Charlie Nicholas’ Champions League predictions: How will Man City, Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea fare?
Charlie Nicholas returns with his Most Recent round Together with Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all in Actions.
I feel there are still issues at the back for City. Just what a game of football, although you could observe that against Chelsea. I kept watching Riyad Mahrez and that he was fantastic – Why was he not taken by Pep Guardiola off the bench at Anfield and allow him operate Andy Robertson? Against Chelsea, he kept going back and back – why did he take anyone on? He carrying on two gamers and scored, did it on a single event. Mahrez is a man that is wide, although I understand Pep wants his players to maneuver it and go into sections. You don’t take that from Raheem Sterling – that’s what we love about him. If he has been brainwashed into the stats and the fact he cannot give away the ball, I don’t know.
Everyone will be concerned by the Sergio Aguero harm, but I think Gabriel Jesus is ready to come into the team. They will overlook the quality of Aguero, but I really don’t see any danger here. Since there are a few frailties at the back, I’ve gone with 3-1. City and Claudio Bravo can play with as Ederson looked a rusty against Chelsea, therefore it might give him time. This is won by them and they win the team, and they could break more bodies in the match, and that’s where this is going.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 3-1 (9/1 with Sky Bet)
Olympiacos are bottom with a point and they have a cracking draw against Tottenham, who made it work with an thrashing from Bayern Munich for themselves in the replicate fixture. Jose Mourinho arrived in at the ideal moment – . The confidence should be picked up by him .
There are some problems still in defence. I think Serge Aurier remains rash, I am uncertain how dedicated Danny Rose will be into the cause, and I am uncertain on the centre-backs. It will be three factors and a performance, which means they’ll qualify. There are a few fittings coming the manner of Jose and after this one, he will say Tottenham are at the final 16 of the Champions League.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (8/1 with Sky Bet)
This is a game that is very great. Valencia beat Chelsea. Chelsea are much improved because and you will see that against Manchester City. This is. They’re far more exciting to watch, although it does not have exactly the identical quality as the one that included Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard.
Chelsea were excellent for 30 minutes – it had been than not. They did not get anything and that tells you something though. Valencia do not score a lot, but they don’t concede. I am trying to get a beat here, although the Chelsea results against Ajax will be sufficient to see them . It’ll be a learning curve to the group. Lampard is utilizing precisely the players here, so it will take its toll, especially in the games that are demanding. Injuries could result in downfall.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-0 (12/1 with Sky Bet)
This is just another cracker. Many matches are not lost by Napoli, although these two will undergo. They are unpredictable in terms of their defence. Regardless of who the supervisor is, Napoli would prefer to get at you and take a risk or two but although they are powerful.
Liverpool are getting over the line at the moment, but it is taking its toll. Do you can you play him against Brighton on Saturday or risk Mohamed Salah again? I have a sense Liverpool may tinker the team they would be happy, and if you mentioned they would find a stage, be content, and qualify at its conclusion. The team may impact.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)