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Champions League Predictions > Mar 7th - 15th


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The Champions League last 16 second legs are coming up over the next few weeks with the ties spread out. Most of the ties are still closely matched but it's not looking good for the likes of Club Brugge, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Liverpool who face massive challenges heading into their away legs with at least a two goal deficit. This means Benfica, Napoli, and Real Madrid are looking well set for a place in the Quarter-Finals. What bets are you all backing for this round of matches?

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Benfica vs Club Brugge

Following on from their previous result, Benfica will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-0 Primeira Liga victory against Famalicão. It was the Eagles' fourth straight win in all competitions, and they are closer to winning the domestic title. Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that much solidity has been shown by the Benfica rearguard. Benfica has been stingy, seeing the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last six matches standing at 1. The home side has a great chance to progress to the next round since they have a 2-0 advantage from the first-leg clash. Mihailo Ristić (Hamstring Injury), Chiquinho (Muscle Injury), Gonçalo Guedes (Unknown Injury), and Julian Draxler (Ankle Surgery) are not available for Benfica coach Roger Schmidt.

After losing their previous game against Oostende in the First Division A competition, Club Brugge will aim to make amends here. The visitors won only twice in the last 12 games in all competitions and cannot be satisfied with the domestic campaign either. Scott Parker's Club Brugge has managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 5 times in the course of their previous sextet of matches. The sum of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes adds up to 8. They need to produce a superb display to stay in the competition for a little longer. Club Brugge manager Scott Parker has multiple availability issues to deal with. Jack Hendry (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Andreas Skov Olsen (Hip Injury) won't be making appearances.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

Benfica has a much better momentum, and anything besides the home win would be a surprise. Therefore, we believe the Eagles will meet expectations and confirm their place in the quarter-finals.

Goals Market Prediction

The home side's defense has been quite solid recently, and they shouldn't allow much action to the opponents. That's why we think Benfica will keep the clean sheet in this encounter. 

Benfica to Win @ 1.45

BTTS No @ 1.87

Correct score 2:0 @ 7.25

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Chelsea vs Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea hopes to win again after their last result, a 1-0 Premier League triumph versus Leeds United. The Blues managed to break a six-game winless streak, but they are still far from the continental zone. A recurring trait of recent Chelsea games is seeing a zero in the scoreline. Taking their previous six clashes before this one, in 5 of them, a wager on BTTS would've lost. They need a disciplined performance to turn around the aggregate result here. Regarding the selection issues, Thiago Silva (Ligament Injury), Reece James (Hamstring Injury), Mason Mount (bruised pelvis), Edouard Mendy (Shoulder Injury), Christian Pulisic (Knee Problems), César Azpilicueta (Head Injury), and Armando Broja (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won't be available for Chelsea manager Graham Potter.

Borussia Dortmund comes into this encounter following a 2-1 Bundesliga win with the eclipse of RB Leipzig in their most recent game. It was BVB's tenth win in a row in all competitions, and they are active in the Bundesliga title race. A succession of effective showings by the Borussia Dortmund defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they've conceded, amounting to 3 from their previous six outings combined. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 12. They will look forward to preserving their narrow 1-0 advantage from the first leg and continuing a great campaign. Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzić has some current player fitness concerns. Gregor Kobel (Muscular problems), Julien Duranville (Muscle partial avulsion), Donyell Malen (Ankle problems), Karim Adeyemi (Torn Muscle Fibre), Mateu Morey Bauzà (Fitness), and Youssoufa Moukoko (Ruptured syndesmotic ligament) are those who can't be considered. Julian Ryerson will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

Despite many expensive signings, Chelsea still has trouble consolidating their performances. We think Borussia Dortmund can capitalize on that and remain undefeated in this encounter.

Goals Market Prediction

The Blues have severe issues finding the back of the opponent's net, but they need to apply the attacking approach here. That's why we think neither team will keep a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge. 

Borussia Dortmund AH +0.5 @ 2.00

BTTS Yes @ 1.80

Correct score 1:1 @ 7.25

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Milan

Tottenham Hotspur will want a better result here after the 1-0 Premier League defeat last time out to Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was the Spurs’ second straight defeat and not a good introduction to this clash. Under three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last six meetings where Tottenham Hotspur has been involved. Regarding the goal distribution in that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 7 while Tottenham Hotspur managed a sum of 5. They are one goal behind in this tie and will try to neutralize that in front of their fans. Yves Bissouma (Ankle Fracture), Hugo Lloris (Knee Injury), Ryan Sessegnon (Hamstring Injury), and Rodrigo Bentancur (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte.

Since being beaten in their last game against Fiorentina in Serie A action, Milan and their traveling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one. That loss broke the Rossoneri’s four-game winning streak. A run of dependable showings by the Milan defense has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at three from their last six outings in total. During the same time, their forwards scored 6. We will just have to see if that trend will be sustained into this next match. Out of a mainly available squad, there is only one fitness problem for the Milan boss Stefano Pioli to be concerned about. Brahim Díaz (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

Neither team has been convincing lately, and it is going to be a pretty close game. We won’t be surprised if it ends in a draw.

Goals Market Prediction

Tottenham’s last five matches stayed under a 2.5 margin, the same as five of Milan’s previous six. We don’t expect many goals here, and the crowd shouldn’t see more than two in total. 

Draw @ 3.60

Under 2.5 FT @ 1.87

Correct score 0:0 @ 10.00

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Bayern Munich vs PSG

Bayern Munich will be looking for another win after a 2-1 Bundesliga success versus Stuttgart. They stayed on the top of the Bundesliga table, which can boost their confidence ahead of this game. Three or more goals per match were seen in 5 of the last six fixtures in which Bayern Munich has been involved. Opposing sides scored six times in these games, while Bayern Munich managed a tally of 15. Bayern eyes another successful performance to keep a narrow 1-0 advantage from Paris. Noussair Mazraoui (Inflammation), Lucas Hernández (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), and Manuel Neuer (Fracture of the lower leg) are not available for Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann. Benjamin Pavard is ineligible for this match because of suspension.

PSG will come into the match following a 4-2 Ligue 1 win over Nantes in their most recent outing. It was their third straight win that helped them stabilize their form. Demonstrating their involvement in action-packed encounters, goals have been celebrated 24 times in the previous six matches in which Paris Saint-Germain have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 4 goals for each clash. Their opponents have got 11 of these goals. PSG manager Christophe Galtier has some current player fitness concerns. Achraf Hakimi (Hamstring Injury), Renato Sanches (Hamstring Injury), Neymar (Sprained ankle), and Presnel Kimpembe (Achilles tendon rupture) are not able to play.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

It is going to be an exciting clash in which both teams have a chance of winning. However, we believe Bayern Munich is closer to a victory, and the hosts should be able to deliver it.

Goals Market Prediction

Both teams have elite attacking potential, and we expect an entertaining match. Therefore, the crowd should see goals in both nets on Wednesday evening.

Bayern Munich to Win @ 1.80

BTTS Yes @ 1.55

Correct score 3:1 @ 13.50

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Any early opinions on Real Madrid against Liverpool?

Real at home (like most top teams) is a bunker, Liverpool lost the first leg 2-5 I am thinking deep in their heart they know they have like 2% chances of qualifiying so I am thinking to take Real ML and Real 1st goal; at home with the home crowd despite the 3 goal advantage they will be fired up and will want to send a message to their future top team opponent.

 

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FC Porto vs Inter Milano

2023-03-14T21:00+01:00

 

FC Porto

Doubtful: Evanilson (15/6 f)

Out (injuries/other): Meixedo (0/0 g), João Marcelo (0/0 d), João Mário (17/1 d)

Suspended: Otávio (18/4 m)

 

Inter Milano

Doubtful: Correa (17/3 f, probably in), Skriniar (21/0 d)

Out (injuries/other): Gosens (23/1 d)

Suspended: -

 

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Porto vs Inter

Porto will be looking for a repeat result of the 3-2 Primeira Liga victory versus Estoril. That win gave them a boost of confidence ahead of this clash and a battle to stay in the top two of the Portuguese top flight. It’s been all too rare in recent games where Porto has shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Porto has failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous six matches, giving up seven goals during that time. After a narrow defeat in Milano, the Dragons need to win this match in 90 minutes. Evanilson (Muscle Injury), Galeno (Muscle Injury), and Gabriel Veron (Ankle Injury) won’t be able to feature for Porto gaffer Sérgio Conceição. Otávio cannot play in this game through suspension.

Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Spezia in Serie A action, Inter will be aiming to make amends here. A bad thing for Nerazzurri is that they didn’t rest their main players, and still, they lost that match. A run of resolute performances from the Inter defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past six clashes overall. In that time, the number of goals they scored themselves is 7. Inter manager Simone Inzaghi has not got a full squad to pick from. Dalbert (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Milan Skriniar (Lumbago) will not be playing here.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

We expect another close game since both teams have decent chances of progressing to the quarter-finals. It is never easy to play at Estadio do Dragao, and we think Porto might take this game to extra time, at least.

Goals Market Prediction

Porto’s defense has been pretty leaky recently, while their attacking potential is quite significant. That's why we believe both teams will manage to find the back of the opponent’s net in this encounter.

Porto to Win @ 2.68

BTTS Yes @ 1.75

Correct score 2:1 @ 10.00                                                

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Manchester City vs RB Leipzig

Manchester City will be hoping for a repeat of their last result following a 1-0 Premier League success against Crystal Palace. Thanks to that win, they remained active in the Premier League title race. Their most recent results show that huge efforts have been put in by the Manchester City defense. Manchester City has been miserly, seeing the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six games standing at 3. After a 1-1 draw in the first match in Leipzig, the Citizens aim to meet expectations in front of their fans. The Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola does not have any fitness worries at all before this match, with a completely injury-free squad available to select from.

RB Leipzig goes into this match after a 3-0 Bundesliga win to beat Borussia Mönchengladbach in their most recent outing. The Red Bulls have stayed in the top-four race, and they come to Manchester full of confidence. In as many as 5 out of the previous six games involving RB Leipzig, at least three goals have been struck. The overall average number of goals per match within that time is 2.83, with the number of goals averaged by RB Leipzig being 1.83. RB Leipzig boss Marco Rose has multiple availability issues to deal with. Dani Olmo (Torn Muscle Fibre), Xaver Schlager (Syndesmotic ligament tear), Christopher Nkunku (Torn Muscle Fibre), Abdou Diallo (Knee Problems), Péter Gulácsi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), and Timo Schlieck (Meniscal Injury) won’t be making appearances.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

It is going to be an interesting clash, but we believe Manchester City is a big favorite in front of their fans. Therefore, the hosts should celebrate a victory and proceed to the next round of the competition.

Goals Market Prediction

Man City kept its net intact three times in a row, but RB Leipzig will try to score at least once. Neither team managed to keep a clean sheet in their three h2h clashes, and we expect the tradition to continue on Tuesday evening. 

Manchester City to Win @ 1.40

BTTS Yes @ 1.80

Correct score 3:1 @ 11.00

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Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Napoli, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-0 Serie A triumph versus Atalanta. They got back to the winning track, and Napoli marches towards Scudetto. Their most recent results reveal that huge efforts have been put in by the Napoli rearguard. Napoli has been mean at the back, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous six outings standing at 1. They bring a solid advantage from the first leg match and are in full control of this tie. Regarding selection issues, Min-Jae Kim (Calf Problems) and Giacomo Raspadori (Hamstring Injury) won't be able to feature for Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti.

In the game prior to this, Eintracht Frankfurt drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga tie with Stuttgart. Despite failing to win four times in a row in all competitions, the German side is still in the race for a top-four finish. The stats tell the story, and Eintracht Frankfurt has been scored against in 5 of their last six matches, with opponents netting ten goals overall. Defensively, Eintracht Frankfurt has clearly had some problems. We shall soon see if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match. Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner has multiple availability issues to deal with. Junior Dina Ebimbe (Syndesmotic ligament tear), Ansgar Knauff (Hip problems), and Jesper Lindström (Ankle Injury) are not able to play. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Randal Kolo Muani, Marcel Wenig, Simon Simoni, and Jens Grahl.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

Napoli has been quite confident, and we don't have doubts they will proceed to the quarter-finals. Moreover, they should win this match as well.

Goals Market Prediction

The hosts have been quite disciplined in the back recently, and we expect them to sustain that trend. Although Eintracht has a talented offense, we believe this game will stay under a 2.5 margin.

Napoli to Win @ 1.50

Under 2.5 FT @ 2.20

Correct score 1:0 @ 7.40

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Real Madrid vs Liverpool

Real Madrid will be looking for another win after a 3-1 La Liga victory vs Espanyol. Although they are still quite far from the top spot, Los Blancos haven't given up on defending the La Liga title. Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid has hit the target 11 times in their past six outings. The comparative number of goals they conceded in that time stands at 5. Real Madrid defends a 5-2 advantage from Anfield, and they are in a commanding position. Ferland Mendy (Muscle Injury) and David Alaba (Hamstring Injury) are not available for Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti.

After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Bournemouth in Premier League competition, Liverpool and their fans will hope to get a better result this time. The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Liverpool has been apparent of late. Looking at their last six outings shows that it's occurred five times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal tally of 6 while Liverpool has scored 13. That sort of pattern isn't assured to follow through into this next game, however. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has multiple availability issues to deal with. Luis Díaz (Knee Injury), Thiago (Problems with the hip flexor), Arthur Melo (Surgery), and Calvin Ramsay (Knee Surgery) will not be playing here.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

Liverpool goes to this game after another disappointment in the Premier League. Although this game can go either way, we consider Real Madrid as a slight favorite, and they might win again.

Goals Market Prediction

Real's defense hasn't been too tight lately, while Liverpool should attack them from the first minute. Therefore, we see both teams finding the opponent's back of the net in this encounter.

Real Madrid to Win @ 2.33

BTTS Yes @ 1.55

Correct score 2:1 @ 9.30

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