Champions League 2019: Odds, Live Stream, TV Schedule for Last-16 Ties

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistFebruary 11, 2019

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates his team's opening goal during the European Champions League football match Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on December 11, 2018 at Rajko-Mitic stadium in Belgarde. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The UEFA Champions League makes a triumphant return this week, with 16 of European football's best sides still in with a shot of winning the most coveted prize in the club game.

The standout fixture of the last-16 first-leg matches sees Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday in a tie that has the potential to be so different from what many expected when the draw was made.

On the same night, AS Roma will go up against FC Porto, and there are two more intriguing ties to get stuck into on Wednesday. Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund visit Tottenham Hotspur, while European champions Real Madrid travel to face a rejuvenated Ajax team.

Here are the viewing details for these fixtures and a preview of two of the standout encounters.

      

Champions League Fixtures (Odds: Home, Draw, Away)

Tuesday, February 12

8 p.m. GMT: Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain (23-15, 45-17, 19-10)

8 p.m. GMT: AS Roma vs. FC Porto (11-10, 5-2, 47-16)

        

Wednesday, February 13

8 p.m. GMT: Ajax vs. Real Madrid (54-19, 41-13, 11-12)

8 p.m. GMT: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Borussia Dortmund (11-8, 13-5, 28-13)

        

Odds courtesy of Oddschecker.

In the United Kingdom, the matches will be shown on BT Sport and streamed via the BT Sport website.

In the United States, the matches can be streamed via B/R Live.

         

Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain

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When this tie was initially drawn, few gave the Red Devils a chance of getting past the French champions over two legs. Now, though, the game is an extremely tough one to call.

Primarily, that is due to the fact that since caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford, his team have been rejuvenated. There's a fizz back in their football that was scarce for so long under Jose Mourinho; the Norwegian is getting the best from key players again, too.

Arguably, the most significant turnaround in form has been seen in Paul Pogba, who was on the scoresheet twice in the 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.

The France international has been banging in the goals as of late:

PSG appear vulnerable, too, and manager Thomas Tuchel will be taking a patched-up side to Old Trafford.

While Marco Verratti's return was a big boost on Saturday against Bordeaux, Edinson Cavani was substituted at half-time with an injury. It means he is set to miss the clash, with Neymar also absent.

United, by comparison, have had ideal preparation:

With that in mind, United will edge this encounter at what should be a raucous Old Trafford. PSG's midfield issues will allow the hosts to take a foothold in the game, and the French outfit will have a deficit to make up in Paris on March 6.

Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain

      

Ajax vs. Real Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 09: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with teammates during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Wanda Metropolitano on February 09, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
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Following a calamitous start to 2018-19, Real Madrid are settling into an ominous groove just in time for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

After a draw at Barcelona in the Copa del Rey last week, they went to rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday and earned a brilliant 3-1 win. The authority and quality that has been associated with their three successive European Cup successes appears to be returning.

Spanish football journalist David Cartlidge commented on how well Los Blancos performed at the Wanda Metropolitano:

Still, this is the third tough away game in a week for Madrid, and Ajax are not an opponent to be taken lightly after an impressive group-stage performance.

In Matthijs de Ligt, Hakim Ziyech and Frenkie de Jong, who will join Barcelona in the summer, the Dutch side have a crop of high-class young players.

Even so, you sense the experience and confidence Madrid have going into the game in Amsterdam will see them earn a positive result on the night, even if Ajax have the potential to be testing opposition.

Prediction: Ajax 1-2 Real Madrid

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