Champions league predictions

Ajax vs Liverpool

Date and time: October 21, 8pm

Location: Johan Cruyff Arena

Two historic clubs meet on matchday one as Ajax take on Liverpool. The Reds have struggled for the form which saw them win the Champions League two years ago. This will be a real challenge with Virgil Van Dijk, but struggled for form last season; they have failed to score more than once in three of their last six games. To beat the Reds here, they’ll likely need to do that. We are backing an away win.

Result: Liverpool 7/10 @ Bet365

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid

Date and time: October 21, 8pm

Location: Allianz Arena

The European champions face a difficult start to their title defence again an in-form Atletico Madrid side. As defensively strong as they are, having kept three successive clean sheets, Bayern have scored 20 in their last six. Atleti may get chances themselves, but it is difficult to see them keeping the likes of Robert Lewandowski at bay.

Result: Bayern Munich 1/2 @ Bet365

Manchester City vs FC Porto

Date and time: October 21, 8pm

Location: Etihad Stadium

Manchester City are still licking their wounds after failure in last year’s Champions League campaign, but they’ll need to get an early victory against FC Porto on Wednesday night. Kevin de Bruyne could return from injury, while Porto are winless in two having conceded five goals. City will have some joy against their defence.

Result: Manchester City to win 1/4 @ Bet365

Olympiacos vs Marseille

Date and time: October 21, 8pmLocation: Karaiskaki Stadium

Andre Villas-Boas and Marseille are back in the Champions League this season, and they’ll be an interesting watch. But they come into this game with just two wins in six games, with three draws, and face an Olympiacos side who are yet to concede at home this season. Draw here.

Result: Draw 9/4 @ Bet365

Odds correct as of 20/10/2020