UEFA Champions League Round 3 matches will be back on 3rd November. After an exciting and some shocking results from the Round 1 and round 2 matches some teams will be looking to bounce back and some will be willing to continue their winning run. There will be teams looking to open their winning run as the course of these next few matches will determine who plays a round of 16 and who relegates to Europa league. The lucrative perks of a round of 16 match of Champions league are on the horizon.
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Here our analysis and prediction of these week's matches-
1. Shakhtar Donetsk vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Shakhtar will be looking to replicate their win at Real Madrid. Monchengladbach will be looking to get their win after an exciting draw vs Real Madrid. They were exceptional at home against Madrid. Thuram and Plea will be looking for something similar they conjured against Real to continue at Shakhtar.
2. Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid is on a winning spree. Despite a shaky start to the league they are performing well now. They were victorious to a tough fixture against RB Leipzig at home. They won 3-2. Where Lokomotiv was winless in their last 4 games in League and CL. They will be hoping for W at their home stadium RZD Arena.
3. Atalanta vs Liverpool
Even though Atalanta was held by Ajax 2:2 they can’t be written off. Atalanta will be looking to exploit the weak defensive line of Liverpool after the injury of Virgil Van Dijk and Fabinho. But Even though in their absence Liverpool looks like a formidable force winning their last 4 matches. But we can hope for an exciting fixture with two celebrated team for their offensive power.
4. Midtjylland vs Ajax
Ajax are still looking for their first win in Champions League. They will be travelling to Midtjylland looking for an enticing fixture. Midtjylland are performing bad in their last few matches. They lost 4:1 to their trip to FC Nordsjaelland in their league after a 2:0 thrashing from Liverpool.
5. Real Madrid vs Inter Milan
The most anticipated match of round 3. Both of them will be looking for their first win in Champions League. It was considered to be an easy group for Real and Inter, but they made the situation tricky for themselves. Monchengladbach and Shakhtar are breathing down their neck.
6. Porto vs Olympique Marseille
Marseille will be travelling to face a daunting Porto who are having a mixded time in league and CL both. They lost an expected winning fixture at Olympiakos. But they will be looking for a win at Porto who defeated Olympiakos in their last match.
7. Manchester City vs Olympiakos
Manchester City and easy group opponents: love story continues. They will be looking forward to thrashing another opponent at Etihad. A win for Olympiakos who are already suffering in League will be upset for Man City. But that seems like an unlikely event provided Manchester City form.
8. Salzburg vs Bayern Munich
The Champions of Europe Bayern Munich will be travelling to Austrian side Salzburg to continue their winning run. Salzburg will be inspired by their league performance. They defeated WSG Tirol 5:0 at home. But defeating Bayern will be quite the achievement.
9. Zenit vs Lazio
Another interesting fixture of Round 3. After their promising run in League last yeat Lazio were considered as one of the surprise factor of this year’s CL. They thrashed Dortmund at home by 3:1. They will be looking for an easy task away at Zenit who are currently going through a rough phase losing both matches at the Champions League.
10. Basaksehir vs Manchester United
Manchester United are a mix bag. After thrashing last years semi finalist RB Leipzig by 5:o they lost to Arsenal at home. They defeated finalist PSG but were held by Chelsea. But it’s safe to say they have a good run in CL till now. Stopping Basaksehir won’t be a tough ask for United.
11. Club Brugge vs Dortmund
The loss to Lazio at CL worked as a waking up call for Dortmund. They are yet to concede in their last three matches and looking formidable in front. They are favourite to win 3 points from their away trip to Club Brugge. Brugge are winless in their last three matches.
11. RB Leipzig vs PSG
Another powerful fixture of round 3. Julian Nagelsmann’s team will be facing Thomas Tuchel’s Paris Saint Germain who will travel without their star winger Neymar Jr. Leipzig suffered a shocking defeat to Manchester United by 5:0. They also lost to Gladbach away by 1:0. While PSG is in a good winning run. But they will be faced against a resilient RB Leipzig whom they faced in semi-final last year at the Champions League.
12. Chelsea vs Rennes
Chelsea is unpredictable but they are yet to taste a defeat in their last 5 matches. While Rennes are struggling. They will face a new looking Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea will try to secure a safe 3 point to cement their place in the group.
13. Sevilla vs FK Krasnodar
Sevilla will host Krasnodar at home in a decisive match. The Europa league wining Sevilla are currently suffering in league. They drew to Chelsea but won against Rennes at home in CL.
14. Ferencvarosi TC vs Juventus
After a horrendous performance against FC Barcelona at home Juventus will be looking to bounce back. They will be confident with Cristiano Ronaldo back to their squad. Ferencvarosi will be looking at tough fixture.
15. Barcelona vs FC Dynamop Kiev
Even though Barcelona are not getting upto their speed at La Liga. But they are performing with a good attitude in Champions League. They gave an inspiring performance against Juventus away. While FC Dynamo Keiv will be travelling to Camp Nou with their key players out due to COVID 19.