Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Wednesday’s Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

On Wednesday, Barcelona (2 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw) travels to Allianz Arena to take on Bayern Munich (5-0-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

Already having clinched Group E, Bayern Munich has looked unstoppable, and with the injury to PSG’s Neymar, it could be considered the favorite to win the Champions League.

Bayern Munich is led by star F Robert Lewandowski. He’s been terrific so far this season. Bayern is 8 points ahead of second-place Barcelona in the group. It is 4 points ahead of Dortmund for the top spot in the Bundesliga.

As for Barcelona, it has been sliding on a downhill slope since Lionel Messi left.

It ranks 7th in La Liga competitions with 23 points in 15 games. F Memphis Depay has been its most consistent scorer this season. A win clinches Barcelona a spot in the Champions League knockout round.

Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds via Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Wednesday at 2:14 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Bayern Munich -200 (bet $200 to win $100) | Barcelona +440 (bet $100 to win $440) | Draw +400
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

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Prediction

Bayern Munich 2, Barcelona 1

Money line (ML)

BET BAYERN MUNICH (-200).

The value here isn’t terrific, but it’s certainly good enough to place a wager on. Bayern has looked unstoppable in both Bundesliga play and in Champions League action.

It’s not just that Bayern has won all five games, but it’s how it’s winning.

Although not in the most competitive group, Bayern has scored 19 goals in 5 games and given up 3. Behind two goals from Lewandowski, it took down Barcelona 3-0 in Spain.

Given Barcelona’s recent change in management, I would stay away from betting on the road side.

We’ve seen teams like Liverpool and PSG, which didn’t need a win, come out on top. The case for a sluggish Bayern just isn’t there. It should be at its top form, and I’d bet on Bayern coming out on top.

Over/Under (O/U)

“LEAN” to the UNDER 3.5 (-110). Barcelona has experience on its backline, and that should help it tame an insanely talented Bayern attack.

With defenders Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba both projected to start, Barcelona should be able to limit a team that scored 3 goals with only 7 shots on target last time these two teams met. Barcelona has just 5 goals in 5 games and has allowed just 6 in UCL play.

Barcelona is as bad of a team as when it faced Bayern in its first meeting. With something to play for in this one, we should get a focused Barcelona team, making the UNDER 3.5 (-110) the better play here.

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Milan vs. Liverpool odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Tuesday’s Milan vs. Liverpool odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

On Tuesday, Liverpool (5 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws) is on the road to take on Milan (1-3-1). Kickoff from San Siro is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Milan vs. Liverpool odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

There’s no need for Liverpool to necessarily put its best XI on the pitch with its comfortable lead atop Group B.

For Milan however, even a draw at home could keep its UCL hopes alive on the final day of Group Stage action. These teams have already played once with Liverpool picking up a 3-2 victory despite Milan holding a 2-1 lead at halftime.

The home side is currently atop the Serie A league with a 12-2-2 record. Liverpool, who enters as an underdog, is second in the EPL.

Milan vs. Liverpool: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds via Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:25 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Milan +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | Liverpool +215 (bet $100 to win $215) | Draw +285
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +135 | U: -175)

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Prediction

Liverpool 2, Milan 2

Money line (ML)

“LEAN” to a DRAW (+285).

I think the different location from the first meeting and difference in urgency between each side should help this one swing towards Milan’s favor, but I’m not necessarily ready to bet against the EPL’s leading scorer F Mohamed Salah.

While Salah may play, M James Milner, F Roberto Firmino, M Harvey Elliott, M Jordan Henderson, M Thiago and F Diogo Jota are all out or doubtful for Liverpool Tuesday.

That’s just too many big names, especially in the midfield. That’s clearly the same reason why Liverpool is dubbed an underdog despite being one of the best teams in the world.

F Zlatan Ibrahimović should be primed and in the lineup for AC Milan. He’s scored 6 goals in six starts (nine appearances). The talent between Ibra and F Olivier Giroud may be too much for a short-handed Liverpool.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the OVER 3.5 (+135) as the better side of the total. This one is simple — both teams rely on their offensive, and not defensive, play.

While Liverpool has a solid backline when at full strength, it still averages the most goals per game in the EPL. Milan is averaging the second-most goals per game in Series A.

This game should have a ton of action could certainly get close to the 3-2 total of the first meeting again Tuesday.

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RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Tuesday’s RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

On Tuesday, Manchester City (4 wins, 1 loss, 0 draws) travels to Red Bull Arena Leipzig to take on RB Leipzig (1-3-1). Kickoff is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

We’re at the point in the Champions League group stage matches where teams are playing each other for a second time. Round 1 of these two teams was in London and ended 6-3 Man City.

This is the final group stage match for both teams. Leipzig, led by star French F Christopher Nkunku, sits 11th on the Bundesliga table. Nkunku leads the team with 6 goals on the season.

They’ve scored 13 and given up 13 in five games. As for City, they’ve scored 17 and gave up 8. City is atop the Premier League and are led by M Jack Grealish and M Kevin de Bruyne.

RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds via Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:15 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: RB Leipzig +275 (bet $100 to win $275) | Manchester City -112 (bet $112 to win $100) | Draw +295
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +133 | U: -170)

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Prediction

Manchester City 3, RB Leipzig 2

Money line (ML)

BET on MANCHESTER CITY -112.

There’s no reason why a team like Man City, which has the depth and talent to play with a mid-tier Bundesliga team even when down a few players, can’t come out on top.

They already slaughtered Leipzig earlier on in UCL action, and with F Phil Foden and M İlkay Gündoğan both expected to be active, City should just have too much talent.

They’ve been scoring at will in UCL play, and Leipzig is giving up more than two goals per game.

Given Man City’s defense, the second-best in the EPL, I expect a strong showing from the roadside although they already have the top spot clinched.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the OVER 3.5 (+133). Last time these two teams met, the total ended at 9. While City should be resting some its key players, they’ll still have talent on the pitch.

With Leipzig needing this win, Nkunku will likely be playing all 90 minutes. This is a must-win game for them, and they should do their best to break down the City backline.

I’d wait to bet this game until you see who City plays as many of their stars should be active, even if they don’t see time. If players like Foden and Raheem Sterling start, I wouldn’t hesitate hitting the Over here.

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PSG vs Club Brugge odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Tuesday’s PSG vs Club Brugge odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

On Tuesday, Club Brugge (1 win, 3 losses, 1 draw) travels to Parc des Princes to take on PSG (4-1-0). Kickoff is set for 12:45 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the PSG vs Club Brugge odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

The top two clubs in Group A have already been decided, which means PSG may not start their strongest XI.

With Neymar out for months, PSG will be down to just Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi as their stars up top. Down 4 points from Man City in Group A, it could be unlikely we see either.

As for Club Brugge, with a win, they could get one of the few spots for the third team in a group. They drew PSG 1-1 the last time these two teams battled.

They’ll look for some type of result again as they travel to France for this match.

PSG vs Club Brugge: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: PSG -300 (bet $300 to win $100) | Club Brugge +650 (bet $100 to win $650) | Draw +500
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: -120 | U: -105)

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Prediction

PSG 2, Club Brugge 1

Money line (ML)

PASS on the money line.

If there is a playable wager here, it’s the draw at +500. PSG, easily upon the French Ligue 1, is by far the better team, but they’re injured, and in no way, need to win this game.

Sergio Ramos and Julian Draxler are both out as well, hurting PSG’s backline and midfield. Given the non-urgent condition of this game, PSG may not play Mbappe or Messi anyway.

While I’m still not confident about it, I think seeing a sluggish PSG side wouldn’t be unthinkable. Also, Club Brugge is fighting for their lives. They’re 3rd in the Belgian league and have scored 32 goals in 17 games.

They can put up goals and should be able to get at least against a susceptible PSG side.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the UNDER 3.5 (-105). PSG is going to be down a key defender, a key forward and a key midfielder. That’s a perfect storm for not getting a plethora of attempts.

While their depth should help them prevail, scoring in bunches likely won’t be their expertise in this one. PSG has scored 1 goal in their last 2 Ligue 1 matches. They have just 9 in 5 games in Group A action, giving up 7.

Club Brugge has also struggled to score, averaging just a goal per game. Put the averages together, and you get around a 2-1 game which is what I expect.

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Manchester City vs. PSG odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Wednesday’s Manchester City vs. PSG odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

In a Wednesday clash of two of the best clubs in the world, PSG will visit Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Manchester City vs. PSG odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

While Manchester City is one of the most competitive teams in the EPL, they’ll be without two superstar midfields, Kevin de Bruyne and Jack Grealish, who are respectively listed as out and doubtful.

Behind goals from Rodri, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva, City still defeated Everton in EPL action this past weekend. They lost 2-0 to PSG in the team’s first UCL match.

As for PSG, they’ll be down Sergio Ramos, listed as doubtful. M Julian Draxler is also listed as out. However, their world-class trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi are all active.

PSG is the clear top dog in Ligue 1, the French top league. Led that by trio, they’ll give one of the EPL’s best defenses some problems as they head to England on Wednesday.

Manchester City vs. PSG: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Manchester City -180 (bet $180 to win $100) | PSG +440 (bet $100 to win $440) | Draw +360
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -190 | U: +145)

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Prediction

Manchester City 1, PSG 1

Money line (ML)

PASS on the money line with a slight “lean” to a draw.

The attacking PSG trio is in and should be able to get by City at least once. Along those lines, there is some concern as to how City’s midfield will hold up without two of the best in the sport.

PSG held City scoreless in their first meeting, and City hasn’t given us much reason to believe in them in big-time games. Aside from their 2-0 loss earlier in UCL play, they drew Liverpool 2-2 and beat Chelsea 1-0 in EPL action.

With PSG nearing full strength and having had success against City before, I wouldn’t bet against a side that has the talent that they do. With that in mind, I may play a draw for a small unit if anything.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the UNDER 2.5 (+145) as the better side of the total. Given only two goals were scored last time these two faced off, the value is there for these odds.

City has given up 7 goals in 4 UCL games, but that goes down to just 5 in 3 without their previous loss to PSG. They’ve scored 15 but were held scoreless the first go around.

As for PSG, while their goals weren’t lucky, they may not get the same bounces this time around. Man City has allowed just 6 goals in 12 EPL games. Their backline, led by veteran Kyle Walker, is elite.

The PSG attacking trio hasn’t quite looked as good as many were expected either, so I would bet this game is more low scoring than high scoring.

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Villarreal vs. Manchester United odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Tuesday’s Villarreal vs. Manchester United odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

On Tuesday afternoon, Manchester United (2 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw) will travel to Estadio El Madrigal to take on Villarreal (2-1-1). The match is scheduled to kick off at 12:45 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Villarreal vs. Manchester United odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

Manchester United is a mess right now. They still have an ultra-talented roster led by F Cristiano Ronaldo, but they just fired their manager, so things are in flux following a 4-1 loss to Watford this past weekend.

They’re still sitting atop Group F in the Champions League and have scored 8 goals while giving up 7.

La Liga’s Villarreal are led by 24-year-old Dutch F Arnaut Groeneveld. He has 5 goals in 9 starts, but is doubtful for Tuesday’s contest. They are tied with 7 points in UCL action but sit in second in Group F as Man U won 2-1 the last time these two met Sept. 29.

Villarreal vs. Manchester United: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Villarreal +180 (bet $100 to win $180) | Manchester United +155 (bet $100 to win $155) | Draw +235
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

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Prediction

Villarreal 1, Manchester United 0

Money line (ML)

“LEAN” on VILLARREAL (+180) as it’s the more competent side at the moment. The last time these two teams took the pitch, it was a 95th-minute Ronaldo goal that sent United away with three.

United was actually outshot in the first meeting, and with Pogba and Mason Greenwood (one of the team’s top scorers) out, getting the ball to the elite forward is going to be easier said than done.

Villarreal is slipping in league play, winning just 3 of 13 games, but it also lost just three while recording seven draws. While its form hasn’t been great it hasn’t lost four of its last five games like Man U.

It’s just not a good idea to back United right now. This is a more a fade against United than a bet on Villarreal.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the UNDER 2.5 (-107) as Villarreal doesn’t have an elite offensive side and their opponent is missing two of its key distributors. Man U being without Greenwood and Pogba is huge, and it means the serves to Ronaldo may not be at the same level as normal.

Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matić just haven’t done a good enough job in league action, and with those key pieces against out, they’ll be asked to do too much.

Villarreal has scored just 15 goals in 13 La Liga matches and has scored 5 goals in four UCL matches, so they aren’t necessarily a thriving offense either.

With that in mind, I’d shy away from betting on goals in this one. Both teams played a scoreless first half the last time they took the field.

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Manchester City vs. Club Brugge odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Wednesday’s Manchester City vs. Club Brugge odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

On Wednesday, Club Brugge (1 win, 1 loss, 1 draw) will travel to take on Manchester City (2-1-0). The match will kick off at 4 p.m. ET, and will be held at Etihad Stadium. Below, we preview the Manchester City vs. Club Brugge odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

Despite having lost to PSG earlier in Group A action, Manchester City has taken care of business in a dominating way against the group’s other clubs. They defeated RB Leipzig 6-3 and took down Club Brugge 5-1.

With the best midfield in the world led by M Jack Grealish and M Kevin de Bruyne, Man City aren’t only among the best teams in Group A, but they’re also a top-five club in the English Premier League.

They’ll again draw Club Brugge, one of the best teams in Belgium’s top league.

Brugge took down Leipzig and impressively drew PSG. Brugge is currently the No. 2 team in the Belgian Pro League. They’ll be without D Éder Balanta on Wednesday.

20-year-old F Charles De Ketelaere and 22-year-old M Noa Lang, a duo that respectively have 7 and 9 combined goals and assists, lead Brugge into this competitive battle with one of the world’s best clubs.

Manchester City vs. Club Brugge: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds via Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:00 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Manchester City -1000 (bet $1000 to win $100) | Club Brugge +2500 (bet $100 to win $2500) | Draw +900
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: -130 | U: +105)

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Prediction

Manchester City 3, Club Brugge 1

Money line (ML)

PASS on the money line.

While I don’t hate the BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at +115, I’d much rather have that as Brugge has scored in every UCL game so far this campaign. It’s at least something to consider as this money line is one to stay far away from.

That said, given that Brugge is competitive and did draw PSG, I’d stay away from either the Man City money line or the draw, the value respectively just isn’t there.

I’d never bet a -1000, and at the same time, I wouldn’t back a +900 draw as City is one of the best clubs in the world.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the OVER 3.5 (-135) as Man City has been running throw lower-level UCL clubs. They put up 6 on RB Leipzig and 5 on Club Brugge in Round 1.

While they’ve struggled in the EPL, Man City did have back-to-back games of 5 and 4 against Brugge and Brighton. Having struggled over their last two, this should be a match that Man City regains its confidence.

With F Phil Foden and F Raheem Sterling both looking to solidify their role in the starting XI, Man City should be looking to feed their stars and keep the depleted Brugge backline busy.

Brugge also allows over a goal per game and nears two per game on the offensive end. They should be able to help the total by getting one of the board.

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RB Leipzig vs. PSG odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Wednesday’s RB Leipzig vs. PSG odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

In Wednesday UCL action, PSG (2 wins, 0 losses, 1 draw) will visit RB Leipzig (0-3-0). The match is set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET and will be held at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany. Below, we preview the RB Leipzig vs. PSG odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

On Wednesday afternoon, PSG will cross the German border, looking to continue its dominance. PSG has won two straight UCL matches, defeating Man City 2-0 and RB Leipzig 3-2.

F Kylian Mbappé and F Lionel Messi are both doubtful, so PSG will likely lean on F Neymar as their lone trio of skilled attackers set to make an appearance.

As for Leipzig, they’ll be without four players, but they’ve managed some success in the UCL, having struggled to slow their opponent’s attack. Leipzig has averaged two goals per game but has given up 11 in 3 matches.

Leipzig has scored 21 in 10 Bundesliga matches, currently sitting in 8th place in the top German league and in last place in Group A.

RB Leipzig vs. PSG: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds via Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:50 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: RB Leipzig +175 (bet $100 to win $175) | PSG +140 (bet $100 to win $140) | Draw +280
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +115 | U: -145)

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Prediction

PSG 3, RB Leipzig 2

Money line (ML)

BET on PSG (+140) as they get a nice odds boost due to being on the road and also being down two key players.

Neymar and then players like M Angel di Maria and F Mauro Icardi should be able to still produce goals. It’s hard to quantify the impact of life without Messi and Mbappe, but Leizig has been that bad defensively in UCL action.

Also, PSG took down RB Leipzig and Man City in their last two matches, so they should be primed to continue their hot streak. Easily the best side in Ligue 1 action, expect PSG to come out on top despite being short-handed.

It’s really the only way to bet the money line.

Over/Under (O/U)

“LEAN” to the OVER 3.5 (+115) for a fraction of a unit.

The attacking prowess will still be alive, and Leipzig, while they are without key players, still have M Emil Forsberg and M Christopher Nkunku, both of which have four goals in Bundesliga action.

They will, however, be down D Lukas Klostermann, who has six starts on the season. His absence could hurt their already-weak defense. Down defenders and with attackers still present, RB Leipzig may force a score-heavy match.

With that in mind, I expect both sides to get on the board, but I think betting on more than three goals is always risky, especially without Mbappe or Messi.

Given the scenario, a small unit is a good move for the total.

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Atalanta vs. Manchester United odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Tuesday’s Atalanta vs. Manchester United odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

In midweek Group F Champions League action, Manchester United (2 wins, 1 loss, 0 draws) visits Atalanta (1-1-1). Kickoff at Gewiss Stadium is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Atalanta vs. Manchester United odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

Atalanta enters in third place in Group F play and fifth place in Italy’s Serie A with a 5-2-4 record.

Atalanta has been dominant defensively and given up just 14 goals across 11 league games. It has scored 5 and allowed 5 across three UCL matches.

United plays with a more attack-heavy mindset. Man U should be able to move the ball with pace as M Paul Pogba‘s domestic suspension doesn’t impact his availability for European play.

It’s sitting atop Group F despite a crippling loss to BSC Young Boys. United defeated Atalanta 3-2 in its last UCL match and picked up a 3-0 domestic win over Tottenham Saturday.

Atalanta vs. Manchester United: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds via Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:10 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Atalanta +195 (bet $100 to win $195) | Manchester United +127 (bet $100 to win $127) | Draw +270
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +130 | U: -165)

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Prediction

Manchester United 3, Atalanta 1

Money line (ML)

BET on MANCHESTER UNITED (+127) as it was dominant in the two teams’ first met. Man U won 3-2 after being down 2-0 in the first third of the game as it doubled Atalanta in shots.

United should be able to prevail with Pogba in the middle and F Cristiano Ronaldo up top. While its lost its UCL opener to BSC Young Boys, it was down to ten men when both of the Young Boys’ goals were scored.

Man U is a sound side despite defensive struggles against top-tier sides, but Atalanta doesn’t have the same pace as a club like Liverpool. Atalanta is 0-1-1 in two matches against top-tier Italian clubs.

Given those struggles against elite competition and Man U looking confident following its victory over Tottenham, I’m taking the slight favorite, especially with the plus-money value.

Over/Under (O/U)

“LEAN” to the OVER 3.5 (+130) as both teams couldn’t find much traction defensively in their last outing. There were a total of 15 shots on target last time they faced off.

I expect a similar total as Man U gave up 5 goals to Liverpool just two weeks ago. Having given up 1.6 goals per game in UCL action, Man U has scored 2 or more goals in all three games. The teams combined for 5 in their recent meeting.

Given that both teams have capable forwards and have shown attacking prowess in their league play (Man U averaged 1.9 per game while Atalanta is at 1.8 per game), I think the Over 3.5, especially at plus-money value, is a good bet.

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Club Brugge vs. Manchester City odds, expert picks and prediction

Analyzing Tuesday’s Club Brugge vs. Manchester City odds and lines, with Champions League picks and predictions.

In a Group A showdown, Manchester City (1 win, 1 loss, 0 draws) will travel to take on Club Brugge (1 win, 0 losses, 1 draw). The match is set to kick off at 3 p.m. ET and will be held at Jan Breydel Stadium. Below, we preview the Club Brugge vs. Manchester City odds and lines, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

This is going to be an important game for Manchester City. The clear favorite will be down star F Ferran Torres. GK Ederson and F Jesus are also doubtful.

Missing those three will hurt their attack, but the Man City world-class midfield should lead the charge. M Jack Grealish and M Kevin de Bruyne should be active. Man City is third in the EPL after 8 games.

As for Club Brugge, D Éder Balanta is doubtful, but that’s their only player reportedly questionable. The club is ranked second in the Belgian Pro League.

Brugge drew PSG to kick off UCL action and beat RB Leipzig 2-1. As for Man City, they beat RB 6-3 and then lost to PSG 2-0.

Club Brugge vs. Manchester City: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds via Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:30 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Club Brugge +900 (bet $100 to win $900) | Manchester City -370 (bet $370 to win $100) | Draw +520
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +133 | U: -170)

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Prediction

Manchester City 3, Club Brugge 1

Money line (ML)

PASS on the money line. Man City is great, but Brugge has shown a solid resilience with their draw with PSG.

For more than three-and-a-half times the price of a unit, I’d stay away, especially as Man City recently also has a draw against Southampton, a weaker EPL side. The value just isn’t there for the favorite.

What I would consider is betting BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at -105. Man City has 6 goals in 2 UCL matches.

They had 17 shots but were shut out by PSG. As for Club Brugge, they score well over a goal per game in league play and have scored 3 in 2 games in UCL action.

Both teams have an elite attack with the ability to break through an opponent’s backline. Twenty-two-year-old F Noa Lang is being targeted by top-tier EPL clubs. He’s the real deal, and if he sees action, he could produce.

With Grealish, de Bruyne and many other greats on the opposing side, Man City should manage at least one, potentially many more as well.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the OVER 3.5 (+133) as Brugge is more like RB Leipzig than PSG. They’ve given up 13 goals in 11 games in the Belgian league.

Against an elite Man City attack spearheaded by their midfield and more than likely F Raheem Sterling up top, City should be able to score at will in this match. Brugge has a great attack, notching 20 goals in those 11 games.

Without Ederson and coming off a Saturday match against Burnley in which they gave up 7 shots to a weak Burnley, Man City could easily give up a goal or two as well.

At the money-back value, betting for many to be scored is worth the wager.

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