2017-18 UEFA Champions League Group Stage 5 – Tuesday

Champions League action is back this midweek with some classy ties as Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City look to top their groups. 

Liverpool could secure qualification if win in Sevilla before Wednesday’s action sees; Manchester United, Celtic and Chelsea take centre stage. 


Sevilla vs Liverpool

Both teams top group E entering the penultimate round of fixtures and a win will send either side through.

The first leg at Anfield finished 2-2 so we could well be in for another tight battle here. 

Sevilla however have been tough to beat, winning seven and drawing two from nine home games this season across all competitions. 

Liverpool’s away form this season has been erratic at best of times across all competitions, winning four whilst drawing and losing three apiece. 

On that note, its easy to predict a draw but Liverpool have scored 19 goals in this group stage to the host’s ten. 


Liverpool training for Sevilla
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah training alongside teammates including Adam Lallana


This will be a tough trip but I am backing Liverpool to sneak this via the in form Mohamed Salah. 

Prediction: Sevilla 1-2 Liverpool

Result: Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool 


Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham might of lost to Arsenal on Saturday but travel to Dortmund ready to resume their European fight, having beaten Real Madrid last time out.

Borussia Dortmund however are welcoming Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from suspension after disruptive behaviour.


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Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


Spurs are already through but will want to win the group so have best chance possible of getting an easier tie in last 16 stage.

These teams have met at Westfalenstadion before in March 2016, when Dortmund ran out 3-0 winners.

This time around, with Harry Kane in fine form whilst Aubameyang is only returning, I expect Tottenham to get victory here to end Dortmund’s faint qualification hopes.

Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Result: Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur


Manchester City vs Feyenoord

Manchester City are still yet to taste defeat in any competition and will be keen to keep that run going here.

Feyenoord however come here needing a win if want to qualify for Europa League at best.

City could secure qualification as group F winners if Shakhtar Donetsk fail to beat Napoli.

There is no history between these teams but the Citizens won 4-0 in Feyenoord, sending a strong message showing what they are capable of.

With not much to play for and a centre back crisis, I expect Pep Guardiola to try and experiment with a back three. Even so, they should get a comfortable win to top the group.

Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Feyenoord

Result: Manchester City 1-0 Feyenoord 




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