Champions League Previews: Round of 16, 2nd legs
Tuesday, March 14th
Man United vs Sevilla
After last month’s goalless draw between Sevilla and Manchester United on Spanish soil, any stalemate with goals, priced at 4.90, would send the Spaniards through to the quarter-finals. But the stats are firmly in favour of United’s manager Jose Mourinho, who won 7 and lost only 1 of his 8 encounters with Sevilla while coaching Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013. You can get 3.30 at 10Bet on the Red Devils to win with both teams to score. Will United join Liverpool and Man City in the quarters?
Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk
It’s been 10 years since Roma last made it to the Champions League quarter-finals. Trailing Shakhtar by 1 goal after their 2-1 first-leg defeat, the Italians are now 4.60 to win by 2 goals and reach the last 8. What’s more, Roma are still unbeaten at home in the competition this season, while Shakhtar have lost 6 of their last 7 Champions League away games. And yet a draw, attractively priced at 4.10, would be enough for the Ukrainians to advance to the next round…
Wednesday, March 14th
Besiktas vs Bayern Munich
You’ve got to feel a little sorry for the Besiktas fans going to this game – the Turkish team have almost no chance of eliminating a Bayern side they lost 5-0 to in the first leg. Munich are in incredible form right now, and come into this game having thrashed Hamburger SV 6-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday. In fact, no team has ever overturned a 5-0 deficit in the Champions League knockout stages, reflected in Bayern’s odds of 1.001 to qualify! However, with the pressure off you can expect an open game in Istanbul. How about 4.65 on over 2.5 goals being scored in a frenetic first half?
Barcelona vs Chelsea
Get ready for a European classic at the Camp Nou on Wednesday – with the tie finely poised at 1-1, it’s anyone’s game. And when you look at the depth of quality in both Chelsea’s and Barcelona’s squads, either team could easily produce a piece of magic when they need it most. Of course, the Spanish league leaders have the advantage of an away goal and are favourites to go through to the quarters, with Messi, Suarez and Iniesta leading the way. But the Blues can always rely on stars like Willian and Eden Hazard. You can get 8.75 on a score of 1-1 after 90 minutes to send the tie into extra time.