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Champions League Predictions: Matchday 3 Vegas Odds, Preview & Picks (Oct 5)

  • Chelsea hosts AC Milan at Stamford. 
  • The reigning UCL champions, Real Madrid, meet with Shakhtar Donetsk for the third time in the last three years. 
  • Benfica and PSG meet in Lisbon.

The main event is in London, where Chelsea hosts AC Milan, but also, we have a spectacle in Lisbon where Benfica clashes with Paris Saint Germain. Stay tuned and see previews and picks for all eight of Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League games.

RB Leipzig vs Celtic Vegas Odds

The Bulls are one of the most unstable teams in Europe this summer, but in this case, they should beat the Hoops without any particular trouble. After seeing Werner and Nkunku demolishing Bochum on Saturday, there is a reasonable belief that Celtic might experience the same destiny. Our pick here is RB to win because they are a better team overall, have a home-field edge, and have two fantastic individuals upfront, whereas Celtic have a dreadful record away from Parkhead in Europe and aren’t in sparkling form after a recent loss to St Mirren and a closer-than-expected victory over Motherwell at the weekend.

Champions League Predictions: RB Leipzig

Salzburg vs Dinamo Zagreb Vegas Odds

The other Bulls, from Austria, play on Wednesday as well. They face Dinamo, who shocked Chelsea in the opening round and beat the Blues, 1-0 in Zagreb. The team from Croatia has a solid team, filled with youngsters, something similar to their upcoming rivals, only at a lower level. Due to the home-field advantage, we back up Salzburg to end up on the winning side in this encounter. 

Champions League Predictions: Salzburg

Benfica vs PSG Vegas Odds

La Luz is going to burn once the Saints appear on the pitch on Wednesday. The Eagles have 13 wins and one draw this season, looking fantastic, riding the momentum and hoping to add another triumph to their tally. Meanwhile, PSG is confident, without too many unpredicted results. Since both teams have superb attacks, it shouldn’t be problematic for them to deliver at least three goals in this event, especially with Kylian Mbappe being fresh after only playing for 30 minutes at the weekend.

Champions League Predictions: Over 2.5 goals

Chelsea vs AC Milan Vegas Odds

Conor Gallagher saved the Blues at Selhurst with a goal in the last moments of the game. Though, that only covered up a crisis at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea playing beneath any expectations. Milan is coming to London with plenty of injured players, but with an intention to stay unbeaten. Rossoneri plays open and efficient football, so we should see goals involved in this affair, especially when Chelsea appear capable of conceding multiple goals in every game.

Champions League Predictions: Both teams to score

Juventus vs Maccabi Haifa Vegas Odds

The Old Lady won on Saturday night, and they should on Wednesday. We don’t underestimate any team in the UEFA Champions League, but the difference between Juve and the Israeli champions is just way too big. Maccabi did manage to give PSG an early scare this year, but they are out of their depth and this should be the morale-boosting win that Juve need.

Champions League Predictions: Juventus -1.5

Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen Vegas Odds

We have the same situation here like in the previous preview. Guardiola will definitely mix the lineup a bit, but that won’t save the guests from Denmark from an unavoidable defeat. City destroyed Man United at the weekend and go into this full of confidence, so the only real question is how many will they win by?

Champions League Predictions: Man City -1.5

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk

The Los Blancos have met the Miners in three straight UCL group stages. To be honest, they didn’t have some positive outcomes during that time, with the Ukrainian powerhouse defeating the big rivals on a couple of occasions. That won’t be the case here, especially following Real’s slip in La Liga on Sunday night, where they failed to beat Osasuna at home and a bounce-back is needed.

Champions League Predictions: Real Madrid 

Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund

This is a battle of two very inconsistent units, that are in poor shape and don’t have a shred of confidence. A small detail could decide the result here, because we simply don’t see that one side has some particular advantage over the other in some aspect of play. The best pick here is over two goals as this really could go either way, but there should be goals.

Champions League Predictions: Over 2 Goals

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