Maximize your earnings and minimize your losses with Champions League Betting Tips for the knockout phase of the competition.
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We’ve waited two months for the Champions League, and it’s finally here! There were some pretty exciting domestic games in between the continental break, but nothing can really compare to Europe’s elite tournament. Check out Betting Herald’s Champions League Betting Tip for the last 16 in the knockout stage to ensure you have all the right details of the biggest teams before placing a wager on this week’s encounters.
Champions League Betting Tips February 14 (Tuesday)
In the past few seasons, Les Parisiens have come up against the Catalans on several occasions in the Champions League, which has seen the former lose almost every encounter. Considering the way PSG have played this season in Ligue 1, they’re not looking like serious both domestically and on the continent. The first match will be played at Parc des Princes, which could see PSG hold off Barcelona with a draw, however in the return leg at the Nou Camp, Barcelona will likely clinch a victory, taking them to the next round.
On the other hand, Luis Enrique’s side have also blundered on in a number of games in La Liga this campaign, but overall they’re a far more experience side in the Champions League, having own the competition five times in their illustrious history, with the last time being in 2015 against Juventus. Use our Champions League Betting Tips to see a greater return on your bet slip winnings!
Benfica have managed to qualify for the knockout stages of the elite competition after clinching second spot in Group B with eight points – three points behind group leaders Napoli. The Portuguese side have performed unconvincingly throughout their Champions League group stage, having recorded each result twice: two wins, two draws and two losses. Based on their lackluster performances so far, we’re more inclined to back Dortmund to clinch a slim victory.
The 2013 Champions League runner-ups sealed first place in Group F during the group stage, which saw them get the better of 11-time winners of the competitions and defending champions Real Madrid. Dortmund claimed 14 points out of possible 18, and their star striker Aubameyang scored four goals in five appearances in the Champions League. If you’re unsure where to place your wager on this match, then make use of our Champions League Betting Tips to bet on the Gabon international to find the back of the net against Bvenfica in the game on Wednesday.
PSG v Barcelona – H 3.60 (13/5) D 3.50 (5/2) A 2.15 (23/20)
Benfica v Dortmund – H 3.10 (21/10) D 3.30 (23/10) A 2.40 (7/5)
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Champions League Betting Tips February 15 (Wednesday)
It’s safe to say that Bayern are still adapting to Carlo Ancelotti’s way of football, since the departure of Pep Guardiola from the Allianz Arena. They’ve qualified to the knockout phase of the competition after qualifying second in Group D with 12 points, behind last year’s runner-ups Atletico Madrid, who finished with 15 points.
Although Arsenal were crowned leaders of their group with 14 points, we’re highly sceptical about their chances against the Bavarian giants. The Gunners have some impressive players in their squad, however they don’t seem to be on par with their upcoming counterparts on Wednesday night. Let’s not forget that Bayern Munich have won the competition on five occasions, and they’re one of the main favourites to lift the coveted trophy again this campaign. That’s why we’re backing Die Roten to easily defeat Arsene Wenger’s men in both encounters.
And the last match that we’ll cover for this week’s edition of the Champions League Betting Tips involves a small reunion at Bernabeu, as Real Madrid are set to host Italian side Napoli – a club which boasts two former Los Blancos players in Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol.
Real Madrid are the undisputed favourites for the match who will be playing in front of packed stadium of 85,000 Los Merengues supporters, and on top of that they’re the defending champions of Europe. Despite unconvincing performances in the group stage (three wins and three draws), Real Madrid should see off Napoli with a comfortable victory this Wednesday.
Napoli decided to sell former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain to their domestic rivals Juventus over the summer, which immediately decreased their chances of making any significant impact both at home and in the Champions League. If Higuain had still been among their ranks their odds would have been higher, but since they don’t have El Pipita any longer, we don’t see them getting the better of Real Madrid, especially on their home ground. Get ahead with your betting efforts thanks to Betting Herald’s Champions League Betting Tips.
Bayern Munich v Arsenal – H 1.50 (-200) D 4.40 (+340) A 6.00 (+500)
Real Madrid v Napoli – H 1.55 (-182) D 4.40 (+340) A 5.25 (+425)
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