Champions League Free Betting Tips (3rd matchday Tuesday)
A third of the group games of this Champions League season has been played so far and the first tendencies are evident. In Group A, the defending champions FC Bayern Munich are clearly in first place with two wins in two games. Behind them with three points is Atletico Madrid, as expected. The Madrilenians have shown a little recovered after the 0: 4 opening clap against Bayern with an arduous 3: 2 home win against RB Salzburg. With another success against Salzburg, Bayern could take a giant step towards the round of 16. In group B, however, it is tighter. Shakhtar Donetsk leads the table with four points. After the surprising victory at Real Madrid, Donetsk was able to take a 0-0 draw at home against Inter Milan. The two top favourites Inter Milan and Real Madrid are currently in third and fourth place respectively. Who would have thought that before the season started?
The top favourite in Group C is clearly Manchester City. Coach Pep Guardiola’s team longs for their first title in the premier class. In the two previous games, you could clearly prevail. FC Porto is currently in second place with three points. The 2019 championship holder plays in Group D. Although Liverpool FC has won both games so far, they have not been able to convince completely in both games, which is partly reflected in the results (twice 1-0 against Ajax Amsterdam and FC Midtjylland). In the end, that doesn’t matter, because you could get the necessary victories. Atalanta Bergamo is behind Liverpool FC. The Italians, who mixed up the Champions League a bit last season, are in second place after a win and a draw.
RB Salzburg vs FC Bayern Munich Free Betting Tips
For the second time in a row, the Austrians are taking part in the Champion League. This cannot be taken for granted, as they almost always have to record large personnel losses. Last year there were up to ten departures. This time they lost Erling Haaland (went to Dortmund) and Marin Pongracic (went to VFL Wolfsburg) in the winter. This summer, the transfer period from Salzburg was quite calm, except for striker Hee-chan Hwang (who went to sister club RB Leipzig), all top performers could be retained. The biggest star is striker Patson Daka, who scored 24 goals last season and made a decisive contribution to the title in Austria. At the moment everything is going according to plan at RB Salzburg at home in Austria. After six matchdays, they confidently lead the table with a clean slate of 18 points.
Only Rapid Vienna with 16 points can stand up to the Salzburgers to some extent. On the last day of the match, there was a 5-0 victory at home against WSG Tirol. Striker Noah Okafor contributed three goals. Thus, the Salzburg team shot themselves warm and will certainly demand everything from Bavaria. Munich, on the other hand, did not smear themselves with fame at the away game at 1. FC Köln last weekend. Until shortly before the end, Munich had everything under control and led 2-0 after goals from Thomas Müller and Serge Gnabry. Bayern then missed the lid in the form of a third hit on it. After a deflected shot by Dominic Drexler, the Cologne team came up again. However, it should no longer be enough for the billy goats. Since RB Leipzig lost 0: 1 in the top match against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Munich is now back in the first place, tied with Borussia Dortmund (due to the better goal difference). Bayern will certainly have to try harder against RB Salzburg. In the end, it will be enough for a narrow success.
Expected formation of RB Salzburg:
Stankovic – Kristensen, Ramalho, Wöber, Ulmer – Camara, Junuzovic, Mwepu, M. Berisha, Szoboszlai – Daka
Expected formation of FC Bayern Munich:
Neuer – Pavard, Süle, Alaba, Hernandez – Kimmich, Goretzka, T. Müller, Tolisso, Gnabry – Lewandowski
Insider Tips: Under 3.5 goals
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Borussia M’gladbach Free Betting Tips
The reigning Ukrainian champions are playing well internationally despite the war in their own country. Last season, you could reach the semi-finals in the Europa League, where you clearly lost 5-0 to Inter Milan. It was positive for Schachter this summer that top performers like Mykola Matviyenko, Tete and Dodo could be retained. Shakhtar caused the surprise in Europe on matchday one of the group stage with a 3-2 win at Real Madrid. That this was not a flash in the pan, they underlined with the 0-0 draw at home against Inter Milan. With the two games against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Donetsk has a great opportunity against the supposed weaker opponent (compared to Milan and Madrid) to get the necessary points to make it to the round of 16.
In the domestic league, they are currently in 2nd place. Only leaders Dynamo Kyiv have four points more than Donetsk. The dress rehearsal for Shakhtar went very well last Friday. In the home game against Mariupol, there was a 4-1 win. After just over an hour it was already 3-0. The 4-1 home win proves that Donetsk has its strength on the offensive. 20 goals were scored in eight games. This is top league value. Borussia Mönchengladbach is getting better and better in the league. On Saturday evening there was an important 1-0 home win in the top game of the week against direct rivals RB Leipzig when it comes to qualifying for the Champions League in the Bundesliga. With eleven points now, they are in 5th place in the table, but that is only four points behind leaders Bayern Munich. After giving up the game against Real Madrid and Inter Milan at the end of the game, they were able to bring the narrow lead overtime against Leipzig with skill and passion. This certainly gives a lot of confidence. It remains to be seen how Gladbach will cope with external influences in Ukraine (weather, political situation). Donetsk will try to win at home against Mönchengladbach. The foal elf will stand compactly and wait for a counterattack. The longer the 0-0, the greater the chance for Mönchengladbach to take something countable.
Expected formation of Borussia Shakhtar Donetsk:
Trubin – Dodo, Bondar, Khocholava, Korniyenko – Maycon, Tete, Marlos, Marcos Antonio, Solomon – Dentinho
Expected formation Borussia Mönchengladbach:
Sommer – Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Kramer, Neuhaus, Hofmann – Embolo, Thuram, Plea
Insider Tips: Borussia Mönchengladbach win