UEFA Champions League Preview and Betting Prediction: Matchday 6

07 December 2020
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Chelsea vs. FK Krasnodar

Tuesday 8th December, 08:00 PM Kick-Off

Stamford Bridge

Finishing on Top

We should refrain from pointing the finger at one player after a dominant win. Still, Olivier Giroud's world-class performance in Spain last week can be handed a 10/10 with merits – ultimately helping secure Chelsea's place in the final round of sixteen.

With that said, we should understand that Frank Lampard will rest some key players. But even with Chelsea's B-side on the pitch, the Russians are going to struggle. And to be honest, they're another team with nothing to play for as 3rdplace is already secured.

Form, Mentality, Champions League Odds and Trends

  • Chelsea has won Halftime/Fulltime in their previous four UCL fixtures.

  • Over 2.5 goals have landed during eight of Krasnodar's previous ten matches.

  • In nine of Chelsea's previous ten UCL fixtures, there have been over 2.5 goals.

Final Thoughts| UEFA Champions League Betting Picks

This matchup has little to play for but having kept such a polished record, expecting goals to be provided at Stamford Bridge would be no surprise.

No shock here, the available odds are heavily favoured towards the English side. Having shocked some critics as one of the strongest English clubs in the UCL thus far, I have a feeling we're going to witness the goal trend continue.

Chelsea vs. Krasnodar Score prediction: Chelsea 4 – Krasnodar 1

Chelsea vs. Krasnodar Betting prediction: Chelsea Halftime/Fulltime 1.91 [-110] at Betfred

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Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach

Wednesday 9th December, 08:00 PM Kick-Off

Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano

Unexpected Outfit

Pre-start date there were not many of us predicting Borussia Monchengladbach to have such a successful UCL group stage campaign. Especially in Group B where they are sat next to Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk. But here we are, but a challenging task in Madrid will be their most rigid fixture to date.

A run of lacklustre performances has left the groups favourite to qualify in a dilemma. With the pressure turned up, I anticipate a forceful Madrid game plan. Holding back is only jeopardizing their final chance to secure qualification.

Final Thoughts| UEFA Champions League Betting Picks

Zidane will be more than aware that his squad will need to score +3 goals to match Shakhtar's goal tally, and if both fixtures end in a draw, then Shakhtar will be the team to qualify. This should see

The available odds are giving Los Blancos the benefit of the doubt, an implied probability of 56% shows the bookie is leaning towards the home side.

Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach prediction: Real Madrid 2 – Borussia M 2

Real Madrid vs. Borussia M Betting Prediction: BTTS & O2.5 1.83 [-120] at William Hill (visit our William Hill Review)

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Manchester City vs. Marseille

Wednesday 9th December, 08:00 PM Kick-Off

Etihad Stadium

The Final Nail in The Coffin

Pep Guardiola and the boys in blue from Manchester secured qualification in Group C with a goalless draw in Porto last week. And now have an easier fixture to fall back on with a visiting Marseille on the horizon.

Bottom of Group C with a mere two goals throughout the entire campaign, Marseille have looked out of place for the whole of the tournament. A final trip to England against a rotated Manchester City squad may sound easy, but I believe Pep will have different ideas.

Form, Mentality, Champions League Odds and Trends

  • Manchester City has won five of their previous seven home fixtures.

  • Manchester City has won by 2+ goals in four of their seven UCL matches.

  • Marseille have lost by 2+ goals in three of their previous 5 UCL games.

Final Thoughts| UEFA Champions League Betting Picks

It may seem like the risky and straightforward option, but the decisive fact remains that Marseille has shown little to no progress during the tournament.

The available odds are heavily favoured towards the home side. For all the right reasons, we can't expect Manchester City to surrender their 1st place position to Porto on goal difference, so I expect another comfortable city win.

Manchester City vs. Marseille Score prediction: Manchester City 3 – Marseille 0

Manchester City vs. Marseille Betting Prediction: Manchester City Halftime/Fulltime 2.05 [+105] at Bet365 (visit our Bet365 Review)

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