Tue, Mar 6, 9:11pm by Staff Writer
After securing healthy away wins, Manchester City and Liverpool appear to be safely through to the next Round. In the other two ties this week though, there is all to play for between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus. Whilst PSG will need to find some goal scoring form if they are get past Real Madrid in the battle of the big spenders.
PSG v Real Madrid, Wednesday 7th March 2018, 6.45am (AEDT)
Despite opening the scoring in Madrid in the 1st leg, PSG fell to a 3-1 defeat by a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Real. That away goal could well prove crucial as PSG aim to progress back in Paris. Their chances have been dealt a huge blow, however, after star striker Neymar was ruled out of the game. He broke a bone in his foot in a domestic game, an injury that required surgery. Despite the loss of Neymar, PSG are still rich in attacking talent and will pose a threat to Real and stand as favourites on the night to win at $1.91. Although they are at $3.98 to qualify for the next Round.
Poor domestic form has hampered Real’s 2017-18 season, they sit 3rd in La Liga 15 points off top placed Barcelona. Yet in Europe they have continued to show their pedigree with stars like Ronaldo raising their games for big occasions. They will need a huge performance in front of boisterous Parisian crowd and stand at $1.23 to progress but $3.50 to win the match.
Bet of the Match – PSG to Win 2-1 at $9
Spurs v Juventus, Thursday 8th March 2018, 6.45am (AEDT)
An eventful first leg saw Spurs produce an incredible comeback to claim a draw, after conceding two goals in the first ten minutes. With the game poised on a knife edge, it is Spurs who appear to hold the advantage as they head back to Wembley. They stand at $1.35 to progress and at $2.10 to secure the win on the night. They will be looking to Harry Kane to fire them to glory, as his impressive goal scoring form continues this season.
Juventus are fighting on all fronts as they sit just one point behind Serie A leaders Napoli and remain in contention in the Champions League. With the 2nd leg being away from home, they are at a slight disadvantage, but they showed in the opening 10 minutes of the last game just how dangerous they can be. Priced at $3.40 to win the match and at $3.06 to qualify for the next Round, Juventus are certainly up against it.
Two vital away goals for Spurs mean anything less than a 2-2 draw will see them through at $3.30.
Bet of the Match – Draw 1-1 at $6.50
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