Topic: Champions League picks week 38
- Tuesday -
Barcelona - Sporting Lisbon
Barcelona have had a very poor start to their La Liga season while Sporting have had a good start to their season. But Barca would be desperate to win this match.
Barcelona to win.
Chelsea - Bordeaux
Chelsea were in the CL final last season and at home against Bordeaux they should be able to win. I also believe there is a good chance that there will be more than 2.5 goals in this match. Chelsea have impressed so far this season in the Premiership.
Chelsea to win and more than 2.5 goals.
Basel - Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar have impressed away from home in the CL qualification, but Basel are pritty strong.
Werder Bremen - Anorthosis Famagusta
Anorthosis Famagusta is the first team from Cyprus to ever have been in the CL and Werder Bremen at home should win this match and with more than one goal.
Werder Bremen to win with 0-1 handicap and more than 2.5 goals.
Marseille - Liverpool
The last time these two teams met in a similar meeting Liverpool won 0-4. Gerrard and Torres should be back for this one for Liverpool. Gerrard came on as a sub in the match against Manchester United, while Torres stayed on the bench.
Panathinaikos - Inter Milan
Inter have not had a to good start to their season in the Serie A, and I believe they can find it a bit hard away against Panathinaikos.
PSV Eindhoven - Atletico Madrid
Atletico have a good team, but are better at home than away. I believe this will be a close match.
AS Roma - CFR Cluj
Roma have struggled so far in the Serie A but at home in the CL they will almost be forced to win if they want to go trough to the next round, and they probably will win to against this Romanian team.
Roma to win.
- Wednesday -
Dynamo Kyiv - Arsenal
Dynamo Kyiv crushed Spartak Moscow in the Champions League qualifier and I believe they can put up a good fight against the Gunners.
Manchester United - Villarreal
The two meetings between these two in 2005 ended both in goalless draws. Manchester United will be desperate to win in front of their fans, following their 2-1 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday.
Manchester United to win with 0-1 handicap.
Porto - Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce are like most Turkish teams better at home than away from home.
Lyon - Fiorentina
Lyon have a good team and Fiorentina have failed to impress recently. The French side should win this match.
Lyon to win.
Real Madrid - BATE Borisov
Real Madrid should not have any problems winning with at least one goal against this team from Belarus.
Real Madrid to win with 0-1 handicap.
Steaua Bucuresti - Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich are a much better team than Steaua Bucuresti and should be able to win this one, eventough it is away from home.
Bayern Munich win.
Juventus - Zenit
Zenit are very strong and proved that against Manchester United in the Super Cup. I believe it will be a close call this one.
Celtic - Aalborg
This is a match Celtic should win without no problem at all. Aalborg have failed to impress recently and the Scottish giants should win this one.
Celtic to win.