The Champions League is returning to us. The first two matches of the round of 16 are being played tonight, and there are also extraordinary rounds in all the lower English leagues. The odds were valid at the time of compiling the ticket.
RB Leipzig – Real Madrid – 2 @ 2.25 at betBonanza
When the draw for the round of 16 of the Champions League was made, we had high expectations from this pair. However, in the meantime, Leipzig has completely fallen out of form while the Madrid team is playing their best football since the start of the season. Maybe this match will be a turning point for the Bulls and they do something big against the biggest favorite for the trophy, but that doesn’t seem quite realistic to us. Leipzig has only won once in the last six rounds of the Bundesliga, and in the continuation of the season, they have three losses, one win, and one draw. On Saturday, they played 2:2 in Augsburg but had a chance to take all three points, however, Openda missed a penalty about ten minutes before the end. Real played a derby with their biggest competitor for the title in Spain, the team of Girona, and they swept the Catalans 4:0 at Bernabeu. In the group stage, Real did not have much trouble in matches against Napoli, Braga, and Union Berlin, winning all 6 games and dominantly taking first place, scoring a total of 16 goals. Leipzig was second in their group, behind Manchester City, but their qualification for the knockout phase was never in jeopardy as they won twice against Red Star and Young Boys.
To cut it short, anything other than a Real victory would be a surprise, despite the fact that there is also a return match in Madrid. For a Real Madrid win, betBonanza offers odds of 2.25.
Swansea – Leeds United – Leeds United will win and Total OVER 1.5 @ 1.67 at betBonanza
We will have an interesting finish to the season in the English Championship, and the biggest battle will be for the second place, which, along with the first, also brings direct promotion to the Premier League. Leicester is undisputed at the top while for that second ticket, Southampton, Leeds, and Ipswich are competing with equal chances, although it seems to us that the Tractor Boys from Ipswich are slowly giving way. The Yorkshire team is on a roll, they had a weak start to the season, probably caused by not coping well after dropping out of the elite, but now Leeds is playing excellently and has six consecutive victories in the championship behind them. The last time they were defeated was on December 29th last year in Birmingham by West Brom. In addition, they have also qualified for the round of 16 in the FA Cup, although they had a lot of trouble with the Plymouth team, they had to play two matches and only then did they eliminate their rival on penalties. Swansea is just in 16th place, we don’t believe the Welsh will have problems regarding survival, but there’s nothing from the playoffs this season either. The Swans’ fans are already impatient, they have been out of the elite for a long time, but they will have to wait a little longer. At the end of November, Leeds beat Swansea at Elland Road 3:1, and we expect them to do the same in Wales.
Along with the away win, we add two goals for the guests, so for Leeds United will win and Total OVER 1.5 Goals we get odds of 1.67 at betBonanza.
Panetolikos – Aris Salonika – X2 and Total UNDER 2.5 @ 1.97 at betBonanza
The qualification of the home team to the semifinals of the Greek Cup is certainly a major surprise. The team from the city of Agrinio was quite lucky in the draw; in the quarterfinals, they eliminated OFI from Crete and before that, they faced even weaker opponents. The best Greek teams clashed with each other, so Panetolikos went this far. Against Aris, they are not without a chance, and here too they were favored by luck as in the other semifinal PAOK and Panathinaikos are playing, but they are certainly not the favorites. The team from Thessaloniki had their toughest opponent in the round of 16 when they had to eliminate the current champion AEK, while in the quarterfinals they were better than Niki Volos. Interestingly, Aris inflicted the heaviest defeat on Panetolikos at their stadium, exactly a month ago when the team from Thessaloniki won 4:0. The Warriors from Thessaloniki are big favorites as two matches are being played, although matches in Greece are still played without the presence of fans. Maybe this time they won’t be convincing in Agrinio, so we suggest a double chance on the visitors with a low number of goals as we expect everything to be decided in the return match.
For X2 and Total UNDER 2.5 Goals the odds are 1.97 at betBonanza.
Borusija Dortmund II – Minster – Both teams to score @ 1.60 at betBonanza
This is a postponed match of the 20th round of the German third league. Both teams are in good form and have not lost in 2024, although they have played five matches each. The second team of the Dortmund giants has three wins and two draws, while Münster has three draws and two wins. Borussia is better positioned, but it should be immediately noted that they cannot advance to the 2. Bundesliga even if they finish first, as the competition rules state that two teams from the same club must be at least two ranks apart. We had a similar case with Freiburg’s second team last season. Münster is just in 11th place, far from the playoff battle, so we believe they will have a calm end to the season. On Saturday, Münster played a 1:1 draw at home against Sandhausen, and Borussia Dortmund II celebrated a 3:1 victory in Cologne against the local Viktoria. These two teams played in the first round of the new championship at the beginning of August last year, and that duel, somewhat surprisingly, ended goalless. This was the first clash of these two teams in the third league, considering that Münster played in the regional league West last season, which Borussia was also part of a few years ago.
This will be a regional derby, as these two cities are only 70 kilometers apart, and our suggestion is a both teams to score bet with odds of 1.60 for the GG play at betBonanza.