The third round of fixtures in the Champions League takes place this week, with all of Europe’s elite sides in action. Below we will go through some of the biggest fixtures taking place in the biggest club competition in the world of soccer.
PSG vs RB Leipzig Odds & Pick
Two huge clubs that are locked at either side of the standings in Group A meet on matchday three. RB Leipzig can’t afford another defeat, having been beaten in both of their opening two fixtures. PSG have picked up four points to this point, and a win in this match will extend their advantage at the top.
These two clubs are no strangers to one another, as they have met in the last two Champions League campaigns. Back in 2019-20, PSG came out on top in the semi-finals of the competition, while last season both sides picked up a win apiece.
PSG are the smart pick here, as they have lost just once in 28 home group stage fixtures in the Champions League.
Manchester United vs Atalanta Odds & Pick
Manchester United will be looking to win a second straight game in the Champions League this weekend, while Atalanta will be looking to maintain their advantage at the top of the standings with a positive result at Old Trafford.
Atalanta have won once and drew once in their opening two games, while United responded to defeat on the opening night with a dramatic last minute winner against Villarreal at Old Trafford last time out.
United and Atalanta have never previous met, but the Italian side does have a decent record against English sides, having won half of their six meetings. The Red Devils also have a good record against Italian sides, as they have won six of their previous seven. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s record in Europe isn’t a strong one, as he has won just 58% of the matches he has managed. It could be another difficult night at Old Trafford for the under pressure boss.
Benfica vs Bayern Munich Odds & Pick
Benfica and Bayern Munich are currently the two teams at the top of the standings in Group E. Bayern are the leaders of the group, while Benfica are in second.
The hosts in this fixture claimed a famous win in their previous game, as they beat Barcelona to condemn the Spanish giants to bottom spot in the group. Meanwhile, Bayern have maximum points, and have scored eight goals without conceding to this point.
Benfica don’t have a great record against the Bavarians, as they are winless in ten previous meetings, losing on seven occasions. Bayern’s away record is also very impressive, as they are on a 19-match unbeaten run. During that run, they have scored 54 times, with Robert Lewandowski scoring half of those goals. That run will continue on Wednesday, as Bayern will win with the Pole getting on the scoresheet.
Pick: Bayern to win & Lewandowski to score