Bayern Munich begins their quest to repeat as champions when they take the field against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET. Bayern Munich vs. Atletico Madrid is one of the eight highly-anticipated UEFA Champions League fixtures set to be played on Wednesday, all of which can be streamed on CBS All-Access. Elsewhere in the Champions League group stage, Liverpool battles Ajax while Real Madrid takes on Shakhtar Donetsk.
Bayern Munich also won the Bundesliga and German Cup last season to compete a memorable treble, but they'll need to be fully engaged if they want to start the new campaign with a victory over Atletico Madrid. Bayern enters Wednesday's showdown having won four consecutive games across all competitions, while Atletico Madrid is unbeaten in their last four outings. The latest odds from William Hill list Bayern Munich as a -165 money line favorite, while Atletico Madrid is going off at +430. Before you lock in your UEFA Champions League picks for Wednesday, be sure to check out what SportsLine's proprietary European soccer model has to say.
Created by two Norwegians -- professional poker player and sports bettor Jonas Gjelstad, and economics and engineering expert Marius Norheim -- the model analyzes worldwide betting data and exploits market inefficiencies, helping its followers cash in. Over the last three years, the algorithm is up an eye-popping 13,800 percent.
The model also made some huge calls in the English Premier League over the weekend, correctly predicting the profitable draws in Chelsea vs. Southampton (+340) and Crystal Palace vs. Brighton (+220), as well as Manchester City's (-240) victory over Arsenal.
Now, the model has set its sights on Wednesday's Champions League fixtures and revealed its picks for every match. You can only see them over at SportsLine.
Top Champions League predictions for Wednesday, Oct. 21
The model is leaning over 2.5 goals in Wednesday's marquee matchup between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. Bayern Munich is the only team to have won every fixture in the Champions League, winning all 11 of their games in this competition last season. Bayern scored a staggering 43 goals during their championship run, and striker Robert Lewandowski led the way for Hans-Dieter Flick's side. Lewandowski found the back of the net 15 times in this competition last season, and he's already recorded seven goals and three assists in four games in his 2020-21 campaign.
Bayern Munich enters Wednesday's showdown having scored three or more goals in each of their last four contests. Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, has scored eight goals in their last four games. Atletico's summer signing Luis Suarez has found the back of the net three times in his first three appearances for Diego Simeone's side, one of the main reasons the model believes the two teams will combine to score over 2.5 goals.
How to make Champions League picks for Wednesday, Oct. 21
The model has also locked in a strong money line pick for Bayern Munich vs. Atletico Madrid, Ajax vs. Liverpool and every other UEFA Champions League match. You absolutely need to see them before you lock in your own picks.
So who should you back in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the money line has all the value in every UEFA Champions League match, all from the proprietary European soccer model that's up an eye-popping 13,800 percent.