UEFA Champions League Preview, 12 February


The Round of 16 is upon us and we take a look at the two matches taking place in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night and suggest a bet in each.


Manchester United v PSG – click here to bet

Manchester United finished runners-up to Group H winners, Juventus, but since then there has been plenty of change in the club with the departure of Jose Mourinho and the appointment of caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.  United have been in cracking form since his appointment and they have moved from 6th to 4th in the League with 25 points from a possible 27 they have played for under their caretaker manager.

PSG topped Group C, ahead of Liverpool and Napoli and the standout stat from their Group stages is that both teams found the net in each of their games.


Suggested bet:  Manchester United win at 13/10

United are building up some real momentum and I think they can get the win they are looking for against a side which hasn’t looked at their best in recent League games.


Roma v Portoclick here to bet

Roma finished runners-up to Real Madrid in Group G with 3 wins from their 6 matches.  They have played 3 games at home, winning 2 and losing against the table toppers, Real Madrid 2-0.  Only one team found the net in each of their 3 home games.

Porto were comfortable winners of Group D ahead of Schalke, winning 5 games and drawing 1.  That draw came away at Schalke but they beat Galatasaray and Lokomotiv Moscow on the road.  These sides met in the Champions League in 2016/2017 with Porto beating Roma 3-0 away and the sides drew 1-1 at Porto.

Suggested bet:  Handicap, Porto (+1) at 8/10

Porto look to have a side well capable of challenging in Europe and I am a bit surprised to find that Roma are such big favourites for this game.


Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change