BARCELONA V DYNAMO KYIV
Barcelona will look to make amends for back-to-back losses to Bayern Munchen and Benfica when they take on Dynamo Kiev at their Camp Nou. Despite Barca’s slow start to the season, Ronald Koeman is still in charge of the Catalan outfit. Summer signing Kun Aguero could play some part in Wednesday’s clash, while fit-again winger Ansu Fati is likely to start. All Araujo, Braithwaite, Dembele, Pedri, and Wague remain in the recovery room, while Eric Garcia serves a one-game ban.
The Ukrainians, on the other hand, are leading the chase for the domestic trophy, but seeing that Barca face a must-win situation in the Camp Nou showdown, we are not tempted to put our money on the underdogs. Denys Garmash is pushing for a start after scoring a brace in the 4-1 win over Lviv, while Vladyslav Supryaga is likely to miss the game with injury.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
SALZBURG V WOLFSBURG
Salzburg and Wolfsburg take on each other at Red Bull Arena in the Champions League group stages round 3. The Red Bulls aim to retain top position in the standings, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be talented attacker Karim Adeyemi, who scored a brace in the triumph over Lille.
The Wolves, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back draws with Lille and Sevilla, and they are likely to adopt yet another cautious approach. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and, taking everything into account, the share of spoils is on the horizon. France international Lacroix is back a domestic ban for the visitors, while all Mehmedi, Gerhardt, Bialek, and Schlager are likely to miss the game with injuries.
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
BENFICA V BAYERN
Benfica and Bayern Munchen face each other at Estadio da Luz in what is expected to be an interesting Champions League clash. The Bundesliga giants aim to keep their 100% record intact in Group E, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Defender Benjamin Pavard returns from a domestic ban, while fit-again winger Kinglsey Coman is pushing for a start. As always, a man to watch in the away team will be Robert Lewandowski, who extended his brilliant goal-scoring run in the Bundesliga derby against Bayer Leverkusen.
The Eagles, on the other hand, did well to beat Barcelona 3-0 in their second group game, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Wednesday’s football match. Valentino Lazaro has overcome his injury, but Haris Seferovic remains in the recovery room. Midfielder Gil Dias, who limped off with injury in the Taca de Portugal win over Trofense, is unlikely to feature against Bayern Munchen.
Prediction: Bayern win
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