The German side are on a bad run, winning just one of their last five games in all competitions; a cup match at home to Paderborn, the Bundesliga’s bottom club. Their home form is a little better with two wins, two draws and a loss in all competitions. After losing all three of their Champions League matches to date, you’d expect them to be in for a long night.
Atletico have lost just one of their last 15 matches in all competitions this season, but they’ve been drawing too many games in La Liga. Their Champions League experience has shone through and they’ve taken seven points from a possible nine.
With a tough away match against Juventus on the horizon, they will have to go for the three points in Germany to keep up with the ‘Old Lady’. And we think they can collect.
Selection: Atletico Madrid to win @ 6/4.
Dinamo upset the apple cart by beating Italian side Atalanta 4-0 in their opening fixture, then lost by just two goals to Man City before drawing with Shakhtar in the reverse fixture. At home the Croatian side are incredibly tough to beat, they’ve gone 14 matches now without losing. If we count just league form, they’ve not lost in 25. Their Champions League record is good too. In seven matches over the last two seasons, they’ve won five and have lost and drawn one. Over 2.5 goals has landed in four of those seven games.
Shakhtar are just behind Dinamo on goal difference in Group C and with Atalanta at home to Man City, whatever happens here will probably decide who qualifies behind the Premier League champions. Shakhtar’s away record in this competition over the past two seasons has seen them win just two of their five matches – with Over 2.5 goals occurring in four of those five fixtures. Both teams will be after the win, so goals could be on Wednesday night’s menu.
Selection: Over 2.5 is 3/4.
PSG welcome Brugge to Paris in this Group A clash and should they win – they’ll guarantee qualification for the next round. Thomas Tuchel’s side have a few injury concerns but with Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi and Edison Cavani all in great goal-scoring form, we see it being a tough night for the Belgians.
The French side have won by at least three goals in five of their seven most recent home matches in all competitions. They’re long odds on in the W-D-W betting, so we’ll tip the odds in our favour by having a look at the handicap market.
Selection: PSG (- 2 goals) @ 5/4.
The best Real Madrid can hope for in Group A is to finish second to PSG. They’re going to have to bag three points on Wednesday though as there’s just a two-point cushion to third-placed Brugge and PSG have still to visit the Bernabeu.
Galatasaray haven’t won away in the Champions League since 2015, losing four of their five games. Madrid are back in good goal-scoring form again, with 13 goals in their five most recent matches in all competitions. Poor old Galatasary have only scored once in their last four games on the road. Let’s hope that trend continues.
Selection: Real to win to nil @ 11/10.
*Prices correct at time of publishing and the four result acca above comes to 19/1 at these prices