Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Chelsea will play a draw with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, when both teams clash in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge.
Owen also predicted Bayern Munich to beat Lazio at the Allianz Arena.
Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Chelsea put in a vintage European away performance in Madrid to come away with a 1-0 victory. Since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival, the Blues have been pretty much rock solid at the back, and another strong defensive performance will be required here.
“Tactically, I find this one fascinating, as Madrid are likely to be patient knowing that they could get caught out if they throw caution to the wind too early. With that in mind, I can see both sides cancelling each other out and Chelsea going through to the quarter-finals. Chelsea 1, Atletico Madrid 1.”
Commenting on the Bayern Munich vs Lazio game, Owen said, “It doesn’t get any easier at this stage of the UEFA Champions League than it did for Bayern last week against Lazio.
“The holders were at their sumptuous best, and if they play anything like they did that night, they’ll no doubt win comfortably again.
“That’s exactly what I see happening, and I am going with the Germans to win on the night to book themselves a place in the draw for the next round. Bayern Munich 2, Lazio 0.”
The kick-off time for both matches is 9 pm.
After Tuesday matches, a total of six teams have qualified for the quarter-final of the Champions Leagues.
They are: Borussia Dortmund, FC Porto, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Manchester City
Real Madrid defeated Atalanta 3-1 at home yesterday, progressing with a 4-1 aggregate.