Champions League Group Stage Preview: Group C

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Updated: November 25, 2014
Bayer Leverkusen - Champions League

Match Date: 26 November 2014 (local time)

 

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Monaco

It doesn’t take a genius to see that Bayer Leverkusen is the ultimate football betting favorite not only in the match against AS Monaco, but also in Group C.

 

Despite Bayer’s loss in its first match, the club recovered and pulled off three (3) consecutive wins, which helped them garner nine (9) points and therefore, secured its spot for the tournament’s next stage. In terms of its performance in the domestic league, Bayer has experienced minor slips and is still, considered as one of the strongest squads in Bundesliga.

 

As for AS Monaco, the former title contender is now struggling in the mid-table of Ligue 1. However, its Champions League performance seems to go pretty well. They currently occupy the second spot in Group C and has accumulated five (5) points.

 

AS Monaco needs to win the match against Bayer if it’s serious in qualifying for the nect stage. Although it is the next best club in the group, the points that it has accumulated is barely enough to take them to next round.

 

On a closer look, it is evident that the second qualifying spot is still, open and Zenit or Benfica, can still, steal the spotlight.

 

Prediction: 2-0

 

Zenit Petersburg  vs. Benfica

It is a life and death situation for Zenit and Benfica. The squad, which gains the upper-hand in the clash gets the benefit of avoiding an early exit and therefore, continue its run in the Champions League.

 

The Group Stage is not yet over for these teams and all they need to do is gain three (3) points.

 

Expect a close match between Zenit and Benfica. The clash promises to be an exciting and thrilling one.

 

 

Prediction: 1-1

 

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