Our Sport360 team place their reputations on the line and make 2017-18 UEFA Champions League predictions, including – winners, surprise package, flops and top goalscorer.
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And who will flatter to deceive?
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Winners: Real Madrid. They have the experience and talent to land a third-consecutive title.
Dark horses: Napoli. Quality-ridden up front, Maurizio Sarri’s men can upset anyone.
Flops: Liverpool. Likely to struggle defensively against Europe’s best sides.
Top scorer: Antoine Griezmann. Diego Simeone’s men always go far.
Winners: Man City. They have not messed around this summer. Expect them to gel in time for May.
Dark Horses: RB Leipzig. With Timo Werner and Naby Keita, the debutants could surprise.
Flops: Tottenham. Another group stage exit beckons after under-investment.
Top scorer: Lionel Messi. Neymar is out of the picture and more records await.
Winners: It has to be either Juventus or Real Madrid and I’m going with Juve, Dybala the x-factor.
Dark Horses: Liverpool. Unlike the Premier League they still have a fear factor in Europe.
Flops: Bayern Munich. Not as strong as in previous seasons, vulnerable.
Top scorer: Neymar. After all the move drama, he’ll want to make a statement.
Winners: Real Madrid. When Ronaldo, Isco and Benzema fire, they can beat anyone.
Dark horses: Manchester United. If they can continue strong start, no reason can’t go far.
Flops: Liverpool. Have yet to demonstrate their class against big opposition.
Top scorer: Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star continues to hum with godliness.
Winners: Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and no other real distractions.
Dark horses: Besiktas. Have steadily built up a strong side capable of creating shocks.
Flops: Atletico Madrid. Have lost some of their lustre. Tough group beckons.
Top scorer: Mbappe. Will add many more to his brilliant six from last season.
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