Champions League Group Stage Matchday 2 – Preview and Free Picks

Last Updated on September 12, 2022 5:50 pm by Erwin Noguera

This week we will have the matchday 2 of the group stage of the second most important soccer tournament in the world, the UEFA Champions League, and we will have matches that will arouse the interest of many people.

Undoubtedly, the match we are most looking forward to is between FC Barcelona and Bayern, teams that will face each other again in the group stage of the Champions League, after Bayern has dominated these series in recent seasons. The additional ingredient is the return of Lewandowski to the Allianz Arena.

The match between Rangers and Napoli, which was to have been played on Tuesday, was rescheduled for Wednesday due to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away last Thursday.

Liverpool will have another acid test against Ajax in Amsterdam after they were crushed by Napoli in the first match. Another big game will be Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium.

Real Madrid will try to continue their undefeated start to the season against RB Leipzig and Atlético Madrid will visit Bayer Leverkusen in Germany.

UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 – Preview – Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City – Info

When: Wednesday, September 14 at 03:00 pm ET.

Moneyline odds: Dortmund +1150 / Manchester City -526 (Source: MyBookie.ag)

Draw Offs: +650

Where Can I Watch? DAZN / TNT Sports / HBO Max / TUDN / Paramount + / Univision.

The UEFA Champions League does not stop and this Wednesday, September 14, 2022, we will have the match between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City, which will be at the Etihad Stadium, home of the Citizens at 03:00 pm ET.

As in every season, Manchester City is the favorite to lift the Champions League trophy and has started this edition with an excellent victory over Sevilla, as visitors, with a score of 4-0. 

Norwegian Erling Haaland continues to prove that he is one of the best strikers in the world, and he will visit his former home on the second day of the group stage.

On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund also comes from a great match against Copenhagen where they won very well with a score of 3-0. But, in their return to the Bundesliga over the weekend, they were stunned by RB Leipzig and fell with a terrible score of 0-3. 

Dortmund must solidify their defense if they want to get a positive result against Manchester City in this match, as another consecutive thrashing will bring too many doubts to the table.

For this match, our winner’s chip goes to Manchester City, and we predict a score of 3-0.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City Betting Pick: Manchester City

UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 – Preview – Inter vs. Viktoria Plzeñ – Info

When: Tuesday, September 13 at 12:45 pm ET.

Moneyline odds: Inter -235 / Plzeñ +610 (Source: MyBookie.ag)

Draw Offs: +390

Where Can I Watch? DAZN / TNT Sports / HBO Max / TUDN / Paramount + / Univision

Inter and Viktoria Plzeñ come to this match with the need to get 3 points, which could help them to stay in the fight for the top two positions in the group. This match will be this Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at the Doosan Arena, home of Viktoria Plzeñ.

Simone Inzaghi’s side has much more experience in this kind of duel and faces the weakest opponent in this first group stage, but they have conceded at least one goal in five of their seven matches this season.

Inter come into this match after being crushed at home by Bayern with a 0-2 score line.

On the other hand, Viktoria Plzeñ knows that the most accessible match they could have in this group stage will be this one, at home against Inter. That is why they must go out and play a very good game to try to take 3 points and fight for third place in the Group of Death.

Plzeñ comes from being crushed by FC Barcelona in their first match of the Champions League group stage, with a score of 5-1.

For this match, our selection is a victory for Inter with a score of 2-0.

Inter vs. Viktoria Plzeñ Betting Pick: Inter

UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 – Preview – FC Barcelona vs. Bayern – Info

When: Tuesday, September 13 at 03:00 pm ET.

Moneyline odds: FC Barcelona +275 / Bayern -125 (Source: MyBookie.ag)

Draw Offs: +340

Where Can I Watch? DAZN / TNT Sports / HBO Max / TUDN / Paramount + / Univision

The moment of truth arrives for a team that wants to return to the top, FC Barcelona faces its first test of fire in this UEFA Champions League on this second matchday when it visits Bayern at the Allianz Arena, this Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 03:00 pm ET.

The team coached by Xavi Hernandez come into this match with spectacular confidence, after a devastating start to the season where they have played 6 games in total, including LaLiga and Champions League matches, where they have 5 consecutive wins and a record of 20 goals scored and only 2 conceded.

FC Barcelona not only is coming from 5 consecutive wins but in the last two games played it has scored 9 goals. This is the best version of FC Barcelona that we have known in recent seasons.

On the other hand, Bayern will try to continue their good streak of matches without defeat against FC Barcelona. Despite this, they have had a worrying performance in the last few rounds, especially in the Bundesliga where they have accumulated 3 consecutive draws and, for the first time in many years, they are not leading the standings.

Bayern is coming from a very good victory against Inter in the first match of this group stage. Now they must hold FC Barcelona with their former star, Robert Lewandowski, to avoid a catastrophe.

For this match, we believe that FC Barcelona will continue its good run, so we predict a victory for the Spanish team with a score of 3-1.

FC Barcelona vs. Bayern Betting Pick: FC Barcelona

UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 – Preview – PSG vs. Maccabi Haifa – Info

When: Wednesday, September 14 at 03:00 pm ET.

Moneyline odds: PSG -724 / Maccabi Haifa +1625 (Source: MyBookie.ag)

Draw Offs: +800

Where Can I Watch? DAZN / TNT Sports / HBO Max / TUDN / Paramount + / Univision

At the Sammy Ofer StadiumParis Saint-Germain and Maccabi Haifa face each other on Wednesday, September 14, on the second matchday of Group H of the UEFA Champions League 2022-23.

Both teams will be looking to climb positions in this stage. With 3 points, PSG is in second place in the group. On the other hand, Maccabi Haifa is in last place with no points yet.

PSG has made a great start to this season and, above all, in this UEFA Champions League, where they achieved a very good victory against Juventus with a score of 2-1. Although the score was close, it does not reflect what the match was about, with a devastating PSG dominating Juventus in all facets of the game.

PSG is coming off a weekend where they struggled to take the win at home to Stade Brest, with a final score of 1-0.

On the other hand, Maccabi Haifa did not have a good start in the Champions League, in their visit to Portugal, they could not beat Benfica and ended up losing with a score of 0-2. Now comes the most complicated part of the group, a complicated PSG that is full of stars who have only one goal, to be champions of this edition of the UEFA Champions League.

That is why for this match we do not doubt that PSG will take the victory, and we predict a final score of 5-0.

PSG vs. Maccabi Haifa Betting Pick: PSG

UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 – Preview – Liverpool vs. Ajax – Info

When: Tuesday, September 13 at 03:00 pm ET.

Moneyline odds: Liverpool -189 / Ajax +420 (Source: MyBookie.ag)

Draw Offs: +390

Where Can I Watch? DAZN / TNT Sports / HBO Max / TUDN / Paramount + / Univision

The UEFA Champions League group stage returns this week, and we will have a great match between two teams that need this victory to be among the top two in their group, Liverpool vs Ajax, which will be played this Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Anfield, home of Liverpool at 03:00 pm ET.

This match is a dream come true for many fans. As in 2018/2019, both were, for many, the best teams in the world, and should have given the best final in ages. However, their dreams were over thanks to a brilliant night by Tottenham’s Moura. Now they face each other, truth be told, in a completely different context.

The Reds started the competition very badly by losing with a crushing 4-1 in their visit to Napoli, a game that was defined in 47′ minutes, where they conceded all four goals.

This weekend, Liverpool did not see action in the Premier League because all matches were suspended due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Meanwhile, Ajax continues to add victories, and after the overwhelming debut in the Champions League with a 4-0 home win over Rangers of Scotland, last weekend they beat Heerenveen 5-0 in the Eredivisie, where they are the sole leaders.

Although Ajax comes into this match with more confidence than Liverpool, Anfield is a virtually unbeatable temple for Liverpool. That is why our winner’s chip is for them, and we predict a score of 2-1.

Liverpool vs. Ajax Betting Pick: Liverpool

UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 – Preview – Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig – Info

When: Wednesday, September 14 at 03:00 pm ET.

Moneyline odds: RB Leipzig +440 / Real Madrid -190 (Source: MyBookie.ag)

Draw Offs: +380

Where Can I Watch? DAZN / TNT Sports / HBO Max / TUDN / Paramount + / Univision

Real Madrid continues its Champions League title defense in this group stage, this time it will have to receive RB Leipzig at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, a powerful team coming from a great weekend in the Bundesliga.

This match will be this Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 03:00 pm ET.

Real Madrid got their title defense off on the right foot with a 3-0 win over Celtic in Glasgow. However, the victory was costly for Real Madrid after injuries to Karim Benzema, the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or, and Éder Militao, although Carlo Ancelotti found in Eden Hazard the ideal replacement for the Frenchman.

Hazard left very good sensations in this match, distributing the assist for Modric’s second goal of the match and scoring Real Madrid’s third and decisive goal.

While in LaLiga, they remain undefeated in the 5 matches played and come coming back from their match against Mallorca with a final score of 4-1.

On the other hand, RB Leipzig did not start their participation in this UEFA Champions League as they had dreamed, as they were unexpectedly crushed at home by Shaktar, with a score of 1-4. This result led to the dismissal of their coach, Domenico Tedesco.

Leipzig was able to bounce back, and they hit the table at the weekend to crush Borussia Dortmund with a 3-0 score line.

For this match, our winner’s chip goes to Real Madrid, and we predict a score of 3-1.

Real Madrid vs. RB Leipzig Betting Pick: Real Madrid

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