Champions League Betting Tips – 16th & 17th March 2021

Chelsea's Stamford Bridge
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The last four UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg ties will take place in midweek. On Tuesday, Manchester City take on Borussia Monchengladbach, while Real Madrid host Atalanta. Chelsea are in action on Wednesday, as Thomas Tuchel’s troops welcome Diego Simeone’s accomplished Atletico Madrid to Stamford Bridge in what should be a very interesting game for fans and neutrals alike. Also, Bayern Munich face Lazio with the Germans fully in control of the tie.

Tuesday 16th March 2021

Manchester City v Borussia Monchengladbach

20:00, BT Sport, Puskas Arena

Pep Guardiola’s Man City take on Marco Rose’s Monchengladbach at the Puskas Arena on Tuesday with City looking like they should progress to the next round of the tournament. The runaway Premier League leaders have a handy lead in the tie after an impressive win in Budapest last month.

In-form City have one foot in the last eight of the Champions League, after goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus gave them a 2-0 win the first leg. Although the German side can trouble many teams on their day, Pep’s boys should have no problems in this one. Back Man City to win both halves again at odds of 6/4.

Real Madrid v Atalanta

20:00, BT Sport, Alfredo di Stefano

Real Madrid and Atalanta lock horns at the Alfredo di Stefano on Tuesday night with the tie closer than the Spaniards would have liked. Los Blancos left it late to edge past the Italian outfit in Bergamo three weeks ago but Zinedine Zidane’s boys will fancy their chances of completing the job on home soil in midweek.

The first leg looked to be heading for a 0-0 draw at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, but Ferland Mendy had other ideas, netting four minutes from time to give Real a priceless 1-0 away win. We think the home side will get the job done so have a punt on Madrid to win to nil on Tuesday at a nice price of 13/5.

Wednesday 17th March 2021

Bayern Munich v Lazio

20:00, BT Sport, Allianz Arena

On Wednesday night, Champions League holders Bayern Munich continue the defence of their crown when they entertain Lazio at the Allianz Arena. Bayern ran out big winners in Rome in the first leg and we can’t see the Italians getting close to turning the tie around.

Hans-Dieter Flick’s Bavarians ran riot in the Stadio Olimpico, with Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane on target in a superb 4-1 win. Munich’s job is all but done but Flick will be looking for another victory on Wednesday. You can get odds of 11/5 for the home team to win with a -2 goal handicap in this one.

Chelsea v Atletico Madrid

20:00, BT Sport, Stamford Bridge

Tuchel’s Chelsea and Simeone’s Atleti lock horns at Stamford Bridge in a mouth-watering Champions League match on Wednesday. After an excellent win at the Arena Nationala in February, the Blues are in pole position to go through but they don’t have a lot of breathing space, and it’ll be a tough night if the visitors manage to find an early goal.

Olivier Giroud has been Chelsea’s hero in Europe this season and the Frenchman’s goal in Bucharest gave the Londoners a 1-0 lead in the tie. The Spanish giants will not go down without a fight but a draw would be enough to take Chelsea through. Put some money on the draw and both teams to score at odds of 15/4.