The rest of the teams participating in the UCL round of 16 would complete their first leg of matches here today.
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Napoli will look to make a real statement here – by taking a first-leg lead over Frankfurt in Germany. Frankfurt’s recent form has been pretty decent to be fair but their last five games have seen them fail to win in 60% of those matches – including in their last game, which saw them suffer a heavy 3-0 defeat. Napoli meanwhile is a machine. They have won their last four games and are unbeaten in seven winning six of them. Combine that with the fact they have such a large margin of comfort at the summit of Serie A and they can afford to rest and rotate ahead of this game too. Bet9ja have 2.17 odds, Paripesa have 2.20 odds and 1xBet have 2.20 odds.
The Serie A side will be the favorite for this clash of two teams that had a slightly different experience coming from the group stage of the Champions League. It has been 17 years since the last time these teams met, and a year longer as far as the official competitions are concerned. Inter has been a constant in Italian football winning titles in recent years, and they will look to protect their home field when Porto comes to town. This Inter Milan vs Porto prediction is relevant to the current form of both teams playing for the title in their home countries. The Serie A title is all but decided with Napoli taking a 15-point lead at the top, but for Inter it is important to realize that they have managed to improve their form in recent weeks and move to the second position. Porto is on a five-match winning streak and moving closer to Benfica who leads the league. Bet9ja have 1.77 odds, Paripesa have 1.84 odds and 1xBet have 1.84 odds.
Leipzig has been the second most efficient team in the Bundesliga this season up until this point in time. Whether it’s about scoring goals or conceding, the German team doesn’t need a lot of space to score on virtually every occasion. Manchester City’s goal prowess needs no introduction, for years they have been one of Europe’s most prolific teams when it comes to scoring goals. This Leipzig vs Manchester City prediction goes into further detail about the reasons why we can expect a high-scoring game. Leipzig is tied for second-most over 2.5 goals matches in Bundesliga this season with 14, only Bayern has more of those matches. Furthermore, the German team is playing on a different level ever since Marco Rose took over the helm. They have found their goalscoring form, and there are only rare occasions when they don’t score. Manchester City has continued with their terrific goalscoring form in the Premier League, and they have the most over 2.5 goals this season at 16. Bet9ja have 1.68 odds, Paripesa have 1.76 odds and 1xBet have 1.76 odds.
We have touched on the fact both teams Napoli and Frankfurt are in decent form in our first prediction and, as such, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see both teams score when they lock horns. Frankfurt has scored in four of their last five games racking up a total of nine goals in that time. Napoli meanwhile has netted in all of their last five games with a total of 12 goals bagged in that period. With form like that, this could – and should – be an entertaining match. Bet9ja have 1.57 odds, Paripesa have 1.63 odds and 1xBet have 1.63 odds.
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The Nigerian forward just hasn’t stopped scoring. He has scored in a total of 7 consecutive Serie A games just before this match. With a total of 19 goals this season for the club already it is no surprise we have him included here. His partnership up top with the in-form winger Kvaratskelia would be the catalyst the team needs to get ahead in this first leg. Bet9ja have 2.90 odds while Paripesa have 2.70 odds.
It is not new to include the Manchester City forward in predictions like this as we can see him having it easy against a Leipzig defense. He has scored over 25 goals already in the Premier League and has 5+ goals in the Champions League. He would be disappointed not to help his side win last weekend as they let the top spot slip but this is another challenge for the young striker. Bet9ja have 2.00 odds while Paripesa have 1.83 odds.
Napoli has an elite attacking lineup, they were the only team to feature three players who were involved in five group-stage goals. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (two goals, three assists) was among them and he heads into this clash in fantastic form. The Georgian winger has been involved in eight goals in his last five games, scoring in three in a row. Back him to notch away to Frankfurt this week. Bet9ja have 3.45 odds while Paripesa have 3.10 odds.
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