UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Leg 2 Props: Messi Value to Find Back of Net in Tough Road Game

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Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and FC Nantes at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on March 4, 2023. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Soccer Pick: Lionel Messi Anytime Goalscorer (+220) Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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It’s the second and final leg of the Champions League last 16! After taking a look at player props we have found some nice plus-money odds available across this midweek set of games.  

Of the four games taking place, we have a pick in three of them, choosing to skip the AC Milan and Tottenham game as we really couldn’t find any soccer picks we liked since it’s an incredibly tough matchup to call.  

Picks Summary 

  • Goncalo Ramos (SL Benfica) – Anytime Goalscorer (+110) 
  • Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) – Over 0.5 Shots on Target (+150) 
  • Lionel Messi (PSG) – Anytime Goalscorer (+220) 

Club Brugge KV vs. SL Benfica 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – 03:00 PM EST at Estadio da Luz  

Goncalo Ramos (SL Benfica)  

  • Goals: 16 
  • Assists:
  • Shots Per Game: 2.9 

Benfica looks to finish off opponents Club Brugge in the round of 16 having won 2-0 in the first leg on the road. Now back on home soil they will look to 21-year-old Goncalo Ramos.  

As strong as Ramos has been averaging 2.9 shots per game this season, he has been even better on home soil averaging 3.1 shots per game. Ramos has scored 13 of his 16 goals at home this season and has scored in three of his previous four home games.  

We are backing Ramos to find the back of the net on home soil where he has been best this season. We believe the UEFA Champions League odds of +110 is a very fair price considering Ramos’s record on home soil this season having averaged one goal per game.  

Soccer Pick: Goncalo Ramos Anytime Goalscorer (+110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Borussia Dortmund vs. Chelsea FC

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – 03:00 PM EST at Stamford Bridge

Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)

  • Goals:
  • Assists:
  • Shots Per Game: 3.3 

At just 19 years old Jude Bellingham has been one of the top-wanted young prospects in Europe. The English-born player was transferred from Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund in 2020 for 20 million aged just 17, which is an amazing investment considering he is now worth in the region of 115 million. He always seems to flourish on the biggest stage, scoring many important goals for Dortmund and England in the previous few months. 

For Bellingham to have just one shot on target in this one we are getting +150, which is a nice set of odds for the midfielder. Although Bellingham does only average 0.7 shots on target per game, we like his chances of doing so at these odds, especially back on English soil where he will be eager to impress.  

Soccer Pick: Jude Bellingham Over 0.5 Shots on Target (+150) at the Top-Rated Sportsbooks  

Paris Saint Germain vs. Bayern Munich

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 03:00 PM EST at Allianz Arena

Lionel Messi (PSG)  

  • Goals: 17 
  • Assists: 16 
  • Shots Per Game: 3.8 

Even at 35 years old Lionel Messi is still one of the best players in the world of football, averaging the most shots per game for PSG this season both in the French Ligue 1 and Champions League.  

It’s hard to ignore the fact Messi has scored in 11 of his previous 15 games in all competitions yet remains the eighth favorite to score in the Champions League fixture. We believe the +220 available on Messi to score anytime to be too good to be true and we would bet this all the way down to +140, we believe there is a lot of value in these.  

Messi has scored in 26 of his previous 36 games which is an insane number for a 35-year-old playing at this level of football. With PSG being down 1-0 we know they need to attack and score goals. The stage is set for you Messi, take it away.  

Soccer Pick: Lionel Messi Anytime Goalscorer (+220) Heritage Sports

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