Get our football experts’ best bets for Wednesday’s crunch matchday 6 action in the Champions League group stages.
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- BTTS in Bayern vs Barcelona
- Under 2.5 goals in Benfica vs Dynamo Kyiv
- Man United to score over 2.5 goals vs Young Boys
- Atalanta to beat Villarreal & BTTS
- Sevilla to beat RB Salzburg
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Bayern Munich vs Barcelona
Bayern came from behind at the weekend to beat Bundesliga title rivals Borussia Dortmund to extend their lead in the German top-flight to four points. They’ll win this Champions League group and advance in the top spot to the round of 16 regardless of what happens here, but there’s lots of the line for opponents Barcelona. The Catalans will qualify if they at least match Benfica’s result v Dynamo Kyiv, while Benfica will qualify if they beat Kyiv and Barca fails to beat Bayern, so they have to go for it in Bavaria.
Benfica vs Dynamo Kyiv
The hosts are yet to concede a UCL group stage goal against any side other than Bayern (W1, D2), including the goalless reverse fixture which gave them a fourth H2H clean sheet in a row (W3, D1). After three scoring failures in this group, Benfica will be hoping that they can rediscover their goalscoring form, having netted 22 goals across eight home European competition proper matches (W5, D3) prior to their matchday three loss to Bayern. They need a win here and will be hoping that Barcelona fails to beat Bayern. It’s bound to be a nervy evening but they should get the better of a Kyiv side with just one goal in five group games.
Man United vs Young Boys
Six of Young Boys’ 11 Champions League games this season have featured over 3.5 goals. The average goals-per-game count across those 11 fixtures was 3.45, and considering that they’re in shaky form overall (currently, nine points behind leaders Zurich and having lost four of 15 league fixtures so far, twice as many as they did in the whole of last season), they travel here short on confidence. New United boss Ralf Rangnick is likely to rotate his side with top spot already secured, but there will still be a host of first-team regulars on display and the Red Devils will be eager to impress with the pressure off.
Atalanta vs Villarreal
It’s now a straight fight between Atalanta and Villarreal for the runner-up spot behind Man United. The Yellow Submarine will qualify if they avoid defeat to Atalanta, while Atalanta has to win. A Copa del Rey win over lower-league opposition aside, Villarreal is winless in four outings since a 1-0 win over Getafe in early November. In contrast, Atalanta has won five consecutive Serie A matches and scored 25 goals in their last nine outings across all comps. They will fancy their chances at home.
RB Salzburg vs Sevilla
Salzburg has lost three of their last four home games against Spanish sides, and seven of Sevilla’s last eight wins have come with a clean sheet. Sevilla has gone eight straight away games in the Champions League without defeat, but they’ve drawn more of those (five) than they’ve won (three) so they’ll need more attacking impetus and threat. Lucas Ocampos could be the man to provide that; the Argentine has five goals in his last eight games in all competitions.