Previewing This Week’s Champions League Quarter-Final Second Legs
It’s been a bad week for Manchester City with Pep Guardiola’s side losing heavily to Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final match before slipping up against their rivals Manchester United at the weekend. The Citizens are still likely to secure the Premier League title but their place in the final four of the Champions League is seriously under threat.
They are heavily fancied to beat the Reds in the second leg and are priced accordingly at 4/9 with Boylesports.
They can be backed at 11/10 on the -1 handicap and it is imperative that they make a fast start to the game. Jurgen Klopp set up his side to attack during the first leg but the German could opt for a more cautious approach during the trip to the Etihad. There were 12 goals during the two meetings between these sides when they met in the Premier League and another lively encounter is expected here.
Over 2.5 Goals is available at 4/11 with Over 3.5 Goals will be fancied by many punters at 10/11.
Barcelona have a healthy lead from the first leg against Roma and are expected to comfortably confirm their place in the semi-finals with a victory at Stadio Olimpico.
Ernesto Valverde’s side are priced at 8/13 to beat their Serie A opponents.
Juventus’ Champions League Hopes Hanging by a Thread
It was a forgettable night in Turin for Juventus on April 3rd as they were easily beaten by a classy Real Madrid side. The Serie A side are not expected to turn things around in the Spanish capital with the hosts available at 4/7 with Paddy Power.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in electric form and opened the scoring in the first leg. The Portuguese superstar is available at 5/2 to net the opener in this clash.
Bayern Munich’s qualification for the semi-finals looks a formality with the German side overwhelming favourites to beat Sevilla for the second time in eight days.
Jupp Heyncke’s side are 2/9 favourites and likely to enjoy an easy night against the Spanish outfit.