The remaining round of 16 fixtures finish up this week and there’s some cracking contests at hand here where going off the first legs, anything could happen here.
Wednesday morning sees Juventus hosting a Porto side that they beat relatively comfortably 2-0 away from home in the first leg. They really should be able to just put in a regulation performance here in order to progress through to the next stage. The other match taking place looks a little different and although their league form doesn’t warrant progression, Leicester have a hand away goal heading into their home leg down 2-1 to Sevilla. The key for Leicester here will be keeping a clean sheet because if they can’t then they will surely miss out on the next stage. Sevilla is a strong side and it looks more likely that they will score than not to score.
The final two matches of this stage take place Thursday morning where the reverse fixtures produced 14 goals between them. Monaco in particular will be looking to be on the front foot against Manchester City and based on City’s inability at times this season to keep things tight at the back, this one looks wide open. It looks a little different in Atletico Madrid’s circumstances taking a 4-2 lead into their home leg here. Bayer Leverkusen are simply just up against a superior side here and getting through to the next stage will be a massive upset.
**Odds from Sportsbet as at 13th March
Juventus vs Porto
Predicted score: Juventus 2-1
Best Bet: Juventus to win at $1.57 (85%)
Next Best: Half-time Draw at $2.25
Leicester vs Sevilla
Predicted score: Draw 1-1
Best Bet: Under 2.5 goals at $2.05 (80%
Next Best: Sevilla to win either half at $1.57
Monaco vs Manchester City
Predicted score: Monaco 3-2
Best Bet: 4 or more goals at $1.87 (85%)
Next Best: 1st Half over 1.5 goals at $1.96
Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen
Predicted score: Atletico Madrid 2-0
Best Bet: Atletico Madrid to win at $1.53 (90%)
Next Best: Atletico Madrid to win to Nil at $2.5