Champions League soccer predictions and UCL best bets for Tuesday 10/3: Focus on an Arsenal win at Lens

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The Champions League group stage resumes on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, with the elite soccer teams in Europe looking to claim the prize won by Manchester City last season. The champions are in action on Wednesday this week, but Tuesday’s 8 group games include some top teams.

Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are all in action and we’ve picked out our two favorite plays which you can find below. You can also read our picks for 6 other games on Tuesday and Wednesday in our soccer predictions. Both of the games featured below kick off at 3:oo pm ET and can be seen on Paramount+. Odds shown are available at the time of publishing.

RC Lens vs Arsenal best bet: Arsenal ML (-159)

French club RC Lens has shown signs of improvement of late in Ligue 1 and is not likely to make life easy for Arsenal at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis, where it has a solid record. However, the EPL club has been excellent on the road so far this season and has the extra quality on offense to earn a Champions League Group B road win on Tuesday. The Gunners have won 3 of their 4 road games this season 1-0 and have also been successful in 11 of their last 17 European away games.

Inter Milan vs Benfica best bet: Inter ML (-130)

Inter Milan eliminated Benfica from the Champions League last season and may inflict more misery on the Portuguese club when they meet again in this year’s group stage on Tuesday. Inter has been pretty solid at home this season, although Benfica could make it a tough test for the Italian club as the Eagles are unbeaten in 10 Champions League road games and have scored in their last 9 away matchups in this competition. However, Inter has won 8 of its last 9 home games in all competitions and scored the first goal in its last 7 home games, so the Nerazzurri should get the job done at the San Siro.

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