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Champions League Round of 16 2nd Leg Fantasy Preview

In this preview, we will take a look at bookmakers' odds and single-out fantasy football must-picks on FanTeam. We will also share some interesting statistical facts about match-ups of the 2nd leg games in round 16.

To Keep Clean Sheet Odds

  • Man City 1.70
  • Barcelona 1.95
  • Juventus 2.05
  • Bayern Munich 3.10
  • Liverpool 4.60
  • Atletico Madrid 4.80
  • Lyon 12.00
  • Schalke 13.00

Total Over 2.5 Odds

  • Man City 1.61
  • Barcelona 1.85
  • Juventus 4.00
  • Bayern Munich 4.00
  • Liverpool 6.00
  • Atletico Madrid 12.00
  • Lyon 15.00 
  • Schalke 17.00

Juventus – Atletico Madrid

Juventus lineup in 1st leg: Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala; Ronaldo, Mandzukic

Injuries: De Sciglio, Barzagli, Benatia, Khedira, Douglas Costa
Bans: Sandro

Atletico Madrid lineup in 1st leg: Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Luis; Saul, Rodri, Thomas, Koke; Griezmann, Diego Costa

Injuries: Godin, Luis, Hernandez
Bans: Thomas, Diego Costa

Interesting facts:

Atletico Madrid kept a clean sheet in their last 5 games in all competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo has 22 goals and 8 assists in 32 games against Atletico Madrid.

2 or less goals have been scored in their last 3 meetings with at least one team keeping a clean sheet. So, it's logical to pick goalkeepers and defenders from both teams.

Juventus: Szczesny (9.2M on FanTeam), Cancelo (7.9M), Bonucci (8.2M), Chiellini (8.0M)

Atletico: Oblak (5.8M), Arias (4.6M), Godin (5.0M), Gimenez (4.4M), Juanfran (4.6M). Price for this defensive stack is very alluring indeed.

Ronaldo (11,3M) has impressive stats in CL and against Atletico Madrid in particular. Might be a captaincy option, although his point return against such a solid defensive unit may not justify his price.

Bayern Munich – Liverpool

Bayern lineup in 1st leg: Neuer; Kimmich, Suele, Hummels, Alaba; Alcantara, Martinez; Gnabry, James, Coman; Lewandowski

Injuries: Alaba, Tolisso, Coman, Robben
Bans: Kimmich, Muller

Liverpool lineup in 1st leg: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Injuries: Lovren, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Bans: -

Interesting fact:

Bayern have scored 11 goals in their last 2 games.

 

Liverpool played in the final last season alright, but they have now lost their last four away games in Champions League. They have also lost all three away group games for the first time in history. Thus, we are backing the hosts here. We probably won't see many goals in this match, but Bayern's attack comes at a relatively good price. Lewandowski (11.0M), Gnabry (9.8M), Ribery (8.9M)

Barcelona – Lyon

Barcelona lineup in 1st leg: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Suarez, O.Dembele

Injuries: Vermaelen, Rafinha, O.Dembele
Bans: -

Lyon lineup in 1st leg: Lopes; Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, F.Mendy; Ndombele, Aouar; Traore, Depay, Terrier; M.Dembele

Injuries: Marcelo
Bans: -

Interesting facts:

Messi has scored 17 goals in his last 13 games in Primera.
Moussa Dembele has 4 goals in his last 2 games.

 

Messi (14.5M) looks a safe captaincy option, while Dembele (6.2M) might be a good budget 'enabler', if you believe Barcelona's backline can be breached at home.

Manchester City – Schalke 04

Manchester City lineup in 1st leg: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Laporte; De Bruyne, Gundogan, D.Silva; B.Silva, Aguero, Sterling

Injuries: Bravo, Mangala, Stones, De Bruyne
Bans: Otamendi, Fernandinho

Schalke 04 lineup in 1st leg: Faehrmann; Caliguiri, Bruma, S.Sane, Nastasic, Oczipka; McKennie, Serdar, Bentaleb, Mendyl; Uth

Injuries: Mascarell, Caliguiri
Bans: -

Interesting facts:

Pep's team has won their last 6 games in Premier League.
Schalke have lost their last 5 games out of 6.

 

Looks an easy win for the home side, probably with a lot of goals (1.61 for total over 2.5). This is reflected in player pricing: Aguero (14.8M), Sterling (14.3). If you are looking for a safe captain pick — look no further.

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Alexey Bobrov
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Alexey Bobrov

Alexey, also known as KJIIOIIIKA, has been playing daily fantasy football since 2015 on various European sites. Scratches his fantasy itch on FanTeam, where he has a net profit of €6000+ with more than 2500 tournaments played and a 30%+ ROI. FanTeam's 2018 World Championship of Fantasy Football finalist. As Head of Content at DraftGym, his mission is to help our young European fantasy community grow. A proud father of two, plays ice-hockey at the regional level, loves board games.

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