Champions League Group Stage Draw – Fixtures, Latest Betting And More

Champions League Group Stage Draw – Fixtures, Latest Betting And More

Last week, the qualifying rounds for the three big European competitions were completed. Following those games, UEFA held the draw for the Group Stages of the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

This week, we are going to look at the draw for all three competitions, starting here with a look at the biggest and most lucrative; the Champions League.

Holders Manchester City are one of four English teams (the others being Manchester United, Arsenal & Newcastle United) who, along with Scottish Champions Celtic, will be the British interest in the Group Stages of the competition.

As usual, we have looked through the odds available from bet365 Sport for each of the groups. The odds listed below were correct at the time of writing, but may well have changed in the meantime.

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Let’s now begin our look through the groups in alphabetical order.

Group A

Bayern Munich

Manchester United

FC Copenhagen

Galatasaray

Fixtures

20th September

5.45pm – Galatasaray v FC Copenhagen

8.00pm – Bayern Munich v Manchester United

3rd October

8.00pm – FC Copenhagen v Bayern Munich

8.00pm – Manchester United v Galatasaray

24th October

5.45pm – Galatasaray v Bayern Munich

8.00pm – Manchester United v FC Copenhagen

8th November

8.00pm – FC Copenhagen v Manchester United

8.00pm – Bayern Munich v Galatasaray

29th November

5.45pm – Galatasaray v Manchester United

8.00pm – Bayern Munich v FC Copenhagen

12th December

8.00pm – FC Copenhagen v Galatasaray

8.00pm – Manchester United v Bayern Munich

Latest Odds To Win Group

Bayern Munich – 8/15 fav

Manchester United – 2/1

FC Copenhagen – 33/1

Galatasaray – 10/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Bayern Munich – 1/8

Manchester United – 1/6

FC Copenhagen – 11/2

Galatasaray – 5/2

Group Preview And Tips

Bayern Munich and Manchester United won’t be too disappointed to be drawn in this group. Copenhagen and Galatasaray could be tricky away games, but I think the big two should qualify from this group.

Group B

Sevilla

Arsenal

PSV Eindhoven

Lens

Fixtures

20th September

8.00pm – Arsenal v PSV Eindhoven

8.00pm – Sevilla v Lens

3rd October

8.00pm – PSV Eindhoven v Sevilla

8.00pm – Lens v Arsenal

24th October

8.00pm – Lens v PSV Eindhoven

8.00pm – Sevilla v Arsenal

8th November

8.00pm – Arsenal v Sevilla

8.00pm – PSV Eindhoven v Lens

29th November

5.45pm – Sevilla v PSV Eindhoven

8.00pm – Arsenal v Lens

12th December

5.45pm – Lens v Sevilla

5.45pm – PSV Eindhoven v Arsenal

Latest Odds To Win Group

Sevilla – 9/2

Arsenal – 1/2 fav

PSV Eindhoven – 6/1

Lens – 7/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Sevilla – 10/11

Arsenal – 1/6

PSV Eindhoven – 7/4

Lens – 7/4

Group Preview And Tips

Arsenal will start as favourites in this group, but this is a tricky group with all three opponents for the Gunners being tough. Sevilla’s slow start in La Liga could see them up against it unless they can find form. As such, I am going for Arsenal and PSV to perhaps take the two qualifying spots.

Group C

Napoli

Real Madrid

Braga

Union Berlin

Fixtures

20th September

5.45pm – Real Madrid v Union Berlin

8.00pm – Braga v Napoli

3rd October

5.45pm – Union Berlin v Braga

8.00pm – Napoli v Real Madrid

24th October

8.00pm – Braga v Real Madrid

8.00pm – Union Berlin v Napoli

8th November

5.45pm – Napoli v Union Berlin

8.00pm – Real Madrid v Braga

29th November

5.45pm – Real Madrid v Napoli

8.00pm – Braga v Union Berlin

13th December

8.00pm – Napoli v Braga

8.00pm – Union Berlin v Real Madrid

Latest Odds To Win Group

Napoli – 9/4

Real Madrid – 8/15

Braga – 12/1

Union Berlin – 12/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Napoli – 2/7

Real Madrid – 1/9

Braga – 10/3

Union Berlin – 10/3

Group Preview And Tips

Group C should be pretty straightforward with Napoli and Real Madrid the clear favourites here. Braga and Union Berlin are probably playing for third spot in the group behind the top two.

Group D

Benfica

Inter Milan

Red Bull Salzburg

Real Sociedad

Fixtures

20th September

8.00pm – Benfica v Red Bull Salzburg

8.00pm – Real Sociedad v Inter Milan

3rd October

5.45pm – Red Bull Salzburg v Real Sociedad

8.00pm – Inter Milan v Benfica

24th October

5.45pm – Inter Milan v Red Bull Salzburg

8.00pm – Benfica v Real Sociedad

8th November

5.45pm – Real Sociedad v Benfica

8.00pm – Red Bull Salzburg v Inter Milan

29th November

5.45pm – Real Sociedad v Red Bull Salzburg

8.00pm – Benfica v Inter Milan

12th December

8.00pm – Red Bull Salzburg v Benfica

8.00pm – Inter Milan v Real Sociedad

Latest Odds To Win Group

Benfica – 5/2

Inter Milan – 4/5 fav

Red Bull Salzburg – 8/1

Real Sociedad – 11/2

Latest Odds To Qualify

Benfica

Inter Milan

Red Bull Salzburg

Real Sociedad

Group Preview And Tips

On paper, Benfica and Inter are the teams to go through from this group, but I think both the other two teams are capable of an upset and this group could be the one where a surprise occurs. I think Inter will make it through, but Sociedad could perhaps grab second ahead of Benfica.

Group E

Feyenoord

Atletico Madrid

Lazio

Celtic

Fixtures

19th September

8.00pm – Feyenoord v Celtic

8.00pm – Lazio v Atletico Madrid

4th October

5.45pm – Atletico Madrid v Feyenoord

8.00pm – Celtic v Lazio

25th October

5.45pm – Feyenoord v Lazio

8.00pm – Celtic v Atletico Madrid

7th November

8.00pm – Atletico Madrid v Celtic

8.00pm – Lazio v Feyenoord

28th November

5.45pm – Lazio v Celtic

8.00pm – Feyenoord v Atletico Madrid

13th December

8.00pm – Atletico Madrid v Lazio

8.00pm – Celtic v Feyenoord

Latest Odds To Win Group

Feyenoord – 6/1

Atletico Madrid – 8/13 fav

Lazio – 3/1

Celtic – 9/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Feyenoord – 13/8

Atletico Madrid – 1/5

Lazio – 8/11

Celtic – 13/5

Group Preview And Tips

This looks like a group where Atletico Madrid should dominate, but it will be a closely fought race between the other teams to earn second spot in the table. I can see this group going down to the final day of action with Feyenoord perhaps doing just enough to pip Lazio to second.

What a week it’s been.

Lost to 10 men Liverpool

Drew Man City in the cup

Got the group of death in the champions league

Battered off a Brighton.

The joys of being a Newcastle fan

— Dazza (@NUFC_DazzaD) September 2, 2023

Group F

Paris St Germain

Borussia Dortmund

AC Milan

Newcastle United

Fixtures

19th September

5.45pm – AC Milan v Newcastle United

8.00pm – Paris St Germain v Borussia Dortmund

4th October

8.00pm – Borussia Dortmund v AC Milan

8.00pm – Newcastle United v Paris St Germain

25th October

8.00pm – Newcastle United v Borussia Dortmund

8.00pm – Paris St Germain v AC Milan

7th November

5.45pm – Borussia Dortmund v Newcastle United

8.00pm – AC Milan v Paris St Germain

28th November

8.00pm – AC Milan v Borussia Dortmund

8.00pm – Paris St Germain v Newcastle United

13th December

8.00pm – Borussia Dortmund v Paris St Germain

8.00pm – Newcastle United v AC Milan

Latest Odds To Win Group

Paris St Germain – 11/10

Borussia Dortmund – 11/2

AC Milan – 5/1

Newcastle United – 9/4

Latest Odds To Qualify

Paris St Germain – 4/11

Borussia Dortmund – 6/4

AC Milan – 6/5

Newcastle United – 4/5

Group Preview And Tips

The group of death of this Champions League draw, Paris St Germain are still the team to beat here and I can’t see the French side not winning this group. However, it is a very close call between the remaining teams as to who finishes second and I have a sneaky feeling Newcastle can get the job done here.

Group G

Manchester City

Red Bull Leipzig

Red Star Belgrade

Young Boys

Fixtures

19th September

5.45pm – Young Boys v Red Bull Leipzig

8.00pm – Manchester City v Red Star Belgrade

4th October

8.00pm – Red Star Belgrade v Young Boys

8.00pm – Red Bull Leipzig v Manchester City

25th October

8.00pm – Red Bull Leipzig v Red Star Belgrade

8.00pm – Young Boys v Manchester City

7th November

8.00pm – Manchester City v Young Boys

8.00pm – Red Star Belgrade v Red Bull Leipzig

28th November

8.00pm – Manchester City v Red Bull Leipzig

8.00pm – Young Boys v Red Star Belgrade

13th December

5.45pm – Red Bull Leipzig v Young Boys

5.45pm – Red Star Belgrade v Manchester City

Latest Odds To Win Group

Manchester City – 1/10

Red Bull Leipzig – 13/2

Red Star Belgrade – 66/1

Young Boys – 66/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Manchester City – 1/100

Red Bull Leipzig – 1/6

Red Star Belgrade – 7/1

Young Boys – 7/1

Group Preview And Tips

Manchester City probably could not have picked an easier group themselves than the one they have been drawn in. It’s hard to see City doing anything less than winning all six of their games in this group. Leipzig should be the team to qualify alongside them in a distant second spot.

Group H

Barcelona

FC Porto

Shakhtar Donetsk

Royal Antwerp

Fixtures

19th September

8.00pm – Barcelona v Royal Antwerp

8.00pm – Shakhtar Donetsk v FC Porto

4th October

5.45pm – Royal Antwerp v Shakhtar Donetsk

8.00pm – FC Porto v Barcelona

25th October

5.45pm – Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk

8.00pm – Royal Antwerp v FC Porto

7th November

5.45pm – Shakhtar Donetsk v Barcelona

8.00pm – FC Porto v Royal Antwerp

28th November

5.45pm – Shakhtar Donetsk v Royal Antwerp

8.00pm – Barcelona v FC Porto

13th December

8.00pm – FC Porto v Shakhtar Donetsk

8.00pm – Royal Antwerp v Barcelona

Latest Odds To Win Group

Barcelona – 4/11

FC Porto – 11/4

Shakhtar Donetsk – 20/1

Royal Antwerp – 22/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Barcelona – 1/16

FC Porto – 1/3

Shakhtar Donetsk – 7/2

Royal Antwerp – 4/1

Group Preview And Tips

The Spanish champions will be hoping for a better Champions League campaign this year and they should have enough to come top of this group. FC Porto should come second but watch out for Royal Antwerp, they could really push the other teams hard for second spot in the group.

Author: Adam Martin