UEFA Champions League Predictions, Live Stream and Odds 2021-22
Welcoming the return of fans to the stadium, all arrangements for the UEFA Champions League is in place. The 67th season of Europe’s top football tournament UEFA Champions League unfolds with less hassle than the last two years. The group action starts for the 2021-22 season kickstarts on 14th September 2021 and the season finale will happen on 28th May 2022.
A nuclear bomb—Europa Super League—was diffused before causing much damage by the UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin. Yet, the ramifications were felt deeply in Catalonia and Madrid. One such event is the departure of Lionel Messi from Barcelona. Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez and Juventus’ Andrea Agnelli headed this “coup.”
Chelsea were crowned the champions in an all English finale of the 2020-21 season. This year too, the English clubs are vying for a similar opportunity. Manchester United have bought foreign talents, Lukaku joined Chelsea, Virgil Van Dijk is back in Liverpool and Manchester City are searching for a striker.
In the rest of Europe, Paris Saint-Germain have been all over the news for bagging five phenomenal talents for free this summer. Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi. Germany’s conquerors Bayern Munich bid farewell to Hansi Flick, the young coach Julian Nagelsmann will fill his shoes, Joachim Low’s resignation levitated Flick to national duty.
How to Watch the UCL 2021-22?
In the UK, BT Sport is the one-stop destination for all the Champions League action and obviously, it is the best place to go watch it live. Coverage starts at 3:45 pm on BT Sport 1 or via the BT Sport app.
In the US, CBS and Univision are now the home of the UEFA Champions League for this season.
In Canada, DAZN is the sports streaming service that exclusively broadcasts the UEFA Champions League in Canada.
In Australia, Stan has bought the rights to broadcast the Champions League.
The official broadcaster for the Champions League in New Zealand is Spark and they will be broadcasting throughout the entire season.
In the Indian subcontinent, Sony Pictures Networks continues to broadcast the UEFA Champions League for another season.
UCL 2020-21 Outright Odds
According to bet365.com, the betting odds for the major teams to win this year’s Champions League trophy is listed below:
|25||Zenit St Petersburg||501.00|
UCL Matches This Week
|Date||Game||Home Win||Draw||Away Win|
|19 Oct 21 17:45||Club Brugge vs Man City||10.00||6.00||1.28||Bet Now|
|19 Oct 21 17:45||Besiktas vs Sporting||3.20||3.50||2.20||Bet Now|
|19 Oct 21 20:00||PSG vs RB Leipzig||1.53||4.50||5.50||Bet Now|
|19 Oct 21 20:00||Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool||3.30||3.30||2.25||Bet Now|
|19 Oct 21 20:00||FC Porto vs AC Milan||2.20||3.40||3.30||Bet Now|
|19 Oct 21 20:00||Ajax vs Borussia Dortmund||2.05||3.90||3.20||Bet Now|
|19 Oct 21 20:00||Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid||5.25||4.00||1.65||Bet Now|
|19 Oct 21 20:00||Inter Milan vs Sheriff Tiraspol||1.14||8.50||17.50||Bet Now|
|20 Oct 21 17:45||Barcelona vs Dynamo Kiev||1.25||6.50||10.00||Bet Now|
|20 Oct 21 17:45||FC Salzburg vs Wolfsburg||2.05||3.60||3.60||Bet Now|
|20 Oct 21 20:00||Benfica vs Bayern Munich||7.50||5.00||1.40||Bet Now|
|20 Oct 21 20:00||Young Boys vs Villarreal||3.20||3.50||2.20||Bet Now|
|20 Oct 21 20:00||Man Utd vs Atalanta||1.75||4.00||4.33||Bet Now|
|20 Oct 21 20:00||Lille vs Sevilla||3.50||3.30||2.15||Bet Now|
|20 Oct 21 20:00||Chelsea vs Malmo FF||1.10||11.00||21.00||Bet Now|
|20 Oct 21 20:00||Zenit St Petersburg vs Juventus||3.50||3.30||2.15||Bet Now|
Europe’s grandest stage of football is about to evolve into something else. The announcement of the Swiss format has forced fans to enjoy the Champions League as it is while they can. Financial tensions have revamped the turfs throughout the globe. LaLiga is the worst-hit league while English Premier League is flourishing on all fronts. Read further for BettingPremier’s take on this week’s Champions League games.
Club Brugge KV vs Manchester City
After shaking off their setback against Paris with a couple of forceful performances, City make their trip to Jan Breydel Stadion to face Club Brugge KV tomorrow evening. Clement Philippe is steering the Belgians through the path of success. Club Brugge shared the spoils in the opening game against Paris SG 1-1 and defied Leipzig 1-2 in the next. Scoring three goals in the Jupiler Pro League, Noa Lang hasn’t found the net yet in the Champions League. Hans Vanaken and Mats Rits have scored the definitive goals in the Champions League. The defender Eder Balanta who starred in the first two games will be out due to lack of match fitness. Welcoming back Ilkay Gundogan, Kyle Walker and Phil Foden to the roster, Pep Guardiola will be a happy man. The absence of a striker is a well-known issue in City but the Spaniard coach is optimistic as always. Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling will be on the bench. Guardiola will have to decide upon Gabriel Jesus and Ederson on matchday, Ferran Torres won’t see the field. City will walk away with three points at the end of the day.
Ajax vs Dortmund
A depleted Dortmund squad visits Ajax, at Johan Cruijff Arena, hoping for a victory with Erling Haaland back. A close encounter is on the cards. Dortmund are reinforced with the return of Haaland and the Dutch giants are at the top of the group. Ajax defeated the other two clubs in the group, Besiktas 2-0 and Sporting 1-5 through great margins. Dortmund did the same Sporting 1-0 and Besiktas 1-2 but missed explosiveness. The Dutchmen haven’t won against the Black and Yellows since 1996, they will take this game as a challenge. The star striker in Ajax is Sebastien Haller, the Ivorian pocketed a whopping five goals in two Champions League games. Erik ten Hag won’t let Ajax slip to the Europa League once again. Antony and Edson Alvarez will be absent. Erling Haaland finished his 49th Bundesliga goal in the last game, he has scored 13 goals across all competitions this season. The Norwegian’s intentions are clear, he wants the trophy. Youssoufa Moukoko, Mahmoud Dahoud and Raphael Guerreiro are on the injury list. Ajax have the opportunity if they can curb the damage from Haaland. Otherwise, Dortmund will emerge a victor.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
Not losing a competitive game since their defeat to Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions League last season, Liverpool will face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano tomorrow. This is a revenge mission for the Reds, Diego Simeone’s men thrust them out of the Champions League last season. Liverpool overpowered Watford 0-5, Roberto Firminho scored a hat-trick while Mo Salah was brilliant in the box. Sharing the spoils against Porto 0-0 in the opener, Atleti stunned AC Milan 1-2 in a thriller. Luiz Suarez’s 97th-minute penalty and Antoine Griezmann’s 84th-minute goal saved the day. Jurgen Klopp’s confidence over his side shimmers in the choices he makes in the ninety minutes. A former Liverpool player, Luiz Suarez will have to work hard for a goal in this fixture. Liverpool are the on the road favourites for Tuesday.
FC Porto vs AC Milan
FC Porto host AC Milan at Estadio do Dragao on Matchday 3 of the Champions League, the visitors are yearning for a victory facing defeats in the first two matchdays. AC Milan’s European performance doesn’t mirror their domestic performance. Rossoneri faced defeat in both their games so far, losing to Atletico Madrid 1-2 and Liverpool 3-2. AC Milan is suffering from an injury crisis. Ante Rebic, Brahmin Diaz, Theo Hernandez, Alessandro Florenzi and Mike Maignan, the ones who starred in the first two matchdays are on the treatment table. Franck Kessie is on suspension. Stefano Pioli’s guidance keeps Milan afloat in Serie A and a similar approach can be expected. Getting thrashed in the hands of the Reds in the previous Matchday, Porto will aim for a draw at the least. Mehdi Taremi has scored the only champions league goal this season for Porto. Otavio is facing muscle issues. The ageing midfield doesn’t help much. AC Milan will perhaps defy the odds to make an impression at Porto.
Inter vs Sheriff Tiraspol
At first glance, Group D didn’t bother the eyes, Real Madrid and Inter were the top guns, obviously, they will qualify. But the reality was different. Sheriff Tiraspol humbled Shakthar Donetsk 2-0 and Real Madrid 1-2 in the first two games. Now, things get tricky as the Moldovan football club face the struggling Italian champions Inter at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Matchday 3. Coming off a shocking defeat at the hands of Lazio 3-1, Inter are in a dire need of a victory in the Champions League. A stalemate against Shakhtar Donetsk was below par and Nerazzuri haven’t found a striker yet. Sheriff Tiraspol are with a spotless record since July, they mustered a 90th-minute goal against the Vikings to claim a victory 1-2. In Inter, Brazao, Eriksen and Sensi are off the field. Belousov, Bizjak and Kyabou are doubts in the Moldovan club. The visitors might force a draw from the hosts.
Paris SG vs RB Leipzig
Stuck in the group of death, RB Leipzig are left with the uphill task of facing Paris SG at Parc des Princes on Matchday 3 of the Champions League. Kylian Mbappe is still running the show for the Parisians, his penalty and assist helped PSG to triumph against Angers 2-1. His discontent towards Neymar has still not died down but they have found a middle ground for the sake of the game. Lionel Messi was rested last weekend along with Neymar, both returned after the international break just then. A red card will keep Angel di Maria on the sidelines. Keylor Navas, Paredes and Sergio Ramos are injured. Leipzig’s form has been a mess since the announcement of Julian Nagelsmann’s departure. The young coach took with him the defensive powerhouse, Dayot Upamecano. The Red Bulls are not the same club they were last season and have lost the first and second matchdays. Jesse Marsch might be replaced if the results aren’t as expected. Parc des Princes hasn’t seldom failed the Parisians and Leipzig aren’t special to worry about.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid
On Matchday 3, Shakhtar Donetsk host Real Madrid at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, the visitors are vying for the top position in the group. Sheriff Tiraspol is the common thread that connects Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk. The Moldovan champions defied both the clubs in the Champions League. The Vikings went on extending the losing streak as they lost to Espanyol in Laliga 2-1. Young talent Eduardo Camavinga was booked for roughing in the first half and was substituted in the second. Espanyol scored a goal on either half to secure their position. A 71st-minute goal from Karim Benzema was enough to save Madrid from humiliation but nothing more.
The Brazilian Vinicius Junior might be losing his spark, he should keep himself alert. A plethora of injuries plague the Vikings, David Alaba might recover from his knee injury on time. The Ukrainian giant Shakhtar Donetsk have lost just a single game back home while winning eight out of 11 games. They will try to use that confidence in the grandest stage. Roberto de Zerbi has groomed Donetsk throughout the qualification stages. But Zerbi has few to zero goal-scoring options. Real Madrid will walk back home with three points.
Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv
Sailing through rough waters, Barcelona host Dynamo Kyiv at Camp Nou in a Wednesday affair. In a club tormented by financial and poor results, Ansu Fati’s return was a much-needed gift. He and Sergino Dest stood out in the Valencia 3-1 win. However, Ronald Koeman is still in hot waters. The Catalans were humiliated at Camp Nou by the Bavarians 0-3 and their trip to Benfica wasn’t fruitful either 3-0. So, Barcelona will not be just chasing their first win but also their first Champions League goal of the season. Atleti handed a clean-sheet loss to Barca before the international break 2-0, only three points will unload the burden on the shoulders of Ronald Koeman. Another peculiar problem is that Joan Laporta doesn’t even have an apt replacement for Koeman. Key midfielders Dembele and Pedri might return to the field for this game. As for Dynamo Kyiv, Bayern delivered the dynamite 5-0, just as they did for Barca. The Ukrainian table leaders managed to draw in the opener against Benfica 0-0. The visitors might open their goal account but the Catalans will be the winners at the end of the night.
Benfica vs Bayern Munich
Benfica play host to Bayern Munich at Estadio da Luz on Matchday 3 of the Champions League. Portugal’s best meet Bayern, the German’s have never lost a game against Benfica historically. Of the ten meetings, three have ended in a draw and all others were victories. The coaching of Julian Nagelsmann is creating wonders for the Bavarians, the already vibrant side has transformed into something else. They have scored eight goals while affording none in the Champions League. Alphonso Davies and Ulreich will be on the sidelines. One spot below Bayern Munich, Benfica are in good momentum despite a loss to Portimonense 0-1 before the international break. Their defence is tight but the Bavarians will test it to the utmost extent. Lazaro and Seferovic are injured, and Dias is a doubt. Bayern are the hands-down favourite for Wednesday.
Chelsea vs Malmo FF
Stamford Bridge welcomes Malmo FF to face Chelsea on Wednesday. Juventus clinched a deserving victory against Chelsea 1-0, in the end, in the previous game. The Blues are struggling to incorporate Romelu Lukaku in their plans, organically. Thomas Tuchel won’t be satisfied with Chelsea’s play at Brentford 0-1. The Bees had 17 goal attempts of which seven were on target. Edouard Mendy became the star of that night. One of the key defensive pillars, Antonio Rudiger will be out due to a back injury. Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech might be on the bench. Lying at the bottom of the group, Malmo won’t have many grand dreams against Chelsea. They have afforded seven goals which scoring none in the Champions League. Chelsea will blow off Malmo in a breath.
Manchester United vs Atalanta
Manchester United and Atalanta lock horns with each other at Old Trafford, on Matchday 3 of the Champions League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is walking on a tight rope. He can elude from trophies anymore, after all, not everyone is convinced with his ego argument. The Foxes raided them 4-2 in the league, the Toffees halted them at Old Trafford 1-1 while the Villans and West Ham humiliated the Red Devils at home 0-1. Despite all this chaos, there ain’t much noise from the board. Cristiano Ronaldo is scoring few magical shots but they won’t save United in the knockout stages. Raphael Varane is nursing a groin injury, Anthony Martial is looking out for options and Diallo is a doubt for the upcoming game. Gian Piero Gasperini’s approach has changed this season. Atalanta are scoring less and concisely. This helps them to control the defence well. Duvan Zapata operates from the front to provide valuable assists and necessary goals. Gosens, Hateboaer, Pessina, Toloi and Djimsiti are on the injury list. Manchester United will figure out something in the field, as they always do, to win.
Zenit vs Juventus
Wednesday sees the game between Zenit and Juventus to be held at Gazprom Arena on Wednesday evening. A goal from Federico Chiesa made the difference in the previous game against Chelsea 1-0. The young forward was kept off the limelight last season due to Ronaldo’s stature. But, he is out now and is ready to conquer. He also assisted Locatelli in the game against Torino 0-1. Massimiliano Allegri has found the groove to keep Juventus winning. Paulo Dybala, Adrien Rabiot and Matthijs de Ligt will be out. On the other hand, Zenit have an average defence enough to lessen the damage against Chelsea 1-0 and curb Malmo 4-0. The two clubs have met twice, back in 2008, the first game ended in favour of Juventus 1-0 and the second one was a stalemate. Ozdoev is nursing a knee injury. Zenit will submit to Juventus on Matchday 3.
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