Champions League: fixtures, preview and predictions

The Champions League returns on August 7 and 8, with the remaining round of 16 ties scheduled to be played to a conclusion.

The winners of those four matches will join the four teams who have already booked their places in the quarter-finals.

The format of the final phase of the competition has been revised with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final all now set to be staged as one-off ties in Portugal.

Favourites in Pole Position to Progress

Manchester City and Bayern Munich are joint favourites to win the Champions League and both teams are in good shape in their respective round of 16 ties.

Plenty of punters will access this betting guide to discover the best ways to profit from the pair reaching the last eight and a straight win double looks the most sensible play.

City hold a 2-1 lead over Real Madrid heading into the second leg of their tie and should have enough about them to see off the newly-crowned La Liga champions.

Bayern recorded a 3-0 victory over Chelsea in their first meeting and it would be a major surprise if they relinquished that advantage in the reverse fixture.

Juventus and Barcelona are also strongly fancied to progress through their respective ties against Lyon and Napoli.

Big Guns Face a Tough Route to the Final

City, Juve, Bayern and Barca have all been placed in the same half of the draw in the quarter-finals, setting up the prospect of some truly memorable Champions League games.

Pep Guardiola’s side are likely to face Juve in the last eight, with the winners of the projected Bayern versus Barca tie awaiting in the semi-finals.

Whichever team progress from this side of the draw would be favourites to win the final and tipping an eventual winner is not an easy task.

The other half of the bracket looks marginally easier, with Atletico Madrid firm favourites to defeat RB Leipzig in their quarter-final tie.

Free-scoring Atalanta may have too much firepower for Paris-Saint Germain in their match-up and are fancied to face Atletico in the last four.

Champions League Fixtures

Champions League games will be viewable on BT Sport in the UK, CBS in the US and on fubo.tv if you are looking to stream Champions League games live.

Round of 16

Friday, August 7

  • Juventus vs Lyon (agg 0-1)
  • Manchester City vs Real Madrid (agg 2-1)

Saturday, August 8

  • Barcelona vs Napoli (agg 1-1)
  • Bayern Munich vs Chelsea (agg 3-0)

Quarter-Finals

Wednesday, August 12

  • Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain

Thursday, August 13

  • RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid

Friday, August 14

  • Napoli or Barcelona vs Chelsea or Bayern Munich

Saturday, August 15

  • Real Madrid or Manchester City vs Lyon or Juventus

Semi-Finals

Tuesday, August 18

  • Winners of QF2 vs Winners of QF1

Wednesday, August 19

  • Winners of QF4 vs Winners of QF3

Final

Sunday, August 23

  • Winners of SF1 vs Winners of SF2

Champions League: fixtures, preview and predictions

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