Champions League Round of 16 Leg 2: Preview And Odds

Published March 9, 2020 by Sol FH

Champions League Round of 16 Leg 2: Preview And Odds

Leg 2 of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 gets underway Tuesday at 20:00 GMT.

There are two matches in the Champions League tonight to kick-off the second leg ties in the round of 16. This week, there will be a total of four matches, followed by the final four next week on Tuesday (17.3) and Wednesday (18.3) respectively. It is now "do or die" and each club knows exactly what they need to do to advance. That will be easier said than done for a few of the teams in action, as after the first leg matchups, they will need to cover a lot of ground. 

Tuesday, March 10

RB Leipzig vs. Tottenham

The Hot Spur is down after a tough first leg that saw RB Leipzig dominate Tottenham and record a crucial away-goal thanks to Timo Werner's second-half penalty. It was his 27th goal in 35 appearances. Tuesday's second leg is being played at Red Bull Arena in Germany, a stadium wherein Die Roten Bullen has lost just twice all season long. Since their huge win in north London, Leipzig has won all three of their Bundesliga appearances and is now in third place in league play and 5-points off the leaders (Bayern Munich). 

Tottenham is currently suffering. Since that home defeat, they are on a dismal run of five matches without a win. Mourinho must do something or his squad will be out of the competition and he could be out of a job. Tottenham is well-behind the league standings in 8th place, 40-points behind the leaders (Liverpool). It is safe to say that their league season is a bust but if they can pull it together tonight in Germany, they will at least have a shot at the Champions League Quarterfinals. 

Betting Markets

At 888Sport, Leipzig is massive favorites at 1.56 while Tottenham is at 5.65. A draw comes in at 4.50. There will also be live in-play betting available. 

Tuesday, March 10

Valencia vs. Atalanta

Valencia lost terribly in the first leg of this battle 4-1 to Atalanta. Things look grim for the Italian side as they must overturn a 4-1 deficit if they want to move on in the competition. To make matters even worse, amid fears due to the Coronavirus, Valencia will be playing in a closed stadium without any fans, essentially canceling their home advantage. 

At 10bet Sports, Atalanta is still favorites even though they are the visiting team at 2.35. Valencia is at 2.80. 

The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on March 9 at 6:30 GMT.

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