The Champions League is back! This is one of the most stressful match days I can remember as there are multiple must win situations for some of the top teams (looking at you Tottenham). As always, we have three highly contested matches that are sure to make you some big bucks. Even though, we are only previewing three matches, if you have any questions about the other matches, feel free to Tweet us and ask at DST_Tweets!
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. vs AS Monaco FC - (+186)
Tottenham Hotspur is on cloud nine after their incredible 3-2 win over their London rivals West Ham United (Highlights). There is much to celebrate if you are a Spurs supporter as it seems Harry Kane is back to his old self after a brutal ankle injury that sidelined him for most of the season so far. Tottenham now goes to Monaco which is a MUST win if they want any chance to make it to the round of 16 in the Champions League. I see Tottenham resting some players in this match (Walker, Dier, Wanyama) as they have Chelsea away this Saturday. Monaco is in great form as they are second in the France Ligue 1 and are proving everyone wrong (I predicted them to finish last...oops!). If they do win they practically clinch first place in the group. I think with the importance of the match for Spurs, and now with Harry Kane back firing on all cylinders, Tottenham will just edge this close match.
Tottenham Predicted XI:
Lloris, Trippier, Vertonghen, Dier, Rose, Wanyama, Dembele, Alli, Son, Eriksen, Kane
Monaco Predicted XI:
Subasic, Sidibe, Gilk, Jemerson, Mendy, Bernard, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Lemar, Mbappe, Germain
Prediction: 2-1 Tottenham
Real Madrid C.F. vs Sporting Clube de Portugal - (-168)
Just like Tottenham, Real Madrid had a stellar week as they beat their rival Atlético Madrid in the Madrid Derby 3-0 (Highlights). Madrid's main man Cristiano Ronaldo scored all three goals for Los Blancos as this is possibly the worst time to play Real Madrid. Now they go to Portugal to play against Sporting where all eyes will be on Ronaldo as he goes back to his home country. With Ronaldo, Bale, and Modrić all looking in great form, getting Madrid with these odds is an absolute steal.
Madrid Predicted XI:
Navas, Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Kovacic, Modric, Isco, Vasquez, Ronaldo, Bale.
Sporting Predicted XI:
Beto, Douglas, Jefferson, Oliviera, Esgasio, Silva, Elias, Cesar, Ruiz, Castaignos, Andre.
Prediction: 3-1 Real Madrid
FC Porto vs F.C. Copenhagen - (+144)
FC Porto looks to clinch a place in the round of 16 as they go up against F.C. Copenhagen. Porto is in second place with seven points and Copenhagen is right behind them with five. With how close the teams are in the table this makes this match a cup final as if both teams want to be secure in locking up a spot for the later rounds they need to win this game. For this reason, I think Copenhagen will come out and try to attack Porto which will leave them vulnerable at the back. I think it will be close, but Porto will edge it.
Copenhagen Predicted XI:
Olsen,Jorgensen, Johansson, Ankersen, Augustinsson, Kvist, Falk, Delaney,Toutouh,Cornelius, Pavlovic
Porto Predicted XI:
Casillas,Felipe, Pereira, Marcano, Telles, Torres, Otavinho, Danilo Pereira, Jota, Corona, Silva
Prediction 1-0 Porto
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