Champions League last 16 power rankings: Who is the most in-form team?

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Goal looks at the form for each team in the knockouts for the last 10 games in all competitions...

  1. 16. Roma | 12 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Shakhtar Donetsk

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 40/1

    Roma's form has tanked in the last couple of months. They are no longer Serie A contenders and arrested a run of six winless league games only last weekend against Verona. 

    Edin Dzeko might have stayed but Roma are a long way away from the team who put six past Chelsea in the group stages. 

  2. 15. Chelsea | 15 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Barcelona

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 25/1

    Time appears to be running out for Antonio Conte as Chelsea coach and the ties that could bring the axe down on his reign are against runaway Liga leaders Barcelona in the Champions League last 16. 


    Failure to finish ahead of Roma in the group stage condemned Chelsea to a knockout tie against a top tier team. They got the worst possible outcome. 

    Barca are powerful, fluent and in possession of the great Lionel Messi. Chelsea are in disarray. Consecutive three-goal defeats in the Premier League have left Conte on the brink; key players like David Luiz and Alvaro Morata are underperforming and last summer's transfer failures are haunting them at every turn. 

  3. 14. Real Madrid | 18 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Paris Saint-Germain

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 8/1

    Anything less than a third Champions League title in succession will cost Zinedine Zidane his job, the equation is that simple. Already out of La Liga's title race and the Copa del Rey, Europe is the only domain in which Real Madrid can salvage this wreck of a season.

    They have made a habit of defying expectations in this competition in recent years and along the way proven themselves to be the most consistent side at this level in decades. They need to draw upon all of that experience and know-how though as they have neither collective nor individual form to fall back on.

    Zidane simply can't get a tune out of his men while poor domestic form bled into their European campaign with a damaging 3-1 loss to Tottenham at Wembley. Cristiano Ronaldo has maintained his regular European output though and his scoring potential could mean the difference between success and failure against PSG. 

  4. =12. Shakhtar Donetsk | 19 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Roma

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 100/1

    Paulo Fonseca's side have proven their mettle with wins against Manchester City and Napoli in a group stage campaign which saw them pip the Italians to a knockout berth. 

    A long, inactive winter won't have helped their cause but there is enough quality - and enough of a plan - for them to edge Roma. 

  5. =12. Basel | 19 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Manchester City

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 500/1

    The best Basel were hoping for was European football beyond Christmas and that has been achieved. A bonus is the fact they are still in the Champions League. 

    Key players Renato Steffen and Manuel Akanji have departed for the Bundesliga and little is expected from the ties against City. 

  6. =10. Manchester United | 20 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Sevilla

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 14/1

    Their football won't get many people out of their seats but what Jose Mourinho's Manchester United can do is strangle the life out of opponents - and hit them quickly on the counter. 

    Sevilla should be no match for United's star power - on their day players like Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba can win games on their own - and even against the bigger teams in the draw Mourinho will be confident of suffocating the life out of any team he comes across. 

    A dark horse.

  7. =10. Sevilla | 20 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Manchester United

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 150/1

    There were a lot worse names in the draw for Manchester United to face as they avoided Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Juventus. 

    Sevilla clawed their way back late in the day against Liverpool and are well-proven in recent seasons in the Europa League. 

    Nonetheless they do not have the firepower nor the defensive solidity to overcome United over two legs. 

  8. =8. Liverpool | 22 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Porto

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 14/1

    Liverpool's awesome attacking potency is somewhat undermined by their continued habit of shooting themselves in the foot. 

    Their form has wavered since a frenetic 4-3 Premier League win over Manchester City and draws against Spartak Moscow and Sevilla are probably a better indicator of their true level rather than the pair of 7-0s they recorded against Maribor and the Russians. Crucially that was when they still had Philippe Coutinho. 

    They should overcome Porto but probably won't last much longer than that. 

  9. =8. Tottenham | 22 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Juventus

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 25/1

    Spurs have come of age in this season's Champions League - most notably in their impressive wins against Dortmund and reigning champions Real Madrid which saw them top their group.

    Their nucleus of emerging talents is growing stronger by the game and Mauricio Pochettino seems to have more control and a better gameplan than most of his peers at this level of the European game.

    Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min will give Juventus plenty of think about but the savvy and clear-headedness in the Italian ranks might just win the day.

  10. =6. Barcelona | 23 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Chelsea

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 11/2

    Barcelona have made a mockery of the pre-season predictions foretelling their demise. Neymar was stolen away, Paulinho was the headline summer transfer and Ernesto Valverde was seen as an underwhelming replacement for treble-winning Luis Enrique.

    But Barca remain red hot. Chelsea should be quaking in their boots with a visit to Camp Nou to endure after entertaining the Blaugrana at Stamford Bridge next week. Barca can boast perhaps the best central defender in Europe on form in Samuel Umtiti while Luis Suarez is back scoring goals and leading from the front.

    Key to it all though is Lionel Messi. The No.10's burden of responsibility in this team is matched by his continued ability to deliver performances on a frighteningly consistent basis. Any team with Messi in it is immediately transformed into world class. Any team without him is at an immediate and fatal disadvantage. If he stays fit and suspension free from now until May then Barcelona will be very, very hard to stop. 

  11. =6. Besiktas | 23 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Bayern Munich

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 200/1

    Three away wins in the group stage cannot be overlooked and the Turks are at this stage for the first time in their history. Besiktas are one of only four undefeated Champions League teams to this point and have a good blend of experience and individual talent in the likes of Pepe, Adriano, Ricardo Quaresma and Anderson Talisca. 

    Having finished top, they will consider themselves unlucky to have drawn Bayern Munich. However, if Bayern fail to take care of business at home it will be all to play for when the Germans 'Come To Besiktas' in March.

  12. =4. Manchester City | 25 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Basel

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 3/1

    When the draw was made in December it appeared City were the team to stop. Their Premier League form was imperious - with only one point dropped all season - and Pep Guardiola's side were playing some of the best attacking football in Europe - both in domestic competition and on the continent. 

    There are signs, however, that City's momentum has slowed a little. They have won four of their last seven league matches and injuries to Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus leave the side a little light in attack. The expected arrival of Alexis Sanchez meanwhile failed to materialise in January while Pep Guardiola was also left frustrated on deadline day when he couldn't tie up a deal for Leicester's Riyad Mahrez. 

    They should make light work of Basel over two legs nonetheless the Swiss side's home form and Guardiola's none-too-impressive away record in Champions League knockout matches could both be a factor.

  13. =4. Porto | 25 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Liverpool

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 150/1

    Possessing a fearsome frontline and a decent set-piece record, the presence of Porto in the draw will give Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool plenty to think about. 

    Moussa Marega and Vincent Aboubakar can bully any centre backs on their day and the class of Yacine Brahimi does not have many equals in Europe. 

    That said, Liverpool should be too quick and their attacks too frequent for the Portuguese league leaders. 

  14. 3. Paris Saint-Germain | 27 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Real Madrid

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 4/1

    A tendency to betray brittleness when up against the toughest challenges perhaps slightly undermines Paris Saint-Germain's title bid. Defeats to a vengeance-seeking Bayern in December and away at Lyon in Ligue 1 in January were instructive for Unai Emery as it proved highly-motivated, top class opposition can find a way past his usually composed all stars.

    For that Lyon game he was without Neymar - a frequent occurrence for the Brazilian in the French league - and saw Kylian Mbappe carried off following a thorough battering. With those two fit and in form though PSG will consider themselves slight favourites against Madrid. 

    What might play on their minds - and play into the hands of Zinedine Zidane - is memories of last year's capitulation against a Neymar-inspired Barcelona at the same stage. 

  15. =1. Bayern Munich

    UCL last 16 opponent: Besiktas

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 5/1

    Paris Saint-Germain trounced Bayern 3-0 in one of their worst European performances of recent decades back in the autumn. Carlo Ancelotti didn't make it to the next weekend, when Hertha claimed a 2-2 draw in the Bundesliga. 

    Back then Bayern were ragged; Ancelotti antagonised key players and the urgency and aggression looked to have seeped out of their game. 
    Since Jupp Heynckes has been restored as coach though they have failed to claim victory in only one match - a 2-1 loss to Monchengladbach in November. He has overseen 19 victories from 20 with the Bundesliga as good as won and Champions League vengeance exacted against PSG for good measure. 

    Summer signing James Rodriguez has come into his own as one of the world's elite playmakers and Bayern's other leading lights are maintain their form. Besiktas should be no match for their power and Heynckes has a knack of winning this competition too. It's time to take Bayern seriously.

  16. =1. Juventus | 30 points

    UCL last 16 opponent: Tottenham

    dabblebet odds to win UCL: 18/1

    The most in-form team in Europe and only Napoli's remarkable consistency is stalling their inevitable rise back to the top of the Italian league table. Unlike the Neapolitans though Juventus are managing to put together results in two competitions with Serie's top team already out of Europe as they seek a first Scudetto since 1990. 

    Juve have not tasted defeat since mid-November, winning all of their last 10 Serie A games by a combined score of 22:1. Spurs will count themselves unlucky to have drawn the Bianconeri having seen off Real Madrid and Dortmund to finish top of their group as the Italian side's game nous and know how are supreme. 

    Perhaps against better quality opposition Juventus will find themselves in difficulty - as their results in the Champions League final last season against Real Madrid and this season's group stage against Barcelona would suggest. But with their experience and firepower they can be confident of progressing past Spurs and looking forward to bigger tests to come.