PARIS ST GERMAIN proved French football is on the up with their bashing of Barcelona last week – and now it’s Monaco’s turn to show they’re the real deal.
The Ligue 1 leaders head to Man City in the Champions League last 16 and look to have been underestimated with bet365 going a best 5-1.
Monaco lead PSG by three points but have netted 26 goals more than their rivals and 100 overall this season.
They beat Spurs at Wembley in the groups and Arsenal at the Emirates two years ago so deserve respect.
Gabriel Jesus is crocked so Sergio Aguero is waiting in the wings and the Argentine, so often the saviour under previous managers, is 13-8 to outscore Monaco hero Radamel Falcao.
Aguero hasn’t scored since early January though and Pep doesn't fancy him. Falcao is 12-5 at 888sport to mark his return to Manchester with a goal.
Tonight’s other game sees Bayer Leverkusen tackle Atletico Madrid, a match-up the Spaniards won on penalties two years ago.
Atletico have two in-form strikers – Kevin Gameiro scored a five-minute hat- trick at the weekend and Antoine Griezmann has 17. The French star is 2-1 at 888sport to net at anytime.
It was 1-0 Bayer last time in Germany but Atletico should net so take both to score at 11-10 (Stan James) and back Madrid to qualify at 4-11 (Paddy Power).
Sheffield Wednesday look good at 19-20 with William Hill to beat Brentford in the Championship while Derby can get back on track at home to Burton. FA Cup heroes Millwall and Lincoln should beat Chesterfield and North Ferriby respectively.
Bets to Consider
Monaco not to lose
Monaco to qualify
Man City v Monaco btts
Griezmann to score
Atletico Madrid to qualify
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