#sports activities CHRIS SUTTON’S GUIDE TO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAMES: Tottenham should beat Marseille
CHRIS SUTTON’S GUIDE TO TONIGHT’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAMES: Tottenham should beat Arsenal-like Marseille, an in-form Napoli will pose extra issues for Liverpool… and Calvin Bassey might come again to hang-out Rangers with Ajax
- Tottenham are in good stead and should beat Marseille in London on Wednesday
- Liverpool are in poor home type and will battle in opposition to a stable Napoli
- Rangers are nonetheless damage from the weekend… they are going to want an enormous carry in opposition to Ajax
The opening spherical of the Champions League will proceed on Wednesday evening, with a number of British groups in motion as soon as once more.
After Chelsea, Manchester City and Celtic all performed on Tuesday, Tottenham will host Marseille, Liverpool will journey to Napoli and Rangers will tackle Ajax on day two of Europe’s most prestigious competitors.
Sportsmail’s Chris Sutton reveals how he thinks all three video games will pan out.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are in motion in opposition to Napoli within the Champions League tomorrow
Tottenham vs Marseille
Are you Arsenal in disguise?
Marseille’s dressing room incorporates an actual Gunners allegiance. There’s Matteo Guendouzi, Sead Kolasinac and Nuno Tavares, together with different former Premier League gamers Dimitri Payet and and Eric Bailly.
Tottenham are in for a sport on Wednesday however there’s one thing brewing below Antonio Conte.
He has the identical dilemma as each different coach — he wants to have a look at how he rotates his workforce throughout three video games every week — however his new Brazilian livewire helps him with that predicament.
Just bear in mind, Richarlison: if you happen to rating tomorrow, make sure that the objective is sweet earlier than you whip off your shirt like in opposition to Fulham!
Score prediction: 2-1 to Tottenham
Tottenham have loved an unbeaten begin to the season within the Premier League and sit third
Napoli vs Liverpool
Napoli are a cussed aspect who’re second in Serie A and unbeaten this season, albeit solely 5 video games into the marketing campaign. Still, that’s higher than how Liverpool have began 2022-23.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect are in a rut domestically and it will likely be attention-grabbing to see what ahead line he selects in Europe tomorrow.
Mohamed Salah’s targets have dried up. Should he be rested for Napoli and, say, Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota get their probability as an attacking three?
What midfield does he use after Fabio Carvalho, Fabinho and Harvey Elliott had little pleasure in opposition to Everton?
It’s a tough sport for Liverpool, this, and I’m saying an in-form Napoli will pose them issues.
Score prediction: 1-1
Thiago is again in coaching for Liverpool, and will go straight into their midfield in opposition to Napoli
Ajax vs Rangers
Have Ajax acquired any gamers left? It felt like all I heard over the summer time was how their prime skills have been being focused.
They might have misplaced Lisandro Martinez and Antony to Manchester United — and their supervisor Erik ten Hag — however this stays a membership with an excellent observe document in Europe.
Last season they gained all six group video games within the Champions League they usually begin this marketing campaign in opposition to a Rangers aspect nonetheless shaking from that 4-0 loss to Celtic on Saturday.
I concern for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s workforce defensively. Calvin Bassey was influential within the Rangers again line final season however he’s now an Ajax participant.
Score prediction: 2-1 to Ajax
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s workforce are nonetheless shaking after shedding 4-0 to Celtic on the weekend