UEFA Champions League 2020/21: first round fixtures, winner odds and how to watch the games on TV from the UK

Liverpool vs Ajax and Man City vs Porto are among the big games taking place in the first round of group stage fixtures
Bayern Munich are the current Champions League holders (Getty Images)Bayern Munich are the current Champions League holders (Getty Images)
Bayern Munich are the current Champions League holders (Getty Images)

Two months on from Bayern Munich’s 1-0 triumph over PSG, the Champions League is back.

The first round of the group stages will see last year’s runners-up do battle with Manchester United on Tuesday night, while the holders will take on Atletico Madrid a day later.

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On Tuesday night Chelsea will also kick-off their campaign taking on Europa League champions Sevilla.

Liverpool and Man City will kick off their campaigns on Wednesday night a day later against Ajax and Porto respectively.

Other eye-catching ties from the opening round of fixtures include Bayern Munich against Hungarian champions and relative minnows, Ferencvaros, and Borussia Dortmund vs Lazio which surely promises goals.

All 16 of the Champions League openers will be available to watch to UK viewers – here's how to catch the crucial games.

Champions League first round fixtures

All games kick off at 8pm unless indicated otherwise.

Tuesday 20 October

Group E: Chelsea vs Sevilla, Rennes vs Krasnodar

Group F: Zenit vs Club Brugge (5.55pm), Lazio vs Dortmund

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Group G: Dynamo Kyiv vs Juventus (5.55pm), Barcelona vs Ferencváros

Group H: Paris vs Manchester United, Leipzig vs İstanbul Başakşehir

Wednesday 21 October

Group A: Salzburg vs Lokomotiv Moskva (5.55pm), Bayern vs Atlético Madrid

Group B: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk (5.55pm), Internazionale vs Mönchengladbach

Group C: Manchester City vs Porto, Olympiacos vs Marseille

Group D: Ajax vs Liverpool, Midtjylland vs Atalanta

How can I watch the Champions League fixtures?

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BT Sport again holds broadcasting rights for the Champions League in the UK.

All 16 fixtures will be shown across the broadcaster’s four channels.

Football fans with BT Broadband can add a sports package to their subscription for as little as £10 a month.

Those without BT Broadband will be required to fork out £29.99 a month for a TV subscription.

Can I stream the fixtures?

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All fixtures are available to stream via the broadcaster’s website and app.

Overall winner odds

Holders Bayern Munich and Manchester City are the early favourites to win the tournament at 4/1.

Liverpool are third favourites at 13/2 while Chelsea and Man United are rated at 20/1 and 25/1 respectively.

Odds according to unikrn

Bayern Munich 4/1

Manchester City 4/1

Liverpool 13/2

PSG 10/1

Barcelona 12/1

Real Madrid 12/1

Juventus 14/1

Atlético Madrid 20/1

Chelsea 20/1

Manchester United 25/1

Borussia Dortmund 25/1

Rest (33/1 or higher)