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Champions League Tuesday Preview

Tuesday sees Champions League favourites Manchester City return to action, whilst Manchester United host Juventus in the pick of this week’s European action.

City face a tricky looking task as they travel to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk who are undefeated in their opening two games after drawing both.

Pep Guardiola’s men sit second in Group F, one point behind Lyon – who beat them in their opening game.

Juventus boast the only 100% record for any team playing on Tuesday, as they travel to Old Trafford to face United with Cristiano Ronaldo likely to get a good reception on his return to his former stamping ground.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, in Group E Ajax and Bayern Munich will look to maintain their unbeaten starts, whilst in Group G – surprising leaders CSKA Moscow travel to Roma with out-of-sorts Real Madrid host Viktoria Plzen.

We run through every game including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray, our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and BoyleSports’ Lawrence Lyons.

GROUP E
AEK Athens 17:55 Bayern Munich

MATCH ODDS: AEK 14/1 Draw 5/1 Bayern 2/9
BoyleSports pick: 
Both Teams To Score @21/20
ANDY SAYS: Bayern win here, AEK just won’t be able to live with them…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: Comfortable Bayern win coming here…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Robert Lewandowski – The Pole is on fire this season and surely has potential left in him

Ajax 20:00 Benfica

MATCH ODDS: Ajax 20/23 Draw 11/4 Benfica 16/5
BoyleSports pick: 
Huntelaar to score anytime @5/4
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see much in this but think Benfica will get a draw…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Close game, but expect Ajax to edge it…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Frenkie De Jong – a player with a huge future and one worth investing in

GROUP F
Shakhtar Donetsk 20:00 Manchester City

MATCH ODDS: Shakhtar 15/2 Draw 4/1 Man City 4/11
BoyleSports pick: 
Both Teams To Score & Man City to win @6/4
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see City running away with this one but I do see them winning…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: Tough game for City no doubt, but they have their squad back together now and will get a win…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Kevin De Bruyne – back to fitness, and still a lot of value left in him

1899 Hoffenheim 20:00 Lyon

MATCH ODDS: Hoffenheim Evens Draw 14/5 Lyon 5/2
BoyleSports pick: 
Both Teams To Score & over 2.5 goals @3/4
ANDY SAYS: Lyon have been playing really well and I think they carry that on with a win here…0-2
GRAEME SAYS: Tough game here and I think Hoffenheim do enough to get a point here…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Memphis Depay – former Man United man is one to keep an eye on

GROUP G
Real Madrid 20:00 Viktoria Plzen

MATCH ODDS: Real 1/14 Draw 10/1 Plzen 28/1
BoyleSports pick: 
Real to win both halves @4/6
ANDY SAYS: Real are struggling at the moment but they will win here…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Comfortable home win, Real are not in form but I don’t see how they will be denied
Football Index – One to follow: Luka Modric – still some real value here in one of the world’s top players

Roma 20:00 CSKA Moscow

MATCH ODDS: Roma 4/11 Draw 4/1 CSKA 17/2
BoyleSports pick: 
Edin Dzeko to score first @11/4
ANDY SAYS: Roma are a decent team and although CSKA have been going well, has to be a home win…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Close one to call but have to go with Roma to have the edge, being the home side…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Justin Kluivert – one to keep an eye, only going one way

GROUP H
Young Boys 17:55 Valencia

MATCH ODDS: Young Boys 13/5 Draw 23/10 Valencia 23/20
BoyleSports pick: 
Young Boys to win @13/5
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see Valencia have too many problems in this one…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: Valencia to win this but they won’t find it easy…0-1
Football Index – One to follow: Denis Cheryshev – the Russian has continued his World Cup form and is one to watch

Manchester United 20:00 Juventus

MATCH ODDS: Man Utd 2/1 Draw 9/4 Juventus 6/4
BoyleSports pick: 
Juventus to win @6/4
ANDY SAYS: Juventus will just be too good for United, Ronaldo will lead them to victory…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: I don’t see how United keep Juventus at bay here, has to be away win…1-3
Football Index – One to follow: Cristiano Ronaldo – what a player, always needs to be kept an eye on

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