Champions League predictions for Round of 16 games with Man City, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and more in 2023 UEFA tournament

Champions League predictions for Round of 16 games with Man City, Real Madrid, Liverpool, và more in 2023 ae888 com

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Following an extended gap between the nhóm stage & the knockout stage thanks bự the 2022 World Cup, the UEFA Champions League returns with the Round of 16 this week .
Many of the top teams across Europe, including defending champions Real Madrid, plus Liverpool, Manchester City, and Napoli get going this week, while PSG, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, và others began play last week .
This week’s matchups features some teams truly flying in domestic play, hoping mập bring their size end lớn European competition. Man City rejuvenated their domestic tiêu đề fight in recent weeks after a slight slip, while Napoli are roasting the rest of Serie A. Others, lượt thích Liverpool và RB Leipzig, are hoping béo use European competition bự bolster a push forward back trang chủ .
Here’s an in-depth look at each of the four matchups this week as the Round of 16 first legs get under way. This writeup will be updated with next week’s matches following the conclusion of these four games .

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Liverpool vs. Real Madrid

  • 1st leg date: Tuesday, February 21
  • Kickoff Time: 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. GMT / 7 a.m. AEDT (Wed, Feb. 22)
  • Location: Anfield (Liverpool, England)
  • Official: Istvan Kovacs (ROM)

Liverpool vs. Real Madrid predictions

  • 1st leg score prediction: Liverpool 1-2 Real Madrid (+950 on BetMGM)
  • Team to advance: Real Madrid (-140 on BetMGM)

Neither of these teams are firing on all cylinders at the moment, but everything is working against Liverpool in this match, both in recent size & historically as well .
Real Madrid have gone unbeaten against Liverpool in six straight, dating back end a decade, including a pair of 3-1 victories at Anfield. Carlo Ancelotti has a similar streak against the Reds in his career : in 17 games against Liverpool, as manager of AC Milan, Chelsea, Madrid, Napoli & Everton, he has only suffered four defeats .
Recent khung is a little harder Khủng judge, as both teams have won recent games against either inferior or disadvantaged sides. Expect Liverpool’s patchwork midfield lớn struggle & Real Madrid béo control the flow of the match .

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Napoli

  • 1st leg date: Tuesday, February 21
  • Kickoff Time: 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. GMT / 7 a.m. AEDT (Wed, Feb. 22)
  • Location: Deutsche Bank Park (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Official: Artur Soares Dias (POR)

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Napoli predictions

  • 1st leg score prediction: Eintract Frankfurt 0-2 Napoli (+1000 on BetMGM)
  • Team to advance: Napoli (-250 on BetMGM)

The European stage was introduced béo young Georgian star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in the Champions League nhóm phase, but now the knockouts are the place for him lớn truly shine. The 22 – year-old is the biggest breakout star in Europe this year, & he has developed a spectacular partnership with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. Of Napoli’s last 19 Serie A goals, all but five have either been scored or assisted by Kvaratskhelia, or scored by Osimhen, while those two have combined four times in that span .
Eintracht Frankfurt are very strong at trang chủ & have improved defensively, & their European magic knows no bounds. Yet nobody has successfully stood in Napoli’s way this season, domestically or abroad, & lived bự tell the tale. They won’t blow the German side out of the water ( yet ) here, but they’ll chiến thắng comfortably .

Inter Milan vs. FC Porto

  • 1st leg date: Wednesday, February 22
  • Kickoff Time: 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. GMT / 7 a.m. AEDT (Thurs, Feb. 23)
  • Location: San Siro (Milan, Italy)
  • Official: Srdjan Jovanovic (SRB)

Inter Milan vs. FC Porto predictions

  • 1st leg score prediction: Inter Milan 1-0 Porto (+575 on BetMGM)
  • Team to advance: Inter Milan (-175 on BetMGM)

While there are more high-profile matchups in the Champions League this week, this meeting might be the most intriguing. Inter are far from a perfect side but are much improved since the World Cup break ended. Meanwhile, Porto are dominating domestically và impressed in a weak Champions League nhóm but have yet bự truly be tested by a top, in-form European club this season .
Both these sides have good attacking talent, but still focus on defensive structure first. Inter especially have only scored 11 goals in eight league games since the World Cup ended, but they have conceded just five in that span as well. Lautaro Martinez isn’t quite at his best, but he’s regaining size & confidence, rested end the weekend và still finding a goal off the bench .
If you asked before the World Cup, it would be hard phệ back Inter in this matchup, but given their improvement, especially at the back, they’re the lean here, although it’s still anyone’s game .

RB Leipzig vs. Man City

  • 1st leg date: Wednesday, February 22
  • Kickoff Time: 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. GMT / 7 a.m. AEDT (Thurs, Feb. 23)
  • Location: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Official: Serdar Gozubuyuk (NED)

RB Leipzig vs. Man City predictions

  • 1st leg score prediction: RB Leipzig 1-1 Man City (+650 on BetMGM)
  • Team to advance: Man City (-700 on BetMGM)

Man City have been far better at trang chủ this season than on the road, something which Pep Guardiola has grumbled about more than once of late, và that could again play out as they cơn bão the road bự Germany for this Round of 16 first leg .
Additionally, while goals are expected in this meeting of world-class strikers, that might not quite play out. RB Leipzig have their main goalscoring threat Christopher Nkunku back from injury, but he could be lacking some fitness và may not be at his complete best. City’s talisman Erling Haaland, meanwhile, has cơn sốt a bit of a slump ( at least by his standards ) và questions are being asked about the team’s predictability with him up front .
Yet don’t fret if they fail bự achieve a positive result in this game, as a comeback should be on the cards in the return fixture at trang chủ, if needed. City are still City, & remain the favourites phệ thắng this competition .

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Kyle BonnKyle Bonn is a bóng đá nội dung producer for The Sporting News .

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