Previewing This Week’s Champions League Semi-Final Matches
Liverpool have been drawn against Roma in the final four of the Champions League and they will play the first leg at Anfield on April 24th. There is no such thing as an easy draw at this stage of the competition and Roma will be full of confidence following their quarter-final success against Barcelona. Under Eusebio Di Francesco, they have been fantastic and the former Sassuolo boss got his tactics spot-on during the second leg at Stadio Olimpico. Nevertheless, Liverpool are expected to dominate at Anfield and are expected to take some sort of advantage to the Italian capital.
The Reds are a short price for this game with Ladbrokes offering 6/10 on Jurgen Klopp’s side to put themselves in a prominent position going into the second leg. He may be tempted to make a couple of changes at the weekend as he prioritises Champions League success this season.
Liverpool matches tend to yield plenty of goals and Over 2.5 Goals is expected once again in this tie. It can be backed at 1/2.
It’s been an incredible season for Mo Salah and the Egyptian winger will be determined to score against his former employers. He is priced at 56/19 to grab the first goal of the game and continue his prolific spell in a Liverpool shirt.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich Expected to Serve Up a Cracker
Real Madrid required a last minute Cristiano Ronaldo penalty in order to book their place in the final four of the Champions League and they’ve been rewarded with a trip to the Allianz Arena. The La Liga side are expected to struggle in the first leg against Bayern Munich with the Germans predicted to come out on top.
William Hill have priced the Bundesliga side as 11/10 favourites for this tie.
Zinedine Zidane’s men haven’t been at their fluent best this season and struggled to break down Athletic Bilbao on April 18th. The game ended 1-1 with an audacious Ronaldo flick levelling matters. CR7 is priced at 13/5 to score the first goal of the game here.
Both teams possess plenty of attacking talent and they are each expected to get on the scoresheet. It should be a thoroughly entertaining 90 minutes.
Both Teams to Score? Yes can be backed at 8/15 whilst it’s a slightly larger 8/13 for Over 2.5 Goals.