Champions League, previously known as the European Cup, is an annual club competition that features the top clubs from across Europe. There is a round robin style group stage before a dramatic double legged knockout stage. The final is single legged and makes for some of the most iconic games in football history. The UEFA Champions League is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world and is the competition every club dreams of playing in one day. 

This year is no different with massive teams participating such as Napoli, Inter, Barcelona and more. Manchester City will be looking to retain their trophy after winning it for the first time last season, while Real Madrid will be looking to reclaim the trophy. There will also be underdog stories such as Newcastle who have made it in the competition for the first time in many years and have placed in the ‘group of death’.

Group A Predictions

Group A looks to be a very competitive group with teams such as Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Galatasaray and Copenhagen. Bayern Munich will be favourites to top this group with Manchester United right behind them. The real contest will be seeing which of Galatasaray and Copenhagen qualify for the Europa League by finishing third. The opening fixture for this game will see Manchester United take on Bayern and Galatasaray vs Copenhagen. These fixtures will set the tone for the group and after Manchester United’s poor start to the season we struggle to see them winning this fixture. 

TeamWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstPoints
Bayern 51018415
Manchester United41110613
Galatasaray1146114
Copenhagen 0152151

Champions League Group B Predictions

Group B consists of teams Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV and Lens. Although we predict Arsenal will qualify with ease, the rest of the group is very tight. Lens will have the best odds for finishing bottom of the group due to the lack of squad depth but PSV and Sevilla should be pretty even. However with that being said we predict Lens will be a surprise package and surprise the group and qualify.

TeamWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstPoints
Arsenal41112313
Lens303499
PSV213577
Sevilla122795

UCL Group C Predictions 

Group C consists of Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga and Union Berlin. Real Madrid hold the record for most UEFA Champions League trophies and therefore we see them qualifying with ease. Napoli however will be dark horses, after winning the league last season they will be looking to further their trophy collection. Then Braga and Union Berlin will be one to watch due to the closeness of these two teams. 

TeamWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstPoints
Real Madrid51017516
Napoli3218611
Braga1143114
Union Berlin1053113

Group D Predictions 

In this Group there are Benfica, Inter Milan, RB Salzburg and Real Sociedad. After making the final last year Inter Milan will be favourites to top the group with Salzburg being favourite to finish last. It will be very tight between Real Sociedad and Benfica, however we believe Benfica’s experience in the Champions League will help them get over the line. 

TeamWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstPoints
Inter42014514
Benfica24010810
Real Sociedad222588
Salzburg0062100

Champions League Group E Predictions 

This group features teams such as Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio and Celtic. Another group that should provide some very tight and exciting fixtures. Despite the tight nature of these games Atletico Madrid should still comfortably win this group. We also think Lazio will qualify with Feyenoord and Celtic battling for Europa League. 

TeamWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstPoints
Atletico Madrid41110413
Lazio231269
Feyenoord123685
Celtic123595

UCL Group F Predictions 

Group F, otherwise known as the group of death, features PSG, Dortmund, AC Milan and Newcastle. Two massive clubs will be knocked out thanks to this group. Newcastle despite playing great in the Premier League still lack the squad depth to compete so we predict they will be knocked out. We think Dortmund could also be dark horses this year. Last year they lost the Bundesliga title on the final day and they have only further strengthened their squad. We think their squad has more unity than that of PSG’s and therefore they will top the group. 

TeamWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstPoints
Dortmund3219711
PSG31212810
Milan213787
Newcastle1236115

Champions League Group G Predictions

Group G features Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Crvena Zvezda and Young Boys. This group should be easy for Manchester city who will dominate and qualify in first. Leipzig will also make it through after comfortably finishing in second place. 

TeamWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstPoints
Manchester City51020316
RB Leipzig41113413
Young Boys1052153
Crvena Zvezda1051143

Group H Predictions

Group H has teams such as Barcelona, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk and Royal Antwerp. Similar to the last group we predict that the top two teams will qualify easily and they will be Porto and Barcelona. 

TeamWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstPoints
Barcelona60015218
Porto40210712
Antwerp1142104
Shakhtar Donetsk0152101