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5 Champions League picks: Form will be deciding factor in group-stage encounters

31 Oct | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
5 Champions League picks: Form will be deciding factor in group-stage encounters

Many of the sides remain hard to separate at matchday four, so back those playing well to nick these games and edge towards qualification

8/11 – Real Madrid to beat PSG

Real Madrid and Paris St Germain have seven points apiece, with the former topping Group A on goal difference.

The two sides drew 0-0 in France, but PSG only managed one shot on target in that game and will find it even harder to attack at the Bernabeu.

Real are top of La Liga and the attacking trio of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo should inspire them to victory.

3/1 – Manchester United and CSKA Moscow to draw

Manchester United have been average so far in Group B, losing at PSV Eindhoven, winning at home to Wolfsburg and enduring a laboured draw at CSKA Moscow last time out.

The Red Devils are struggling domestically, too, recording three successive 0-0 draws against Manchester City, Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup – before losing on penalties – and Crystal Palace.

Louis van Gaal’s side are failing to turn possession into goals and this is likely to be another close encounter against a side that won for the first time on English soil against Manchester City last season.

5/2 – PSV and Wolfsburg to draw

Wolfsburg are top of Group B following victories over CSKA Moscow and PSV, although they are just three points in front of the bottom-of-the-table Dutch side.

Die Wolfe won the corresponding fixture two weeks ago 2-0, but PSV did win their opening game at the Philips Stadion so far by beating Manchester United 2-1.

Both sides have won three of their last six games in all competitions and a point apiece is most likely here.

6/4 – Manchester City to beat Sevilla

Manchester City travel to Sevilla with six points from three games, although both have been earned through 90th-minute winners.

The hosts, meanwhile, have lost two of their three Champions League fixtures and won just three games in nine La Liga games.

Even without the injured Sergio Aguero and David Silva, City are playing well enough to claim three points and move closer to the knockout stages.

11/8 – Juventus to beat Borussia Monchengladbach

Juventus may be 12th in Serie A, but they are unbeaten in Group D and that run should continue against bottom-club Borussia Monchengladbach.

The two sides drew in Italy last time out, though, which is the German side’s only point of the campaign so far.

However, do not expect a repeat result this time. Massimiliano Allegri’s men peppered the visitors’ goal with 22 shots and the Italians should be more clinical this week.

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