Barcelona vs Royal Antwerp
Champions last in 2015, Barcelona will hope they kick start their campaign for a first Champions League title in 8 years on a fine note when they host Belgian side Royal Antwerp at the Nou Camp. Barcelona are on a four-match winning run, which includes an emphatic 5-0 win against Real Betis over the weekend – quite the form. They certainly will come into the game against Royal Antwerp brimming with confidence. Interesting to note, though, that Royal Antwerp have scored in each of their last six matches and should be able to keep that streak running at the Nou Camp. For this, I am backing Barcelona to win and Over 1.5 goals.
Correct Score: 3-0
Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Porto
Another Group H encounter, Shakhtar Donetsk and 2004 Champions League winners FC will square off in Hamburg, Germany. Shakhtar Donetsk have scored at least a goal in each of their last nine games. Porto have done that in 20 of their last 22 matches. Both sides should be good enough in front to hurt each other. Both teams to score here.