The UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg day two resumes with Atlanta playing host to Valencia while Spurs will be playing Red Bull. Over here we will be giving analysis on the game based on their current form and then make possible predictions.
Champions League Round of 16 Games With Predictions
Atlanta vs Valencia
Atlanta did well to come from an impossible angle to qualify for the next stage of the UEFA Champions League round of 16. After a back-to-back win over Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk the home team was able to make it through.
The Orobici will be hosting Spanish side who finished first in their group Valencia. Gian Piero Gasperini and his troops has been doing very well in their domestic league the question now is can they take their form to the champions League? Atalanta thrashed Milan 5-0 at home in the Italian top flight last month.
Los Che, on the other hand, booked their place in the Champions League knockout stages by beating Ajax in their last group game. However, given Atalanta’s current form, we predict that the Spaniards are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Milano. Home win and over 1.5 is our predictions.
Tottenham Hotspur vs RasenBallsport Leipzig
Spurs suffered a 3-1 loss at Bayern Munchen in their last group game but it was not enough to prevent them from making the UEFA Champions League round of 16. Jose Mourinho and his troops booked their place in the Champions League last 16 through their previous wins in their group. Spurs showed signs of improvement when new boss Jose Mourinho took over the reins in November.
They have also been impressive in their local league as well but can they hold Red Bull? Seeing that key attacker Harry Kane is out due to injury we do not believe that home win is advised. It will be better to bet on both teams to score.
Red Bulls, on the other hand, clinched top position in Group G, three points clear of second-placed Olympique Lyon. The Bundesliga side are doing very well in their local league and we believe they will stick to their attacking style of play. Given the situation in the Spurs camp we are tempted to put our money on Julian Nagelsmann’s troops. Both since both teams are scoing sides goal-goal should be considered.