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Champions League Primer: Stats, form and more for this week's last-16 clashes

Juventus are in brilliant nick and will present Spurs with an extremely tough test
Juventus are in brilliant nick and will present Spurs with an extremely tough test
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The first four last 16 fixtures are here and Joe Dyer has all the essential info you need to know before striking a bet...

FC Basel v Manchester City

Tuesday February 13, 19:45 GMT
League Position: Basel 2, City 1
Five Game Form (most recent first): Basel WLWWW, City WDWWW
Top Scorer: (Basel) Ricky van Wolfswinkel 8, (Man City) Sergio Aguero 28
Match Odds: FC Basel [8.8] Manchester City [1.36] Draw [5.0]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals: Over [1.57] Under [2.38]
To Qualify: FC Basel [12.0] Manchester City [1.06]

Opta Stat: Basel have won four of their last five home games against English clubs in the Champions League (L1).

Summary: Basel got the better of Manchester United at St Jakob Park during the group stages but are huge outsiders to do the same to City in the first leg. That defeat of United came during an eight-game winning streak that was surprisingly broken by Lugano last weekend before getting back on track against FC Thun.

Common consensus says City are a notch off their dominating best but with an immense lead in the Premier League they simply haven't had to be playing at peak level. Injuries have taken their toll, too, but the odds tell the story here and City, the Champions league favourites, should advance with relative ease.

A handful of stats are in Basel's favour, however: the Swiss side have won four of their last five Champions League games and are unbeaten in two knockout games at St Jakob Park.

Juventus v Spurs

Tuesday February 13, 19:45 GMT
League Position: Juventus 2, Spurs 4
Five Game Form: Juventus WWWWW, Spurs WWDWD
Top Scorer: Gonzalo Higuain 18, Harry Kane 32
Match Odds: Juventus [1.95] Spurs [4.5] Draw [3.4]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals: Over [2.1] Under [1.8]
To Qualify: Juventus [1.76] Spurs [2.26]

Opta Stat: Juventus are unbeaten in their last 22 Champions League home games (W14 D8), their longest ever run without a defeat in the competition on home soil.

Summary: Last year's losing Champions league finalists come into the game on a fearsome run of form - they've won ten in a row, conceding just one goal in that sequence. In fact, Juve have not tasted defeat since November, a 3-2 reverse at Sampdoria to move ominously up the Serie A table.

4th-placed Spurs can't quite match that, they've been held back by draws in league and cup competition, but they last suffered that losing feeling back in mid-December away to runaway leaders Manchester City. Tottenham have a huge challenge on their hands here, and their goal will likely be to hold on against one of the true European giants to give themselves a chance in the reverse fixture, hence that short price on the unders.

Porto v Liverpool

Wednesday February 14, 19:45 GMT
League Position: Porto 1, Liverpool 3
Five Game Form: Porto WWDWW, Liverpool WDWLL
Top Scorer: Vincent Aboubakar 21, Mo Salah 29
Match Odds: Porto [3.15] Liverpool [2.36] Draw [3.55]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals: Over [1.8] Under [2.2]
To Qualify: Porto [2.92] Liverpool [1.4]

Opta Stat: Porto have lost their last three Champions League knockout games (one goal scored, nine conceded).

Summary: Porto come into this game with a slim lead over their traditional rivals, Sporting and Benfica, for the Primeira Liga title having won 17 and drawn four of their 20 domestic league matches this season. You have to rewind back to October for Porto's last defeat, against Leipzig in the group stages and it is this competition that has delivered Porto's only defeats of the 2017-18 season. That could be telling up against Premier League opposition on Wednesday but on the flipside Liverpool's recent form is slightly unconvincing.

One thing that does seem likely is goals - only Paris SG's Parc des Princes stadium (16) produced more than Porto's Dragão (15) in this season's Champions League group stages and only PSG scored more than Liverpool's 23 goals across that sequence of fixtures.

Real Madrid v Paris St Germain

Wednesday February 14, 19:45 GMT
League Position: Real 3, PSG 1
Five Game Form: Real WDWLW, PSG WWWWW
Top Scorer: Ronaldo 23, Cavani 28 (Neymar 27)
Match Odds: Real Madrid [2.42] Paris St Germain [2.9] Draw [3.8]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals: Over [1.5] Under [2.88]
To Qualify: Real Madrid [2.4] PSG [1.71]

Opta Stat: Under Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid have won 10 of their 14 Champions League knockout games (D2 L2), lifting the trophy twice in as many seasons. As part of this run, they've won all six of their games at the Bernabeu.

Summary: The tie of the round pits the undisputed kings of the competition against its rising stars (and second favourites to lift the trophy in Kiev on May 26). PSG destroyed all-comers throughout the group stages, scoring 25 goals, and only losing once qualification was assured. Real Madrid has to settle for second best behind Spurs in Group H but it's domestically where we have seen Zinedine Zidane's team really struggle - the 33 times title winners losing on four occasions to sit in fourth, well off Barcelona's searing pace at the top of the table.

Will Real's nous and experience trump these mega money Champions League arrivistes? We shall see on Wednesday night.

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