JOE'S Top Three Reasons to Watch Tonight's Champions League Football 5 years ago

JOE'S Top Three Reasons to Watch Tonight's Champions League Football

Liverpool fight for Champions League survival, Arsenal hope results go their way, while European heavyweights Atletico Madrid and Juventus battle it out.

Liverpool v Basel 

Liverpool go into this game knowing only a win will do, but who would bet against another memorable European night in Anfield?

The last time Liverpool went into the final group game needing a win was against Olympiakos 10 years ago and we all know what happened that night...

Video via: Oliver Sorebo

Steven Gerrard may be required to supply the heroics again. The former England international only came off the bench for the Reds on Saturday and is expected to start tonight's game.

Mario Balotelli remains injured, so Ricky Lambert should continue to lead the line... which is probably a good thing for Liverpool.

Basel only need a point from tonight's game, but JOE reckons this one is Liverpool's and we're backing the 'Pool to go through with a win.

Galatasaray v Arsenal

The Gunners have already qualified for the last 16 but a win in Turkey could see them top their group. They'll have to be better than they were against Stoke at the weekend if there is any hope of that happening.

Arsenal's first-half performance against Stoke was abysmal, but they should bounce back against a side they've already defeated 4-1 in this year's tournament.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fVG1VLSuys

 Video via: Goal Highlight HD

A win will be enough for Arsenal to top the group if Borussia Dortmund lose at home to Anderlecht.

Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez, Kieran Gibbs, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck are all being rested, so this is a great opportunity for Arsenal's fringe players to stake a claim for a regular starting berth.

Atletico Madrid v Juventus 

Atletico are already through to next round. Juventus, on the other hand, are facing a handful of permutations which could play out.

If they win by more than a goal, they will take top spot away from Atletico. A draw, which is a much more likely scenario, will see Juventus take second place. A loss means the Turin side are hoping other results go their way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw_0d_jJIJ8

Video via: Goals

Atletico won the first encounter by a goal to nil, but we don't see that happening tonight. We're predicting a draw and think both sides will progress.

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