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Atalanta v Liverpool - BTTS and Over 3.5 Goals in the match

Coming into this fixture, last year's quarter-finalists, Atalanta, are in decent form as they sit in the second position in Group D of the UEFA Champions League. So far, they have faced clubs of Midtjylland and Ajax taking four points and scoring six goals.

In the last fixture, Atalanta drew with Ajax 2-2, and with the similarity of ability in Ajax and Liverpool, a similar repeat of this result could occur. Liverpool also look in great form, winning both of their fixtures against Midtjylland and Ajax without conceding a goal.

However, with only one senior defender of Joe Gomez fully fit, Jurgen Klopp may have to field young Rhys Williams in the starting lineup, which could tease the fierce Atalanta attacking style. With the Reds weak defensively and the Italian side in great goalscoring form, large numbers of goals should be predicted in this tie with both sides needing a win to go top of the group.

Currently, BTTS and over 3.5 goals in the match between Atalanta and Liverpool are priced at odds of 11/10.

Manchester City v Olympiacos - Manchester City to win and Over 3.5 Goals in the match

Manchester City come into this fixture in great form, winning both of their games against Porto and Marseille, where Pep Guardiola’s side netted six goals.

Olympiacos approach this game good spirits as they sit in the third spot on three points. So far, the Greek side have beaten Marseille but were defeated by Porto, despite having more possession and more shots.

With the side needing a win to give themselves a better chance of progression, they will need to score. However, with the quality of the City side, this will be extremely difficult. Last year's quarter-finalists will need to keep displaying strong performances in the Champions League, if they are to finally cement their status as a European great. As of now, odds of Manchester City to win and over 3.5 goals in the match against Olympiacos is priced at 10/11

Salzburg v Bayern Munich - Bayern Munich to win and Over 4.5 Goals in the match

The current Champions League winners, Bayern Munich, head into this fixture unbeaten in the Champions League and are currently on a seven-game winning streak in all competitions. So far, they have beaten Atletico Madrid by a scoreline of 4-0 and Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2, showing they still possess those goalscoring capabilities shown last year.

Star striker, Robert Lewandowski, is yet to net a goal in the Champions League, despite being the top goalscorer in the Bundesliga. Salzburg are in difficult form as they have taken one point in two games after facing Lokomotiv Moscow and Atletico Madrid in Group A. As well as this, Jesse Marsch’s side has conceded five goals in the competition and are yet to face Hans-Dieter Flick’s men.

With Bayern wanting to replicate their dominant performance over Diego Simeone’s men, this has the makings of a goal-fest. Currently, odds of Bayern Munich to win and over 4.5 Goals in the match are priced at 6/4.

Istanbul Basaksehir FK v Manchester United - Manchester Utd and under 3.5 Goals in the match

In Group H of the Champions League, Manchester United are sat at the top of the group on six points, after beating group rivals of Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have been incredible this campaign, netting seven goals in two games which equals the highest total in the competition so far.

As well as this, the Red Devils have conceded only one goal which came away against PSG in a 2-1 fixture. However, with a defeat to Arsenal and Everton to come this weekend, Solskjaer will perhaps field a weaker side to rest his big players, with Donny van de Beek and others set for starts.

Istanbul Basaksehir are in poor form, losing both of their fixtures and are yet to score in the competition this year. However, the Turkish side have defended admirably well to both Leipzig and PSG as they have conceded only two goals in both games.

As of now, Manchester United to win and under 3.5 goals in the match is priced at odds of 11/10.

Chelsea v Rennes - Chelsea to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1

Coming into this fixture, Chelsea are joint leaders with Sevilla in Group E in the Champions League. Frank Lampard’s men have drawn with the Spanish club 0-0 and then produced a dominant 4-0 performance over Russian club, Krasnodar.

However, with the side very inconsistent in front of goal, with two of their last four fixtures ending 0-0 with the other two exceeding three goals. More than likely, this has the potential to be a close affair, as Rennes have performed very well, conceding only two goals in two games and netting one.

However, if they wish to stay in the competition then they will need to start pulling out results. In the last six games in all competitions, Julien Stephan’s men have scored seven goals and conceded seven. With Chelsea more than likely needing a win to keep themselves level on points with group rival Sevilla, they should take the three points.

Nevertheless, it should be a well-fought match with a potential narrow win for Chelsea. Asofnow, odds of Chelsea to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 are priced at 13/8.


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