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Champions League group guide: fixture dates and kick-off times, odds, and what you need to know about the Premier League sides’ opponents

Find out when Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur play their group games and which teams are the favourites to reach the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League.

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To whet your appetite for what’s to come over the next few months, here is BTSport.com’s guide to all eight groups.

Group A (Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge & Galatasaray)

Two of the big hitters will battle it out for top spot in Group A with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain going head-to-head with 13-time winners Real Madrid.

The La Liga giants eased past their French counterparts on their way to lifting the trophy in 2018 and after a season to forget will be looking to rejuvenate that form under Zinedine Zidane.

For PSG the Neymar saga has clouded their summer and the annual questions of are they capable of competing with Europe’s elite will surface a little earlier than usual with Real in their group.

On paper Club Brugge and Galatasaray look set to battle it out for third spot, and with it a place in the Europa League last 32, but will look to spring a surprise when the of the competition’s favourites come to town.

Fixtures

Matchday 1
Club Brugge v Galatasaray – Wednesday 18 September (5.55pm)
PSG v Real Madrid – Wednesday 18 September (8pm)

Matchday 2
Real Madrid v Club Brugge – Tuesday 1 October (5.55pm)
Galatasaray v PSG – Tuesday 1 October (8pm)

Matchday 3
Club Brugge v PSG – Tuesday 22 October (8pm)
Galatasaray v Real Madrid – Tuesday 22 October (8pm)

Matchday 4
PSG v Club Brugge – Wednesday 6 November (8pm)
Real Madrid v Galatasaray – Wednesday 6 November (8pm)

Matchday 5
Galatasaray v Club Brugge – Tuesday 26 November (5.55pm)
Real Madrid v PSG – Tuesday 26 November (8pm)

Matchday 6
PSG v Galatasaray – Wednesday 11 December (8pm)
Club Brugge v Real Madrid – Wednesday 11 December (8pm)

Selected odds

Group A winner
Real Madrid – 19/20
PSG – 6/5
Galatasaray – 40/1
Club Brugge – 80/1

Champions League winner
Real Madrid – 10/1
PSG – 11/1

Top scorer
Kylian Mbappe – 14/1
Neymar – 25/1
Edinson Cavani – 33/1
Karim Benzema – 40/1
Gareth Bale – 50/1

Group B (Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, Olympiacos & Red Star)

Last season’s runners up Tottenham will be confident of qualifying from Group B and reaching the knockout stages for the third successive season.

The North Londoners look set to contest top spot with five-time winners Bayern Munich who were eliminated by champions Liverpool in last season’s round of 16.

However, both Tottenham and Bayern will be wary of Serbian champions Red Star who claimed the scalps of Liverpool and Napoli at home last season.

Both will also be tested by European mainstays Olympiacos who have a history of upsetting European royalty at the Karaiskakis Stadium.

Fixtures

Matchday 1
Olympiacos v Tottenham – Wednesday 18 September (5.55pm)
Bayern Munich v Red Star – Wednesday 18 September (8pm)

Matchday 2
Tottenham v Bayern Munich – Tuesday 1 October (8pm)
Red Star v Olympiacos – Tuesday 1 October (8pm)

Matchday 3
Tottenham v Red Star – Tuesday 22 October (8pm)
Olympiacos v Bayern Munich – Tuesday 22 October (8pm)

Matchday 4
Bayern Munich v Olympiacos – Wednesday 6 November (5.55pm)
Red Star v Tottenham – Wednesday 6 November (8pm)

Matchday 5
Tottenham v Olympiacos – Tuesday 26 November (8pm)
Red Star v Bayern Munich – Tuesday 26 November (8pm)

Matchday 6
Bayern Munich v Tottenham – Wednesday 11 December (8pm)
Olympiacos v Red Star – Wednesday 11 December (8pm)

Selected odds

Group B winner
Bayern Munich – 8/13
Tottenham – 7/4
Olympiacos – 27/1
Red Star – 66/1

Champions League winner
Bayern Munich – 12/1
Tottenham – 28/1

Top scorer
Robert Lewandowski – 14/1
Harry Kane – 20/1
Son Heung-min – 50/1
Lucas Moura – 50/1
Thomas Muller – 50/1

Group C (Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, GNK Dinamo & Atalanta)

Manchester City will face Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk for the third consecutive season having won their meetings in 2018-19 by an aggregate of 9-0.

Atalanta and Dinamo Zagreb make up the rest of Group C, but neither should pose a serious threat to City’s qualification hopes.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta won plaudits for their enterprising style of play last season, and they are a good bet for second place ahead of Shakhtar who lost manager Paulo Fonseca to Roma and a Dinamo side who lack the star quality to trouble Europe’s elite.

Fixtures

Matchday 1
Shakhtar v Man City – Wednesday 18 September (8pm)
Dinamo v Atalanta – Wednesday 18 September (8pm)

Matchday 2
Atalanta v Shakhtar – Tuesday 1 October (5.55pm)
Man City v Dinamo – Tuesday 1 October (8pm)

Matchday 3
Shakhtar v Dinamo – Tuesday 22 October (5.55pm)
Man City v Atalanta – Tuesday 22 October (8pm)

Matchday 4
Dinamo v Shakhtar – Wednesday 6 November (8pm)
Atalanta v Man City – Wednesday 6 November (8pm)

Matchday 5
Man City v Shakhtar – Tuesday 26 November (8pm)
Atalanta v Dinamo – Tuesday 26 November (8pm)

Matchday 6
Shakhtar v Atalanta – Wednesday 11 December (5.55pm)
Dinamo v Man City– Wednesday 11 December (5.55pm)

Selected odds

Group C winner
Man City – 1/6
Atalanta – 12/1
Shakhtar – 20/1
Dinamo – 66/1

Champions League winner
Man City – 7/2

Top scorer
Sergio Aguero – 8/1
Raheem Sterling – 12/1
Gabriel Jesus – 33/1

Group D (Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen & Lokomotiv Moscow)

Atletico and Juventus are set to renew hostilities in Group D after their epic round of 16 encounter last season.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick saw the two-time Champions League winners overturn a 2-0 deficit and qualify for the quarter-finals at Diego Simeone’s sides’ expense.

Both sides have been active in the summer transfer window: Juventus have signed Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Matthijs de Ligt, while Atletico have brought in a raft of players including Joao Felix, Marcos Llorente and Kieran Trippier.

Bayer Leverkusen are weakened by the loss of Julian Brandt to Borussia Dortmund, while Lokomotiv Moscow are unlikely to upset the apple cart.

Fixtures

Matchday 1
Atletico v Juventus – Wednesday 18 September (8pm)
Leverkusen v Lokomotiv – Wednesday 18 September (8pm)

Matchday 2
Juventus v Leverkusen – Tuesday 1 October (8pm)
Lokomotiv v Atletico – Tuesday 1 October (8pm)

Matchday 3
Atletico v Leverkusen – Tuesday 22 October (5.55pm)
Juventus v Lokomotiv – Tuesday 22 October (8pm)

Matchday 4
Lokomotiv v Juventus – Wednesday 6 November (5.55pm)
Leverkusen v Atletico – Wednesday 6 November (8pm)

Matchday 5
Lokomotiv v Leverkusen – Tuesday 26 November (5.55pm)
Juventus v Atletico – Tuesday 26 November (8pm)

Matchday 6
Atletico v Lokomotiv – Wednesday 11 December (8pm)
Leverkusen v Juventus – Wednesday 11 December (8pm)

Selected odds

Group D winner
Juventus – 8/11
Atletico – 7/4
Leverkusen – 14/1
Lokomotiv – 66/1

Champions League winner
Juventus – 12/1
Atletico – 25/1

Top scorer
Cristiano Ronaldo – 5/1

Group E (Liverpool, Napoli, Salzburg & Genk)

Champions Liverpool will face Napoli for the second season running in the Champions League group stage.

Last season, Lorenzo Insigne struck late to earn the Italians all three points in Naples before Liverpool avenged the defeat at Anfield to earn a place in the knockout stage.

Red Bull Salzburg are still recovering from the loss of manager Marco Rose in pre-season, but the 13-time Austrian champions showed glimpses of form in last season’s Europa League before losing 4-3 on aggregate to Napoli in the last 16.

Genk, who have never won a Champions League group game, have only ever scored once away from home at this stage of the competition.

Fixtures

Matchday 1
Napoli v Liverpool – Tuesday 17 September (8pm)
Salzburg v Genk – Tuesday 17 September (8pm)

Matchday 2
Genk v Napoli – Wednesday 2 October (5.55pm)
Liverpool v Salzburg – Wednesday 2 October (8pm)

Matchday 3
Salzburg v Napoli – Wednesday 23 October (8pm)
Genk v Liverpool – Wednesday 23 October (8pm)

Matchday 4
Liverpool v Genk – Tuesday 5 November (8pm)
Napoli v Salzburg – Tuesday 5 November (8pm)

Matchday 5
Liverpool v Napoli – Wednesday 27 November (8pm)
Genk v Salzburg – Wednesday 27 November (8pm)

Matchday 6
Napoli v Genk – Tuesday 10 December (5.55pm)
Salzburg v Liverpool – Tuesday 10 December (5.55pm)

Selected odds

Group E winner
Liverpool – 4/7
Napoli – 11/4
Salzburg – 17/1
Genk – 100/1

Champions League winner
Liverpool – 7/1

Top scorer
Mohamed Salah – 10/1
Sadio Mane – 20/1
Roberto Firmino – 50/1

Group F (Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan & Slavia Prague)

Barcelona, Dortmund and Inter look set to battle it out for the top two spots in an intriguing Champions League group.

The Catalans, boosted by the arrival of Antoine Griezmann, will be desperate to get back to winning ways in Europe after squandering a three-goal lead against Liverpool in last season’s semi-final.

Dortmund have started the Bundesliga in scintillating form and look stronger than last year. Inter, too, have bolstered their resources with the arrival of Romelu Lukaku, Diego Godin and Alexis Sanchez.

Slavia Prague, who qualified by beating Cluj 2-0 on aggregate in the play-offs, are rank outsiders to make a mark in Group F.

Fixtures

Matchday 1
Inter v Slavia Prague – Tuesday 17 September (5.55pm)
Dortmund v Barcelona – Tuesday 17 September (8pm)

Matchday 2
Slavia Prague v Dortmund – Wednesday 2 October (5.55pm)
Barcelona v Inter – Wednesday 2 October (8pm)

Matchday 3
Inter v Dortmund – Wednesday 23 October (8pm)
Slavia Prague v Barcelona – Wednesday 23 October (8pm)

Matchday 4
Barcelona v Slavia Prague – Tuesday 5 November (5.55pm)
Dortmund v Inter – Tuesday 5 November (8pm)

Matchday 5
Barcelona v Dortmund – Wednesday 27 November (8pm)
Slavia Prague v Inter – Wednesday 27 November (8pm)

Matchday 6
Dortmund v Slavia Prague – Tuesday 10 December (8pm)
Inter v Barcelona – Tuesday 10 December (8pm)

Selected odds

Group F winner
Barcelona – 2/5
Dortmund – 9/2
Inter – 7/1
Slavia Prague – 150/1

Champions League winner
Barcelona – 5/1
Dortmund – 40/1

Top scorer
Lionel Messi – 4/1
Antoine Griezmann – 25/1
Luis Suarez – 33/1
Paco Alcacer – 50/1
Mauro Icardi – 50/1
Romelu Lukaku – 50/1

Group G (Zenit St Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon & RB Leipzig)

In perhaps the most evenly matched group, all four sides will be confident of progressing to the knockout stage.

Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig have begun the Bundesliga season in impressive fashion and they possess the firepower through Timo Werner to edge close games.

Lyon shocked Manchester City in last season’s group stage, but they have lost Tanguy Ndombele, Nabil Fekir and Ferland Mendy. Similarly, Benfica are without star man Joao Felix who left for Madrid this summer.

Zenit face a tough task to qualify despite qualifying for the group stage as top seeds.Fixtures

Matchday 1
Lyon v Zenit – Tuesday 17 September (5.55pm)
Benfica v Leipzig – Tuesday 17 September (8pm)

Matchday 2
Zenit v Benfica – Wednesday 2 October (8pm)
Leipzig v Lyon – Wednesday 2 October (8pm)

Matchday 3
Leipzig v Zenit – Wednesday 23 October (5.55pm)
Benfica v Lyon – Wednesday 23 October (8pm)

Matchday 4
Zenit v Leipzig – Tuesday 5 November (5.55pm)
Lyon v Benfica – Tuesday 5 November (8pm)

Matchday 5
Zenit v Lyon – Wednesday 27 November (5.55pm)
Leipzig v Benfica – Wednesday 27 November (8pm)

Matchday 6
Benfica v Zenit – Tuesday 10 December (8pm)
Lyon v Leipzig – Tuesday 10 December (8pm)

Selected odds

Group G winner
Leipzig – 21/10
Lyon – 11/4
Benfica – 7/2
Zenit – 8/1

Group H (Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia & Lille)

In another evenly matched group, Chelsea return to Europe’s elite against last season’s surprise packages Ajax as well as Valencia and Lille.

The Dutch champions are weakened by the departures of Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt, but retain the philosophy that saw them so nearly reach the final last year.

Valencia lost over two legs to Arsenal in last season’s Europa League but have improved their squad in the off season.

Lille sold Nicolas Pepe to the Gunners but Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen has made a fast start and could pose Chelsea and co. problems in a fascinating group.

Fixtures

Matchday 1
Chelsea v Valencia – Tuesday 17 September (8pm)
Ajax v Lille – Tuesday 17 September (8pm)

Matchday 2
Valencia v Ajax – Wednesday 2 October (8pm)
Lille v Chelsea – Wednesday 2 October (8pm)

Matchday 3
Ajax v Chelsea – Wednesday 23 October (5.55pm)
Lille v Valencia – Wednesday 23 October (8pm)

Matchday 4
Chelsea v Ajax – Tuesday 5 November (8pm)
Valencia v Lille – Tuesday 5 November (8pm)

Matchday 5
Valencia v Chelsea – Wednesday 27 November (5.55pm)
Lille v Ajax – Wednesday 27 November (8pm)

Matchday 6
Chelsea v Lille – Tuesday 10 December (8pm)
Ajax v Valencia – Tuesday 10 December (8pm)

Selected odds

Group G winner
Chelsea – 11/8
Valencia – 7/2
Ajax – 7/2
Lille – 11/1

Champions League winner
Chelsea – 33/1

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