UEFA Champions League Preview, 13 February


We take a look at the two Champions League last 16 matches taking place on Wednesday and suggest a bet in each.


Ajax v Real Madridclick here to bet

Ajax finished runners-up in Group E to Bayern Munich with 3 wins and 3 draws in their 6 matches.  They won 2 of their home games and drew the 3rd, 3-3 with Bayern Munich.  Real Madrid finished 3 points ahead of Roma in Group G with 4 wins and 2 defeats in their campaign.  They lost to CSKA Moscow on the road early in the campaign but their last 2 away games were a 5-0 win over Plzen and a 2-0 win over Roma.  They are undefeated in their last 7 matches in all competitions, winning 6 and drawing 1 and that was to Barcelona in the Cup.

Suggested bet:  Real Madrid win at 9/10

These sides haven’t met since 2012 but a look back at history between the sides suggests Real Madrid have a clear edge.  I won’t be reading too much into that though, but do feel that Madrid are on form and Ajax are not quite in their class so an away win is my call.


Tottenham Hotspur v Dortmundclick here to bet

Tottenham were runners-up to Barcelona in Group B finishing with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in their 6 games.  They lost to Barcelona 4-2 at home, but then beat PSV and Inter each by a goal at home.  Dortmund topped Group A on goal difference over Atletico Madrid with 4 wins, a draw and a loss in their 6 matches.  Their only defeat came on the road away at Atletico Madrid but their last start away from home saw them beat Monaco 2-0.  These sides met in the Champions League last season with Spurs winning on both occasions.

Suggested bet:  Over 2.5 goals at 15/20

This bet would have arrived in the last 4 meetings between the sides and I expect goals at both ends as Dortmund push for an away win.


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