Atalanta (1) vs Leipzig (1)
Atalanta to win 2-1
This has looked like a tie that would be hard to call from the minute it was drawn. 1-1 was a great result for Atalanta in Germany, they’ll fancy their chances in Italy. They beat Leverkusen in the last round and will like their chances of knocking another German side out here. I can see Leipzig scoring; they’ve got loads of threat. I’m leaning towards Atalanta though, 2-1.
Lyon (1) vs West Ham (1)
West Ham to win 1-0
All things considered, 1-1 was a very good result for West Ham. Cresswell’s red card could have lost them the tie, so to get to the second leg still well in this, will be a huge positive. Given they were able to draw with ten men, I think they’ll enter this with a lot of belief. I’m going for a famous 1-0 win to West Ham.
Rangers (0) vs Braga (1)
Rangers to win 2-0
Losing 1-0 in Braga wasn’t a disaster for Rangers. Braga are a decent side and were probably worth the win. Rangers did have a few moments in that game, but this will be a different match. Ibrox has been such a fortress for them in Europe, and I think that will be the difference. I think they’ll go through, 2-0 to Rangers.
Barcelona (1) vs Eintracht Frankfurt (1)
Barcelona to win 2-0
Frankfurt competed well in Germany and 1-1 was a great result for them. I’m sure they just wanted to get to the second leg still in this tie, and they are. Playing in Barcelona is a huge step up though. They’ve been on such a good run of form under Xavi, I have to fancy them here. 2-0 to Barcelona.