UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Preview, Predictions, and Best Bets Part 2

22 February 2021
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Lazio vs. Bayern Munich

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 08:00 PM GMT at Stadio Olimpico

Lazio Looking to Capitalise

Bayern Munich were the victims of Eintracht Frankfurt this past weekend, which left football fans in confusion; either way, the show must go on with Champions League duties ahead of the German defending Champions.

Lazio cannot be overlooked, winning eight of their previous ten fixtures and being a club that has remained undefeated during their UCL group stage appearances since 2007. With that said, this season's group stage supplied one-two many drawn fixtures versus clubs who aren't exactly world-beaters.

Form, Mentality, UCL Odds & Trends

  • Bayern Munich remains undefeated in their previous seventeen UCL appearances.
  • Lazio has scored at least one goal in their previous twenty-seven fixtures.
  • Both teams have scored from 4/6 of Munich's previous UCL fixtures.

Final Thoughts| Champions League Betting Tips

It has been a long two years since the German giants have suffered defeat during the UCL campaign. Bayern is the most talented, in-form club on the planet right now, and It's hard to envision their luck changing this week.

The available odds for a Bayern Munich victory are holding more value than we would usually see, for obvious reasons like weekend form and competition importance. And we like this value.

Lazio vs. Bayern Munich Score prediction: Lazio 1 – Munich 2

Lazio vs. Bayern Munich Betting Prediction: Bayern Munich to win 1.73 [-137] @ Unibet

1u wager returns 1.25u

Monchengladbach vs. Manchester City

Wednesday, February 24, 2021- 08:00 PM GMT at Puskas Arena

City Look Elite

Manchester City has finally overcome their injuries and early season bad form, transforming into the single most in-form team in Europe. Pep Guardiola is still searching for his first UCL trophy, and 2021 could be the year, now sitting with 18 consecutive victories.

Monchengladbach is now three games deep without a win, and the German outfit is familiar with their opponents this weekend – in the worst way. Gladbach has lost 3/4 versus City and has conceded eleven goals during these four meetings.

Final Thoughts| UCL Betting Tips

No other team in the competition has worse group stage form than Monchengladbach, and their opponents have one of the best records winning five of their six UCL games thus far.

I do not doubt that Manchester City will be on top form, wanting to strike fear into the eyes of their future combatants.

Monchengladbach vs. Manchester City prediction: Monchengladbach 1 – M City 3

Monchengladbach vs. Manchester City Betting Prediction: Manchester City win & over 2.5 goals 1.72 [-139] @ Paddy Power (visit our Paddy Power Review)

1.39u wager returns 1u

Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 08:00 PM GMT at Arena Natjoinala

The Undefeated Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea's new manager Thomas Tuchel has arrived with some good luck, or should we recognise the elite coaching skills are working since day one? Either way, Chelsea remains undefeated in their previous seven games since the manager's arrival.

The home side is enjoying life at the top of La Liga; Diego Simone was the owner of a seven-game undefeated streak himself – that was until Levante stole three points from Madrid this past weekend.

Both teams are enjoying the game of football, defensively and offensively. Their form could be compared with each, and predicting a straight-up winner is going to be difficult.

Form, Mentality, UCL Odds & Trends

  • Six of Chelsea's seven games under Thomas Tuchel saw under three goals.
  • Atletico Madrid has drawn three of their previous four UCL fixtures, all ending 1-1.
  • Atletico Madrid's previous four UCL games have a tally of six goals total, two of those games ended 1-1.

Final Thoughts| UCL Betting Tips

The available odds of backing a team to win are tempting, but both managers' defensive mindset gives us a great reason to look at the over/under betting market.

We anticipate a tightly fought drawn fixture between the two, finding value in the under 2.5 and drawn match ideal bets.

Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea Score prediction: Madrid 1 – Chelsea 1

Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.53 [-189] @ Bet365 (visit our Bet365 Review)

1.89u wager returns 1u

Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea Betting Prediction 2: Drawn Game @ 2.70 [+170] @ William Hill (visit our William Hill Review)

1u wager returns 1.70u