The first fixtures of the Champions League third qualifying round are up tonight with five first leg matches scheduled.

Both sets of fixtures for Tuesday and Wednesday are split into two: the Champions Path and the League Path. The Champions Path includes all the league champions which do not qualify directly to the group stages while the League Path includes those sides who havenโ€™t won the league but still have a chance to make it to the group stages through the qualifying stage.

Weโ€™ll take a look at two of the best matches for tonight first.

 

PAOK vs Ajax

Time: 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Toumbas, Thessaloniki, Greece

This ought to be a very interesting match even though for many Ajax will be the favourites to win. PAOK in fact, won the league title last season after 30 years of absence.

Ajax, on the other hand, have had an amazing Champions League campaign last season as they reached the semi-final stage for the first time since 1997 and also won their 34th Dutch Eredivisie title.

For PAOK, it will be the first match in the Champions League this season and they already have a big task ahead of them as they face the Dutch champions.

The previous five encounters were all in favour of Ajax as they won two and drew three and so PAOK will be hoping they can get their first-ever win against the Dutch giants.

PAOK predicted line-up: Ingason, Varela, Jaba, Shakhov, Crespo, Akpom, Matos, Limnios, Misic, Biseswar, Paschalakis

Ajax predicted line-up: Onana, Veltman, Tagliafico, Schuurs, Martinez, Marin, Blind, Van de Beek, Neres, Ziyech, Tadic

 

Club Brugge vs Dynamo Kyiv

Time: 20:30 CET
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion, Brugge, Belgium

Having performed well in their respective domestic leagues last season, Belgiumโ€™s Club Brugge and Ukraineโ€™s Dynamo Kyiv will compete against one another to earn a place in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.

With this in mind, the Belgians will look for a new opportunity in this seasonโ€™s Champions League. They will have to overcome their poor record against Ukrainian opposition, however, if they are to advance to the next Champions League qualification round.

Dynamo Kyiv should also be well prepared for this match. Having completed their preseason in mid-July, the Ukrainians have played three competitive fixtures leading up to this Champions League qualifier.

The two sides have never met before and both of them will, therefore, want to kick-off their head-to-head record with a win.

Club Brugge predicted line-up: Mignolet, Mata, Mechele, Mitroviฤ‡, Vormer, Amrabat, Rits, Diatta, Vormer, Openda, Vanaken

Dynamo Kyiv predicted line-up: Boyko, Kฤ™dziora, Burda, Kรกdรกr, Mykolenko, Shepelyev, Buyalskyi, Tsyhankov, Harmash, Verbiฤ, Besyedin

 

Betting Odds

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Here are the recommended odds for todayโ€™s Champions League matches!

*Odds are subject to change

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