Manchester United will travel to Basque country to face Real Sociedad in the Champions League Group stage tie on Tuesday. Despite their stuttering form in the Premier League, the Red Devils have done well in the Champions League so far, clinching the top position of Group A, with 7 points.
They should not face any problem getting a positive result against a team that have failed to earn a single point in their European campaign so far. David Moyes’ side have won 4 games in a row now and should make it 5 on their away trip to the city of San Sebastian.
Prediction: Real Sociedad 1-2 Man Utd
Manchester City might have been struggling away from home this season but their home record is simply impeccable. They are simply ruthless at their own backyard, maintaining a 100% winning record at the Etihad Stadium in the league. In their last game, they eviscerated Norwich City 7-0 and should see off their opponent from Russia in style on Tuesday.
In Europe, they’ve picked up 6 points so far in 3 games, only losing out to European Champions Bayern Munich. All they need to do is to win their rest of the matches and qualify to the next round. And Manuel Pellegrini’s side should do exactly that.
Prediction: Man City 3-0 CSKA Moscow
Chelsea went to Germany in the last round and earned a comfortable 3-0 victory so they will start as obvious favourites against the German side at home.
Jose Mourinho expressed unhappiness with his side’s lackluster performance in the Blues’ 2-0 defeat against Newcastle United on Saturday. He will be looking nothing but a strong response from his players.
Schalke 04 will be buoyed by the fact that FC Basel defeated Chelsea in Match Day 1 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea players will be determined to prove a point to their managers and thereby expect a convincing victory for the home side.
Prediction: Chelsea 3-0 Schalke 04
Three teams – Napoli, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund – are tied in Group F of the Champions League with 6 points after three rounds. It is that tight. Dortmund defeated Arsenal at the Emirates in the last round and it’s time the Gunners (who won the first two games) should be looking to get a positive result in the corresponding fixture. Both the teams are in top form at the moment. Arsenal top of the league, five points clear off their rivals and are heading into this match on the back of a 2-0 victory over rivals Liverpool.
Dortmund are second in the league, 1 point behind European Champions Bayern Munich. They won their last game 6-1 against Stuttgart where Robert Lewandowski, who scored the winner at Emirates, scored a brilliant hat-trick.
Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Arsenal
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