Tue, Oct 18, 11:23am by Jake Equid
Matchday three of the Champions League sees eight matches take place across Europe on Wednesday morning AEDT then a further eight on Thursday morning AEDT.
Leicester are the first team since Malaga in 2012-13 to win the first two Champions League group games in their history. Atletico Madrid and Napoli sit alongside Leicester with six points from six.
City manager Pep Guardiola returns to Camp Nou for the first time as City manager four years after leading Barca to three La Liga titles and two Champions League trophies in his four seasons there.
Another Spanish giant and champions of this competition, Real Madrid currently sit second in Group F. They are red-hot favourites ($1.02) hosting Legia Warsaw ($51) and are coming off a 6-1 LaLiga win over Real Betis on the weekend.
At the other end of the spectrum, Dinamo Zagreb and Club Brugge join Legia in searching for their first points and according to the bookies that’s not set to change here with all the aforementioned clubs going in as underdogs on match day three. Zagreb ($7) host Sevilla ($1.50) and Club Brugge ($4.50) host Porto ($1.80).
Also on Wednesday morning’s AEDT matchday three action, Tottenham head to Germany to face Leverkusen. The Germans will head in as $2.15 favourites with the draw at $3.60 and a Spurs win at $3.40. This is a tight group with the Spurs in second place on three points, the hosts are nipping at their heels with two points.
Lyon’s meeting with Serie A giants Juventus in Group H is probably the marquee match from the rest of the fixtures. The Italians will go in as heavy favourites ($1.70) despite being away from home, Lyon is at $5.50. Juventus sits on top of the group with four points.
Onto my best bet and I think that Pep Guardiola can get a point in his return to the Camp Nou, he knows what it takes to stop the might of Barcelona and Lionel Messi.
Here’s the odds for all of match day three’s fixtures:
Club Brugge v Porto
CSKA Moscow v Monaco
Din. Zagreb v Sevilla
Leicester v Copenhagen
Leverkusen v Tottenham
Lyon v Juventus
Real Madrid v Legia Warsaw
Sport. Lisbon v Dortmund
Arsenal v Ludogrets
Barcelona v Man City
Bayern Munich v PSV
Celtic v M’gladbach
Din. Kiev v Benfica
Napoli v Besiktas
Paris S.G. v Basel
Rostov v Atl. Madrid
Odds supplied by William Hill and were correct at the time of publishing*
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