Uefa Champions League predictions, fixtures and results: 7 – 8 March 2023

Bayern Munich host Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea meet Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan to to Tottenham and Benfica welcome Club Bruges in Uefa Champions League Round of 16 second legs.

It’s time for the first four Uefa Champions League quarter-finalists to be decided this week, as the first half of the Round of 16 fixtures come to a head across Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A heavy duty contest comes to its conclusion in Bavaria on Wednesday night, with Bayern Munich looking to finish the job against Paris Saint Germain.

The first leg didn’t go the way of the home side in Paris three weeks ago.

Kingsley Coman came back to haunt his former club with the only goal at the Parc des Princes, with Kylian Mbappe having a late equaliser chalked off for an offside in the build up.

Another Bundesliga club are also right in the mix for progression to the last eight on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund hold a potentially precious 1-0 lead from their last 16 first leg clash with English Premier League strugglers Chelsea.

Karim Adeyemi netted the only goal with a wonderful solo strike just after the hour mark at Signal Iduna Park, leaving the Blues to rue a suite of missed opportunities ahead of their Stamford Bridge rematch.

They will likely be able to feel the tension building across the English capital from west London, too, with Tottenham needing a fightback of identical proportions against AC Milan on Wednesday evening.

Spurs went down to an early Brahim Diaz goal at the San Siro in their first knockout phase first leg, with the Italians making a winning return to the sharp end of the competition following their long spell in the continental wilderness.

Hoping for precisely none of the drama elsewhere are Benfica, as they take a 2-0 cushion into their second leg tie with Club Bruges in Portugal.

Joao Mario squeaked home a second half penalty against the Belgians three weeks ago, before David Neres added a potentially telling second late on in the tie to put the men in red in charge.

The winning quartet will be joined in the last eight by those victories from next week’s second set of knockout clashes.

Real Madrid and Liverpool complete their historic tie at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, while Napoli meet Eintracht Frankfurt in Italy.

Tuesday sees Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City go up against RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium, with FC Porto and Inter Milan also colliding for a precious place in this season’s UCL quarter-finals.

Uefa Champions League predictions for 7 – 8 March

Prediction methodology explainedThe expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

Benfica v Club Brugge

Result predictionBenfica to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionBenfica / Benfica to win
Team to Score predictionBenfica
Anytime Goalscorer predictionJoão Mário(Benfica)

Chelsea v Borussia Dortmund

Result predictionChelsea to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Chelsea to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Tottenham Hotspur v Milan

Result predictionMilan to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Milan to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionO. Giroud(Milan)