The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 doesn’t start until mid-February. That doesn’t mean we should take an early look at Round of 16 odds. Because participating teams also play in their respective leagues, there’s no shortage of information for us to analyze and make picks before February 1. With that in mind, let’s jump right into action so you can plan your bets and place them against their Champions League odds.
Early Round of 16 Analysis of the UEFA Champions League Odds
Round of 16 – UEFA Champions League
- When: Feb. 16 – 17 and Feb. 23 – 24
Champions League Round of 16 Odds
Tuesday, February 16th Matches
- Paris St. Germain +159 / Barcelona +133
PSG is in a battle with Lille for the French Ligue 1 title. That’s not a good sign for Paris St. Germain heading into a match with Barcelona, right? Then again, Athletic Bilbao beat Barcelona 3-2 in the Spanish Super Cup. Right now, we must grab the terrific odds on Paris even though Messi and his mates play on their pitch.
Champions League Free Pick: Paris St. Germain
- Liverpool +110 / RB Leipzig +197
This one is a no-brainer. Liverpool could rediscover the form that made them one of the most feared club teams on the planet before February 16. Or they could continue to languish behind mediocre play. As of January 20, Pool hasn’t scored a goal in their last 3 EPL matches. Leipzig is in second place in the Bundesliga, 4 points behind Bayern Munich. At home RB is the play unless Liverpool starts dominating opponents.
Champions League Free Pick: RB Leipzig
Wednesday, February 17th Matches
- Juventus -111 / Porto +268
Porto is a good soccer team. But, really, they got a lucky draw landing in Manchester City’s group. Man City was a lock to win Group C. Porto was the best team among the other three. Juventus struggled in an 0-2 loss against Inter Milan in their last Serie A match. Because Porto plays at home, this could end in a draw.
Champions League Free Pick: Draw
- Dortmund +174 / Sevilla +136
One of the best from the Bundesliga battles one of the top teams in La Liga. Sevilla is much better than many give them credit for being. Dortmund is also a strong squad. Neither team is in great form. Dortmund has played worse, though. They lost straight up to Leverkusen in their last and before that they drew with German League doormat Mainz. Sevilla should win.
Champions League Free Pick: Sevilla
Tuesday, February 23rd Matches
- Chelsea +211 / Atletico Madrid +125
The top team on the La Liga Standings, Atletico offers overlay odds at +125 to beat Chelsea at home. The Blues have fallen to seventh place on the English Premier League Standings. In their last four EPL matches, Chelsea drew with Aston Villa, barely beat Fulham 1-0, and lost 1-3 against Man City and 0-2 versus Leicester. AM should roll.
Champions League Free Pick: Atletico Madrid
- Bayern Munich -185 / Lazio +373
Lazio is a decent team. They’re not good enough to beat Bayern, though. Still, the best team in the world has shown signs of wear and tear. Don’t get us wrong, they’re not losing matches. But they’re not winning by 2 and 3 goals like they used to. On the road versus a solid Serie A squad, Bayern could end up in a draw.
Champions League Free Pick: Draw
Wednesday, February 24th Matches
- Real Madrid +110 / Atalanta +190
Real hasn’t played well. They could turn things around if they fix some things during the transfer window. If they don’t, Atalanta is an overlay at +190. Since we’re making picks today, before Real has made themselves better, we’re going with Atalanta.
Champions League Free Pick: Atalanta
- Manchester City -188 / Monchengladbach +392
The odds on the Sky Blues make them an underlay. No doubt, they could beat the home team, but at -188 they’re a play against. Monchengladbach upset Bayern 3-2 about a week ago. They drew with Stuttgart in the follow up and then beat Werder Bremen in their last. The only thing that should happen from now until February 24 is the odds on Gladbach falling. So, if you’re like us, back the home team at the overlay odds as soon as possible.
Champions League Free Pick: Monchengladbach