The most decisive week of the Champions League is coming! København is set to host Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United in a crucial match. The outcome will determine whether the Red Devils maintain their position in Europe, face elimination, or advance in the Champions League. With nothing left to fight for in the Premier League, this is a potential season-decider for Manchester United.

As for Barcelona, they will find Shakhtar in Hamburg — the current Russian aggression won’t allow Shakhtar to host any games at home. Nonetheless, after an initial scare following a terrorist alert in Hamburg, the airport announced on Sunday afternoon that it would be fully operational again, reassuring the possibility of the Barcelona/Shakhtar clash in Hamburg on Tuesday. For Shakhtar, the fight for the Europa League spot is still to be battled, depending on the outcome of the Antwerp-Porto clash, where an Antwerp victory would place the Belgian team at three points, the same amount as Shakhtar’s. On the other hand, a victory for FC Barcelona would have the Catalans as the first qualified team for the RO16.

Last but not least,  Manchester City is set to host Young Boys at the Etihad Stadium. In their last encounter, Guardiola’s team cruised to a comfortable 3-1 victory in Bern. This upcoming clash is expected to be another goal-rich event, with the Citizens likely again dominating.

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København vs Manchester United Match Info


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København vs Manchester United Predictions and Odds

There’s no doubt that in a normal setting, Manchester United is the favourite. They still are. But in the current situation, the question remains whether United should not only focus on the league, knowing its rivals are dealing with European football on the side, or whether United should focus on European success. It is likelier to see Erik ten Hag focus on domestic football, especially after the heavy defeat against Newcastle (0-3) in the EFL Cup. Manchester United edged past København with a narrow 1-0 win, but the Danes have shown they’re serious contenders. A victory for the København would see them battling for the Europa League spot, currently at 1 pt (and United stand at 3 pts). As for United, a victory would give serious chances to fight for a Champions League spot, but it entirely depends on Galasaray’s performances.

København vs Manchester United Betting Tips 

After a comfortable 4-2 victory against Randers, København will come motivated when welcoming Manchester United, knowing there’s still everything to fight for. Given that the 1-0 defeat against Manchester United was a close one, the Danes will make sure to not repeat their mistakes again and possibly qualify for the Europa League, as a victory would put them 3rd at fourth place, leaving Manchester United 4th with 3 pts. Manchester United’s worrying victory against Fulham (1-0) did not convince or reassure fans of the team’s current level, a victory only delivered thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ winner in the dying minutes of the game. A clash that will be worth following and is far from a certain victory for Manchester.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Barcelona Match Info


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Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Barcelona Predictions and Odds

Barcelona’s hopes have never been higher since Xavi Hernández arrived. Every season, the team has been knocked out the CL and relegated to the Europa League, which they haven’t won either. Until now, a majority of the current squad has never seen what the Champions League RO16 looks like. But on Tuesday, all of this can change, as Barcelona could become the first to assure mathematically qualification for the knock-out stage, finally in an ‘easier’ group in comparison to past seasons. After a disappointing Clásico defeat (1-2) and a worrying victory in extremis against Real Sociedad (1-0), this is the time for Xavi Hernández to boost the morale of his team. There’s never been a better time. 

Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Barcelona Betting Tips 

Barcelona’s last-minute 1-0 win over Real Sociedad, sealed by Araújo’s goal, echoes Xavi Hernández’s preference for tight victories over high-scoring games, a strategy Gavi disclosed was intentional to maintain the narrow lead. On a neutral ground in Hamburg, it’s tough to see Shakhtar drag any points “home”, despite having shown tough resistance in the first match. 

Manchester City vs Young Boys Match Info


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Manchester City vs Young Boys Predictions and Odds

Manchester City have been killing in the Champions League, scrolling past all opposition (they’ve scored three against Young Boys and Leipzig) and the last weekend in the Premier League saw them crash Andoni Iraola’s Bournemouth (6-1). Despite expected rotation, Manchester City is poised for a strong performance on Tuesday in Manchester. They also cruised past derby rivals Manchester United (3-0), and stopping them is past most teams this season. 

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Manchester City vs Young Boys Betting Tips 

Under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage, Jeremy Doku has refined his technique and emerged as a significant goal threat, complementing his renowned dribbling skills. It’s therefore reasonable to expect the Belgian forward to step on Tuesday at the Etihad, as Young Boys are not expected to deal well with him. One goal is definitely not something you should put past him!