Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
Atletico Madrid will look to bounce back from their recent slump in La Liga when they take on Chelsea in Bucharest on Tuesday in the Champions League round of 16.
Diego Simeone’s team saw their massive lead in the La Liga race narrowed down after they won just one of their last four matches in the domestic scene.
Their recent struggles have seen the La Liga widely open with rivals such as Real Madrid and Barcelona closing on the Rojiblancos after their recent slump.
Atletico Madrid dumped out Liverpool at this stage last season and they are prepared to do the same to Chelsea.
Chelsea was held to a 1-1 draw against Southhampton in the Premier League, they are a different team under Thomas Tucel and they are yet to suffer a defeat since the German took over from Frank Lampard.
Prediction: under 2.5 @1.50 on BetPay
The game could go either side, both teams are yet to switch back to full gear, with Atletico Madrid hampered by the loss of form and injury while Chelsea is still adapting to life under Tuchel.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich
Lazio takes on Bayern Munich at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 knockout tie.
Serie A outfit finished second behind Borussia Dortmund in Group F to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time since 2000, with reigning champions comfortably topping Group A.
However, Bayern Munich comes into the game having dropped points in their last two Bundesliga matches, with defeat on Saturday at Eintracht Frankfurt seeing their lead at the top of the table cut to just two points.
Lazio, for their part, is one of the most in-form teams in Serie A with seven wins in their last eight matches to move into contention for next season’s competition.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City
Manchester City aims to extend their extraordinary 18-match winning run when they return to action in the Champions League against Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday night.
The game is being played at the Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital of Budapest because of COVID-19 health restrictions.
Pep Guardiola’s City side is in contention for honours in all four major competitions in which they have taken part this season with an incredible run of 18 consecutive victories in all competitions, with the latest coming against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Mönchengladbach is eighth in the log table after losing 2-1 at home to Mainz on Saturday and the German has not won in their last four Bundesliga fixtures but Marco Rose’s side will need to improve dramatically on their recent performances to trouble the Premier League league leaders.
High flying Atalanta will take on an injury-ravaged Real Madrid in the second round of the Champions League on Wednesday at the Bergamo Stadium.
Real Madrid managed to scale through the Group Stage having to secure a win against Inter Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach to make it to the knockout stage of the competition.
Zinedine Zidane’s men know how to grind out a result in games like this even though the team is hit with injury, they still have what it takes to put this game under control and awaits for the return leg at Alfredo di Stefano to decide their fate.
Atalanta is on red hot form going into this clash and they are regarded by many as the favourite to win this clash, though playing at home is an added advantage Los Blancos know how to hold on and steady the ship when the time is right.
Atalanta and Real Madrid are attacking teams with Gian Piero Gasperin and Zidane a huge fan of free-flowing football.