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UEFA Champions League 2018-19: Matchday 1 predictions

  • Matchday 1 will have some very tight matches, but who comes out on top?
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 17:51 IST

Group B - FC Barcelona, Internazionale, PSV, Tottenham Hotspur

Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona - La Liga
Messi has made a promise to the Barca fans

FC Barcelona vs PSV

The Spanish champions kick off their UCL campaign with a match against Dutch side PSV. The Catalans have made a flying start to their LaLiga campaign and they are surely brimming with confidence.

Valverde’s men are a real force to be reckoned with at home as they have recorded a win in each of their previous five home games in the elite competition. That is surely getting the fans optimistic.

PSV will have a much bigger fish to fry in their Champions League opener against Barcelona than they had whilst qualifying for the competition. It's David vs Goliath at the Nou Camp and we predict that the Spanish champions are going to record a routine win over the visitors in Barcelona.

Prediction: 3-1


Internazionale vs Tottenham Hotspur

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza will host the game between Internazionale and English wannabe champions Tottenham. The man to watch in the home team will be Croatian World Cup finalist Ivan Perisic.

Spurs on the other hand have big ambitions going into the 2018-19 season, and we have every right to believe that they are going to adopt an attacking approach in Tuesday’s match-up. Harry Kane is likely to pose a big threat for Inter Milan defenders, and taking everything into account, we believe that there is big value in betting on both teams to score.

Prediction: 2-2

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Published 18 Sep 2018, 18:25 IST
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