The Champions League picks it up in December. Matchday 5 is next Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by Matchday 6 on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9. Then on Dec. 14, the UCL has their Round of 16 Draw. Check out the teams leading each group heading into the final two matchdays of the season so you can keep making your bets against their Champions League odds!
Champions League Recap: Bayern, Man City, & Barcelona Dominant
2020-2021 UEFA Champions League
- When: 20, 2020 – May 29, 2021
UEFA Champions League Group Leaders
- Group A – Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid
With 12 points, Bayern has squashed their competition. They battle Atletico Madrid next Tuesday. Atletico has 5 points. AM must step it up. They could get knocked out if Locomotiv Moscow with 3 points has a good final two matches and Bayern dominates.
- Group B – Monchengladbach, Real Madrid
Monchengladbach and Real Madrid lead Group B with 8 and 7 points respectively. Gladbach crushed Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 to retain their lead over RM. Real beat Inter Milano 2-0 in their latest. Expect Real to stamp their ticket in their next game. They play Donetsk. If they beat Shakhtar and Monchengladbach handles Inter, when the two Group B leaders face-off on Dec. 9, both could take it easy.
- Group C – Manchester City, FC Porto
Man City and Porto ahead of Olympiacos and Marseille in Group C isn’t much of a surprise. Things could change next week for both teams, though. The Sky Blues take on Porto. City didn’t play well in their 1-0 win against Olympiacos and Tottenham put a 2-0 beating onto them in their EPL match before. Make sure to circle Manchester City versus Porto on Dec. 1.
- Group D – Liverpool, Ajax
Pool and Ajax throw down next week. The Reds have just 9 points while Ajax is in a 7-point tie with Atalanta. Liverpool could have made life rough for the Serie A squad, but Atalanta turned the tables on Pool with a 2-0 win. Group D should come down to the wire.
- Group E – Chelsea, Sevilla
Chelsea and Sevilla both have 10 points. Stade Rennes and Krasnodar are at 1 point each, which means the underrated La Liga squad and the Blues will head to the knockout stage after the next two matchdays.
- Group F – Dortmund, Lazio
Dortmund has 9 and Lazio has 8. Club Brugge, with 4, still has shot. Dortmund must play Lazio on Dec. 2. That’s another match you should circle.
- Group G – Barcelona, Juventus
With 12 points, Barca looks like a lock to win the group. They should pick up a lot of goals next week after beating Ferencvaros 3-to-0 or 4-to-0. Juventus has picked it up. They’ve got 9 points and get a crack to turn the tables on Barca on Dec. 8.
- Group H – Manchester United, Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig
With 9 points, Man United is in the driver’s seat. By no means are they a lock, though. On Wednesday, they play PSG with 6. Then on Dec. 8, United battles Leipzig, also with 6 points. Anything can happen in Group H!
Bayern remains favorite to repeat as UEFA Champions League title holders
Bayern Munich remains the massive favorite to repeat as UCL titleholders. Munich deserves favoritism, but they have shown a couple of chinks in the armor.
Yes, Bayern is dominating their Champions League opponents. However, they beat Dortmund by just a single goal in a 2-3 Bundesliga victory on Nov. 7. Then on Nov. 21, Werder Bremen hung with Munich in a 1-1 draw.
That doesn’t mean Bayern won’t win the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League. It does mean the odds may not justify a bet. Anything can happen once we move to the knockout stage.
Have a great weekend!