Welcome to round four of the UEFA Champions League, and our team of football content writers previews the biggest and best games from Tuesday’s schedule. UEFA’s leading club competition presents several eye-catching fixtures on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the most explosive enjoying the live TV treatment. Read our big-game previews, check our predictions, and have your say on the big winners in midweek. Which game will you watch live on TV and live streaming apps, and which teams do you expect to win?
We cover four games from Tuesday’s schedule, and you’ll find our usual in-depth previews and professional predictions on Atletico Madrid v Celtic, Lazio v Feyenoord and Borussia Dortmund’s home game against Premier League giants Newcastle United. On this page, we shine the spotlight on what promises to be a classic encounter from Italy as AC Milan hosts PSG, with the home team needing a win to keep alive their hopes of sneaking through despite a slow start. Keep reading as we dive into the thick of Milan v PSG.
Milan remain winless
AC Milan enters round four of this season’s Champions League group campaign, sitting at the bottom of Group F with two points collected from the first nine available. They opened with a draw against Newcastle United, which was heralded as a huge point and an impressive performance from the Magpies, but the result since suggests the EPL side could’ve aimed a little higher. AC Milan then held Borussia Dortmund to another useful level finish, claiming a draw to maintain their unbeaten record. But that streak ended on matchday three when AC Milan lost to PSG in France.
Milan warmed up for this contest with a weekend home game against Udinese, and despite being the hot favourite to collect three points, AC suffered a surprise loss. They were beaten by Pereyra, who scored the game’s only goal when dispatching a penalty into the net on 62 minutes. AC Milan had chances to get level and created enough goal-scoring opportunities to win the game but left empty-handed and were left to rue the mistakes made in attack. If they are to turn things around, AC Milan must turn chances into goals.
PSG leads the way
French Ligue 1 champions PSG were drawn in Group F as the top seed, pulled from pot number one. The leading pundits, odds-makers, and experts picked PSG as the team to beat at this level, expecting them to progress from the pool without encountering much fuss on-route. Can PSG go all the way to the final and finally deliver on their Champions League promise to fans, ripping the title from the Etihad Stadium and current keepers Manchester City? Only time will tell, but they’ve started well enough.Bet here
PSG is at the top of the pool, with their group stats showing two wins against one defeat, with six goals scored and four conceded. They started with an impressive win over Borussia Dortmund in their opening game of the group campaign and beat AC Milan in France last time in the first of a doubleheader against AC Milan. PSG did suffer one defeat, losing against Champions League new boys and Premier League contenders Newcastle United. Despite that wobble, an away win would see PSG move to within touching distance of the next round and Champions League knockout football.
AC Milan v PSG prediction
AC Milan fans expected this game to be a potential pool decider involving their team and the French champions, but what they have instead is a must-win for the Italians. AC Milan kick off this game knowing another defeat would cast them further adrift from the major places, and they could be left with playing for a third-place finish and a spot in the Europa League in the new year. Three points on their patch would catapult the team from Milan back into the running, blowing the group wide open.
PSG fans thought they’d be at the top of the pool after playing each team once, and they lived up to expectations on that one. But they expected to have a maximum of nine points on the board, a goal ruined by Newcastle against all the odds. Despite that loss to the Magpies on matchday two, PSG are in pole position and enjoy a four-point cushion over their hosts. Three points on Tuesday would all but wrap up their progression with two games to spare.
Champions League odds
The pre-game betting odds available to 22Bet members offer a home win for AC Milan at 3.125, which will attract the attention of followers of the home team. If you expect the teams to cancel each other out and finish level, you can back the draw at 3.6. Fancy PSG to add another three points to their tally? Back the away win at 2.192 with 22Bet.
In addition to the match betting market and odds, 22Bet members can also gamble on several specials, including both teams to score and handicap betting. Choose one game and pick a market and bet as a single, or add a few predictions to one bet slip to create a multiple, such as a Champions League accumulator.
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