Champions League: First-leg predictions

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Champions League football is back. (©GettyImages)
Champions League football is back. (©GettyImages).

The Champions League returns to action tomorrow, with eight mouth-watering last 16 first-leg ties spread over the course of the next week.

Of the Premier League sides involved, Arsenal and Manchester City face the most daunting tasks with respective home fixtures against holders Bayern Munich and La Liga giants Barcelona on the horizon during the coming days.

Manchester United and Chelsea, meanwhile, do not kick off their own knockout campaigns until next week and, on paper at least, appear to have entirely more favourable draws in the form of Greek outfit Olympiacos and Turkish champions Galatasaray.

So, with eight huge games to come, GMS thought we would have a go at predicting the outcome of each tie. We must stress this is only a prediction for the first-leg and we will assess things once again ahead of the second-leg games.

Click on above or below to view our predictions and, as ever, please don't forget to leave your comments below. 

Do you agree with our choices? How do you see each game going?

Perhaps you think we are way off with our thoughts on one or more of these matches? 

Read on and leave your own predictions below...

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