Champions League predictions: AC Milan and Man United in must-win situations

Champions League will be back in action with Group Games MD5, which are crucial for Man United and AC Milan in their quests for knock-out stage tickets.

Meanwhile, Man City, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich have grabbed their early access to the next stage.

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Matchday 5 of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage is pivotal as teams around Europe aim to reach the knock-out stages or stay in the hunt for qualification before the final round of fixtures.

Rashford will miss the match against Galatasaray
Rashford will miss the match against Galatasaray

Manchester United have a massive trip to Turkey on the horizon. Erik ten Hag’s side will see the exit from Europe’s top club competition with defeat, while Newcastle’s fate could be sealed should results go against the Magpies.

Champions League - Group F will be exciting to watch

The missing of Rashford will force the Dutch manager to make significant changes to the starting XI. The English striker will serve a one-match ban for his red card.

Arsenal are in a much healthier position as they prepare to host French outfit Lens at the Emirates, while Manchester City have little to worry about before their clash with familiar foes RB Leipzig.

Champions League predictions: Group stage matchday 5

Celtic‘s trip to Lazio is among the matches to watch. Brendan Rodgers’ side has a slim chance of progression, but with only one point from four games so far, anything less than victory in Rome will eliminate them. There is plenty of speculation over Maurizio Sarri’s future with Lazio, and their defeat to Salernitana will offer Celtic hope of a decent result.

Feyenoord and Atletico Madrid do battle in Group E’s other fixture. Diego Simeone’s Rojiblancos can qualify for the last 16 with victory, but three points for the Eredivisie outfit would make things very interesting.

Newcastle are plagued by injuries and know a loss to Paris Saint-Germain will leave their fate determined by the outcome of AC Milan vs Borussia Dortmund elsewhere in Group F. The Magpies ripped through the Ligue 1 champions at St James’ Park but are firm outside bets to overcome their similarly wealthy hosts.

Milan must win to keep the hope alive
Milan must win to keep the hope alive

Kick-off time (GMT)FixtureGroupPrediction
17:45Lazio vs CelticE2-1
17:45Shakhtar Donetsk vs Royal AntwerpH2-0
20:00Feyenoord vs Atletico MadridE1-2
20:00Paris Saint-Germain vs Newcastle UnitedF3-2
20:00AC Milan vs Borussia DortmundF2-1
20:00Manchester City vs RB LeipzigG3-2
20:00Young Boys vs Red Star BelgradeG2-1
20:00Barcelona vs PortoH1-0
17:45Galatasaray vs Manchester UnitedA1-2

Manchester City and RB Leipzig have locked down the top two places in Group G, and it’s Pep Guardiola’s side who are expected to claim victory when the two sides meet at the Etihad. The Citizens beat the German outfit 7-0 when they last visited Manchester in March earlier this year.

Barcelona missed the chance to seal qualification last time when they were defeated 1-0 by Shakhtar Donetsk and risk relinquishing first place in Group H if they drop points at home to Porto. With Xavi’s side spluttering their way through the season, the potential for another disappointing result for the Blaugrana can’t be ignored.

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