Big Al's Daily Angle: UEFA Champions League Preview

by Big Al Staff

The Tuesday sports card features eight matches in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday 3 in the afternoon to consider.

Two matches start at 12:55 PM ET. Borussia Monchengladbach settled for their second draw in Group B play last week with their 2-2 result with Real Madrid. They travel to Shaktar Donetsk, who earned their fourth point in Group B with their 0-0 draw with Inter Milan. Monchengladbach is a -0.25 road favorite with the total set at 2.75 (all odds from BetOnline).

Atletico Madrid rebounded from their 5-0 loss to Bayern Munich in their opening match in Group A with a 3-2 win against Red Bull Salzburg last week. They visit Lokomotiv Moscow who has 1 point in group stage play after losing to Bayern Munich by a 2-1 score. Atletico Madrid is a -1.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

The remaining six matches start at 3 PM ET. FC Porto earned their first points in Group C with a 2-0 victory over Olympiakos last week. They host Marseille, who lost their second group stage match to Manchester City last week by a 3-0 score. FC Porto is a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25.

Man City has won its first two matches in Group C. They host Olympiakos, who have 3 points in Group C after their loss to FC Porto. Man City is a -2 goal line favorite with the over/under at 3.25.

Liverpool won their second match in a row in Group D last week with their 2-0 victory against FC Midtjylland. They travel to Atalanta, who earned their fourth point in Group D last week with their 2-2 draw with Ajax. The Reds are a -0.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 3.5.

Bayern Munich takes their perfect record after their first two Group A matches on the road to visit RB Salzburg, who remained with 1 point after losing at Atletico Madrid last week. The Bavarians are a -1.5 goal line road favorite with the over/under installed at 4.

Ajax earned their first point in Group D with their 2-2 draw with Atalanta. They travel to an FC Midtjylland who have lost their opening two group stage matches. Ajax is a -0.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 3.25. 

Real Madrid earned their first point in Group B last week with their 2-2 draw at Monchengladbach. They host Inter Milan, who settled for their second straight draw last week with their 0-0 result with Shakhtar Donetsk. Real Madrid is a -0.5 goal line favorite with the over/under at 3.

All eight games are available on the CBS Sports All-Access package. Alternatively, the CBS Sports Network broadcasts a whip-around show during the six 3 PM ET games.

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