English clubs Champions league permutations
Three out of the four English clubs in the Champions League have gotten very hard groups. Only Manchester City have a relatively straight forward group.
Let’s start with group B. Tottenham were dealt a big task when the groups were mace. They have in their group Barcelona, Inter and PSV. These are all very good teams and so far, Spurs have only won one game against PSV at home and drew the reverse fixture. That means that Spurs now have to beat Intern in their next match by two goals and then hope they better Inters result on the final game of the group stages. This will be difficult for Spurs and will probably be relegated to the Europa League.
Group C is another tough group. This group includes Napoli, PSG, Liverpool and Red Star Belgrade. This is probably the hardest and closest group in the Champions League this season. Liverpool face PSG in their next match and will want at least a draw to be able to try to compete for the top stop in the group. If they beat PSG and Napoli beat Red Star, then the final game will be a decider between the two teams to see who gets top of the group. If Liverpool lose to PSG and Napoli win, Liverpool will know that only a win against Napoli in the final game will be enough if they beat them more than one goal based on their head to head record.
Manchester City lost their first game of the group against Lyon, however since then have won all their remaining games with only conceding one goal. If they beat Lyon in their next game, they will have top spot guaranteed.
The final English team is Manchester United. Their win against Juventus in the last round was very important because now it puts them in a good position to qualify. If United beat Young Boys and Valencia fail to beat Juventus, then United will qualify for the round of 16.