The first teams through to the knockout stages of the Champions League could be decided on Tuesday with Chelsea and Sevilla looking to book their place at the earliest opportunity.
Chelsea and Sevilla start Matchday 4 six points clear of Rennes and Krasnodar in Group E and wins this week could ensure them of a top-two finish ahead of a showdown for top spot in Spain next week.
Blues Racing for the Group Stage Finish Line
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has urged his players to get the job done at the earliest opportunity, with the Blues about to start a congested period of the campaign.
The west London outfit face eight games in December and Lampard will be looking to rest some of his key players in their final two games if they can make sure of a place in the last-16.
Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva are set to return to the fold for Tuesday’s match at Roazhon Park, and the Blues know they can get the better of Rennes, having beaten them 3-0 earlier this month.
Rennes have failed to score in four of their last five and Chelsea are
8/5 to win to nil this Tuesday.
In Russia, Sevilla are the
2/3 favourites to pick up all three points at the expense of Krasnodar with the Spanish giants winning four of their last five in all competitions.
However, their away form is bleak at the moment with no win in five and it looks more sensible to go looking for goals in this match.
Over 2.5 goals is
5/6 and both teams have been involved in some high-scoring games of late.
The bet would have landed in four of Krasnoadar’s last five, while it would have paid out in three of Sevilla’s last five in all competitions.
United on the Lookout for Revenge
Manchester United welcome Istanbul Basaksehir to Old Trafford looking to right the wrongs from their trip to the Turkish capital.
The Red Devils were shockingly beaten 2-1 the last times the sides met, blowing the chance to take a firm grip on Group H having won their previous two matches.
The fact they are playing at home should give United the edge they need, but that doesn’t mean their opponents cannot score.
Both teams to score is
20/21 and Basaksehir will fancy their chances having netted in all of their last five matches.
PSG Primed to Take Their Chance
Paris Saint-Germain are in desperate need of the points as Thomas Tuchel’s men get set to entertain RB Leipzig in in the French capital.
Leipzig are three points clear of last year’s finalists, with PSG only managing to win one game so far.
Tuchel is without a host of first-team stars and his side come into the game on the back of throwing away a two-goal lead in Friday’s 3-2 defeat to Monaco.
Neymar Jr will make his return to the starting XI after featuring from the bench against Monaco and the Brazilian will need to be at his dazzling best with Leipzig well aware that a draw can move them one step closer to the knockout stages.
RB Leipzig to win or draw is
13/10, a great price given Julian Nagelsmann’s side unbeaten in their last three.
They also beat PSG in the previous round of fixtures and they should take full advantage of PSG’s list of absentees, with the likes of Juan Bernat, Presnel Kimpembe, Idrissa Gueye, Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi all out on the sidelines.