UEFA Champions League 2022: Round of 16 Leg One - Week 2

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Week 2 of the round of sixteen in the CL features some of the best squads in the world.

Whether you’re a fan of the Prem, La Liga, or Serie A there are teams to be rooting for this midweek and a ton of spicy matches that will be sure to conclude in great fashion.

Leg one of two means that minimal advantages are massive.

One or two goals could make the difference in a trip back home or away, and there is no reason to push the pressure early.

Teams will look to capitalize on their home starts or get a goal to take home in leg two.

There has been a plethora of great moments within this CL season and these playoffs will only make further memories.

Historically, these knockout matches will take a toll on the depth of a squad, and it is imperative that results are taken when the opportunity arises.

Let’s get into two of the best matchups this week all available on Stake.com for you to bet.

Liverpool versus Real Madrid - Tuesday, February 21st

Liverpool is currently on an inspired run of form and there is a ton of momentum building within Anfield stadium.

The Reds have gotten their finishing boots back into the frame and their defensive play has followed suit.

Dealing with Newcastle in the way they did away from home is a huge improvement and warning sign to the rest of Europe.

Not even remotely healthy, Liverpool is still waiting on the return of Luis Diaz and other key stars to compete with the best of them.

At home, they have done well historically in the Champions League.

Anfield will be absolutely rocking this upcoming Tuesday and Real Madrid should find it difficult to play in such an atmosphere.

Especially after last year’s final, Liverpool will want to make amends and take a lead within leg one.

Real Madrid needs to come back into their Los Blancos ways, and that means dominating teams with possession and clinical finishing.

In La Liga, Real Madrid are not demonstrating the quality that was previously shown in 2022.

They are a couple games behind Barcelona, which is a real danger in their eyes.

However, they are still in the CL, which is something the Camp Nou inhabitants cannot say.

Karim Benzema and company will need to play a great first leg to come out with a result, and we will see some fireworks this upcoming Tuesday.

Betting Prediction - Liverpool ML and over 2.5 goals on the total.

RB Leipzig versus Manchester City - Wednesday, February 22nd

RB Leipzig and Manchester City are set to clash in Leipzig this Wednesday for a midweek fixture.

Leipzig is doing well in the Bundesliga, but they have bigger hopes for this particular European competition.

Manchester City are going to come into this game with a huge chip on their shoulders after an undeserved draw against Nottingham Forest on the weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s men will be keen to disintegrate this matchup within the first leg, and it will be up to RB Leipzig to put up a fight.

Betting Prediction - Manchester City -1.5 and the over on total goals.