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2023-24 UEFA Champions League Matchday 3 Games To Bet On

By Jeff Stinger

The 2023-24 UEFA Champions League third matchday is less than two weeks away. With clubs gearing up for another round of international competition, Nitrobetting gets you primed for another set of exciting matchups to bet on.

We make sure you’re up to speed with the latest information. NitroBetting shares the latest news, soccer odds, and special features throughout the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League season. Let’s get on with the key matches and all the essential information below.

Top 2023-24 UEFA Champion League Matchday 3 Games

Inter Milan vs. RB Salzburg

Red Bull Salzburg prepare to host Inter Milan in their first UEFA Champions League group stage clash this year. It was the Serie A outfit that had the final laugh in their friendly meeting in August. It was a narrow 4-3 victory for the Italian team, with Stefano Sensi scoring the late goal. The stakes are higher this time as both sides try to get a second or better spot in Group D. Inter Milan comes in as the match favorites with home advantage and better domestic and international results behind them. The club opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw versus Real Sociedad, followed by a 1-0 victory over Benfica. Meanwhile, the German challengers will try to recover from a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad to earn second place in the group standings.

Galatasaray vs. Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich is off to a great start following their 4-3 triumph over Premier League side Manchester United. This succeeded a 2-1 victory over Copenhagen in Matchday 2. Their opponents needed more time to gain traction as the Super Lig club settled with a 2-2 draw versus Copenhagen on opening night. Nonetheless, Okan Buruk followed it up with a better performance that saw his men conquer Manchester United 3-2. This is a highly-anticipated clash. While the numbers point to Bayern Munich as a favorite, the Turkish club will try to make the most of home advantage to challenge the odds. Keeping the scoreline close should be doable for Galatasaray. They can even force a draw or take advantage of any Bayern errors to play to their advantage.

Benfica vs. Real Sociedad

Benfica badly needs a win here. After dropping their first two fixtures against RB Salzburg and Inter, the club finds itself at the bottom of Group D. With three matches remaining, the Primeira Liga side needs to turn things around with three games left in the group stage. Meanwhile, Real Sociedad sits on top of the group with a win and a draw to boot. The team is not safe as they share the same record as Inter, gaining advantage only through goal difference. Imanol Alguacil and his crew have to close the gap as slight underdogs in this matchup. It’s clear they have more momentum than Benfica, but playing under pressure could easily switch things up. The margins are narrow for both squads as the pair draws the attention of soccer and betting fans.

Sevilla vs. Arsenal

It’s been a while since we saw a competitive Arsenal lineup join the international competition. They were off to a great start and finished the opening day with a 4-0 win against PSV. However, their momentum was cut short by a persistent Lens squad that forced a 2-1 victory. This leaves the Gunners second in Group B standings, behind the Ligue 1 crew. Sevilla, on the other hand, struggled to break deadlocks since the first day. The hosts still have to overcome the pressure of playing the underdog role in front of their home crowd. It relieves some of the pressure, but we know that the Premier League club can pull off strong away wins once they go full throttle. Their last four matches highlight a 2-2 draw, with Arsenal recording the most recent win in dominant fashion (6-0).

FC Barcelona vs. FC Shakhtar Donetsk

The undefeated Barcelona prepares to host the Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk in Matchday 3 of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League group stage. Xavi and his men look solid after bagging two consecutive wins to top Group H. They produced a five-goal win over Antwerp on Matchday 1. Barca’s second game was closer than anticipated as they narrowly avoided a Porto defeat. The La Liga outfit got away with the 1-0 victory despite playing with ten men late into the game. Meanwhile, Shakhtar recovered well from their first-game loss to Porto. Head coach Patrick van Leeuwen turned things around in their second group stage game and completed a 3-2 victory versus Antwerp. It puts them right behind Barcelona in Group H. It’s going to be a tough night for the visitors as they try to overcome the group favorites, but we look forward to another interesting night as both teams enter the pitch from wins.

Celtic FC vs. Atletico Madrid

Celtic started their local competition run on a positive note, and the same can be said of their upcoming opponents from the La Liga. The Scottish Premiership club did face a turbulent moment in Matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League and suffered a 2-0 loss to Feyenoord. This was shortly followed by a disappointing 2-1 loss to Lazio, which means it’s crunch time for the organization. They cannot afford to lose another game if manager Brendan Rodgers wants to keep his team’s UCL knockout stage dreams alive. It’s crucial for the team to score as many wins between now and their next international fixture.

Meanwhile, Atletico looks solid since taking down Feyenoord in their previous UCL matchup. The La Liga squad is also doing well in domestic competition, ranking within the league’s top four as of this writing. They remain match favorites despite Celtic FC hosting the upcoming fixture. Atletico Madrid also holds the better head-to-head record with two wins in their last two meetings.

Newcastle United vs. Borussia Dortmund

This is a must-watch matchup and likely one of the most anticipated by soccer fans and bettors alike. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Newcastle participate in the Champions League. They have been incredible so far, holding off AC Milan to a goalless draw followed by a 4-1 home victory over Ligue 1 giants PSG. Their recent fixture injects more confidence into Eddie Howe’s lineup. It’s also worth noting that the Premier League outfit delivers some of the most memorable moments in front of their fans, so having home advantage could translate well in this fixture.

Borussia Dortmund is on a different trajectory since their first two UCL matches this year. The club continues to look for a win since losing to PSG and drawing AC Milan. They also dropped to last place in Group F and are obliged to win their three remaining games to keep any knockout hopes alive.

PSG vs. AC Milan

Capping off Matchday 3’s top matches to bet on is a clash between PSG and AC Milan. The Serie A club continues the search for a first Champions League win this season, while the Ligue 1 troupe hopes to bounce back from a Newcastle beating. PSG are not particularly there but are expected to make progress with home advantage on their end of the pitch.

This puts Milan under pressure. They could have gone away with the win against Dortmund in Matchday 2 but failed to convert 14 chances. The same can be said for PSG after Newcastle handed it to them last week. A win can move AC Milan up to second place in Group F, and a win can help PSG clinch the top spot if Newcastle fails to hold off Dortmund. Ultimately, the brewing narratives look enthralling in this group.

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