Champions League

UWCL 2021/22: Groups & Group Stage Predictions

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With the group stage draw now completed, we review the groups and predict who will get through to the quarter-finals. The draw for the new Champions League groups was completed at 12:00 GMT and was live-streamed on the UEFA Women’s Champions League channel. The group stage will have a home and away fixtures, resulting in 6 matches in all 4 groups.

HOW THE DRAW WORKS

The 16 clubs involved in the group stage are seeded into four pots of four. Pot 1 consists of the holders (Barcelona) and the three domestic champions of the associations ranked highest in the access list (PSG, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea). The remaining pots are composed in accordance with the club coefficient rankings established at the beginning of the season. Four groups of four teams will be formed, each group consisting of one team from each seeding pot. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn into the same group.

THE POTS

POT 1
Barcelona (ESP) – UWCL holders
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) – Division 1 Féminine champions
Bayern München (GER) – Frauen Bundesliga champions
Chelsea (ENG) – WSL champions

POT 2
Lyon (FRA) – 124.400
Wolfsburg (GER) – 97.100
Arsenal (ENG) – 27.700
Breidablik (ISL) – 17.000

POT 3
Häcken (SWE) – 16.100
Juventus (ITA) – 15.200
Hoffenheim (GER) – 15.100
Real Madrid (ESP) – 12.800

POT 4
WFC Kharkiv (UKR) – 9.100
Servette FCCF (SUI) – 7.600
HB Køge (DEN) – 6.900
Benfica (POR) – 5.600

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In the case of associations with two representatives, these clubs will be paired in order to split their matches between the Tuesday and Wednesday or the Wednesday and Thursday of each matchweek. In the case of associations with three representatives, only two clubs will be paired. The pairings are: Barcelona & Real Madrid; Paris & Lyon; Bayern & Wolfsburg; Chelsea & Arsenal.

Clubs from countries with severe winter conditions (Sweden and Iceland) will be assigned a position in their group which allows them to play away on Matchday 6, which takes place on the 16th of December.

THE GROUPS

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GROUP A
Chelsea
Wolfsburg
Juventus
Servette

GROUP B
Paris Saint-Germain
Breidablik
Real Madrid
WFC Kharkiv

GROUP C
Barcelona
Arsenal
Hoffenheim
HB Køge

GROUP D
Bayern München
Lyon
Häcken
Benfica

WRITERS THOUGHTS

Sadly, Real Madrid were given Breidablik, which rules out the chance of a nail-biting, serious group of death, but on the plus side, it will be quite straightforward to decide who goes through. However 1st place may be a different matter… Overall, there will be some very interesting games featuring some of the best players in the world.

GROUP PREDICTIONS

GROUP A
Wolfsburg
Chelsea
Juventus
Servette

GROUP B
Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid
Breidablik
WFC Kharkiv

GROUP C
Arsenal
Barcelona
Hoffenheim
HB Køge

GROUP D
Lyon
Bayern München
Häcken
Benfica

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