Battered and bruised, the UEFA Champions League Prediction Contest Rolls On

Oy. Unless your name is Aaron and you are the co-writer of this blog, yesterday was the ugliest day yet in the contest, as the five participants combined for just 57 points – 26 of those coming from Aaron, who nailed two games perfectly.

They say the best thing after a bad performance is to come right back out and try it again, and the Champions League gives us that opportunity on Wednesday with eight more matches from Groups A-D.

The games are below, and picks are due in by 2:45 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday. Remember, it’s 10 points for the victor with the exact score, or calling the exact score on a draw; 5 points for having the winner and the right winning margin, or calling a draw but with a different score. Picking the simple winner but whiffing completely on the score/margin gets you 2 points.

GROUP A
* Bordeaux v. Bayern Munich (BOR 2-1)
* Juventus v. Haifa (JUV 1-0)

GROUP B
* CSKA Moscow v. Manchester United (MUFC 1-0)
* Wolfsburg v. Besiktas (WOLF 3-0)

GROUP C
* FC Zurich v. Marseille (I believe! ZUR 2-1)
* AC Milan v. Real Madrid (RM 4-1)

GROUP D
* Chelsea v. Atletico Madrid (CHEL 1-0)
* Porto v. Apoel Nicosia (POR 1-0)

Here are the standings currently. It’s never too late to jump in, and had you done so yesterday, you might have outscored everybody!

1) 93 – Aaron
2) 88 – dkstones
3) 86 – writered21
4) 60 – tomwilhelm
5) 58 – RegularGuy
6) 5 – nica1004

Good luck.

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6 thoughts on “Battered and bruised, the UEFA Champions League Prediction Contest Rolls On

  1. Yay! I got some points! I can still win this!

    GROUP A
    * Bordeaux v. Bayern Munich (Munich, 2-0)
    * Juventus v. Haifa (JUV 2-1)

    GROUP B
    * CSKA Moscow v. Manchester United (Man United 3-0)
    * Wolfsburg v. Besiktas (WOLF 1-0)

    GROUP C
    * FC Zurich v. Marseille (1-1 tie)
    * AC Milan v. Real Madrid (3-3 tie)

    GROUP D
    * Chelsea v. Atletico Madrid (Chelsea 1-0)
    * Porto v. Apoel Nicosia (1-1 tie)

  2. There is no stopping my prediction machine this week. I like Bordeaux to tie Munich if for no other reason than the great Yoann Gourcuff will likely be fit to start. I can’t see United losing to CSKA, unless Akinfeev just stands on his head for the Russians. Feeling good about a draw with Madrid and Milan, only question will be how many goals they’ll allow as both teams have leaky defenses.

    If only I wasn’t completely and utterly afraid of diving into sports betting too deeply.

    GROUP A
    * Bordeaux v. Bayern Munich, 1-1
    * Juventus v. Haifa, Juve 3-0
    GROUP B
    * CSKA Moscow v. Manchester United, United 2-1
    * Wolfsburg v. Besiktas, Wolfsburg, 1-0

    GROUP C
    * FC Zurich v. Marseille, 3-1 Marseille
    * AC Milan v. Real Madrid, 2-2

    GROUP D
    * Chelsea v. Atletico Madrid, Chelsea 4-0
    * Porto v. Apoel Nicosia, Porto 2-0

  3. Since there is one early game, and I’m on west coast time, I got up early to post it. I’ll update this post with the other 7 games before 2:45.

    CSKA 2-2 Man U

    Here are the rest of my picks

    Bordeaux 1-2 Munchen
    Juve 3-1 Macabi

    CSKA 2-2 Man U
    Wolfsberg 3-1 Besiktas

    Zurich 1-0 Marseille
    Madrid 3-1 Milan (FYI, this game appears to be in Spain, although it’s listed first above)

    Chelsea 3-1 Atletico
    Porto 2-0 APOEL

  4. GROUP A
    * Bordeaux v. Bayern Munich, 0-0
    * Juventus v. Haifa, Juve 2-0

    GROUP B
    * CSKA Moscow v. Manchester United, United 3-1
    * Wolfsburg v. Besiktas, Wolfsburg, 2-0

    GROUP C
    * FC Zurich v. Marseille, Marseille 2-1
    * AC Milan v. Real Madrid, Madrid 1-0

    GROUP D
    * Chelsea v. Atletico Madrid, Chelsea 2-0
    * Porto v. Apoel Nicosia, Porto 2-0

  5. The hosts dominated the proceedings today as MatchDay 3 comes to an end:

    Today’s Standings
    1) 37 – writered21 (3 10-pointers)
    2) 21 – aaronstollar
    3) 13 – dkstones
    4) 9 – nica1004
    5) 6 – RegularGuy

    Total Standings
    1) 123 – writered21
    2) 114 – aaronstollar
    3) 101 – dkstones
    4) 64 – RegularGuy
    5) 60 – tomwilhelm
    6) 14 – nica1004

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