By News Team
Last Updated: 18th February 2020
After ten weeks, the Champions League finally returns on Tuesday evening with two mouth-watering games taking place in Spain and Germany. We guide you through some of the best bets of Tuesday’s offerings.
Will Klopp wave his magic Wanda?
Destined to be Premier League champions, Liverpool travel to the Wanda Metropolitano as they hope to conquer Atletico Madrid. A stat that could worry Jurgen Klopp is that Liverpool have failed to win their last five away games in Spain, registering four losses and one draw. They’ve never won three consecutive Champions League away games and, after beating Genk and RB Salzburg, they have the chance to wipe the slate clean on Tuesday.
Despite Atletico’s worring La Liga form, which sees them sit in fourth, Diego Simeone will at least take confidence from the fact the Spanish club having never lost a home game in the Champions League knockout stages under the Argentine, winning eight and drawing four. An Atletico win here is priced at 12/5 whilst travelling Liverpool are favourites at 5/4.
Sadio Mane will be hoping to extend his impressive goalscoring form in the Champions League, especially here in the knockout stages. The Senegalese international has ten goals in 14 knockout fixtures since the start of the 2017-18 season. Only Cristiano Ronaldo betters this with 11 goals. You can get Mane to score anytime at 21/10 or you can get him at 5/1 to score first.
Tuchel to topple Dortmund?
Thomas Tuchel returns to Borussia Dortmund for the first time since he was released in 2017, this time with his in-form Paris Saint-Germain side. The two outfits have met only twice in European competitions and that was in 2010 in the Europa League group stage. Both games ended in draws.
Although PSG topped a group containing Real Madrid this season, the stat that stands out from the rest is that they only conceded two goals in the whole group stage, less than any other side in the competition. With the stats in their favour, you can get PSG to win to nil at 4/1.
Dortmund have scored 28 goals in eight games, more than any other side in Europe’s top five leagues since the turn of the year, but can they continue to impress in the Champions League? Dortmund have progressed from the last 16 only once in their previous five attempts – in 2016-17 when they were managed by Tuchel. Dortmund have lost four of their last six Champions League games at home in knockout phases but a win for the German side is priced at 17/10.
Dortmund wonderkid Erling Haaland is currently the second top scorer in the Champions League this season with eight, only bettered by Robert Lewandowski, who has ten. Haaland to score anytime and Dortmund to win is at 12/5 and could be the way forward. Kylian Mbappe, meanwhile, tops PSG’s top goalscorer charts in the competition this season with the Frenchman’s tally standing at five. If you believe Mbappe can add to this, you can get him to score anytime at Evens.