The Champions League is back at it. UCL Round of 16 kicks off on Feb. 16 and Feb. 17. On Tuesday, PSG takes on Barcelona while Liverpool battles top Bundesliga squad RB Leipzig. Then on Wednesday, Juventus is in action against Porto and one of the most competitive matches in the final sixteen happens when Dortmund travels to Spain to take on Sevilla. Check out Champions League odds, analysis, and free picks!
Updated UEFA Champions League Round of 16 (Feb. 16 – Feb. 17)
Tuesday, Feb. 16th Matches
- Paris Saint-Germain +167 / Barcelona +125
Both these squads are in excellent form. The one difference, and one of the reasons Barca is favored in this match, is Lorient beat PSG 3-2 on Jan. 31. Paris isn’t in as good of form as Barcelona.
Also, Barcelona gets Paris Saint-Germain on their pitch. We have to go back to the Supercopa finals to find Barcelona’s last loss. Barca turned the tables on Bilbao in a 2-1 win a couple of matches back.
But Paris Saint-Germain has a real shot of beating Barcelona. PSG is almost always a Champions League Final Four squad. Not only that but Paris could be in better form than Barcelona by the time they kick it off on Feb. 16. Baca should be the favorite. The odds push us to PSG.
Champions League Pick: Paris Saint-Germain
- Liverpool -106 / RB Leipzig +231
For some reason, Liverpool is playing like a middle of the road English Premier League squad. On February 3, Pool lost their third match in their last 5. This time, Bright & Hove Albion handed the Reds a defeat.
Liverpool could turn their form around before this match happens next week. However, the chance of that occurring aren’t great. More importantly? Leipzig is in terrific form. RB has won 3 in a row, outscoring Leverkusen, VfL Bochun, and Schalke 04 a combined 7-0.
It’s not as hard going against Liverpool in 2021 as it was in 2020. On their home pitch, Leipzig is the play.
Champions League Pick: RB Leipzig
Wednesday, Feb. 17th Matches
- Juventus -107 / Porto +279
Juventus is playing too well to fall to Porto next week. Porto is a very good soccer team. They’re not as hot as Juvy, though. Ronaldo and Ibanez both had goals in a 2-0 win against AS Roma on Feb. 6.
With the win, Juventus notched their fifth straight. We must go back to January 17 to find Juvy’s last loss, 0-2 on the road versus Inter Milano. Unless Porto steps it up big time and Ronaldo and his mates aren’t at their best, Juventus should take the first in the aggregate.
Champions League Pick: Juventus
- Dortmund +175 / Sevilla +134
Dortmund versus Sevilla should be one of the most exciting matchups in the Champions League Round of 16. On paper, these two appear even.
Unless Dortmund turns their form around, though, they’ll have a tough time playing for a draw or beating Sevilla on the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium pitch. Sevilla has won 5 straight while Dortmund has lost 3-of-5. Sevilla could implode, but if they don’t, they figure to take at least a 1-goal lead in the aggregate.
Champions League Pick: Sevilla