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BETTING PREVIEW: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, 16 FEBRUARY

Barcelona host PSG in a blockbuster Champions League round of 16 tie on a night which also sees Liverpool in action.

BET ON THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

All eyes will be on the Nou Camp when Barca host the big-spending French outfit in this first leg encounter. Most will know by now that Neymar will be unavailable for the Parisians while the Spanish side will not be able to call upon Sergio Roberto and long-term injured pair Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati.

Ousmane Dembele is likely to complete Barca’s attacking trident with Lionel Messi, now a firm target for PSG in the summer transfer window, and Antoine Griezmann.

PSG will miss Angel Di Maria up top but the combination of Draxler, Mbappe and Icardi is as good as any.

Barcelona’s bigger squad and current form should be enough for them to claim victory on home soil. How significant the margin will go a long way to determining the preview of the return leg battle.

Suggested bet: Barcelona 2-1 at 8.4 or 3-1 at 13.00

Liverpool’s depleted squad will travel to Budapest – due to coronavirus implications – to face RB Leipzig. Their hosts memorably ousted Manchester United from the Champions League and will now look to do the same to Jurgen Klopp’s underperforming XI.

RB Leipzig will be without Emil Forsberg, Konrad Laimer and Dominik Szoboszlai while Klopp will not be able to call upon Fabinho in his makeshift defence.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five away games against German sides and will need to be at their historical best if they are to put themselves into a position from where they can qualify for the next phase.

Another talking point is that none of RB Leipzig’s 22 UEFA Champions League games has ended goalless.

Suggested bet: Both teams to score at 1.54

Champions League Betting

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