It’s the second leg of the football UEFA Champions League last 16 fixtures and BetVictor Brand Ambassador Michael Owen is here to preview the action.
Juventus to win HT/FT
Juventus v FC Porto (1-2)
Despite Juventus suffering defeat in the first leg, they came away from Portugal with a vital away goal. With so much firepower, I just can’t see past the Old Lady adding to their goal tally.
The jury may still be out on whether Andrea Pirlo is the right man for the job in the long term, but I do feel this tie is set up for his side to take full advantage on home soil.
Both teams to score
Borussia Dortmund v Sevilla (3-2)
Borussia Dortmund hold all the aces as they welcome Sevilla to Germany. With three away goals in the bag, they have a huge advantage and it leaves Sevilla with little choice but to have a go.
If that materialises, it could leave the visitors exposed at the back and I wouldn’t back against the red hot Erling Haaland capitalising.
So, I’m siding with the Germans to go through with it ending all square on the night.
Liverpool to win & btts
Liverpool v RB Leipzig (2-0) 2-1
Domestically, Liverpool are struggling at home. Six defeats in a row in the Premier League at Anfield is quite unbelievable, but I do feel switching to Europe could bring out the best in the Reds.
Liverpool were excellent in the first leg, winning 2-0, meaning Leipzig will eventually need to throw caution to the wind at some point in the match.
With that in mind, I think the Reds will get a much needed win and go through to the next round.
PSG to win & btts
PSG v Barcelona (4-1) 2-1
It looks like Barcelona’s European campaign is all but over. A 4-1 thumping on home soil may have been a shock to some, but this Barca side has been on the wane for some time.
Again, like a couple of ties on the night, they’ll need to go for it at some stage, and when they do I think that’s when they could be opened up.
There aren’t many teams better on the counter than PSG, so I’ll be siding with the Parisians to make it back-to-back wins against the Catalans.