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Champions League - Football: Tuesday preview

Liverpool and Tottenham are back in Champions League action on Tuesday, while there's a mouth-watering showdown between Bayern Munich and Barcelona on the agenda.

Matchday Two begins with seven games scheduled to take place as the Reds host Ajax in Group A looking to bounce back from last week's dismal 4-1 defeat at Napoli, while Spurs go to Sporting Lisbon aiming to make it two wins out of two in Group D.

WhatLiverpool v Ajax
WhereAnfield, Liverpool
WhenTuesday 13th September, 2022, 20:00
How to watchBT Sport 2
OddsLiverpool 1/2, Draw 15/4, Ajax 9/2

Reds require improvement

After getting to last season's Champions League final - their third appearance in five years in the European showpiece - Liverpool were expected to challenge again this term for overall glory in the competition.

However, they got off to the worst possible start in Group A with a 4-1 loss at Napoli last week. Defensive mistakes in a poor first-half display saw Jurgen Klopp's men go in 3-0 down at half-time and they will have to improve if they want to bounce back against Dutch champions Ajax, who hammered Rangers 4-0 in their opening group game.

Aside from the 9-0 Anfield demolition of Bournemouth in the Premier League, Liverpool have failed to hit the heights expected of them so far this season and they now host a very dangerous Ajax side who have won their last five games without conceding a goal and sit top of the Eredivisie with six wins out of six.

Klopp could make changes to his side with Thiago, Kostas Tsimikas and Joel Matip among those hoping to start, while summer signing Darwin Nunez is expected to come in up front.

WhatSporting v Tottenham
WhereEstadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon
WhenTuesday 13th September, 2022, 17:45
How to watchBT Sport 4
OddsSporting 11/4, Draw 13/5, Tottenham 19/20

Spurs seek back-to-back victories

Tottenham's return to the Champions League group stage after a two-year absence began well last week with a 2-0 opening Group D success over Marseille at home.

Two goals from summer signing Richarlison did the damage and Antonio Conte's men will now be aiming to take charge of the group by sealing victory over Sporting, who caught the eye with a 3-0 win on matchday one in Germany against Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Spurs are unbeaten in all competitions so far this season and sit third in the Premier League with four wins and two draws on the board making up their fine start.

Richarlison will hope to keep his place in the side after his second-half brace last week, while Dejan Kulusevski and Yves Bissouma are among those hoping for recalls to the starting XI.

After losing two of their first four games in the Portuguese top-flight, Sporting have since responded with successive wins to nil and will want to prove they can qualify out of the group by at least picking up a point against the Premier League side.

WhatBayern Munich v Barcelona
WhereAllianz Arena, Munich
WhenTuesday 13th September, 2022, 20:00
How to watchBT Sport 4
OddsBayern Munich 4/5, Draw 10/3, Barcelona 11/4 

Lewandowski returns to Bayern

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have been drawn in the same Champions League group for the second year in a row and meet for the first time this season when the Bavarian giants host the Catalans on Tuesday.

Last season, Bayern dominated both group fixtures, winning 3-0 home and away, but Barca now have former Bayern talisman Robert Lewandowski on board and the Poland international, who is 9/2 to score first, will be eager to maintain his flying start to the season by hurting his old club.

Lewandowski, who amassed 344 goals in 375 appearances for Bayern during his eight years in Munich, has already notched nine goals in six outings for Xavi's team, including a hat-trick against Viktoria Plzen in their Champions League opener last week.

Bayern beat Inter Milan 2-0 in their first Group C game last week and remain unbeaten in all competitions in 2022/23, although they have drawn three of their six Bundesliga games so far, including on Saturday when Stuttgart held them 2-2 at the Allianz Arena.

Barca are also unbeaten overall, winning four of their first five La Liga games and drawing the other, and Xavi's men have been amongst the goals of late, scoring at least three in each of their last five games, including four in the second half on Saturday against Cadiz.

Inter head to Czech Republic

Meanwhile, the other game in the group at 17:45 sees Inter go to Czech side Viktoria Plzen, who lost 5-1 to Barca last week. Inter are 4/9 to bounce back from their defeat against Bayern with a win, the draw is 10/3 and a Viktoria victory is 13/2.

Marseille host Eintracht in the other game in Tottenham's group with the French side 10/11 to pick up a win, the draw is 13/5 and an away win is 3/1.

In Group B, Bayer Leverkusen entertain Atletico Madrid at 20:00 with the home side already struggling in the group after a 1-0 defeat to Club Brugge last week, while Atletico beat Porto 2-1 to start their campaign with a victory.

Leverkusen are 7/4 to win, Atletico are 6/4 and the draw is 12/5.

Porto are 4/9 to see off Club Brugge at home in the other fixture at 20:00, the Belgians are 6/1 outsiders to win away and a draw is 7/2.

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