Free betting picks
Preston have done relatively well in home games this season, while Arsenal are going through a deep slump in form at the moment. On top of that we can expect a young Gunners’ side to take the field at Deepdale on Saturday evening. And many of them will be keen to impress the manager for a place in the first team.
Preston are in no sorts of pressure coming into this tie. But they have a history of failure against Premier League sides in the past few cup games. So, it will be beneficial to back Arsenal to win this tie.
Manchester United are the favorites on paper and have a more quality looking team than the Russian sides. However, they may be plagued with fatigue, coming in from a tough game against Chelsea on Monday.
It is left for Rostov to take advantage of the situation to get a win or draw but it will be hard for Jose Mourinho’s side to lose this game after Chelsea defeat. We are expecting a narrow win for Manchester United in this game.
Since most of the previous head to head clashes ended in goal fests and since the visitors need to look for an away goal which would get them back in the tie, we simply have no other option but to back the Over 2.5 goals as the top pick at the odds of 17/20.
We also see a tremendous value in backing Gladbach to qualify because Hecking rested his key players and because they have a positive result from the first leg at VELTINS-Arena.
Roma haven’t been riding in a good form of recent, having lost 3 games out of their last 5 games and won twice. Whereas Lyon are nearly perfect in their last 5 games winning 4 of the games and drawn once.
We are backing them to either win or draw this game. We are also expecting both teams to get on the score sheet and the game to record at least 3 goals considering the goals scoring form of the two teams.
Ajax have kept a good form at home, winning 5 of their last 10 home games in Europe and drawn 5. However 4 of the 5 Ajax victories have been won with one goal margin.
FC Copenhagen have lost just once out of their last 7 European games away from home with 3 wins and 3 draws.
We are expecting a tough game here but with FCK’S good form we are backing them to progress to the last 8. They are on 4 games winning streak and could still win this game at Amsterdam.
Monaco are still contenders for four trophies this season and have been on a good form. They have already kicked out one English side Tottenham this season winning them home and away in group stage.
Guardiola’s side have been good since the first leg, they have conceded just once after 4 games. They have kept clean sheets in their last 6 games away from home in all competitions.
The game would be a tough one, but we expect Monaco to win this game.