Last Updated on November 5, 2023 2:46 pm by Erwin Noguera
The emotions of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage are back, and this week, we will have the games corresponding to matchday 4. The second leg matches of this first phase of the championship officially begin.
On the other hand, this also means time is running out, and teams need to step up to get the necessary points to qualify for the round of 16.
On this new day, we will have interesting matches that will leave us breathless during the 90 minutes. In addition, we could also find out the first teams to write their names in the next stage of the tournament.
Here is a preview of the best matches on matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Group Stage.
Champions League Matchday 4 – Shakhtar vs. Barcelona – Info
Tuesday, November 7, 12:45 ET at the Volksparkstadion
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Shakhtar Donetsk is not having a good time in this Champions League Group Stage, as they are currently in third place in Group H, with a record of 1 win and 2 losses.
Moreover, it is fair to mention that Shakhtar have lost against the big rivals of the group, namely FC Barcelona and FC Porto, so it is unlikely that in the second leg matches, they will be able to get good results. However, anything can happen in the Champions League, and this match against Barça can be decisive for their future in the tournament.
Shakhtar Donetsk comes from an excellent victory in the local classic of Ukrainian soccer against Dynamo Kyiv, visitors, with a score of 1-0.
On the other hand, we have FC Barcelona, the favorite team to take first place in Group H, and without a doubt, they will try to achieve it to avoid an early elimination from the tournament, as happened in the last two seasons.
However, the team is on track to do so, as they have managed to win the first three games of the group, with 8 goals scored and only 1 conceded.
Let’s remember that ‘Los Culés’ lost at home to Real Madrid in El Clasico last week so this match could bring them back the joy.
In their last Champions League game, Barcelona beat Shakhtar at home with a score of 2-1.
We do not doubt that our winner’s choice goes to FC Barcelona.
Shakhtar vs. Barcelona Betting Pick: Barcelona
Champions League Matchday 4 – Borussia Dortmund vs. Newcastle – Info
Tuesday, November 7, 12:45 ET at the Signal Iduna Park
Borussia Dortmund +160
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Borussia Dortmund urgently needs to translate their level of play from the Bundesliga to this UEFA Champions League, as their qualification to the round of 16 depends exclusively on it.
Dortmund has a record of 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss in this Champions League Group F. They are also level on 4 points with Newcastle and just 2 points behind PSG at the top of the table. As a result, we see many scenarios available for Dortmund to take the victory in this match and even finish the group on top.
BVB comes from being crushed by Bayern Munich last Saturday by 0-4 at home. However, the team had looked solid in the local league before that.
On the other hand, we have Newcastle United, a team that has had many ups and downs this season, both in the Champions League and the Premier League. However, the team has shown some flashes of quality at the beginning of the season, getting important victories against Manchester City and Manchester United in the EFL Cup.
Like Dortmund, Newcastle has a 1-1-1 record and needs these 3 points to dream of qualifying from the toughest group in this Champions League.
On the other hand, Newcastle overcame a tough match this Saturday, November 4, with an excellent victory over Arsenal by 1-0.
For this match, our prediction is a narrow 1-0 victory for Borussia Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle Betting Pick: Borussia Dortmund
Champions League Matchday 4 – Milan vs. PSG – Info
Tuesday, November 7, 15:00 ET at the San Siro Stadium
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AC Milan is one of the teams that must play their best in the last 3 Champions League matches to qualify for the round of 16. Right now, the Italian side is the only one in Group F that does not know what a win is, so they have additional pressure heading into this match.
Notwithstanding, Milan has played relatively well in Serie A, as they are fighting for the top of the table. However, that level of play disappears when the team plays in Europe, so they need to correct it as soon as possible to stay in the race for the qualification to the round of 16.
On the other hand, we have PSG, a team that owes a lot to its fans for having a high-level team, but they have many shortcomings when it comes to taking victories in important moments and matches.
However, at the beginning of the season, PSG in the Champions League has shown a high level of play after winning 2 out of 3 games. Notwithstanding, not everything is positive for the team, as they have conceded up to 4 goals, even more than Milan, who have not won.
PSG comes to this matchday with a sky-high morale, as they have just beaten Montpellier with an excellent score of 3-0.
For this match, our prediction will be a comfortable victory for PSG.
Milan vs. PSG Betting Pick: PSG