Champions League Tuesday Preview

The Champions League gets underway on Tuesday with Liverpool and Tottenham beginning their European quest.

The Reds, beaten finalists in May, open their campaign in Group C with a mouthwatering clash against Paris Saint Germain at Anfield.

Liverpool have been labelled favourites in some quarters, but boss Jurgen Klopp has been quick to play down those expectations – despite their outstanding start to the new Premier League season.

“People say, ‘You should win it this year because you reached the final last year’. But come on,” he said.

“We play in the two toughest competitions in the world, the Premier League and Champions League.

“That is what has brought us all together – but there is not one second that is easy.”

Spurs begin in Group B with a tough looking trip to Inter Milan – although neither have enjoyed great starts to their respective league campaigns.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits they have little chance of challenging unless they recapture their form.

“I don’t think we’re realistic contenders in any single competition,” said Pochettino.

“That is my view if we show the same face we did against Watford and Liverpool, so difficult. If we show the face from some bits of Old Trafford, then maybe yes.”

Also in action on Tuesday are the likes of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and FC Porto.

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.

Club Brugge 20:00 Borussia Dortmund

MATCH ODDS: Brugge 16/5 Draw 14/5 Dortmund 3/4 
BoyleSports pick: 
Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 goals @20/21
ANDY SAYS: Brugge have been in great form this season and I think that will be enough to get them over the line…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Tough game for Dortmund, I don’t think they are going to get a win but a draw could be enough for them…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Jadon Sancho – an amazing talent only going one way

Monaco 20:00 Atletico Madrid

MATCH ODDS: Monaco 4/1 Draw 12/5 Atletico 3/4
BoyleSports pick: 
Diego Costa to score first @9/2
ANDY SAYS: Has to be an away win, Atletico will just be too strong for Monaco…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: I don’t see how Atletico don’t win here, comfortable win…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Diego Costa – could be in line for a great season, could still have value on the Index

Barcelona 17:55 PSV Eindhoven

MATCH ODDS: Barcelona 1/9 Draw 15/2 PSV 20/1
BoyleSports pick: 
Barcelona To Win & Both Teams To Score @29/20
ANDY SAYS: A big home win, not doubt about it – Barcelona will claim the victory but just a matter of how many…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: PSV are in trouble here, could be a big score but no matter what it is a home win…4-1
Football Index – One to follow: Lionel Messi – could he return to the top of the Index, of course he can

Inter Milan 17:55 Tottenham Hotspur

MATCH ODDS: Inter 13/8 Draw 21/10 Spurs 7/4
BoyleSports pick: 
Inter to win @13/8
ANDY SAYS: Close game, would obviously love to see my former team get off to a winning start but I think they will be happy with a point…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I think Spurs will do well in this group and they will start with a win in Italy…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Harry Kane – England’s best is still very much worth getting on

Red Star Belgrade 20:00 Napoli

MATCH ODDS: Red Star 13/2 Draw 16/5 Napoli 4/9
BoyleSports pick: 
Red Star to win @13/2
ANDY SAYS: You have to go with experience at this level, Napoli are very good and look too strong for Red Star…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: I can see Red Star getting something here, they are in great form…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Marek Hamsik – stunning player and still with lots of potential in the Index

Liverpool 20:00 Paris Saint Germain

MATCH ODDS: Liverpool 23/20 Draw 13/5 PSG 21/10
BoyleSports pick: 
Mo Salah to score first @11/5
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see Liverpool having a major problem here, they are a great team on a great run of form and will be too good for PSG…3-1
GRAEME SAYS: Clearly this is going to be a tough game, but I don’t see Liverpool not winning – especially at home…2-0
Football Index – One to follow:  Mo Salah – has been in such great form, still good value on the Index

FC Schalke 04 20:00 FC Porto

MATCH ODDS: Schalke 31/20 Draw 9/4 Porto 7/4
BoyleSports pick: 
Draw @9/4
ANDY SAYS: A close game to call, can see it ending in a draw…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Schalke have endured a poor start to the season, and I think it will continue here with a Porto win…0-1
Football Index – One to follow: Sebastian Rudy – a good player, who could yet prove value

Galatasaray 20:00 Lokomotiv Moscow

MATCH ODDS: Galatasaray 4/5 Draw 12/5 Lokomotiv 7/2
BoyleSports pick: 
Galatasaray Half time/Full Time @2/1
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see Galatasaray having too much trouble in claiming the win here…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Has to be a home win and I think it could be a long night in Istanbul for Lokomotiv…4-1
Football Index – One to follow:  Henry Onyekuru – the on-loan Everton man has been impressive form and one to keep an eye on


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