Group C Champions League Prediction

Updated: September 24, 2013

Match Preview: Paris Saint Germain vs. Benfica


Match Date: 02 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Parc des Princes


Champions League Betting Tips – Paris Saint Germain’s entry into last season’s quarterfinals fairly gives them the edge over Benfica. However, the French club cannot be too complacent as Jorge Jesus is determined to seek redemption after their early exit last year and loss in the Europa League final.


Paris Saint Germain proved why it is Group C’s heavy favorite in the Champions League when it thrashed Olympiakos in matchday one of the tournament.
Edinson Cavani triggered the club’s scoring spree. Several minutes after netting PSG’s first goal, Thiago Motta converted 2 more shots, giving the club a 2-point lead against Olympiakos. Zlatan Ibrahimovic soon found himself  trying to convert a penalty, but he was denied. Nevertheless, the match’s last minute saw Marquinhos pulling off PSG’s 4th and final goal.


Meanwhile, Benfica also secured their survival in the tournament after winning over Anderlecht.

Luisão and Filip Djuricic nailed the club’s winning goals leaving their opponent goalless during the match.


After an enduring encounter, PSG  and Benfica will vie for the top spot in the group.


The Verdict: PSG 2-1 Benfica

PSG and Benfica are all familiar faces in the Champions League. Although the Portuguese outfit may not have scored that much compared to PSG, the club is nonetheless, experienced in the tournament’s enduring encounters.


Last season, Benfica failed to advance in the tournament. They tried to redeem themselves in the Europa League, but Chelsea never gave them the opportunity to do so. PSG must watch out for Jorge Jesus and his men, as they will most likely be more aggressive than the last season.


As for PSG’s case, again, they remain as heavy favorites, following their quarterfinals appearance last season. They could have advanced if not for the away goals that favored Barcelona’s side. Entering the tournament with some of the most celebrated transfers i.e Edinson Cavani,  expect the club to create more menace in the pitch.



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Match Preview: Anderlecht vs. Olympiakos


Match Date: 02 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade Constant Vanden Stock



Champions League Betting Tips –Thrashed with 4 goals, Olympiakos lowered their chances of advancing into the tournament, whilst giving more hope to Anderlecht.


Sidelined during their matchday one in the Champions League, both Olympiakos and Anderlecht shall fight for their survival in the group.


It has been a while since Olympiakos had their glorious days in the tournament. In recent years, they seem to have found their comfort zone in the Europa League. Now that they have yet another chance to advance into the tournament, expect the club to fight tooth and nail rather than slip down at Group C’s bottom pit.


In the meantime, Anderlecht will try to have a better performance this season. Advancing to the quarterfinals is quite possible. But perhaps, they are better off in the Europa league,


The Verdict: Anderlecht 2-1 Olympiakos


Surprisingly, Anderlecht gets the upper hand against Olympiakos, The latter’s thrashing from PSG, made its journey in the Champions League harder than what is expected.





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