Champions League Match Day 3 betting preview


All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo on Champions League Match Day 3, with the Juventus forward making a return to Old Trafford for the first time as a player since he left Manchester United.

It should be a captivating game and the Turin side are 5/4 favourites with bet365 to win yet again in the Champions League after victories over Valencia and Young Boys.

The Red Devils should be motivated against the champions of Italy and they are 11/5 to collect the three points ahead of the return match a fortnight later at the Juventus Stadium.

Manchester City are in a better place after bouncing back from the home defeat against Lyon with a victory away to Hoffenheim and they are strong 2/5 favourites to overcome Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

Shakhtar have landed 2-2 draws in their opening two matches and perhaps the 4/1 about this clash ending all square therefore rates as value, especially as City haven’t looked convincing in this competition to date.

On Wednesday night, Tottenham go to the Netherlands in search of their first win in this competition and bet365 have 10/11 that they beat PSV and get themselves back into contention.

Spurs can hopefully land a maximum haul against their Dutch opponents over two games while Inter and Barca meet each other twice, although the Eindhoven team will have similar plans and they are 11/4 to celebrate a win of their own.

Barcelona are purring in this competition and they’re short at 2/7 to beat Internazionale and move closer to the last sixteen stage, with the Italian side available at 17/2 to land a surprise win at the Nou Camp.

Liverpool were beaten by Napoli in their previous Champions League encounter although it’s hard to see them failing against a Red Star Belgrade team who were trounced by PSG in their last match.

The Reds are 1/25 for the win and you can get 4/7 about them winning the game without reply, while a 5-0 win could be the order of the day at 8/1 with Jurgen Klopp’s side showing no mercy against weak opposition.

Klopp will be interested in the outcome of Paris Saint-Germain’s clash against Napoli and it’s hard to look beyond the home win here, with bet365 going 9/20 that PSG are celebrating against their Italian opponents.

Carlo Ancelotti is a wily operator and you can get 11/2 that the Naples side engineer a victory as they did against Liverpool, something which would make qualification tough for the champions of France.

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