Betting Odds: UEFA Champions League Round of 16Published February 19, 2018 by Sol FH
Four primetime matches remain in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
The Champions League Round of 16 is in full swing and teams are vying for the first leg win in hopes of getting an edge for the second leg. Last week we saw some incredible action by the first eight teams in the Round of 16, including a draw between Juventus and Tottenham (2-2), Man. City destruction of FC Basel (4-0), Liverpool crushed Porto (5-0), and a big win for Real Madrid over PSG (3-1).
Tomorrow night, we will have the pleasure of being able to watch two matches at 19:45 GMT between Bayern vs Besiktas, and arguably the biggest match of the round between Chelsea vs Barcelona. On Wednesday Night, the action continues with Sevilla vs Man. United, and, Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma also at 19:45 GMT.
Bayern vs Besiktas
The Reds go on to face the Eagles in their first leg of the Round of 16, and it should be a fantastic display of David vs Goliath. Bayern is huge favorites to win, with online bookmaker 888 Sport posting odds in their favor at 1.16, while the Turkish squad is at 18.00. We should expect a high-scoring game with Bayern on the attack throughout all 90 minutes of action.
Chelsea vs Barcelona
This is the primetime event of the round as the Blues take on Barca at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte has come out and is quoted in saying that his team needs a "perfect game" in order to defeat the La Liga leaders, but he is convinced that they have what it takes to do so. In fact, Barcelona is clear favorites to win their away match as Betfair Sports has posted at 2.10 for the visitors, and 3.60 for the Blues.
Sevilla vs Man. United
Manchester United are still holding onto second place in the Premier League with 56 points. Sevilla is in fifth place in La Liga with 39 points, but everything is different in the Champions League. Sevilla is an excellent team, but, so is United. Sevilla is at home for the first leg, which should make things a little bit easier, but do not take United's chances for granted as they will be pumped to get a big lead going into the second leg at Old Trafford. 888 Sport has United as the leaders at 2.50, while Sevilla is at 3.00.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma
To close out the first leg of the Round of 16, we head to the city of Donetsk in Ukraine to see if the Miners can pull out a win by visiting Roma. The odds are in favor of the home squad, but it will likely end in either a draw or a Roma victory. Betfair Sports has Shakhtar Donetsk as the favorites to win at 2.45, and for Roma at 3.00. This is the bet that should go to Roma, as they look like a team that wants to win, despite some of the challenges they have faced in the league this year.