UEFA Champions League 2022-2023
The most prestigious European club football competition, the UEFA Champions League 2022–2023 season’s group stage, is all set to start on September 6, and this round will end on November 2. 32 clubs from across Europe will take part in the main event to earn a place in the tournament’s Round of 16 phase. Let’s take a look at the 2022–2023 UCL group stage predictions. The UCL Group Stage Predictions for the 2022–2023 season The groups were announced by UEFA at the end of August. There were 32 teams total, and they were split up into eight groups of four each. In each group, the top two teams will advance to the Round of 16. Here are the groups that stand the highest chance of advancing to the round of 16. Group A The four teams who will compete in this group are Liverpool, Ajax, Napoli, and Rangers. Last season’s Champions League runner-up, Liverpool, will be among the favourites to lift the trophy. They, along with the Italian team, Napoli, are expected to reach the next round from this group. Both Ajax and Rangers can give a hard time to Liverpool and Napoli. Read UEFA Champions League Overview: Complete Winners List from 1956 to 2022 Group B The four participating teams in Group B are Porto, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, and Club Brugge. Atletico Madrid are favourites to finish on top of the group. On the other hand, Leverkusen and Porto are expected to fight for second place. Club Brugge is considerably less strong than them, and they have a minimal chance of advancing to the next phase. Group C The four teams who will compete in group C are Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Viktoria Plzen. Bayern are favourites to advance from this group, but that is not guaranteed. FC Barcelona and Inter Milan also have a fair chance to seal a place in the Round of 16. However, Viktoria Plzen will likely struggle to face off against these big giants. This is considered a group of death. Group D The four teams who will compete in Group D are Eintracht Frankfurt, Tottenham Hotspur, Sporting CP, and Marseille. This is another tough group as all teams have an equal chance of advancing to the next round. However, English club Tottenham may start as favourites to move to the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2022-2023. Read 8 Stadiums of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E The four teams who will compete in this group are AC Milan, Chelsea, Red Bull Salzburg, and Dinamo Zagreb. Italian Serie A champions AC Milan and English club Chelsea are hot favourites to move to the next round from this group. Red Bull and Dinamo may find it hard to compete against these two giants. Group F The four participating teams in group B are Real Madrid, RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Celtic. The reigning champions, Real Madrid, are overwhelmingly favourites to top the group. However, there could be stiff competition for the second spot from the other three teams. Group G Manchester City, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, and Copenhagen are the four teams who will compete in Group G. The reigning English Premier League champions, Manchester City, are strong favourites to finish first in this group. There will be a strong fight for second place between Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund. The Danish club, Copenhagen, may find it difficult to compete against these strong opponents. Read Mbappé scores twice in PSG win but Vitinha injured Group H The four teams who will compete in Group D are Maccabi Haifa, Benfica, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain. Italian giant Juventus and mega-rich club PSG are strong favourites to qualify for the Round of 16. However, Benfica of Portugal have a chance to finish top two in the points table and advance to the next round. The Israeli team Maccabi Haifa's great achievement is their participation in the Champions League main event. Bottom Line The Champions League competition’s group phase usually ends in the first week of December. However, UEFA made some adjustments to their fixtures due to the upcoming Qatar World Cup 2022. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will start on November 20, so the group stage matches for the UEFA Champions League 2022–2023 will be finished as scheduled in the first week of November. All of the teams will have to play a ton of games in the upcoming two months, which is taxing on the players' minds and bodies. Therefore, early UCL group stage predictions favour the clubs with strong squads. Read Stadium 974: FIFA’s Qatar World Cup 2022 brings world’s first transportable stadium
UEFA confirmed the complete group stage fixtures for the Champions League 2022–2023 season two days after the draw was held in Turkey’s capital city, Istanbul, on August 25. Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure assisted with the draw. The group phase will start on September 6 and will end on November 2. A total of 32 teams will compete for a Round of 16 spot. Let’s take a look at the groups, fixtures, as well as platforms on which the Champions League matches can be seen live in Bangladesh. Who will play with whom in the group phase of the Champions League 2022-2023? Four pots with a total of eight teams in each were kept for the draw. Club rankings were taken into consideration while selecting the teams to fill the pots. 32 teams were divided into eight groups at the draw. Here are the eight groups for the upcoming UEFA Champions League season. The Liverpool, Ajax, Napoli, and Rangers are in Group A. Porto, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, and Club Brugge complete the Group B. Group C includes Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Viktoria Plzen. In Group D, you have Eintracht Frankfurt, Tottenham Hotspur, Sporting CP, and Marseille. AC Milan, Chelsea, Red Bull Salzburg, and Dinamo Zagreb are in Group E. Real Madrid, RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Celtic are all in Group F. Group G consists of Manchester City, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, and Copenhagen. Group H includes Maccabi Haifa, Benfica, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain. Read Lewandowski leads Barcelona; Benzema keeps Madrid perfect 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League: Group Phase Fixtures The group phase is all set to begin on September 6 with the first round of matches. There will be some first round matches that will be held on September 7. The second round matches will take place on September 13 and 14. The third round fixtures will be played on October 4 and 5. The fourth round will take place on October 11 and 12, followed by the fifth round, to be held on October 25 and 26. The group phase will end with the sixth round of fixtures, which will be held on November 1 and 2. Read: UEFA Champions League Overview: Complete Winners List from 1956 to 2022 Group-wise, each round's confirmed matchday Groups (A, B, C, D): First Round: September 7, Second Round: September 13, Third Round: October 4, Fourth Round: October 12, Fifth Round: October 26, Sixth Round: November 1 Groups (E, F, G, H): First Round: September 6, Second Round: September 14, Third Round: October 5, Fourth Round: October 11, Fifth Round: October 25, Sixth Round: November 2 Where to watch live UEFA Champions League matches in Bangladesh Sony Pictures Network (Sony TV) will broadcast the entire UEFA Champions League 2022–2023 season in India and the Indian subcontinent. Therefore, the Bangladesh audience can watch the Champions League football matches live on Sony network channels. Read Life in the fast lane: Kane double takes him to EPL landmark The audience can also watch the live Champions League matches on the OTT platforms where Sony Pictures Network channels are available. Besides, anyone can watch the UCL football matches live through the SonyLiv app and website. So, a number of options are available to watch live in Europe’s most prestigious club football competition. Bottom Line The Qatar World Cup 2022 will begin in mid-November. Therefore, the group phase of the Champions League 2022–2023 season will be completed in the first week of November. For the Round of 16, the top two teams from each group will advance. According to the draw, Group C, where Viktoria Plzen, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona will play against each other, is considered the group of death. In addition, the group favorites to move to the next round are Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain. Read 8 Stadiums of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Arsenal will play Manchester United in a Premier League encounter at Emirates Stadium on Saturday (April 23). The game is crucial for both teams in their quest to finish in the top four. Whoever wins the contest will have a big advantage over the other sides in terms of finishing ahead of them at the end of the current season. Besides, the Spurs also have a chance to finish fourth in the standings. Tottenham, Arsenal, and Manchester United are all battling for a Champions League berth with a few games remaining before the season ends. Tottenham’s Chance to Qualify for the Champions League Next Season London-based club Tottenham Hotspur may be in a solid position to finish in the top four. Spurs are presently in fourth place with 57 points, with six games remaining in the current season. Most importantly, Tottenham have a more favourable schedule than their opponents, giving them an advantage in achieving their goal. Tottenham's forthcoming fixtures include matches against Liverpool and Arsenal. The Arsenal match might determine who finish in the top four this season. If Tottenham's team remains injury-free for the rest of the season, they will almost likely finish fourth in the Premier League. Read Argentina vs Brazil 2022: MCG to host a SuperClasico match in June Tottenham’s Remaining Fixtures Opponent Date Time (BDT) Brentford April 23 10.30 p.m. Leicester City May 1 7 p.m. Liverpool May 8 12.45 a.m. Arsenal May 13 12.45 a.m Burnley May 15 5.00 p.m Norwich City May 22 9.00 p.m. Source: https://www.premierleague.com/ Arsenal’s Quest for a Top-Four Finish in the Premier League Arsenal's chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season have strengthened after a 4-2 victory over arch-rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their most recent Premier League match. Arsenal will need to win all six of their remaining games this season to achieve their target. The Gunners are now in fifth place in the league with 57 points. The Spurs are ahead of them due to their better goal differential of 8. This goal differential might prove crucial at the end of the season. Arsenal have two big matches left, against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. These two games will have a major impact on Arsenal's Premier League standings this season. Also Read: Man United hires Erik ten Hag as 5th manager in 9 years Arsenal’s Remaining Fixtures Opponent Date Time (BDT) Manchester United April 23 5.30 p.m. West Ham United May 1 9.30 p.m. Leeds United May 8 7.00 p.m. Tottenham Hotspur May 13 12.45 a.m. Newcastle United May 17 1.00 a.m Everton May 22 9.00 p.m. Source: https://www.premierleague.com/ Manchester United’s Possibility to Qualify for the Champions League Manchester United are in the weakest position in contrast to Tottenham and Arsenal in their pursuit of the top four in the league. The Red Devils are in sixth place with 54 points. Besides, they have one fewer encounter left in their schedule than Spurs and Arsenal. Therefore, Man United will have to rely on the results of their opponents for the remainder of the season in addition to winning their matches. However, they must win their remaining fixtures in order to stay firm in the top four race. The Red Devils will have to fight hard against Arsenal and Chelsea, but the rest of the games will be easier. Manchester United’s Remaining Fixtures Opponent Date Time (BDT) Arsenal April 23 5.30 p.m Chelsea April 29 12.45 a.m Brentford May 3 1.00 a.m. Brighton May 7 10.30 p.m. Crystal Palace May 22 9.00 p.m. Source: https://www.premierleague.com/ Verdict The top four sides in the Premier League standings are automatically qualified for the Champions League the following season. As a result, all of the big teams aimed at finishing in the top four spots in the Premier League points table at the start of the season. Manchester City and Liverpool are vying for the Premier League title this season, while Chelsea's third-place finish is all but assured. Also Read: Injured Pogba might have played last game for Man United Meanwhile, the race for a top-four finish has heated up, with three teams vying for the berth. Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and Manchester United are all in contention for fourth place. Whoever displays true battling spirit and a desire to climb the Premier League standings this season will almost certainly earn a spot in the Champions League next season.