Champions League R16 Match Predictions: Tuesday 12th March

Alex Campean

Monday, March 11, 2019 4:12 PM UTC

Monday, Mar. 11, 2019 4:12 PM UTC

Juventus have to do it all at home after losing 2-0 in the 1st leg in Spain, whilst Man City are favourites to qualify when they host Schalke.

<h2><b>Juventus vs Atletico Madrid </b></h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Juventus vs Atletico Madrid ">Tuesday, March 12, Allianz Stadium</a></p><p>Juventus will win their 8th consecutive domestic title this season as they are 18 points clear at the top of the table. They are the only unbeaten team in the top 5 European leagues dropping points in just 3 matches all season long. Not just that but they have the best attack in the Italian top-flight league with 59 goals scored in 27 matches conceding just 17 in the process. They rested many key players last weekend in the 4-1 win against Udinese (Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini) trying to have them 100% fit in their crucial 2nd Leg Champions League match against the Spanish giants Atleitco Madrid. Atletico have the best defensive side in Europe. They are very organized, disciplined and are lethal going forward. They kept 5 clean sheets in their previous 5 games across all competitions including the 2-0 win in the 1st Leg. Diego Costa is suspended for this match, but Alvaro Morata is in fine form being a great replacement for Costa. It’s very difficult to predict a winner as we are talking about 2 solid teams, but we expect an exciting match with Juventus forced to enter this match all guns blazing and leave many gaps in their defence.</p><p><b>Best tip for the match: <a href=";mtid=17" target="_blank" title="Both teams to score">Both teams to score</a> at 2.15 with Betfair.</b></p><h2><b>Manchester City vs Schalke </b></h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Manchester City vs Schalke Odds">Tuesday, March 12, Etihad Stadium</a></p><p>The difference in quality between the 2 teams is immense. Manchester City are fully packed with world-class players all over the pitch and despite conceding 2 goals in the 1st Leg away in Germany they won the match being 1 man down in the last 25 minutes against Schalke. They regained the 1st spot in the Premier League and they enter this match full of confidence after a great run of form winning their previous 9 matches across all competitions. They have already won a trophy this season beating Chelsea on penalties in the EFL Cup Final and they look very strong and determined to go all the way in the Champions League. On the other side, Schalke are in poor form in their domestic league. They are winless in their last 7 Bundesliga matches losing 5 in the process and conceding 18 goals and failing to score in 4 of them. They don’t possess the necessary weapons to pull-off the upset against the English giants. Yes, they will go and play with everything they have, but Manchester City are expected to destroy them.</p><p><b>Best tip for the match: <a href=";mtid=320" target="_blank" title="Manchester City to win and over 3.5 goals">Manchester City to win and over 3.5 goals</a> at 2.1 with PaddPower </b></p>
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