Michael Owen’s Champions League predictions including Real Madrid vs Man City

The remaining Champions League round of 16 first legs take place this week with Chelsea and Manchester City both in action.

They will be hoping to do better than Premier League counterparts Liverpool and Tottenham, who have work to do in their second legs after falling to defeats against Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig respectively.

Chelsea host Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, while Napoli take on Barcelona in the other game.

City travel to the Bernabeu on Wednesday for a crunch clash against Real Madrid, with Lyon hosting Juventus in the week's other tie.

Betvictor ambassador Michael Owen has looked into his crystal ball to preview the action:

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich

"Both these sides were knocked out of the Champions League at this stage of the competition 12 months ago, but I expect the Bundesliga champions to take a lead back to Munich for the second leg next month when they visit Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

"Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was the Blues’ captain when they won their sole Champions League crown against Bayern in their own back yard back in 2012 and they go into the tie on the back of completing a league double over neighbours Spurs at the weekend.

"Bundesliga league leaders Bayern also beat Spurs home and away in the group stages of the Champions League earlier in the season, and I think they will edge what promises to be a cracking tie."

Napoli vs Barcelona

"Napoli have won six of their last seven games in all competitions and they have beaten Liverpool and Juventus at home already this season, but I believe it will be honours even when Barcelona visit the San Paolo.

"Barca have only won six of their last 16 European ties on the road, but they have only lost two of their last 29 Champions League ties although one of those defeats was their 4-0 semi-final second leg humbling at Anfield last spring."

Lyon vs Juventus

"Lyon have won just one of their last eight home European ties and I expect the Bianconeri to take a narrow lead back to Turin for the second leg.

"Juventus currently top the Italian league while Lyon are only seventh in Ligue 1 although they are going very well in their domestic cup competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in a record-equalling 11 successive Serie A games for Juve and his considerable powers show no signs of waning – he may again be the difference between the sides. "

Real Madrid vs Man City

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