. Altogether, there are 32 teams battling for a coveted spot in the knockout rounds, and we will take a look at some of the key games for Tuesday, and Wednesday Night across Europe.
Enough of the background and let's get into a more in-depth preview of the matches at hand, and make a prediction that could potentially help you out along the way.
Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow
United are leading Group A with 12-points, and they are all but guaranteed a spot in the last 16. Mathematically speaking, if Moscos beat the Red Devils 0-6 tonight, and FC Basel crushes Benefica, then United would be out of the tournament, but let's face it, it ain't gonna happen! Manchester is coming off what was the best game of this year's Premier League, against Arsenal over the weekend, winning 3-1. Jesse Lingard's two-goals were the deciding factor in that game, but Paul Pogba received a red card and will not play in the League this weekend. Jose Mourinho will have to make some changes tonight, due to fatigue and injuries. Nemanja Matic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not play tonight, so Mourinho will hopefully be giving his bench more of a chance.
At 888sport, United are big favorites to win the match. Odds are in their favor at 1.40 to CSKA's 8.00.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid
The second match of the 5 remaining UK-teams is between the Blues and Atletico Madrid. Chelsea currently lead Group C with 10-points, so the worst they could do is second place, in the event that Roma beats Qarabag FC. Chelsea looked brilliant over the weekend, beating Newcastle 3-1, led by 2-goals from Eden Hazard. Antonio Conte will need to get creative with his lineup tonight, as he has key injuries to deal with. David Luiz is out with fluid in his knee and Charly Musonda is out with a knee injury too. It will be very interesting to watch this match, as Atletico will be trying everything in the book to try and beat the Blues.
10bet Sportsbook odds are in slight favor of Chelsea as the home team, at 2.10, but Atletico will be out for blood, so they are at 3.55.
Bayern Munich vs Paris St. Germain
This will be the match that all eyes should be on. Not only will the winner tonight decide who will take top spot in Group B, Paris could also finish first with a draw, but Neymar, the colossal Paris signing could make history with a goal in tonight's contest. Neymar has scored in all five of the Champions League matchdays, and although he is not even close to the highest scoring player (Messi), he could be the only one to net in each of the group stage games. There is no doubt that this match will be one of the most intense matchups of this week and it will be very hard to call who will win. Bayern is out for revenge, while Paris is confident they can win in Germany.
If you think that Bayern will win, 888 Sport is offering odds of 2.38. But if you think that Paris will pull-off a difficult win on-the-road, the odds are 2.70.
There are plenty of more matches over the next two days so you had better plan to watch as much soccer as possible.