Real Madrid are among the teams looking to book their place in the next phase of the Champions League this week.
In the way of the Spanish giants, the most decorated team in the elite competition’s rich history, stand Italian side Atalanta.
Tuesday’s tie will in fact be Madrid’s 100th match in the Champions League knock out rounds; the first club to reach the milestone. They will start with a one goal advantage.
The match is set up perfectly with Atalanta boasting a defensive lineup that is yet to concede a goal away from home in the Champions League this season. Add that to the fact that Real Madrid are winless in their last four home games in the knockout stages and you get a match well placed to excite fans , especially neutrals looking for an upset.
If Madrid are to win, then they must negate the threat of Josip Ilicic, who has scored six goals in his last four starts for Atalanta in this competition.
The second meeting of the night is a little less complicated. On paper at least as Manchester City welcome Borussia Mönchengladbach. The English side have not lost to the Germans in the last five matches and have racked up two goals in each of their four wins.
Manchester City are in form – even better if you forget their Manchester Derby defeat as a blip on their recent record – and boast a two goal advantage ahead of the 10pm kick-off.
Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan were all given a complete rest at the weekend which means Pep Guardiola is likely to push for another big win at home.
Suggested bet: Manchester City to win 2-0 at 6.4