Okay let’s kick the elephant out of the room first, yes we know there’s no British club involved in Tuesday’s Champions League action!
However, we’re delighted to see the competition back for the first time in 2017 as we hope to make European football great for our punters.
Donald Trump may have been inaugurated as president while the Champion League was on its winter break, but we’re not going to put up a wall when it comes to our punting on the tournament and we’ve come up with a double for Tuesday’s Round of 16 ties that could deliver for our punters at over 6/1.
Let’s explain ourselves…
This is a heavyweight contest Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko would be proud of, as two of Europe’s powerhouse clubs meet at the Parc des Princes.
However both teams find themselves in a funny position this season laying second in their respective domestic leagues after years of domination.
Barcelona face one hell of a task though if they are to leave Paris with a win, as their mega-rich French opponents haven’t lost a game at home since a defeat to current Ligue 1 leaders Monaco last March.
However the Catalans, who are on an 11-match unbeaten run themselves, have history on their side. They’ve claimed victory in the last three games between the pair on the spin and have no fear against any side in the world.
We’re going to go with Barca to nick this at 23/20.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) February 13, 2017
There never seems to be much that frightens this Borussia Dortmund outfit, just look at their performance at the Bernabeu earlier in the tournament for proof of that.
However, they may be entering the Fort Knox of European football when they take on Benfica at the fortress Estádio da Luz on Tuesday. That’s because the Portuguese home outfit have won 14 of their last 16 games at home, conceding just nine goals in that period.
For the Germans it’s been a mixed bag on the road of late, picking up three wins in their last nine away adventures. They are now a whopping 15 points off the summit of the Bundesliga and should see the Champions League as their best chance of some glory this campaign.
We have to admit that Benfica look slightly overpriced at 2/1 for the win and we’re going to leap all over that to complete out delicious double.