Champions League last 16 tips for February 21
The Champions League is back for its second instalment within a week, seeing the likes of Manchester City, Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid take to the field searching for a first-leg advantage.
With such great Tuesday fixtures to grab the attention of punters, FootyOn have picked out some of the evening’s most intriguing bets.
Here, we look at the best Champions League last 16 tips for February 21, chosen by our writers…
Monaco to hit crucial away goal in loss
Pep Guardiola’s Sky Blues are facing Ligue 1’s leaders on Tuesday evening.
Monaco are a real threat going forward, possessing the best attacking record in France with a goal difference 20 greater than PSG.
Therefore, back Leonardo Jardim’s band of buzzing attackers to claim a vital away goal to take back to the Stade Louis II.
The city-state side are 11/5 with William Hill to score in a Man City win.
Guardiola only kept one clean sheet in the group stage and City’s most frequent result this league term has been 2-1, occurring seven times.
Sterling to strike
Raheem Sterling has flourished under new management this season.
The England winger has eight goals and 14 assists in all competitions. Recent form also bodes well for a matchup with the French table toppers.
Sterling has been involved in four goals in the same amount of previous league outings.
Atleti to win to nil
Unbeaten in their last eight La Liga encounters and having only conceded two in qualifying, Atleti are buoyant.
Meanwhile, Bayer have been struggling in the Bundesliga.
Drifting around mid-table, the Germans possess the 12th best home record in the league and qualified for the elimination stages with just two wins.
Diego Simeone’s side have averaged three goals a game in their previous three in the league and this record looks set to continue.
Back the Spanish capital club to dispatch Bayer to nil at 13/5 with BetVictor.
Simeone to triumph and under 2.5 goals
Considering Atleti’s formidable defensive record and previous results in this fixture. It has the makings of a low-scoring affair.
In their four game history, the sides have never notched more than a total of two.
Therefore, look to back an Atleti win and under 2.5 goals at 16/5 with Ladbrokes.