Soccer Selections: Take Real Madrid to overcome UCL deficit against PSG

There is one UEFA Champions League game worth watching on Wednesday afternoon.

The star-studded clash between Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid is wide open for either super club to win and advance to the quarterfinal round.

Manchester City blew away Sporting Lisbon in the first leg of their round-of-16 clash by five goals. Manchester City is expected to run rampant over the Sporting defense again and the odds are too low to bet on City in any capacity.

UEFA also snuck in two Europa League round-of-16 first legs that will take place early on Wednesday afternoon.

One of my golden rules of Europa League knockout round is in play and I'm making a bet based on that logic.

Wednesday Soccer Selections

Overall Record: 118-127 (2-2 Tuesday)

Real Madrid (+145) vs. PSG

Karim Benzema to Score (+100)

Real Madrid's home form has been close to immaculate for most of the season.

Los Blancos are 10-0-2 in their last 12 home games in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.

Real Madrid produced six clean sheets in that stretch and it allowed multiple goals once over that run of games.

Real Madrid needs to win by at least a 2-0 score line to win the round-of-16 tie in regulation.

If Real Madrid wins, Karim Benzema will likely be on the scoresheet.

Benzema has five goals in six UEFA Champions League appearances. He scored twice in the knockout round last season. He had seven shots on target in five knockout-round matches last season.

PSG is dealing with an injury issue to Kylian Mbappe. The French star might play on Wednesday afternoon, but he will not be at 100 percent and that could hamper the Ligue 1 leaders.

Real Betis (+100) vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

Never bet against a Spanish team in the Europa League knockout round.

Real Betis is one of three La Liga teams still alive in the round of 16 along with Barcelona and Sevilla.

La Liga teams have won seven Europa League/UEFA Cup titles since the 2011-12 European season.

Real Betis has not lost in four Europa League matches at home this season and it is facing a struggling Eintracht Frankfurt team that has five losses in its last eight games.

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