Sporting Lisbon vs REAL MADRID

The situation for Sporting is simple: win or face elimination from the competition. After four games, the Portuguese side are five points behind Madrid and Jorge Jesus’ men are in dire need of a minor miracle to stand any chance of reaching the last-16.

Sporting cannot afford to get drawn into the emotion of another Ronaldo return; the 18-time Primeira Liga winners must remain focused on the difficult task at hand...

Real’s 3-0 victory away at Atletico sent shockwaves across La Liga and Los Blancos will fancy their chances of claiming their first Spanish title since 2012. However, the European Cup will always remain the number one priority; such is their affinity with the competition.

If Madrid derby hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo (8/9 anytime) and Gareth Bale (7/5) continue their fine form, this could be very one-sided...

TIP: Real Madrid to win @ 8/13


Arsene Wenger’s side are in fantastic form, avoiding defeat in 17 successive games in all competitions. The Gunners have hit the back of the net in all but one of their last 16 fixtures – and it would take a brave man to back against the hosts on Tuesday night.

Olivier Giroud netted a vital equaliser in Saturday’s draw with Manchester United and Arsenal should see plenty of chances in what could be a high-scoring contest...

The visitors have been scoring for fun so far this season and Edison Cavani (17/11 to net during 90 minutes) may be the main threat to Petr Cech’s goal if he can pass a late fitness test. The Uruguayan, who has netted 15 goals in 15 club appearances this campaign, was substituted off in PSG’s 4-0 victory over Rennes earlier this month and he hasn’t featured since.

With Cavani back, PSG will fancy their chances but they still have enough quality without the 29-year-old...

TIP: Both teams to score @ 17/24

Borussia Monchengladbach vs MANCHESTER CITY

It is do or die time for Borussia Monchengladbach. The Germans must beat Pep Guardiola’s side to stand any chance of reaching the knockout stages this season and it may be a step too far for the Bundesliga outfit.

Monchengladbach have won once in their last five home fixtures in all competitions and it is hard to see “That German Team” bucking the trend against last season’s semi-finalists...

Realistically, City only need a draw to secure their spot in the next round but the Blues will still have one eye on advancing to the last-16 as group winners.

With Sergio Aguero (EVS to score anytime) netting three goals in his last four appearances, the Argentina man could be one to look out for in this contest. After all, he netted a superb treble in the reverse fixture between the two sides back in September...

TIP: Manchester City to win @ 4/5


Celtic always give it a go in front of their passionate home fans and Brendan Rodgers will have his troops fired up for the visit of European giants Barcelona.

The Bhoys manager may play on the emotion of Celtic’s recent victories over the Spanish side and the likes of Moussa Dembele and Scott Brown will have to be on top form to stand any chance of limiting Barcelona’s dominance in possession and on the scoreboard...

For me, the visitors could get a hatful – especially if they score in the first 15 minutes. On their day, Barcelona are still the best club side in European football and the attacking trident of Lionel Messi (3/5), Luis Suarez (5/8) and Neymar (8/9) will cause problems for Celtic’s suspect defence.

It won’t be a repeat of their 7-0 thrashing at Camp Nou but Luis Enrique’s men could add to their already impressive goals tally if they find their best form on Wednesday...

TIP: Barcelona to score in both halves @ 3/4

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Alex is a sports betting tipster, specialising in Premier League football, the Champions League and horse racing.

He loves placing a weekly accumulator on the football at the weekend and dreams of landing the big winner that will take him back to Las Vegas.

As well as writing sports betting tips for 888sport since 2015, Alex has produced content for several international media companies, such as and The SPORTBible.