Champions League 2017-18: Group-by-group Analysis & Prediction

Champions league group announce in Monaco on Thursday. Real Madrid are the defending champions and looks favorite this year. In the difficult group this year. Spanish teams got difficult groups this year compare to English teams.

Here we have analysis and prediction of champions league 2017018 groups.

Group A

Teams: Benfica, Basel, Manchester United, CSKA Moscow

Group A,  Manchester united to be happy to be in this group, Romelu Lukaku will play with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Serbian Nemanja Matic will strength the team. No doubt Manchester united looks favorite in this group. Portuguese team Benfica looks competitive in this group. Benfica will face strong competition from CSKA Moscow for second spot in this group. Basel could finish the bottom in this group.

Players to watch Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan-Ibrahimovic

Group B

Teams: Bayern Munich, Anderlecht, Paris St-Germain, Celtic

Group B in most uneven group because of recent transfer of Neymar to PSG. No doubt Bayrern Munich have tough competition here for number one spot from PSG. Is German champion stronger than the last season? As PSG almost stopped Barca in last season and that also without Brazilian star player Neymar. Celtic can hold third place in this group and may be able to shock Bayern & PSG at home ground. Anderlecht may finish at bottom in this group.

Players to watch Neymar

neymar psg

Group C

Teams: Chelsea, Roma, Atlético Madrid, Qarabag

In group c, Atlético Madrid looks stronger considering their Champions league records and as Antoine Griezmann decided to stay with Atlético Madrid. Chelsea will hold the second place in this group consider their last 2 years group stage exit. Roma have had many changes this summer in there club under new director team will place number three in this group. Qarabag first time qualify the champions league from Azerbaijan already achieve lot will finish bottom but can shock Roma at home.

Players to watch Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann at Madrid

Group D

Teams: Juventus, Olympiakos, Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon

Real competition in this group, Juventus eliminated Barca in the quarter-final of the last season. Both the team affected with the transfer of key players. But Juventus look stronger with their super squad. There is less chance to Olympiakos against Barca & Juventus, should finish third in this group. Sporting, third in Portugal last season, will struggle to compete against the other three teams may be stand at bottom of the group.

Players to watch Lionel Messi

Barcelona FC UCL Messi

Group E

Teams: Spartak Moscow, Liverpool, Sevilla, Maribor

It’s all set for Liverpool in this group. Very straight forward group Liverpool will be on top, Sevilla will follow Liverpool in this group. Spartak Moscow will be on third place.

Players to watch Sadio Mané

Sadio Mane

Group F

Teams: Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli, Manchester City, Feyenoord

Manchester City, English club looks comfort in this group. Manchester city will finish on the top in this group. But there will be competition for number two position in this group. Shakhtar won Ukrainian league but they have lost their key player Alex Teixeira and Douglas Costa. Napoli are one of the most exciting sides in Europe. Feyenoord won the Dutch title for the first time in 18 years could finish the bottom in this group.

Players to watch Lorenzo Insigne, Sergio Agüero

Lorenzo

Group G

Teams: Monaco, Besiktas, Porto, Leipzig

This is even group where all team have ability to pass the group. Monaco is favorite in this group despite losing some of their key players, with Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Tiémoué Bakayoko

Players to watch Youri Tielemans

Youri Tielemans

Group H

Teams: Real Madrid, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, Apoel Nicosia

This hottest group where current champion Real Madrid and German club Borussia Dortmund compete each other. All the start player are in Real Madrid and younger players such as Mateo Kovacic, Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos will add more strength to team Madrid will top this group. Borussia Dortmund will remain on number two in this group. Tottenham may give tough competition to  Borussia Dortmund on number two spot.

Players to watch Cristiano Ronaldo

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