The UEFA Champions League brings some pretty interesting matchups this mid-week, and BetXchange is here to deliver previews for all. Besides that, we are here to share the latest odds and give picks for those clashes, so don’t go anywhere, as you might find a lot of exciting stuff in the following few paragraphs.
Inter VS Barcelona
Nerazzurri are in a tough spot with them losing back-to-back games and suffering four defeats in the recent six clashes. In all of those failures, Simone Inzaghi’s back line was very poor, allowing multiple goals and not reaching up to the task.
Now, on the other hand, we have Barcelona, whose offensive abilities are terrifying this year. On numerous occasions, we saw them packing three or more hits in the rival’s net, and to be perfectly straight with you, if they play with 100% throughout the entire match in Milan, we might see that happening in this case as well.
Chelsea VS AC Milan
This will be a very interesting battle because the hosts have no other option but to win. Otherwise, they could find themselves in a pretty tough spot, and be in danger of missing the knockout stage. Chelsea isn’t playing well, with the worst part of the team being the defense. For the last eight games, this unit didn’t record a clean sheet.
Meanwhile, AC Milan has certain problems with its back line, but unlike Chelsea, their forwards are covering up all that, so the Serie A champions post relatively good results, losing one game in 10 with six wins and two draws.
Both teams to score is our pick here, because of the instability of the respective defenses. Chelsea plays at home, where they usually score, while Milan has fantastic attackers who can deliver anywhere.
Bayern Munich VS Plzen
The hosts snapped a cold streak with a 4-0 win over Leverkusen on Friday night. For the past few weeks, the Bavarians posted mixed results in the domestic league, displaying a few pretty pale performances. As for Plzen, this is a modest team, even though they are champions of their country. With all due respect, they can’t measure with the hosts.
That’s why we bet on Bayern to win confidently, and our pick would be for the hosts to score two goals in the opening half.
Ajax VS Napoli
Both units are ultra offensive and attack no matter the cost. The only difference right now is the form, with the home team having three contests in a row without a win, while the guests come to Amsterdam Arena with six consecutive triumphs and 10 matches without a loss.
As said, both Ajax and Napoli play efficient football, the guests having five of the last six games with three or more goals, and the hosts four of the previous five home appearances with Over 2.5 scores. So, our final pick here is over 2.5 goals.
Liverpool VS Rangers
The Reds are in desperate need of a big win that would change the tide and bring some refreshment to Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s boys are in terrible shape, and their back line has been unrecognizable since the year started. The Gers are playing solid football but are far below Liverpool’s quality, even in this situation.
We saw that the Rangers didn’t have the power to compete with the teams in the Champions League during the first two rounds. They were easily defeated in both appearances, and we think that the third consecutive loss is on the way.