Champions League Predictions 2nd - 3rd October 2012

Last updated : 02 October 2012 By DSG

A win for United in their last Champions League match will give them confidence but it will be a tough test on the road away at CRF Cluj. The two sides have not previously met but United will take comfort from their perfect record in Romania. Beating Dinamo Bucharest and Otelul Galati.

Match Verdict: A Manchester United win, by two goals to nil with goals from Rooney and Kagawa. United have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last nine away games in the competition.

Betway odds:

Manchester United to win ? 7/10

CRF Cluj to win ? 15/4

Draw ? 53/20

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Chelsea V Nordsjaelland

FC Nordsj?lland are excited about hosting their first UEFA Champions League group stage game, with coach Kasper Hjulmand eager for his side to show European champions Chelsea FC what they are made of in Group E, while visiting manager Roberto Di Matteo is looking to get three points on the board.

Match Verdict: Chelsea should come through this match unscathed against the Dutch new comers. A 3-0 scoreline is what I'm predicting with goals from Hazard, Oscar and Torres.

Betway odds:

Chelsea to win ? 7/20

Nordsjaelland to win ? 29/4

Draw ? 15/4

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Arsenal V Olympiacos

Arsenal and Olympiacos FC will hold few surprises when the teams meet in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the third time in four seasons. While Arsenal opened Group B by coming from behind to win 2-1 at Montpellier H?rault SC, Olympiacos went down at home to FC Schalke 04 by the same scoreline.

Match Verdict: Arsenal look likely to be the winners of this tie, although both teams are equal on the head to head front with two wins each. I'll go for a 2-1 win to Arsenal with Podolski getting on the score sheet

Betway odds:

Arsenal to win ? 7/20

Olympiacos to win ? 8/1

Draw ? 7/2

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Manchester City V Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City FC are undefeated in 17 matches in UEFA competition at the Etihad Stadium and will look to maintain that run when they host Group D rivals Borussia Dortmund. The teams experienced differing fortunes on match day one, City conceding two late goals to lose 3-2 at Real Madrid CF while Dortmund saw off AFC Ajax 1-0.

Match Verdict: Manchester City should be to strong for the German champions at the Etihad Stadium. Although Dortmund will prove to be a tough test after beating group rivals Ajax 1-0 in the previous fixture. I'm going with a 1-0 win for City with Aguero being the only scorer.

Betway odds:

Manchester City to win ? 17/20

Borussia Dortmund to win ? 13/4

Draw ? 12/5

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Other Matches:

Tuesday 2nd October 2012

Spartak Moskva V Celtic

Juventus V Shakhtar Donetsk

Valencia V LOSC

BATE V Bayern Munich

Galatasaray V Braga

Benfica V Barcelona

Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Ajax V Real Madrid

Zenit V Milan

Schalke V Montpellier

Anderlecht V Malaga

Dynamo Kyiv V Dinamo Zagreb

Porto V PSG

Source: DSG

Source: DSG