Round of 16 draw, betting odds and tips for the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League

Manchester City are the the big winners with Schalke no match for the EPL champions
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw and betting odds
The UEFA Champions League round of 16 sees Manchester City handed a dream draw against Schalke (Getty Images)

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw and betting odds

The 2018-19 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw has been made with some tasty first leg fixtures set for February 12-13 and February 19-20. The best clubs in Europe will square off as they attempt to reach the final at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain on 1 June 2019.

Competition favourites Manchester City have an easy match up against Schalke, with interesting clashes between Atletico Madrid vs Juventus, Roma vs Porto and Manchester United vs Paris St-Germain. Three of the four English Premier League clubs will take on Bundesliga clubs while Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona appear to have been handed kind draws against Ajax and Lyon respectively. 

2018-19 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw

First Leg
Second Leg
Manchester UnitedParis Saint-Germain12 February6 March
RomaFC Porto12 February 6 March
Tottenham HotspurBorussia Dortmund13 February5 March
AjaxReal Madrid13 February5 March
LyonFC Barcelona19 February13 March
LiverpoolBayern Munich19 February13 March
SchalkeManchester City20 February12 March
Atletico MadridJuventus20 February12 March

2018-19 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 to Qualify Odds

Manchester City are heavy favourites to qualify with value on offer in the Liverpool vs Bayern Munich, Roma vs Porto and Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund ties.

Odds To Qualify
Odds To Qualify
Ajax6.00Real Madrid1.30
Atletico Madrid2.75Juventus1.57
Liverpool1.80Bayern Munich2.00
Manchester United3.50Paris Saint-Germain1.30
Schalke15.00Manchester United1.07
Tottenham1.90Borussia Dortmund1.90

2018-19 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Betting Tips

It’s almost a guarantee that Manchester City will advance to the quarter-finals with Schalke unlikely to offer much resistance against the Premier League champions. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are short priced favourites and should advance but Ajax, Lyon and Manchester United could offer some resistance.

Liverpool fell at the final hurdle in 2017-18 but Jurgen Klopp's side have improved this season (Getty Images)

Juventus have a tough opponent in Atletico Madrid with the first leg to be played in Spain. There is value to be found in the Liverpool vs Bayern Munich, Roma vs Porto and Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund ties and we are leaning towards Liverpool getting the better or Bayern Munich at this early stage.

2018-19 UEFA Champions League Winner Odds 

Manchester City are favourites to lift their first Champions League trophy with bookmakers showing respect to Pep Guardiola's formidable side. Five time winners Barcelona are always a threat with Lionel Messi pulling the strings and Ronaldo's move to Juventus gives the Old Lady a good chance. 

Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have an outside chance with Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund next best in the betting odds. Manchester United are outsiders with huge odds on offer for Ajax, Roma, Porto, Lyon and Schalke.

Odds To Win
Manchester City 4.00
Paris Saint-Germain 9.00
Real Madrid 13.00
Bayern Munich 15.00
Atletico Madrid 26.00
Borussia Dortmund 34.00
Manchester United 61.00
Ajax 101.00
Lyon 175.00
Schalke 300.00

Freetips staff 17 December 2018

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