Thu, Mar 15, 11:30am by Staff Writer
Dynamo Kiev v Lazio, Friday 16th March 2018, 5am (AEDT)
A late strike from Junior Moraes ensured that Dynamo Kiev left the Italian capital, Rome, with two valuable away goals. The 2-2 draw between these sides has left this tie sitting as one of potentially the best second legs of the Round. Kiev will hope that the home crowd can edge them to a win or even just a draw that would see them into the next Round. They are up against it though priced at $3.30 to win or secure a draw.
Whilst Lazio stand at $1.91 to win the match. Ciro Immobile will once again spear head their attack as they travel to Ukraine knowing that they must score goals to progress. They require a win, or a scoring draw higher than 2-2 if they are to progress. All is to play for between these two sides.
Bet of the Match – Lazio to Win 2-1 at $8
Arsenal v AC Milan, Friday 16th March 2018, 7.05am (AEDT)
Both of these historically great clubs sit in dire circumstances in their respective domestic leagues. With AC Milan in 6th in Serie A and Arsenal 6th in the EPL, well off the pace to earn a place in the Champions League for next season via that route. Therefore, this match, comes with even higher expectations for both sets of fans.
Arsenal impressed in a 2-0 win at the San Siro in the first leg as Henrikh Mkhitaryan began to show the promise that he possesses. His goal alongside Aaron Ramsey’s has given the English side a comfortable cushion heading back to London. Indeed, they stand as favourites at $2 to win.
Despite being behind on aggregate, AC Milan will take heart from the fact that in the Round of 32, Arsenal almost surrendered a 3-0 first leg advantage to minnows, Ostersunds. Arsenal’s erratic form will give hope to Milan as they look to overturn a price of $3.60.
Bet of the Match – Draw 1-1 at $6.50
Red Bull Salzburg v Borussia Dortmund, Friday 16th March 2018, 7.05am (AEDT)
Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg are flying high at the top of their domestic league, but they will be hoping for European silverware to signal their improvements. Two goals from midfielder Valon Berisha set his side on their way to an historic victory over Dortmund in the first leg. With home advantage they will pose a serious threat to the German side. Although they stand as underdogs priced at $2.88.
Dortmund, however, come into the second leg as favourites despite being a goal behind on aggregate. Priced at $2.30, they will need their star players to turn up on the night. They possess a squad brimming with talent who will want to put their shock first leg loss behind them. The likes of Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Michy Batshuayi should have too much quality for the Austrians to contain.
Bet of the Match – Dortmund to Win 2-0 at $12
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