UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Best Bets and Predictions

15 February 2021
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RB Leipzig vs. Liverpool

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 - 08:00 PM Kick-Off at Puskas Arena

Low Confidence For Liverpool In Budapest

Liverpool will be hunting for a straightforward three points in their first-leg UCL clash against Leipzig this week, but with a plethora of injuries to contend with – we cannot hold confidence in Jurgen Klopp nor his Liverpool squad.

Although the home advantage is abolished in this contest, a four-game winning streak and the title of Bayern Munich's Bundesliga challengers leaves RB Leipzig in a great position to play spoiler against the English Champions.

Since the 5-0 hammering at Old Trafford, they have lost a mere four games in all competitions, including wins over PSG & Manchester United in the reverse fixture.

Form, Mentality, UCL Odds & Trends

  • Liverpool has failed to score in one of their previous six fixtures.
  • Liverpool has lost five of their previous eight games in all competitions.
  • RB Leipzig is riding a four-game consecutive win streak.

Final Thoughts| Champions League Betting Tips

Liverpool's previous winning streak was back in November 2020, but they have failed to win more than two games consecutively since this date. Injury problems are not going away, Jurgen Klopp is struggling, and his departure rumours are present.

The available odds on RB Leipzig hold some significant value, and we believe that the 'draw no bet' market fits perfectly into this equation.

Score Prediction: RB Leipzig 2 – Liverpool 1

Betting Prediction: Leipzig draw no bet 2.25 [+125] at Unibet

1u wager returns 1.25u

Barcelona vs. PSG

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 - 08:00 PM Kick-Off at Camp Nou

It Must be Goals

The most highly anticipated clash of all-round 16 UCL fixtures will occur at Camp Nou, as hosts Barcelona will welcome French side PSG for a meeting both squads are familiar with. Thirty-two goals have been scored across their previous eight meetings, so I think we can expect a few more goals mid-week.

The last time these two met was in 2017, Barcelona dominated the game with a 6-1. I doubt we will witness the same outcome, but we should expect the Catalan side to win.

Final Thoughts| UCL Betting Tips

Barcelona suffered from some questionable form in 2020, but the new year has provided a Barcelona side worth backing – providing seven wins from their previous eight in all competitions.

PSG will visit Spain without their star player, Neymar's absence is a huge advantage for his former team Barcelona mostly when they have lost four of their previous five meetings.

Score Prediction: Barcelona 2 – PSG 1

Betting Prediction: Barcelona win & BTTS 3.25 [+225] at Bet365 (visit our Bet365 Review)

1u wager returns 2.25u

Porto vs. Juventus

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 - 08:00 PM Kick-Off at Estadio Do Dragao

The Value is Misplaced

You would not anticipate both Porto and Juventus showing signs of domestic problems given their impressive European form, but both squads will be looking to leave their league title thoughts behind them this week.

Porto seems to lose their grip of Primeira Liga's success to Sporting, but Juventus will not neglect the talent on display at Porto.

Juventus aren't having the most outstanding domestic season under Andrea Pirlo, but his club changes have indeed affected European competition.

Form, Mentality, UCL Odds & Trends

  • Porto & Juventus have suffered just one defeat each during this year's UCL tournament.
  • Porto has scored at least one time in sixteen of their previous eighteen UCL fixtures.
  • Juventus has been able to keep just one clean sheet in their previous five away games.

Final Thoughts| UCL Betting Tips

The available odds on backing this game to provide less than three goals (under 2.5) doesn't make much sense. While if we turn to the 'both teams to score' market, we are gifted with close to even money. Considering Porto rarely fails to score and Juventus have a rocky clean sheet record, this play seems like a 'no brainer'.

Finding a club that can keep a clean sheet versus Porto in Europe is a rarity, the ever dominant Manchester City has been the only club to do so this term. With Ronaldo quiet in the press, we should expect one of the world's most extraordinary to pick up some slack while playing in Portugal's home country, so baking Ronaldo to score wouldn't be the worst idea.

Score Prediction: Porto 2 – Juventus 2

Betting Prediction: Both teams to score 1.95 [-110] at Bet365

1.05u wager returns 1u

Betting Prediction: Ronaldo Anytime Goalscorer 2.05 [+105] at Unibet

1u wager returns 1.05