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Champions League betting tips: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah shine, Man United bounce back from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, with Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea all in action


The Champions League is set to come back in force as clubs battle for a place in the round of 16 throughout the week.

Some teams have practically confirmed their place at the top of their respective groups but many, including the Premier League sides, have yet to produce a result.

Mohamed Salah, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are all fit in the competition

Here is our betting overview and top tips from some of the most notable matches …

Villarreal v Manchester United

Man United lead Group F but are tied on points with Villarreal who will be keen to take advantage of management issues to take first place this week.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice late in the game against Atalanta, once to snatch the win from death and save a point from the death earlier this month.

Ronaldo’s return was marked in September in the rematch against La Liga when he scored a 95th-minute goal to make a second-half comeback.

They will also have the experienced coach and former player to take charge on an interim basis, Michael Carrick, who has always accompanied Solskjaer.

United are hoping the resumption of coach sacking results will pay dividends this week with huge games to go…

The weekend saw victories for new managers Steven Gerrard and Dean Smith despite teams grappling with previous bosses.

The Yellow Sub has not won any victory in the previous five encounters against the Red Devils.

Ronaldo has scored in each of Manchester United’s first four appearances in the UEFA Champions League this season – no player has ever scored in an England team’s first five appearances in a single European Cup / Champions League season .

The Portuguese star continued his phenomenal success by scoring in the Champions League as Ronaldo burns his name further down the record books.

TalkSPORT tip: Cristiano Ronaldo will score, Manchester United will win and BTTS at 6.35 / 1 (Betfair).

Champions League Edge Special – Score Cristiano Ronaldo after 75th minute at 9/2

Champions League betting tips: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah shine, Man United bounce back from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, with Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea all in action
Ronaldo reportedly shocked at Man United’s state under Solskjaer
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Chelsea v Juventus

Chelsea haven’t won against the Italian giants in European competition in their last four attempts.

While Juventus could become the first team to record three consecutive victories against the Blues in the Champions League.

Chelsea are battling Serie A sides and have only emerged victorious once in their last ten matches.

But Thomas Tuchel’s side will be eager to put that form behind them given their dominant style this season, where they have conceded just four Premier League goals after 13 games.

The west London club also scored for free despite the injury of star striker Romelu Lukaku.

Juventus’ Paulo Dybala has scored three times in just two appearances and could come back from injury against the Premier League side tonight.

TalkSPORT tip: Chelsea and Juventus draw 3/1 (Betfair).

Champions League betting tips: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah shine, Man United bounce back from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, with Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea all in action
Thomas Tuchel’s side will have a tough test against a team they are fighting against
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Manchester City-PSG

Wednesday’s clash with Man City and Paris Saint-Germain could prove to be the main event of the Champions League this week as the star teams stand ready to go all out for a win.

The reigning Premier League champions face the French giants for a huge evening of European football.

PSG won the last time these two faced off at Parc des Princes.

Lionel Messi scored a spectacular goal to seal the victory towards the end of the game and he even scored his first league goal for the French team this weekend.

The Argentine has a good record against his English opponents, particularly City where he has scored seven goals in seven appearances in the competition against them.

Jack Grealish has created more chances for himself than any other Citizen this season in Europe and will also be an integral part of the squad this week following his categorical victory over Everton.

The English are at the top of their group despite the loss against PSG and are only one point ahead of their opponents, which means everything is up for grabs for tomorrow night at the Etihad.

Sergio Ramos is now expected to start for the French side and has an abundance of Champions League experience including goals, cards and drama.

TalkSPORT tip: Sergio Ramos must have one or more shots on target and Lionel Messi must score at all times at 5.57 / 1 (Paddy Power).

Champions League betting tips: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah shine, Man United bounce back from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, with Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea all in action
Sergio Ramos walks away after Barcelona red card but will now play alongside Messi

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Liverpool vs. Porto

Liverpool are undefeated in their nine meetings with FC Porto in European competitions, five of those games having taken place during Jurgen Klopp’s tenure.

This will be the fifth time FC Porto have traveled to face Liverpool at Anfield where they have lost three of their previous four games and have only scored one goal.

That single strike ended in a 4-1 loss in November 2007.

The Portuguese side have won only one of their 22 away matches against English sides in Europe.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have lost just two of their 23 Champions League home games with Klopp.

Since the start of the 2017-18 campaign – Mohamed Salah’s first as a Liverpool player – the Egyptian has scored 30 goals in 47 UEFA Champions League appearances for the club. Only four of them have been on penalties, with Robert Lewandowski (33) being the only player to have scored more goals without penalty in the competition than Salah (26) during that span.

Sadio Mané has scored five goals in five matches against FC Porto in the Champions League and also scored in the previous meeting.

TalkSPORT tip: Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane score 3/1 (William Hill).

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