Champions League group stage draw - Who will play who?
The Champions League draw was made yesterday, and it looks pretty good for English teams this year, especially for Man City fans. The first Group Stage games take place in just three weeks so lets look at the teams and their chances. You can get set up with exclusive betting offers using this list of the best football betting sites in the UK.
Champions League holders Liverpool will face Napoli in the group stage once again, and they are joined by FC Salzburg and Genk. The Reds are currently best priced at 4/7 with bet365 to top their group.
Meanwhile, Champions League finalists Tottenham, have been drawn against Bayern Munich, Olympiakos, and Red Star Belgrade. Spurs should qualify, but they will have to improve on their current form if they are to progress in this group. Spurs have managed just 15 points in their last 15 games in the Premier League! If you have faith in Spurs turning around this poor form, they are currently at 2/1 with Betway to win their group.
Frank Lampard and Chelsea might be happy with their draw, managing to avoid some big names. But, they will have to play at the top of their game to get the best of Valencia, Ajax, and Lille. Chelsea are currently 6/5 with Betfair to top their group, but it certainly will not be easy unless they improve on their leaky defence, which has seen them concede seven goals in their first three league games.
Lastly, Man City have arguably the “easiest” group of all the English teams. They are currently best priced at 1/6 to win their group with SkyBet. Not too surprising when you see their opposition in Atalanta, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Dinamo Zagreb. Is this the year Pep and Man City finally crack the Champions League?
Champions League 19/20 Groups in full:
Group A: PSG, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray
Group B: Bayern Munich, Spurs, Olympiakos, Red Star Belgrade
Group C: Man City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta
Group D: Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow
Group E: Liverpool, Napoli, FC Salzburg, Genk
Group F: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Prague
Group G: Zenit Saint Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon, RB Leipzig
Group H: Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille