Champions League 2013-14: Full List of Predictions Ahead of Matchday 6

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistDecember 10, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01:  Marek Hamsik of Napoli is challenged by Mikel Arteta of Arsenal during UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal FC and SSC Napoli at Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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This week, the curtain comes down on the group stage of the Champions League, with plenty of clubs still uncertain as to whether they'll be featuring in the knockout rounds.

With eight places in the Round of 16 still up for grabs, several all-or-nothing shootouts are on the horizon.

Looking ahead to this week's final group encounters, read on for a full prediction of who will come out on top of their upcoming clashes, as well as a breakdown of the biggest matchups.

Champions League Week 6 Predictions
FixtureDateTimeTV InfoPrediction
Real Sociedad vs. Bayer LeverkusenDec. 107:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports Red Button (UK)0-1
Manchester United vs. Shakhtar DonetskDec. 107:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETITV3-1
Galatasaray vs. JuventusDec. 107:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports 4 (UK)2-2
Copenhagen vs. Real MadridDec. 107:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports Red Button (UK)1-4
Benfica vs. PSGDec. 107:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports Red Button (UK)1-1
Olympiakos vs. AnderlechtDec. 107:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports Red Button (UK)2-0
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester CityDec. 107:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports 2 (UK)3-1
Viktoria Plzen vs. CSKA MoscowDec. 107:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports Red Button (UK)1-2
Schalke vs. BaselDec. 117:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports Red Button (UK)2-2
Chelsea vs. Steaua BucharestDec. 117:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports 3 (UK)4-1
Marseille vs. Borussia DortmundDec. 117:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports Red Button (UK)1-2
Napoli vs. ArsenalDec. 117:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports 2 (UK)1-1
Austria Wien vs. Zenit St. PetersburgDec. 117:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports Red Button (UK)1-3
Atletico Madrid vs. PortoDec. 117:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports Red Button (UK)1-0
Milan vs. AjaxDec. 117:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports Red Button (UK)1-1
Barcelona vs. CelticDec. 117:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ETSky Sports 4 (UK)3-0
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Napoli vs. Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01:  Olivier Giroud of Arsenal and Valon Behrami of Napoli collide whilst contesting a header during UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal FC and SSC Napoli at Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2013 in London, England.
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Group F has easily been one of the most entertaining pools to keep an eye on during this season's Champions League. Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli are all jostling to make it into the knockout phases come the final day of group action.

The Gunners are currently pitched three points in front of their fellow contenders and need only a point in Naples to ensure that they finish top of the pile. Even a narrow defeat would see them advance.

That being said, the Italians are yet to drop a home point in Europe this term and will have hopes of ensuring their own Champions League dream is kept alive.

They will likely have to rely on Marseille to get a result against the Black and Yellows, although a 3-0 win for Napoli over Arsenal would take matters into their own hands. A pulsating contest surely awaits.

Prediction: Napoli 1-1 Arsenal

 

Milan vs. Ajax

Two of the continent's longest-serving bastions come together this week on the closest terms they'll have experienced for a number of years.

Milan and Ajax have met on 10 previous occasions in the Champions League, and it's surprisingly the Dutch representatives who boast a superior winning record against their Italian counterparts.

LIVORNO, ITALY - DECEMBER 07: Mario Balotelli of AC Milan reacts during the Serie A match between AS Livorno and AC Milan at Stadio Armando Picchi on December 7, 2013 in Livorno, Italy.  (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
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This Wednesday, the European giants come together once again, Milan currently fighting for their lives in Serie A's top half while Ajax are competing for domestic honours once more.

Milan's season has been far from satisfactory, but with only a point separating these two parties, the Rossoneri will look to shine some cheer on their campaign by booking their place in the knockout stages.

Prediction: Milan 1-1 Ajax

 

Galatasaray vs. Juventus

It's very much a case of all-or-nothing for Roberto Mancini's Galatasaray this week, the Turkish club currently two points behind second-place Juventus and needing a win in order to advance in the competition.

TURIN, ITALY - OCTOBER 02:  Didier Drogba of Galatasaray AS (L) and Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus compete for the ball during UEFA Champions League Group B match between Juventus and Galatasaray AS at Juventus Arena on October 2, 2013 in Turin, Italy.  (P
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For Antonio Conte's men, a draw would be enough to seal Group B's runners-up spot, but that will be a difficult result to come by in Istanbul.

In the reverse of this fixture, Gala managed to take a 2-2 draw from Turin and will be even more tenacious in their attempts this time around, putting on what's likely to be a hostile atmosphere.

The ball is in Juve's court for this one as the Bianconeri look to do what they could not at the Old Lady and finish the Super Lig champions off.

Prediction: Galatasaray 2-2 Juventus