The Champions League returns over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday, where the first four teams to make the Quarter Final draw will be decided. We have a number of UCL fantasy competitions for you to get involved in here at FantasyBet, and our analysis of the betting odds will help you gain that all-important edge over your rivals!
UCL Fantasy Round of 16 (Leg 2) Odds As Implied Probabilities:
|Team||To Score 2+||Clean Sheet||To Qualify|
United’s injury woes heighten PSG appeal
With Manchester United missing Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic, PSG look set to make light work of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, given how they bossed the first leg (when the Red Devils had their first choice midfield). As a result, the Parisian giants are rated by the bookies as the side likeliest to keep a clean sheet (44%) this gameweek, meaning Dani Alves, who played OOP on the right side of attack at Old Trafford, could be a shrewd acquisition, considering he is also given a 17% chance of scoring on Wednesday evening.
Tottenham’s away day blues to continue in Dortmund?
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have only managed to find the net once in their last 3 away games in all competitions, and with a 3-0 lead from the first leg, may be content to not be overly adventurous in attack this Tuesday. That could make BVB defenders attractive picks for fantasy managers, with Raphael Guerreiro in superb form on the continent – the Portuguese has scored 4 goals from 5 appearances in this season’s competition. He’ll need no encouragement to bomb down the Dortmund left flank and get at Kieran Trippier, who has been subpar of late to say the least.
Marcelo looking for tenth European goal
Having scored nine goals to date in European club football for Real Madrid during a glittering career, Los Blancos’ marauding left-back will be looking to get into double-digits when he hosts Ajax on Tuesday evening. The Brazilian is ranked by the bookmakers as the defender most likely to score this gameweek, with a 21% chance of doing so. With Real also the likeliest club to score 2 or more goals (71%), and their Dutch opponents keeping just a solitary clean sheet in their last 7 on the road, Marcelo could well justify his premium price tag.
Mbappe’s rampant run shows no sign of stopping
Since netting at Old Trafford on February 12th, Kylian Mbappe has scored in every game he has played, including braces in both of his last outings. That means the French prodigy has now hit 29 goals this season for PSG. The bookies afford him a 60% chance of continuing his hot streak on Wednesday, and it’s easy to see why, with United conceding twice at home to Southampton at the weekend.
Top midfielders battle it out at The Westfalenstadion
The anytime goalscorer odds tell us that Marco Reus (48%) and Heung-min Son (42%) are the top picks in midfield ahead of their clash on Tuesday. The German has bagged 6 goals in his last 9 matches, whilst Tottenham’s South Korean has 4 in his last 7, so it’s certainly feasible that both men grace the scoreboard at The Westfalenstadion. Neither side is resolute defensively, with just 4 clean sheets between them in their last 20 combined games, so goals could well be on the menu.
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Soares set to soar?
With 2 goals in his last 3 games, Francisco Soares looks key to Porto’s chances of overturning a 2-1 deficit when they entertain Roma on Wednesday night. The Giallorossi have been breached 15 times in their last 5 on their travels, an average of 3 per game, so the 55% chance the bookies attribute to Porto scoring 2 or more is certainly plausible. The Portuguese champions need to go on the attack, so Soares, available at £8m, could be a mid-priced key to fantasy success.