Edinson Cavani made his debut for Manchester United against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Saturday and will be aiming to give their UCL campaign a boost against Red Bull Leipzig in England on Wednesday.
Photo from @ManUtdOfficial (Twitter)
- Two fixtures at 1:55 pm EST and six more at 4:00 pm EST on Wednesday
- Man Utd are troubled at home ahead of Leipzig visit while buoyant Lazio head to Brugge
- See all odds and best bets for UCL Group Stage Matchday 2 on October 28 below
The Champions League continues its round of Matchday 2 group games on Wednesday with fixtures in Groups E, F, G and H. This follows the first eight matches of the round on Tuesday.
The three matches previewed in detail here kick-off at 4:00 pm EST.
Champions League Matchday 2 Odds
|Istanbul Basaksehir vs Paris Saint-Germain||+1400||+575||-500|
|Krasnodar vs Chelsea||+600||+370||-230|
|Borussia Dortmund vs Zenit St. Petersburg||-278||+430||+7000|
|Juventus vs Barcelona||+170||+240||+163|
|Manchester Utd vs Red Bull Leipzig||+123||+235||+230|
|Sevilla vs Rennes||-200||+325||+575|
|Club Brugge vs Lazio||+195||+245||+138|
|Ferencvaros vs Dinamo Kiev||+245||+245||+114|
Odds taken Oct 26 at DraftKings
Pick 1: Manchester Utd vs Red Bull Leipzig
Manchester United made an excellent start in Group H by winning 2-1 away against last season’s finalists Paris Saint-Germain in the competition’s opening week.
The trouble is that that they now face an in-form Red Bull Leipzig at Old Trafford – and the English giants are having trouble at home this season.
The 0-0 draw against Chelsea in the EPL on Saturday made it three games without a win on their own patch so far this season – with a 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace and a 6-1 thrashing by Tottenham Hotspur beforehand.
A first clean sheet of the season for @D_DeGea ⛔️
Let’s take the positives and push on 💪#MUFC pic.twitter.com/4ZD2gKY9eY
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 25, 2020
It makes Leipzig good value with DraftKings for at least a draw at a price of +235 and a good shout for a win at +230.
However, 15th-placed United’s clean sheet was a small sign of progress after the team conceded nine goals in the previous two games at their own HQ.
Leipzig are the Bundesliga leaders and opened their UCL campaign with a 2-0 win at home against Istanbul Basaksehir last week.
Turn and finish 🔄
Former Man City wing-back Angelino looks more like a striker as he spins and finds the back of the net to put Leipzig ahead vs. Istanbul Basaksehir 🔥 pic.twitter.com/CBxeRHjjUA
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 20, 2020
The Germans were semifinalists in the UCL last season but were beaten 3-0 by PSG while United lost 2-1 in the Europa League semifinal against eventual winners Sevilla.
Leipzig are undefeated domestically and have one win and one draw on the road.
Both goals in Leipzig’s UCL win against Istanbul were scored by Angelino, the full-back on loan from Manchester City.
In Germany, they have been both reasonably prolific – scoring 12 goals – and very tight defensively after conceding only three times.
They were 2-1 winners at home against Hertha Berlin on Saturday for a third straight victory.
Man Utd fans.
Do you want to see Donny van de Beek in the team? pic.twitter.com/FGu4BaHpQU
— Goal (@goal) October 25, 2020
Both goals in the UCL win against Istanbul were scored by Angelino, the full-back on loan from Manchester City. He has also scored twice in the Bundesliga.
United and Leipzig have never met before.
Pick: Draw +230
Pick 2: Club Brugge vs Lazio
Lazio sit on top of Group F after a notable 3-1 win at home against Borussia Dortmund in the first round of group fixtures
Club Brugge were also winners with a 2-1 success at Zenit St. Petersburg.
Lazio looks decent value for an away win at +138, while Brugge are priced at +188 with the draw also inviting at +245.
Lazio were 2-1 winners at home against Bologna in Italy’s Serie A at the weekend; taking their record to two wins, one draw and two defeats.
About last night 🥰
📸 Flick through the album to relive yesterday’s 1-2 win at Zenit: https://t.co/fVfKwg5utH#zenclu pic.twitter.com/kJ1VasahUX
— Club Brugge English (@ClubBrugge_en) October 21, 2020
Striker Ciro Immobile was Italy’s leading goalscorer last season and is getting into gear again which could be ominous for Brugge.
He took his tally for this season to three against Bologna and was also among the scorers against Dortmund and Cagliari.
Brugge were beaten 2-1 away at Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the Belgian league on Saturday.
Simone Inzaghi admits he had ‘problems’ choosing the starting XI for Lazio against Bologna, explaining those two first half substitutions https://t.co/uw0NRrFQvV #LazioBologna #SerieA #Lazio #Bologna #SerieATIM pic.twitter.com/xE9U8byBvt
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) October 24, 2020
Their UCL win in St. Petersburg was a dramatic late affair with the Belgian side winning thanks to a goal in the third minute of added time from Charles De Ketelaere.
Although Bruges are in second place in Belgium, their form has been erratic with six wins, one draw and three defeats.
Two of those defeats came at home in August.
Brugge and Lazio have never met before in European competition.
In last season’s Europa League, Brugge exited at the Round of 32 stage after drawing 1-1 at home against Manchester United and then losing 5-0.
Lazio failed to get past the Europa League group stage last season.
Brugge and Lazio have never met before in European competition.
Pick: Lazio +138
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Pick 3: Sevilla vs Rennes
Sevilla were involved in a goalless draw at Chelsea in their opening game in Group H.
In fact, the Spanish side have not scored in their last three games and have managed only five goals in five La Liga fixtures this season.
That makes Rennes a good prospect for a draw at Sevilla on Wednesday at an attractive price of +235.
Sevilla are wide favorites for a win at -200 but their poor goal-scoring record makes that look over-generous even though they are holders of the Europa League title.
Rennes unbeaten start to Ligue 1 is over after they lost 2-1 to Angers tonight. Sofiane Boufal scored his first goal for the club and Angelo Angelo Fulgini scored the second. Jeremy Doku stood out for Rennes he completed the most dribbles with 7 the young Belgian a bright spark.
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) October 23, 2020
Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat by Eibar was their second successive reverse in La Liga.
Rennes drew 1-1 at home in their opening UCL fixture against Krasnodar of Russia.
That followed another 1-1 draw away at Dijon although they were beaten 2-1 at home by Angers last Saturday.
We will fight until the end, no matter what! ⚔️🙏🏼 #WeAreSevilla @SevillaFC pic.twitter.com/S9j6aygyB8
— Ivan Rakitic (@ivanrakitic) October 24, 2020
They are third in France’s Ligue 1 after four wins, three draws and only one defeat – suggesting they are capable of making the most of Sevilla’s current poor form.
At a price of +575, Rennes are huge outsiders to win the game.
These two teams have also never met before.
Pick: Draw +235