Champions League Wednesday Preview

The open week of the Champions League season continues on Wednesday with favourites Manchester City in action.

City face a tricky looking open task as they travel to Ukraine to take on Shakhtar Donetsk in Group C.

Last season’s beaten finalists Tottenham open their campaign in Greece as they face Olympiakos.

There are also two stand-out fixtures on the evening with Paris Saint Germain hosting Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid taking on Juventus.

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.

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Club Brugge 17:55 Galatasaray

MATCH ODDS: Brugge 10/11 Draw 5/2 Galatasaray 3/1
BoyleSports pick: Draw at Half Time @11/10 

ANDY SAYS: I see Galatasaray going to Belgium and claiming a good win…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: I quite fancy Genk to get something from this…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Radamel Falcao – Can he find his form with Gala?

Paris Saint Germain 20:00 Real Madrid

MATCH ODDS: PSG 13/10 Draw 13/5 Real 15/8
BoyleSports pick: Both Teams To Score @1/2 

ANDY SAYS: Tough call in this game and I can see them cancelling each other out…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I wonder whether PSG might just get the win here
Football Index – One to follow: Marco Veratti – One of the best midfielders in the world

Olympiakos 17:55 Tottenham Hotspur

MATCH ODDS: Olympiakos 16/5 Draw 5/2 Spurs 20/23
BoyleSports pick: Both Teams To Score @3/4 

ANDY SAYS: Not an easy game for Spurs in Athens, but I can see my former club landing the win…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: Never easy game at Olympiakos, but Spurs’ quality will see out…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Christian Eriksen – Remains a key figure for Spurs

Bayern Munich 20:00 Red Star Belgrade

MATCH ODDS: Bayern 1/16 Draw 11/1 Red Star 33/1
BoyleSports pick: Bayern to win both halves @8/13 

ANDY SAYS: Bayern are very strong and they will start their campaign with a good win…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Bayern at home is a daunting task and Red Star won’t get anything here…3-1
Football Index – One to follow: Robert Lewandowski – The Polish ace has started the season in wonderful fashion

Dinamo Zagreb 20:00 Atalanta

MATCH ODDS: Zagreb 5/2 Draw 23/10 Atalanta 11/10
BoyleSports pick: Draw @23/10 

ANDY SAYS: Not an easy game to pick this one, but Atalanta I feel will get a point from this…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Zagreb is a very tough away trip and I can see them sneaking the win, but will be close…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Luis Muriel – One to watch for Atlanta, is in great form

Shakhtar Donetsk 20:00 Manchester City

MATCH ODDS: Shakhtar 15/2 Draw 9/2 Man City 3/10
BoyleSports pick: Raheem Sterling to score anytime @5/6 

ANDY SAYS: Man City are a class act and will take the three points…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: Pep Guardiola’s men are very experienced in Europe now and will win here…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Raheem Sterling – Is there a better player in world football at the moment?

Atletico Madrid 20:00 Juventus

MATCH ODDS: Atletico 7/5 Draw 2/1 Juve 21/10
BoyleSports pick: Juventus to score first @11/8 

ANDY SAYS: Not many better games this week than this one and I think Juve will get something in Madrid…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: This is a high quality match-up, but I wonder if they cancel each other out…0-0
Football Index – One to follow: Joao Felix – A top class young performer who is looking the part at Atletico

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 20:00 Lokomotiv Moscow

MATCH ODDS: Bayer 4/11 Draw 15/4 Lokomotiv 8/1
BoyleSports pick: Bayer Half Time/Full Time @20/21 

ANDY SAYS: Leverkusen can be good at home and they win here…3-1
GRAEME SAYS: Not sure how good Lokomotiv will be here, home win…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Leon Bailey – Huge potential in the young Jamaican

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