The Champions League is entering its final stages, with the quarterfinals approaching. Eight of the best teams in Europe are all dreaming of reaching the ultimate prize and lift the title of soccer’s most significant club competition. In the next few paragraphs, we will briefly look at what happened in the previous round and make some predictions for the next one.
The biggest shock was Juventus’ exit after a matchup against Porto. It was 4-4 on aggregate, but the Dragons advanced because of an away goal rule. They will meet Chelsea, who swiftly eliminated Atletico Madrid with 3-0 on aggregate. The first leg between these two teams occurs on April 7, and the Blues are favorites even though it takes place at Dragao Stadium.
Their win is set at 21/20, Porto’s is 13/4, while a draw is 13/5. With Thomas Tuchel in charge, Chelsea became one of the best defenses in Europe, so it is really no wonder why odds on under 2.5 goals sit at 4/6 here. On the other side, three or more goals are priced at 11/10. If you want to see more odds, as well as some thorough football tips, follow this link.
Chelsea is on the rise, and red-hot at the moment, which is why betting on their routine advance is the only logical solution here.
Both Man City and Borussia Dortmund didn’t have any particular troubles against their rivals in the Round of 16. The Citizens were confident against Borussia Monchengladbach, rolling over the Germans 4-0 on aggregate. The Millionaires beat the last Europa League champions, Sevilla, with 5-4, in a very efficient matchup.
Their games will probably take place in Budapest or some neutral ground due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and protocols. City will be the “host” in the first game, and Guardiola’s team is a massive favorite, 8/15. A draw is 10/3, while odds for Haaland and the boys to win are 6/1. Overall, the Sky-Blues to qualify to the semis is 1/7, and for the German side to make a sensation is 9/2.
Even though we love Borussia’s talent here, they have no chances of upsetting City whatsoever.
Two big matchups are left for the end. The first one features two royalties in European soccer, Real Madrid and Liverpool. Los Blancos beat Atalanta 4-1 agg, while the Reds trashed RB Leipzig with 4-0. When it comes to the venues, it is highly possible to see the same situation here as in the previous case.
Real hosts Jurgen Klopp and his sides in the opening leg, with the odds being almost even. Zidane’s boys are slight favorites, 8/5, compared to Liverpool 9/5. A draw is 27/10. English powerhouse has a bit better prospects to reach the next stage, according to the bookies. Odds that are 4/6, while Real to enter the top four is 11/10.
From our perspective, Liverpool has more chances to proceed to the semis, because Klopp’s team is focused 100% on the UCL, while Real has a tough La Liga race going on.
And at last, we’ve come to the most exciting matchup and the replay of the previous year’s UEFA Champions League finals. The reigning rulers, Bayern Munich, meet the runners-up, Paris Saints Germain.
The champs eliminated the Italian side, Lazio, in the previous phase, with an aggregate result of 6-2. Meanwhile, PSG thrashed Barcelona 5-2, with the note that the first leg saw them humiliating Blaugrana at Camp Nou 1-4, with Kylian Mbappe scoring three times.
We might say that both teams enter this clash with high morale, and full of confidence, which promises a lot of fun.
Bayern is the favorite in the opening leg, 8/15, while PSG’s win is valued at 19/5. The odds for the game to end without winners are 3/1. Unlike the previous year, we really expect to see some goals and a more offensive-minded approach. It seems that the bookies share our opinion because over 2.5 goals are set at 1/2, while under that limit is 7/4. Our suggestion is to bet on a high-scoring efficiency because it a bit unrealistic to see such goalscoring machineries unable of reaching three goals.