Champions League Accumulator tip: PSG, Manchester United and Real Madrid head up five-fold
The Champions League is the most exciting competition in club football and its return is always hotly anticipated. This year is no different, with some huge clashes to look forward to in the group stages and of course the chase to see who wins the competition in May.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have dominated it in recent years, winning in five of the last seven years. Differing summers mean they may not have it all their own way this term.
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Having lost Neymar this summer, Barcelona are lacking some of the cutting edge that made them so dangerous, but they will always be a threat with Lionel Messi around. If Juventus can stay strong, they are more than capable of coming away from this game with something.
Manchester United vs FC Basel – Manchester United to win 3-0 @ 5/1
It is a huge occasion for Manchester United, as they return to the Champions League after a year away. Jose Mourinho will be expecting his side win the group and they should get off to a great start at home to Basel.
Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba have worked together excellently since they started playing together this summer. The Red Devils have scored 12 goals in four league games, so this outcome is quite possible.
Celtic vs PSG – PSG to win @ 1/4
PSG have propelled themselves into one of the favourites for the Champions League this summer by signing both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The French side will be expected to brush aside Celtic in this game.
On paper it may look straight forward, but in reality, it will be tough. Celtic have beaten Barcelona on their own patch before and they are capable of striking again if their passionate fans are behind them. Once the nerves are settled, the visitors should hit their stride.
Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund – Draw @ 13/5
Tottenham had a nightmare season in the Champions League last term, getting knocked out of the competition at the group stage. Playing at Wembley was regarded as a huge issue and this time they will invite two even tougher opponents to the national stadium.
Dortmund may have lost Ousmane Dembele, but they kept hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus. Harry Kane and Dele Alli can inspire the hosts to grab a point though.
Real Madrid vs APOEL – Real Madrid to win @ 1/25
After becoming the first side to defend this trophy in the modern era, Real Madrid will be looking to make even more history. Although they face a tough group with Dortmund and Spurs, they will definitely be contenders again.
This one should be a formality, especially if Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Isco all return to the side after missing the weekend draw with Levante.