Champions League Betting Preview – Wednesday 6th March
Tuesday night’s Champions League action produced one of the biggest shocks in recent years as an inspired Ajax attacking display sent three-time defending champions Real Madrid crashing out at the Bernabéu.
Can Wednesday night’s games live up to that drama with Man Utd facing a mountain to climb as they look to join Tottenham Hotspur in the last eight?
Here are our Champions League betting tips for tonight’s games…
Champions League Betting Tips
Paris Saint-Germain vs Man Utd
A huge task awaits Utd as they head to Paris looking to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit.
Solksjaer has insisted this game shouldn’t be treated as “mission impossible” for the Red Devils, but he will be aware of the need for an early goal in this one to make it at least a slightly nervy night at the Parc des Princes. His task is made far harder by the limited options he can pick from ahead of tonight’s game, with Pogba, Jones, Martial, Lingard, Mata, Herrara, Matic and Darmian all ruled out.
Utd would be breaking with history if they were to advance tonight, as no side has ever advanced to the next round of the Champions League after losing the first leg of a knockout match at home by two or more goals – a sequence that has run for 34 matches.
PSG will be looking towards the firepower of Kylian Mbappé to settle any remaining doubts about the French side progressing, and he’s scored in six of his seven appearances against English opposition in the Champions League.
FC Porto vs Roma
The evening’s other Champions League game looks to be a much closer-run thing, with the tie finely poised after Roma’s 2-1 first-leg victory back in February.
The away side is still reeling from a comprehensive 3-0 defeat in the Eternal Derby last weekend against city neighbours Lazio but can take heart from the fact Porto’s recent record in Champions League knockout competition has been found wanting, with no wins in their last six knockout outings.
However, the reigning Portuguese champions eased through the group stages, comfortably topping Group D whilst dropping only two points, and Adrian’s 79th-minute goal in Rome has given them a lifeline in this one as they bid to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2014/15.
Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.