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Champions League Round of 16, Tips & Previews, Wednesday 9th March

Second-leg ties for the Round of 16 in the European Champions League are here as the BetDeluxe football gang find the best bets.

The end will be neigh for clubs as we prepare for a big set of second-leg Round-of-16 clashes in the Champions League.

A heap of European giants are in action yet as their fates are determined in these mid-week fixtures. 

Bayern munich vs. Red Bull Salzburg

March 9th 7:00am

Bayern Munich returns home to Allianz Arena for its all-important second-leg Round-of-16 tie against FC Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday morning.

After being held to a 1-1 draw in Salzburg, Munich will be looking to take full advantage of their home-ground edge and the market is suggesting this will be the case. 

Bayern has been sent in the $1.18 favourite for this contest and is even shorter to qualify, but Salzburg showed, for long patches, it can match it with the German giant. 

Injuries might just open for the door for Salzburg to cause an upset of enormous proportions. 

Bayern will again be missing Corentin Tolisso, Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies and Leon Goretzka, while Thomas Muller returns from a bout of illness. 

The depth of this Bayern team has been tested at various stages throughout this season, but it has flown through with flying colours. 

Salzburg has some injury concerns for itself ahead of this clash with Noah Okafor and Oumar Solet both set to miss the clash. 

Matthias Jaissle will have Salzburg set up in a fashion which will be hard to break down, and that will keep this game alive until at least the second half. 

However, the strength and depth of Bayern will come to the fore here. 

The Bavarians should be able to get it done on home soil. 

Prediction: Bayern Munich 2 Red Bull Salzburg 1

Suggested Bet:
Half-time totals = Under 1.5 goals at $1.92
Last team to score Red Bull Salzburg at $4

liverpool vs. inter

march 9th 7:00am

After sending off Inter with authority at San Siro in the first leg, Liverpool seeks to lock away a comfortable progression to the Champions League Quarterfinals when it faces the Italian champion at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s men went into the clash at San Siro as the favourites and made no mistakes by despatching Inter 2-0 thanks to strikes from talismen Roberto Firmiho and Mohamed Salah. 

The Scudetto holders face an enormous uphill battle to keep their hopes of progression alive. 

Inter has looked strong domestically, but this Liverpool team is a different class to anything it faces in the Serie A. 

To make matters worse, midfield marvel Nicolo Barella will miss this clash due suspension. 

Barella’s omission will leave a gaping hole in the middle of the park for Inter and expect Liverpool to take full advantage of it. 

Liverpool to extend its 2-0 lead and progress to the quarters.  

Prediction: Liverpool 3 Inter 1

Suggested Bets: Liverpool head to head at $1.55

manchester city vs. sporting Cp

march 10th 7:00am

Manchester City will carry a huge advantage heading into its second-leg tie with Sporting Lisbon at The Etihad.

The Citizens scored an emphatic 5-0 win in Portugal back on February 16 and come into this game fresh off a huge 4-1 derby victory against Manchester United. 

Pep Guardiola’s men have themselves all but entrenched into the quarters of this tournament and can take the foot off the pedal. 

City has won its last 10 home games and there is nothing that Sporting Lisbon has done to suggest they can make up this aggregate or pinch a result in Manchester. 

The two teams have met once at this stadium before and it was City who came up trumps with a 3-2 victory. 

This will be another City victory as it charges towards a maiden Champions League crown and the potential chance of a treble. 

Prediction: Manchester City 3 Sporting Lisbon 0

Suggested Bets:
P. Foden anytime goalscorer at $2
Over 2.5 goals at $1.41

real madrid vs. psg

march 10th 7:00am

The hopes and dreams of Champions League are on a knife edge for both Real Madrid and PSG when they meet at Bernabau for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. 

A strike at the death from Kylian Mbappe at Parc De Princes is all that separated the two teams in the first leg as we prepare for what will be an epic encounter between these star-laden outfits. 

Despite the victory back in February, a few lowly performances on the road have done Maurizio Pochettino no favours ahead of the second leg, with neither the Bernabeu pitch nor the Bernabeu faithful particularly welcoming.

Lionel Messi will be back to try and wreak havoc in Spain again, but this Madrid defence look solid as a rock in the first leg, despite conceding that freakish late goal. 

PSG has been wildly inconsistent away from home this season as well.

The French giants have only prevailed in four of their last 10 away matches in all competitions – two of which came against lower-league opposition in the Coupe de France. 

With Los Blancos unbeaten in their last three homes games versus the French giants, the edge might very well be with Carlo Ancelotti and his men.

Expect this to be a win for Madrid, but extra time could well be on the cards. 

Prediction: Real Madrid 1 PSG 0

Suggested Bets: Real Madrid head to head at $2.40

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