Matchday 6 in the UEFA Champions League is set to go this week, which means we will finally find out which teams will be moving on to the knockout stages. A few teams have already punched their tickets, but there are still some groups that are up in the air right now, which is why you have to read the UEFA Champions League Betting Lines very carefully.
We will be taking a look at some of the bigger fixtures that will be taking place on Tuesday / Wednesday and will be making predictions that we hope will put a little bit of extra money in your pocket. Without any further ado, let’s check the soccer odds and top UEFA Champions League picks of the week.
Top UEFA Champions League Betting Picks – December 5th
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Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint Germain
- Paris and Bayern both through; Bayern must win by a four-goal margin to go No. 1
- Bayern have won their last two home games vs. PSG: 5-1 and 2-0
These two have already booked their place in the next round, and have done so in some considerable style. PSG have been rampant in the group stage, scoring 24 times and conceding just once in the 5 games they have played. Bayern Munich has also been good, and are in second place, 3 points back of PSG.
Even if Bayern win this one, they will still finish second due to the fact that PSG currently has massively superior goal difference. The first meeting between these two ended in a 3-0 win for PSG, and I believe we will see more goals in this one, so take the OVER.
Score: Bayern Munich 2 – PSG
Manchester United vs. CSKA Moscow
- CSKA yet to win in five meetings with United (0-2-3)
Manchester United missed a glorious opportunity to book their place in the next round by giving up a late goal to Basel in Matchday 5. The Red Devils only needed a point from that game to secure passage to the knockout phase, but now they need to go back to Old Trafford and get something out of their final game in the group.
United destroyed CSKA in their first meeting, picking up an emphatic 4-1 win on the road in Moscow. I like them to go all out for the win here, and an early goal could well see the floodgates opened. Be sure to include them in your UEFA Champions League betting list.
Score: Manchester United 3 – CSKA Moscow 0
Liverpool vs. Spartak Moscow
- Both sides are sure of a #UEL place at worst
Group E is hanging in the balance as we head into the final round of games, as there are 3 teams still in the hunt for the 2 qualifying spots. Liverpool is on top with 9 points, and are in control of their own destiny. A draw would do them in this one, although I don’t think they are likely to sit back and play for that, as Spartak need to win, and they need to score goals given how far behind Liverpool they are in goal difference.
The Reds are coming off a big 5-1 win over Brighton on Saturday, and are sure to be brimming with confidence. I like Liverpool to win this one, and I think we will see a few goals, too.
Score: Liverpool 3 – Spartak Moscow 1
Tottenham vs. Apoel Nicosia
- Tottenham have won group due to superior head-to-head over Madrid
- APOEL are vying with Dortmund for third place and a #UEL slot
Tottenham have had a rough couple of weeks domestically, during which time they have seen their title hopes essentially fizzle out. The reality for them now is that the Champions League may well be their best shot at some silverware this season, and they have certainly saved some of their best performances for this tournament.
Spurs are at the top of their group, 3 points up on Real Madrid, and have already booked their spot in the next round. Finishing top would give them a nice confidence boost, which is why I think they should be one of your UEFA Champions League betting picks.
Score: Tottenham 4 – Apoel Nicosia 0