2019 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 continues this week with a couple of stirring matches on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13. On Tuesday, Juventus battles Atletico Madrid looking for revenge, then on Wednesday, Barcelona and Lyon throw down. Also on Wednesday, Bayern Munich and Liverpool hit the pitch for what should be a fantastic match.
In addition to analyzing 3-of-4 Champions League matches this week, we also take a look at Burnely versus Leicester City in the English Premier League. MyBookie oddsmakers have made Burnley a +200 home underdog. Are they right?
Top Soccer Betting Picks for the Week – March 11th Edition
Tuesday, March 12
- Juventus (-154) vs Atletico Madrid (+422)
Juventus battled Atletico Madrid in enemy territory on Feb. 20. Atletico played great, dominating Juventus 2-0. Atletico hasn’t let up since then, beating Villareal 2-0, Real Sociedad 2-0, and Leganes 1-0.
But, Juventus has played great as well. They beat Bologna 1-0, Napoli 2-1, and Udinese 4-1 in their last 3 matches after losing to Atletico. Juventus beats their rivals on Tuesday.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Juventus
Wednesday, March 13
- Barcelona (-513) vs Lyon (+1008)
Lyon is a massive underdog to upset Barcelona on Wednesday. Barca’s been unbeatable since playing to a draw in the first match: 4-2 over Sevilla FC, 3-0 over Real Madrid in the Spanish Copa Del Rey, 1-0 over Real Madrid in a La Liga match, and 3-0 over Raya Vallecano.
Lyon hasn’t been nearly as impressive. They lost 0-2 to AS Monaco, beat Caen 3-1 and Toulouse 5-1, but then drew 2-2 with Strasbourg. It’s hard to swallow low odds on Barcelona, but Lyon has almost zero chance of the upset, or even the draw, on Wednesday.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Barcelona
- Bayern Munich (+102) vs Liverpool (+232)
Bayern Munich hosts Liverpool at above even money on their own pitch in Wednesday’s other Champions League match. What’s interesting is that Bayern played Liverpool to a draw in the first leg between these two. Bayern dominated since the draw. They’ve beaten Hertha Berlin, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Wolfsburg a combined 12-1 in their last 3 matches.
Liverpool has 3 draws and 2 wins in their last 5. Bayern Munich actually offers overlay odds at +102 because they’ve been scoring at will while Liverpool remains as a steady as she goes soccer team.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Bayern Munich
Saturday, March 16
English Premier League
- Burnley (+200) vs Leicester City (+128)
Leicester City is 2-1 on the moneyline in their last 3 matches. That seems to give them a leg up on Burnley in this head-to-head on Saturday. But, Burnley played very well before losing 3 in a row.
Burnley upset Tottenham 2-1 on Feb. 23. Since then, they’ve lost to Newcastle, Crystal Palace, and Liverpool. They’re worth a long look to stop the streak on March 16 because they take on Leicester City on their pitch. Burnley gets the nod at home underdog odds.
Soccer Betting Prediction: Burnley