Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted the outcomes of some of today’s UEFA Champions League group stage fixtures.
Paris Saint-Germain will host Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in Paris.
Liverpool will take on FC Porto in an away Champions League tie at Estádio do Dragão in Portugal.
Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Champions League games don’t get much better than this! That was a brilliant City performance and result away at Chelsea on Saturday, and that should kick-start their season. They looked like the best team in England for a reason on Saturday and Guardiola must have been delighted. PSG obviously have so much attacking talent with Messi, Mbappe and Neymar, but I still worry about the balance of the team, and they’ve not looked convincing this season.
“City eliminated them in the semi’s last season, winning 2-1 in Paris in the first leg. I don’t think they’ll win this time, but I don’t think they’ll lose either. A draw would still be a good result and I’m tipping a 1-1 draw here.”
Commenting on the Porto vs Liverpool game, Owen said, “Liverpool started their Champions League campaign with that thrilling win at home to AC Milan. Their league form has been a little inconsistent, but I fancy them to have a strong season in Europe. They always do well in Europe under Klopp and have knocked Porto out in the knockout stages twice under him.
“Porto are always an awkward side to face in Europe. They’ve got loads of experience at this level, most notably the ageless Pepe at the back. That was excellent, and deserved, point away at Atletico Madrid in their first game and this is far from an easy away trip. Still, the Reds have won 4-1 and 5-0 here under Klopp and I don’t think it will be that routine this time around, but I’m still predicting a 2-0 Liverpool win.”
The kick-off time for all the matches is 8 pm.
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