We are venturing into the business end of the group stage in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League, with just two games to go for each team! Matchday 5 boasts some monster matchups, the best of which we have previewed below alongside betting tips for every game across Wednesday and Thursday morning!
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Champions League Matchday 5 Betting Tips
Dynamo Kiev vs Bayern Munich
Wednesday November 24th, 4.45am (AEDT)
No problems to speak of in Group E for Bayern Munich. They have racked up a 4-0-0 record through their opening four group stage games to hold a comfortable six point lead over their nearest rivals. They are also the only team in the group with a positive goal difference, going +15 through four games, 19 ahead of the next best. Because of that, they could lose their final two games and they will likely still finish on top in the group.
I don't think that will dissuade them from trying to win these last two games though. They will likely rest some key players for the trip to the Ukraine, but even with their 2nd XI in, they will still be a much more talented outfit than Dynamo Kiev. The Ukranian side sit atop their domestic competition with a 12-2-1 record, however, when they faced Bayern earlier in the group stage, they were smashed to the tune of 5-0.
In fact, Bayern Munich has won all four of their UCL games by at least three goals so far, a pretty astonishing effort and testament to their ability to put the foot on teams throats when they are in a commanding position. I think it's no different on Wednesday morning, back the German outfit to record a comfortable win.
Chelsea vs Juventus
Wednesday November 24th, 7.00am (AEDT)
One of the games of the week sees Chelsea going up against Italian giant Juventus. The Blues have been fantastic in the Premier League to date, currently sitting three points clear atop the table with a 9-2-1 record. It's a great feat, considering the strength of the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool at the moment, and the Blues will be looking to carry that form into their Wednesday morning clash against Juve.
Juventus have struggled in the first few months since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. They sit in unfamiliar territory down in eighth place in the Serie A with just a 6-4-3 record through their opening games. Luckily, their form in the UCL has been impeccable, going a perfect 4-0-0 and allowing just two goals in their four group stage games so far.
The Italian side claimed a 1-0 win when the two sides met in Turin earlier in the Champions League, but they'll be back on English soil for this clash, where the Blues 6-1-1 through the EPL and UCL this season. In fact, they have allowed just three goals in those eight games at home. Back them to get back on the winners list here and secure a spot in the knockout stage.
Chelsea + Over 1.5 Goals
Manchester City vs Paris Saint Germain
Thursday November 25th, 7.00am (AEDT)
Another absolute blockbuster on Thursday morning as the English powerhouse in Manchester City takes on the star-studded PSG. There is still a bit of possible movement in Group A, so both of these teams will be hunting a win to pull clear of the chasing Club Brugge.
When the two sides met earlier in the group stage, it was PSG that claimed a 2-0 win at home, a game that Manchester City will be desperate to avenge on their home turf on Thursday morning. Both teams will have significant injuries heading into the clash, with Man City missing the likes of De Bruyne, Delap, Mendy and Torres while PSG will be without Draxler, Rafinha and Ramos.
PSG have travelled fairly well in both Ligue 1 and UCL this season, recording a 5-1-1 record in the domestic competition alongside two hard fought draws on the road in the Champions League. I can't believe that any team that possesses Messi, Mbappe and Neymar is starting at as high as $4.75, regardless of opponent. Love the PSG double chance here.
Dynamo Kiev v Bayern Munich - Bayern Munich -1 ($1.72 at Sportsbet)
Villarreal v Man Utd - Manchester United H2H ($2.37 at Sportsbet)
Chelsea v Juventus - Chelsea H2H + Over 1.5 Goals ($2.10 at Sportsbet)
Young Boys v Atalanta - Atalanta H2H ($1.80 at Sportsbet)
Lille v Red Bull Salzburg - Under 2.5 Goals ($2.00 at Sportsbet)
Barcelona v Benfica - Barcelona H2H + BTTS ($2.88 at Sportsbet)
Malmo FF v Zenit St Petersburg - Zenit St. Petersburg H2H ($1.95 at Sportsbet)
Sevilla v Wolfsburg - Over 2.5 Goals ($1.99 at Sportsbet)
Besiktas v Ajax - Ajax Win to Nil ($2.63 at Sportsbet)
Inter v Shakhtar - Inter Over 2.5 Goals ($2.10 at Sportsbet)
Atletico Madrid v AC Milan - AC Milan Double Chance ($2.25 at Sportsbet)
Man City v Paris St-G - PSG Double Chance ($2.20 at Sportsbet)
Liverpool v Porto - Liverpool H2H ($1.86 at Sportsbet)
Club Brugge v RB Leipzig - RB Leipzig H2H ($1.95 at Sportsbet)
Sporting Lisbon v Dortmund - Dortmund H2H ($2.37 at Sportsbet)
Sheriff Tiraspol v Real Madrid - Real Madrid H2H + BTTS ($2.40 at Sportsbet)