The Champions League is back today after a few weeks off, and we’re all here for it! As the return legs get underway, we’ll take a look at who we believe will make the Champions League Quarterfinals and inch closer to the most coveted club football trophy. Will Lazio upset Bayern again? Can Real Madrid take care of business at home? Let’s find out, and for more sports predictions and news, join CoinGames today!

Bayern Munich – Lazio, Allianz Arena, Munich, Tuesday 21:00 CET

This was probably the most surprising result of the first leg fixtures. Lazio took home a narrow 1-0 win over the Bavarians, who have not improved at all since then. However, Lazio have also gone through a rather negative period, losing three of their last four Serie A games. Bayern Munich have all but lost the Bundesliga title – after 12 years of domination – to an unbelievable Leverkusen side. They have also conceded in seven straight games in all matches, of which they only won three. Lazio, on the flip side, sit ninth in Serie A after losing at home to AC Milan over the weekend. While Bayern are undoubtedly the favourites in this return leg, which will be played at the Allianz, they have been poor recently. In addition, they are light up front, as injuries to Sane, Gnabry and Coman mean that they’ll likely have to start Tel out wide. Lazio will come to Germany, sit deep and try to hit Bayern on the counter as they did in Rome. This will be a Close match, but I like Bayern to win in regular time (1.75). A riskier play is Lazio to qualify if you believe in the Biancocelesti (2.90), or Musiala to score anytime (3.14) as he’s been their brightest player in the latest fixtures.

Bayern to Win – 1.30

Draw – 5.75

Lazio to Win – 9.00

Real Sociedad – PSG, Estadio de Anoeta, San Sebastian, Tuesday 21:00 CET

This was one of my most anticipated Champions League ties going into the Round of 16. After the first leg, where PSG were by no means dominant but nevertheless won 2-0 at home, this tie is likely over. Sociedad started the season brightly, but have struggled since the new year, winning just five of their fifteen games so far in 2024. They are still to win at home this year, with their last win at the Anoeta coming all the way back on November 26th against Sevilla. All this, coupled with the fact that PSG are unbeaten since early November, when the lost away to AC Milan, indicates a single outcome. PSG have by no means been blowing teams away in Ligue 1 (they are yet to win since Mbappe announced his departure at the end of the season) but they will surely have too much for Sociedad to contend with. I suggest playing an Over 2.5 at 1.93, as both teams are not the tightest defensively, or a lucrative PSG double chance at 1.58.

Real Sociedad to Win – 2.30

Draw – 3.40

PSG to Win – 3.40

Manchester City – Copenhagen, Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Wednesday 21:00 CET

Similarly to the Sociedad-PSG tie, this one as all but completed in the first leg. City scored a late goal at Copenhagen three weeks ago to take home a 3-1 lead into the second leg. Not even the most optimistic Copenhagen fan will believe their team can beat the Citizens away by a three goal margin. City will likely play a slightly downgraded squad, as they will focus on competing for the Premier League. City sit one point adrift of an injury-ridden Liverpool side they will play against in the league this weekend. It is likely Guardiola will rest some of his starters in this second leg looking forward to that vital match at Anfield. Nevertheless, I suggest playing an Over 3 (1.55), as Copenhagen will undoubtedly have to attack if they want to take anything away from this match, which is when City will pounce. Foden has arguably been City’s best player this season, and I back him to score again if he plays (2.25).

Manchester City to Win – 1.16

Draw – 8.00

Copenhagen to Win – 15.00

Real Madrid – RB Leipzig, Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Wednesday 21:00 CET

This is one of the most exciting matchups of the return leg, Even though madrid won by a goal to nil in Germany, Leipzig gave the Blancos backline quite a bit of trouble. With some luck, their offence will do the same tomorrow at the Bernabeu. With that being said, Madrid will line up with a formidable squad, as only two starting centre backs are missing for the Blancos, along with Courtois. Real’s only two losses of the season both came against Atletico (one in the league and one in the cup), and I don’t imagine they’ll lose to Leipzig at home. The Germans on the other hand have had a rollercoaster of a season, and currently sit outside the Top 4 in the Bundesliga. Their attacking threat mostly goes through Loic Openda or their two wingers Olmo and Simons. If they don;t show up, this will be a cakewalk for Real. This will be an entertaining match, and I expect both teams to score (1.53). A risky play is Vinicius to score anytime + a Madrid victory, listed at 7.50 – great value for money if you ask me.

Real Madrid to Win – 1.58

Draw – 4.33

RB Leipzig to Win – 5.33