Charlie Nicholas returns with his forecasts for the British teams getting their Champions League and also Europa League campaigns this week.
You will find nine British clubs engaged with the European competitions this year, such as Liverpool, that are looking to defend their Champions League title.
And Soccer Saturday’s Charlie has awarded his forecasts for the upcoming fixtures…
This is going to be a test for the Champions League holders. We watched a side for their defence at the weekend again, conceding after just seven minutes against Newcastle. This isn’t the point, although They’ve walked comfortably and acquired.
The difference Roberto Firmino creates is unbelievable. He doesn’t get the goals that Mohamed Salah gets has the pace which Sadio Mane does however he has cunning and ability. He is a team player and can be my favorite to watch, my favorite out of the three, though he could be much easier to mark than the other two.
Liverpool haven’t enhanced in midfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still a fringe player. These three need to be on their match although we know they are a good side.
Napoli are very powerful in the home and all-action, but maybe not persuasive away from house. Dries does this job and Mertens stones up. Big goals are got by him and I expect him to catch another during the week.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
Tammy Abraham’s aims are gigantic but Mason Mount’s performances have been remarkable. All 11 Premier League goals have been scored by england U21 players so far that will be remarkable. I was incorrect although I thought they’d be in trouble. They have energy and decent pace . It’s an expansive method of playing Frank Lampard.
Their manager was sacked by valencia and I don’t see them being flamboyant. They’ll attempt to counter-attack which will make it hard for Mount and Abraham to understand.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-0 (6/1 with Sky Bet)
This really is an embarrassing one. Tottenham were striking in the first half. They retained grip of Christian Eriksen and so things have calmed down a bit. So is the why it’s calmed down, he started from Palace?
Mauricio Pochettino has changed his team too much and that is why they look vulnerable. Those are harmful groups to travel to, but that really can be an awkward trip although I would imagine Tottenham would try to control ownership. Tottenham are still erratic.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (11/2 with Sky Bet)
Manchester City found this one tough last season. Shakhtar have brought in a little bit of pedigree but that is getting less and less as the years progress. They are getting those names and it takes away the creative ability that they were dangerous with. They are not quite certain whether they ought to be contesting or never.
City will be winded after the Norwich game. Aymeric Laporte is a massive miss for them. I really don’t understand Pep Guardiola decided to leave Kevin de Bruyne out. This is going to be a comfortable win to receive the Premier League winners back .
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 0-4 (12/1 with Sky Bet)
God knows what defence Unai Emery will pick. I don’t know we will have to state it. They are extremely great as are the kids, moving forward. It is scary how awful Arsenal are defensively, although the balance from midfield to front isn’t bad .
What is the attraction to Sokratis Papastathopoulos? Kieran Tierney on Thursday and I’d play with and determine whether Hector Bellerin could begin. Seeing Sunday’s match against Watford, if you visit David Luiz giving directions ahead, you know that you’re in trouble.
Konstantinos Mavropanos is still game time away from being fit. Though Shkodran Mustafi was brought back It’d be the conclusion again. We need to get Tierney, Bellerin and then Rob Holding back into the side. I play these players to provide them match time and let them get fit fitness and would take a hit.
Nicolas Pepe was dreadful against Watford. The way Emery took Dani Ceballos along with Mesut Ozil off was me. It’s beginning to effect Ainsley Maitland-Niles and a number of the other players that are young. Reiss Nelson and could not keep the ball and Joe Willock came on.
It is the duty of the manager. He must resolve this and come to a conclusion on how to sort this out. Tierney, Bellerin, and Holding need to play with I would play them and have a beat if it meant they have the game time they desired.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-2 (12/1 with Sky Bet)
Astana will come and’park the bus’. Manchester United were not brilliant in the weekend, however it was a fabulous result – they nearly stumbled however they didn’t, and it’s all about getting the 3 points, in what was once a game to yourselves.
It doesn’t create a big difference that Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba were lost – . It is not convincing with United but that is another game where they’ll get in manner, over the line.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-0 (5/1 with Sky Bet)
Nuno Espirito Santo will want to have one over on the side. Braga are always harmful but don’t travel well. Are Wolves caught up in the emotion of their Europa League? As Chelsea thumped them, they even took their foot.
They had been blown off at weekend and create errors and it was really unlike these to concede five. They will have to return to basics and get a win in in the Premier League, but this will be taken by Nuno seriously and I anticipate Wolves to be powerful here, getting off to a fine start in the group stages.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-0 (6/1 with Sky Bet)
Rennes have begun well in Ligue 1. I am hoping that M’Baye Niang won’t be enjoying. He’s lightning fast, nearly a version of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. These guys move and can play, and that is what Celtic struggle against.
Celtic will be useful on the counter-attack, however their reputation is always exactly the same. They get scared when they journey away from your home. They don’t know the best places to throw their defence and if to perform a game or not. They will have players and speed out wide, in which they will look to utilize. Celtic won’t endanger here and have traumas that are defensive.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (17/2 with Sky Bet)
This will be a fiery game. Feyenoord have a solid standing. Feyenoord have the fire but are not currently bringing the assistance they would always deliver. Rangers like these nights which is exactly the reason why Steven Gerrard is there.They have not clicked into gear just yet however. Jaap Stam’s negative will sit for 20-25 minutes and frustration could be caused by this about Ibrox – .
Alfredo Morelos is the threat along with Feyenoord will be turning up him if they can get to him to see. He seems a good deal calmer than that which he has been in the past! It’s not an easy night. It will be really physical and stressed. I don’t know if Rangers quite have the knowledge to make it through those games yet.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)

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