Tuesday, 1 April 2014
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1/4 FINALS KICKS OFF ON APRIL FOOL'S DAY!!!
It's the Champions League Quarter Finals and the competition is really hotting up this year with Europe's top teams slugging out with each other. To add to the intrigue, some of the teams playing for a semi-final place are still fighting it out in their own leagues for their respective titles except for Bayern Munich who have already clinched the Bundersliga title with several games to spare. They are considered favorites to retain the champions league trophy!
Let's see what this quarter finals have in store for us -the punters!
Man Utd v Bayern Munich - Out of form Man Utd look like they will face an uphill task against once again crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. Bayern are hot favourites for the Champions League title this season and it's unbelievable to see a team go to Old Trafford as strong favourites as they are in the betting.I will expect a good game with Man Utd trying to at least play a draw which will be a good result for them considering the way the season has been for them while Bayern will want to settle things in England and possibly try take something back to Germany for the second leg.
My verict- Bayern AW or X2, BTTS
Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - Barlceona play top of La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid in what is an intriguing tie. Atletico sit top of La Liga and both of these sides are still to play each other in a game that could decide the Spanish title. Ateltico have proven this season that they can match Barcelona and Real Madrid, so Barca would have to be very careful with this fixture. Barca must take a good win into the second leg, as Ateltico have a great chance against them if they can take a draw or small loss into that second leg.
My verdict- Barcelona HW or 1X
PSG v Chelsea - Most bookies are expecting a low scoring game and both of these legs may be quite tight. PSG are very good at home, and play well at scoring a single goal and defending it. The way the odds are set up the bookies really do not expect Chelsea to score, but they've been on great form this season and with their loss at the weekend nearly potentially writing them out of the Premier League title race,except if Liverpool decide to drop points, Mourinho will want to excel in the Champions League. Chelsea to qualify from this tie is one of the better bets of the round in our opinion.
My verdict-under 3.5 goals, BTTS
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund - Madrid have possibly the easier of the ties of all teams in the quarter finals, but last year's finalists Dortmund won't go down very easy. Madrid may be able to score the goals at home, but they rarely go many games without conceding too, so Dortmund have a chance of scoring here. If Dortmund can take a good result back to Germany we could see a closer tie than the bookies are pricing here.
My verdict-Madrid HW, over 1.5 goals.
My advice is bet on champions league for the fun of it if you can afford to, i often stay away from such games as most often i record loses at the end of the day but who knows some of you might get lucky.
happy punting to you all.