It’s matchday 6 in the UEFA Champions League and BetVictor Brand Ambassador Michael Owen is here to bring you his best bets ahead of all the action.
Chelsea to win -1 goal
Chelsea v FC Krasnodar 2-0
Chelsea guaranteed top spot in Group E with a fantastic 4-0 win in Sevilla last week. The Blues were purring that night and if they can maintain those types of performances, they could have a huge season.
Their final opponents of the group stages, Krasnodar, arrive here having secured European football beyond Christmas with a win against Rennes.
So, both sides come into the game on a high and you’d expect both managers to tinker with their sides.
That said, Chelsea have huge strength in depth, and I expect them to finish off the group stages strongly.
Manchester United to win
RB Leipzig v Manchester United 1-2
Manchester United will be without Cavani and Martial for their trip to Leipzig. The Germans were involved in an enthralling 3-3 draw at home to Bayern Munich at the weekend, so United know this will be a big test.
The home side need to win here to secure qualification, however, it’s on the road where United have shone this campaign.
Leipzig quite simply need to win. I reckon if they attack United, they could leave themselves exposed at the back and pay the ultimate price against a side that seem to be at their best when playing on the counter-attack.
Liverpool to win 1-0
FC Midtjylland v Liverpool 0-1
Danish side Midtjylland welcome Liverpool in their final group match. The home side earned a draw last time out away to Atalanta, albeit they’ve won only 1 of their last 4 on home turf.
Jurgen Klopp will be expected to change his line-up here having secured top spot, however, I think the Reds have more than enough talent to come away with the points.
Manchester City to win -1 goal
Manchester City v Marseille 2-0
Having already qualified in top spot, on paper this game means little more than 3 points to Manchester City. However, with one eye on the Manchester Derby, I think Pep will demand a professional performance so they can carry some momentum into the big match.
Marseille have endured a poor UEFA Champions League campaign, so far. That said, if they bettered Olympiacos’ result on the night they could squeeze into the Europa League.
That’s unlikely, and if they decide to go for City, I can see the home side picking them off.