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Champions League Preview Tuesday: PSV to upset Atleti

Champions League Preview Tuesday: PSV to upset Atleti

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The UEFA Champions League makes a welcome return on Tuesday evening and there is an eagerly anticipated rematch to get the ball rolling.

On their way to losing a second final in three years, Atletico Madrid overcame PSV Eindhoven on penalties in the last-16 back in March.

The sides played out two scoreless draws before Juanfran notched the vital spot kick in Madrid to send Diego Simeone’s side through.

PSV won all three group stage games at the Philips Stadion, defeating Manchester United, Wolfsburg and CSKA Moscow.

At 7/2, Phillip Cocu’s side is overpriced in this clash with Atleti. They are certain to be backed by passionate support and have won their last four Eredivisie games without conceding a goal.

Atleti meanwhile gained their only La Liga win to date against a hapless Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Simeone’s side do not yet look like the team of last season and they could be caught cold amid a feverish atmosphere in Eindhoven.

Barcelona will be glad to see Celtic coming after a nightmare weekend defeat to Alaves at the Nou Camp.

The Hoops issued a resounding beating to Old Firm rivals Rangers on Saturday but are likely to encounter a similar gap in class themselves in the Catalan capital.

The home side are 5/8 conceding a two-goal start and Celtic fans will recall their last trip to the venue ended in a 6-1 defeat.

Brendan Rodgers has instilled confidence in his players, however, and, with some questions over the home defence, the Scottish champions may get on the score sheet.

Celtic have scored in three of their last four Nou Camp appearances and both teams to score is priced at 13/10.

Arsenal begin their group stage journey with a tough looking trip to face Paris St-Germain at the Parc des Princes.

Arsene Wenger will be eager to get off to a positive start. The Gunners know only too well the perils of being group runners-up and a positive result would greatly enhance their hopes of topping Group A.

PSG are taking some time to settle under Unai Emery, doubtless suffering too from the loss of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Just two wins from four games in Ligue 1 suggests there is an opportunity for Arsenal and they are fancied to come away with a draw, priced at 13/5.

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City are not ready to compete with Europe’s best but they will be expected to open with victory against Borussia Monchengladbach at the Etihad Stadium.

The Citizens were peerless for 35 minutes in Saturday’s Manchester derby but once more demonstrated an inability to put on a 90-minute performance.

Monchengladbach scored nine goals in seeing off Young Boys to reach this stage and can cause City some problems. City to win and both teams to score at 6/4 is the suggestion in this one.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Benfica should oblige at 20/27 in their home clash with Turkish outfit Besiktas.

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