Real host Dortmund, Arsenal take on Schalke

Updated: November 5, 2012

Champions League round 4 of the group stages continues this week, and its make or break for many teams that still harbor aspirations of progressing further in the competition. Porto, Manchester United, Barcelona and surprise package Malaga are the only teams that remain unbeaten, a win for either of these four will see them advance. Zagreb and Lille have yet to register a point, while Manchester City and a host of other clubs only have 1 point. For these teams it represents a must win week or contemplate life in the next stage of the Europa Cup.

Tuesday’s action sees group A-D.

In Group A, unbeaten Porto travel to Kiev. Porto have already defeated Kiev 3-2 at home and come into the game following a 5-0 thrashing of Maritimo in their domestic league. PSG are at home tonight against Zagreb, who are still looking for that first point. It was a surprise loss on the weekend for the Parisian team when they lost to St. Etienne, however Zagreb have a shocking record in France and the in form Ibrahimovic will probably make that record worse.

Group B features Schalke at home to Arsenal and Olympiacos who host Montpellier. Schalke are a top side in good form. They have already beaten Arsenal at the Emirates and currently sit in second place in the Bundesliga. Arsenal have been inconsistent and at times poor, both in Europe and domestically, however a win for Arsenal could see them go top. The Gunners will be without Ramsey, while Walcott is doubtful. Olympiacos and Montpellier are the two in the group one would expect not to qualify, however a win for the Greeks would see them join the Gunners on points if they lose in Germany. A win for Montpelier, would tighten up the group substantially.

Group C sees Zenit away to Anderlecht without their big name Hulk, who is struggling with a thigh injury. This is a big game for Zenit if they wish to keep their hopes alive. Undefeated Malaga travel to the San Siro to face AC Milan. It was first blood to the La Liga team at the La Roselada 2 weeks ago, however since then, Malaga have faltered somewhat in the league, while AC produced their best performance of the season thrashing Chievo 5-1 on the weekend. The Milan giants need this home win if they are to get their fans back on side, following their worst start to a season in more than 80 years.

Group D, one of the toughest, features one of the games of the round as Real Madrid go in search of revenge against Dortmund at the Bernabeu. Dortmund were brilliant last time out against Madrid, however Mourinho and his team have won 7 straight Champions League fixtures at home including scoring 27 goals. Dortmund on the other hand haven’t won away in the Champions League since 2003.

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Real Madrid 4/9 v Borussia Dortmund 17/3

Schalke 11/13  v Arsenal 3/1

PSG 3/20 v Zagreb 16/1