Charlie Nicholas’ Champions League and Europa League predictions

Charlie Nicholas returns along with his predictions to the British clubs this week, becoming their Champions League and Europa League campaigns under way.
There are nine clubs engaged with the contests this season, including Liverpool, who want to defend their Champions League title.
And Soccer Saturday’s Charlie has awarded his predictions for the upcoming fixtures…
This is going to be a test for the Champions League holders. We watched a side that was vulnerable for their defence in the weekend , conceding after just seven minutes against Newcastle. They’ve walked away comfortably and acquired, but this is not the point.
Is incredible. He does not get the goals which Mohamed Salah gets has the pace which Sadio Mane does but he’s cunning and ability. He can be my favourite out of those three, my favourite to watch and is a real team player, although he could be much easier to mark than another two.
Liverpool haven’t improved in midfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a baseball player. We know they are a good side but these three need to be on their match.
Napoli are not convincing, although all-action and incredibly powerful in the home . Dries does the job and Mertens up stones. Objectives that are big are got by him and I expect him to catch another.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
The performances of Mason Mount have been impressive although tammy Abraham’s aims are gigantic. England U21 players have scored all 11 Premier League goals so far that will be remarkable. I thought they would be at Wolves in trouble but I was wrong. They have power and decent pace up front. It is an way of playing for Frank Lampard.
Their boss was sacked by valencia and I don’t see them being flamboyant. They’ll try to counter-attack which will make it hard for Mount and Abraham to comprehend.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-0 (6/1 with Sky Bet)
This is an embarrassing one. Tottenham were quite impressive in the first half. They retained grip of Christian Eriksen and so things have calmed down a bit. So is that it has calmed down he began Palace?
Mauricio Pochettino has changed his team too much and that is why they seem vulnerable. I would imagine Tottenham would try to control ownership, but this really can be an awkward trip and those are dangerous groups to journey to. Tottenham are erratic.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (11/2 with Sky Bet)
Manchester City found this one difficult past year. Shakhtar have constantly brought in a bit of pedigree but that’s becoming less and less as the years progress. They are getting those names anymore and it takes the creative ability they were dangerous with. They are not quite certain maybe never or whether they ought to be contesting.
City will probably be badly winded following the Norwich game. Aymeric Laporte is a huge miss for them. Pep Guardiola decided to leave Kevin de Bruyne out at the 17, I really don’t understand. This will be a win to find back the Premier League winners on course.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 0-4 (12/1 with Sky Bet)
God only knows what defence Unai Emery will pick. I don’t know we will need to state it since Arsenal fans. They are good as would be the youngsters going forward. The balance from midfield front is not bad but it’s scary how poor Arsenal are defensively.
What’s the attraction to Sokratis Papastathopoulos? Kieran Tierney on Thursday and I would play with and see if Hector Bellerin could start too. Seeing Sunday’s game against Watford, if you visit David Luiz giving instructions with 20 minutes ahead, you know that you are in trouble.
Konstantinos Mavropanos is still game time off from being healthy. If Shkodran Mustafi was brought back It’d be the conclusion again. We need to have Bellerin, Rob Holding and Tierney back to the side. I play these players let them get fit fitness and to provide them match time and would take a bang.
Nicolas Pepe was dreadful against Watford. How Emery took Dani Ceballos and Mesut Ozil off was past me. It’s starting to influence some of the players that are young and Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Reiss Nelson and could not keep the ball and Joe Willock arrived.
It is the supervisor’s duty. This must be resolved by him and develop a conclusion about how to sort out this. Tierney, Bellerin, and Holding should play with – I’d play them and take a beat when it meant they got.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-2 (12/1 with Sky Bet)
Astana will come and’park the bus’. Manchester United were not brilliant at the weekend, however it was a fabulous result – they almost stumbled however they didn’t, and it is about becoming yourselves the 3 things, in what was a match.
It doesn’t make a difference that Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba were missing – they have yet to be setting the world on fire. This is another game in which they’ll get on the line although it is not persuasive with United.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-0 (5/1 with Sky Bet)
Nuno Espirito Santo will want to have one over on the Portuguese side. Braga are dangerous but do not travel well. Are caught up in the emotion of the Europa League? Because Chelsea thumped them they took their foot off the pedal in Premier League.
They had been blown off at weekend and make errors and it was really unlike them to concede five. They have to return to basics and find a win in from the Premier League, however this will be taken by Nuno seriously and I expect Wolves to become strong here, getting off to a start in the group stages.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-0 (6/1 with Sky Bet)
Rennes have started in Ligue 1. I am hoping that M’Baye Niang won’t play. He’s lightning fast, nearly a variant of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. These guys can move and play, and that is what Celtic struggle against.
Celtic is going to be useful about the counter-attack, but their reputation is obviously exactly the same. They get frightened when they travel away from your home. They do not understand whether to perform with a game or not and where to throw their defence. They are going to have players and pace out wide, where they’ll look to utilize. Celtic won’t endanger here and still have defensive injuries.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (17/2 with Sky Bet)
This will be a game that is fervent. Feyenoord have a strong reputation. Feyenoord have the fire but aren’t bringing . Rangers like these nights which is precisely why Steven Gerrard is there.They haven’t clicked into gear just yet though. Jaap Stam’s negative will sit for 20-25 minutes and this could lead to frustration around Ibrox – .
Alfredo Morelos is your threat along with Feyenoord will be winding up him to see whether they can get him. He looks a lot calmer than what he’s been previously! It’s not an easy night. It will be tense and really physical. If Rangers really have the understanding to get through these games 16, I don’t know.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)

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