There are some absolute beauties on tap for Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League, with two Premier League clubs in play and a pair of matches pitting top teams from Germany and Spain. Having been hammered 7-0 at home by Barcelona, Celtic’s “reprieve” is a trip to face Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. Brendan Rodgers will need to pull every trick out of his hat to avoid another blowout, as City had little trouble in dispatching a solid Borussia Monchengladbach side 4-0.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told punters to "keep your money" as he played down his side being installed as second favourites to win the Premier League. Klopp's men have impressed during the opening weeks of the season, winning on the road at Arsenal and Chelsea and scoring nine times over their past two home matches against Leicester City and Hull City. Leaders Manchester City are viewed as the frontrunners for the title at present having won six from six in the top flight.
Benfica have shown themselves to be one of the best teams in the Champions League, Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri has warned. The Serie A side host Benfica on Wednesday in their second Group B game, having begun their campaign with a 2-1 triumph over Dynamo Kiev. Napoli have never lost at home to Portuguese opposition and are firm favourites to take all three points, with Benfica having been held to a 1-1 draw by Besiktas on matchday one.