Finally! The long wait is over and the UEFA Champions League is back! Here are my top picks for the September 18th fixtures:
FC Barcelona vs PSV
This will be a tough and interesting match to watch. Both teams are currently unbeaten on their respective domestic campaigns. However, with the Catalans' recent form plus the home advantage that they will have in this match, my money will be with Barça with a 3-0 scoreline.
My Prediction: Barça to Win + Over 2.5 Goals
Inter vs Tottenham
Both Tottenham and Inter are missing key players for this match and will be facing each other after losing their previous domestic matches. Although Inter will have the home advantage and Tottenham's reputation are getting tarnished, I believe that Tottenham will come up on top of this match with a scoreline of 1-2.
My Prediction: Tottenham to Win + Over 2.5 Goals
AS Monaco vs Atletico Madrid
AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid will be facing each other coming from a surprisingly poor start in their respective domestic campaigns. Both clubs are also facing injury problems that could prove to be a key point for this match. This will be a tough match to call, but if Diego Costa will be able to bully the defense and Griezmann will work his magic on the pitch, Simeone's side might snatch a win from the home club with a scoreline of 1-2.
My Prediction: Atletico Madrid to Win + Over 2.5 Goals
Liverpool vs PSG
We will witness another clash of unbeaten clubs as both Liverpool and PSG have flawless records in their respective domestic campaigns. Both club's defense will be tested in this match as well. But the key difference here will be Firmino's absence if he will miss this match due to the eye injury he got from their previous match against Tottenham. However, my money will be with the home team with a scoreline of 2-1 if they will be able to capitalize on their home advantage.
My Prediction: Liverpool to Win + Over 2.5 Goals
And there you have it! Let's all enjoy the opening week of this season's UEFA Champions League!