This week will see the fifth round of games in the Group Stage of the Champions League. A number of teams have already made it through into the knockout phase of the tournament which begins in the new year, including holders Bayern Munich, English duo Chelsea and Manchester City, plus Sevilla, Juventus and Barcelona.

A number of other teams could join them as qualified for the knockout phase this week assuming that they pick up positive results. Manchester United for example, need just a point from either of their two remaining games to qualify, Liverpool need to win one of their remaining two games to book their place in the next stage and a number of other teams are in similar positions too.

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As such, it is all boiling up nicely in the Champions League this week and with a number of stellar clashes to look forward to, featuring some of the top sides in Europe, it should be as exciting a week for bettors as it will be for fans tuning in to watch.

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Let us now take a look at the games coming up this week in the Champions League and we will give you our quick review of each game, complete with a tip for how each one will turn out.

Champions League Matchday 5

All games are 8pm Kick off UK Time unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday 1st December

Lokomotiv Moscow v Red Bull Salzburg (5.55pm)

Salzburg for some reason are the clear favourites to win this game but other than an 8-2 win away from home at the weekend, I can’t really see a reason why that is. Moscow have more points and drew in Salzburg and I fancy them to get the win here at 4/1.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Real Madrid (5.55pm)

Donetsk provided one of the shocks of the competition when winning in Madrid on the opening night of action in the Group Stage, Since that defeat, Real have bounced back to pick up seven points to move second in the group and they will secure qualification with a win here I believe at odds of 1/3.

Atalanta v Midtjylland

Atalanta were comfortable winners when these two teams last met in the competition on Matchday 1. I cant see the Danes making much of an impact in Italy and as such, I would expect Atalanta to cruise to a relatively comfortable win at odds of 1/6.

Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich

You can back Atletico to win at even money, while Bayern are 9/4, largely because the bookies think they may play a weaker side and Atletico have a great record at home. That said, even a weakened Bayern are still formidable, and I think they will earn a draw here which you can back at 3/1.

Borussia Monchengladbach v Inter Milan

Inter have had a miserable campaign this year in the Champions League whereas Borussia have excelled to top a very tough group. I think at home, the Germans look excellent and I am backing them to land a big win here at 2/1.

FC Porto v Manchester City

With Manchester City already qualified, will Pep Guardiola rest key men for this gamer? I think he will but even so City should still be extraordinarily strong against a decent Porto side. This could be a good game and I think a share of the spoils and the draw at 3/1 is the best bet here.

Liverpool v Ajax

Liverpool were well beaten by Atalanta last week at Anfield and if they play like that again, Ajax may well do a number on them here too. However, I expect a much stronger Liverpool side to play tonight and if they do, they should earn the win at 4/6.

Marseille v Olympiakos

Two sides who have struggled in this group this season with Marseille very disappointing in particular. The French side have not got going in this competition this season and I can’t see them picking up three points here either. Take Olympiakos to earn a draw on the road at 9/4.

Wednesday 2nd December

Istanbul Basaksehir v Red Bull Leipzig (5.55pm)

Red Bull need to pick up something here to ensure that they stand a chance heading into the game net week against Man Utd at home. I think they’ll do that against an Istanbul Basaksehir side who have beaten Man Utd at home, but were well beaten in their other games. Take Red Bull to win at 4/9.

Krasnodar v Rennes (5.55pm)

The battle for third place in the group where Sevilla and Chelsea have qualified. Rennes are probably the better known of the two teams, but Krasnodar at home is a tough ask and I think this may well go down to the final game as I expect this to end in a draw at 12/5.

Borussia Dortmund v Lazio

Lazio won the reverse fixture 3-1 in Rome on Matchday one but I think Dortmund will gain a degree of revenge for that loss here. Both teams come into this game on the back of poor home defeats at the weekend, but even so I am backing Dortmund’s effervescent attack to get the job done at 3/5.

Club Brugge v Zenit St Petersburg

Club Brugge were the worthy winners when these two teams met in Russia earlier on in the group and it is hard to see the Belgian side succumbing on home soil against Zenit. Back Brugge to land a second win at 11/10.

Ferencvaros v Barcelona

Ferencvaros almost nabbed a famous draw away to Juventus last time out, but were denied by an injury time winner for Juve. Barcelona will be a tough ask, especially as they beat the Hungarians 5-1 at the Nou Camp. This should be another win for the Spanish giants here at 4/11.

Juventus v Dynamo Kyiv

After earning a last gasp win last week at home to Ferencvaros, I don’t expect Juventus to take this game with Kyiv lightly at all. The Ukrainians are a dangerous side but they are nowhere near as talented as this Juventus team and as such, Juve should land the win at 1/4.

Manchester United v Paris St Germain

Perhaps the biggest game of both nights. Man Utd won in Paris but PSG won on their last trip to Old Trafford and with Neymar and Mbappe fit for this game, I fancy them to get the job done here once again in what should be a cracker. Take PSG for a surprise win here at 7/5.

Sevilla v Chelsea

Both of these teams have already qualified for the Knockout phase but top spot in the group is up for grabs. Even so I still expect both teams to rest a player or two for this game and in that case, I think a Sevilla win is just the most likely outcome at 17/10.

*All odds shown were correct with bet365 Sport as of 10.30am on Monday 30th November 2020.

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