The UEFA Champions League continues today as Juventus take on Olympiacos in a group stage encounter. Both teams are currently undefeated in six matches in all competitions, so this promises to be an interesting battle between the two sides.
Atletico Madrid will take on Chelsea on Wednesday evening. With both teams in good form, this encounter will boil down to which side wants to make a dent in Group C.
In Group B, Paris Saint Germain will battle out against Bayern Munich. Both sides are on three points in the group with one game played.
Sporting Lisbon and Barcelona will go head-to-head in a Group D match. The Catalans are leading the pack, however, their opponents are on the same number of points which sees this being a challenging match.
Juventus v Olympiakos (Champions League)
League rankings: Juventus 2nd (Serie A) & Olympiakos 4th (Greek Super League)
Useful facts: Juventus have come up against the Greek giants on six occasions since 1999 and have won four of those games, while Olympiakos have won the other two. Furthermore, they have won five of their last six games in all competitions, while the Greeks have only won two in that timeframe.
Junior Khanye: Juventus
Pools: Mark S6V1 P1, Mark S10 V1, Mark S13 V1 CALL
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea (Champions League)
League rankings: Atletico 2nd (La Liga) & Chelsea 3rd (Premier League)
Useful facts: Always a tightly contested fixture, two of the last five games between the two have ended in draws, while Chelsea last won against Los Rojiblancos in 2009 and Atletico have won two in that timeframe. Both teams are also undefeated in six games in all competitions, making it about as difficult to predict as it gets.
Junior Khanye: Atletico
Pools: Mark S6 V1 P2, Mark S4 V1 P1, Mark S10 V1, Mark S13 V1 CALL, Mark S1 V1
Paris St Germain v Bayern Munich (Champions League)
League rankings: PSG 1st (Ligue 1) & Bayern 3rd (Bundesliga)
Useful facts: The French giants have been reaping the benefits of their in-form front three of Edinson Cavani, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, having scored 21 goals in their last six games, winning five of those, while Bayern have won four in that timeframe. However, there’s little to choose from with their head-to-head record, as both teams have beaten each other once out of the two previous encounters, with Bayern progressing in the 2008 Champions League group stages.
Junior Khanye: Bayern Munich
Pools: Mark S6 V2 P2, Mark S10 V1
Sporting Lisbon v Barcelona (Champions League)
League rankings: Sporting 2nd& Barcelona 1st (La Liga)
Useful facts: In the two meetings between the two back in 2008, Barcelona claimed victory on both occasions, scoring eight goals in the process. Furthermore, the Catalans have won all of their last six games in all completions, while the Portuguese club are also undefeated in that timeframe.
Junior Khanye: Barcelona
Pools: Mark S6 V1 P2, Mark S4 V1 P1, Mark S10 V1, Mark S13 V1 CALL