This morning was the massive draw for the quarter finals of the Champions League, Im going to go into each matchup and even give a little prediction. The draw was kind to Liverpool and Juventus, while Tottenham and Manchester United are in for a tough battle to make it through to the semis.
Ajax Vs Juventus- Ajax looked really good in the round of 16 knocking off Cristiano’s old squad Real Madrid. This Ajax team is young and very talented but over the two legs look for Juventus to go through, with another champions league masterclass from CR7.
Liverpool Vs Porto- These two squads met in the round of 16 last year with Liverpool going through on a 5-0 victory over the two legs. Of course I’m biased here but over the two legs look for Liverpool to be a bit too much for this solid Porto side.
Tottenham Vs Manchester City- I feel like Tottenham is going to hang tough in this one, having just knocked off a very talented Borussia Dortmund squad very convincingly. Look for this one to come down to an away goal with Man City going through. They are the favourite in this tournament right now at +225.
Manchester United Vs Barcelona- You’d think Barcelona would go through with ease in this one but United just knocked off PSG after being down 2-0 heading to Paris. I do believe over the two legs Barcelona’s class will show though and they’ll get through by a goal or two.
Some very intriguing matchups in the quarter finals and some massive matchups on the horizon in the semis. The weekend is here lets enjoy it y’all. Cheers
The Champions League is finally back tomorrow and I’m gonna give you a run down on what i think some good things to bet on are, since we don’t have any money to throw at the NFL anymore. Historically the first legs of the round of 16 matches are played pretty tight, the home team not wanting to give up the always important away goal and the away team trying to keep it tight for the second leg on their home turf. Soccer is always tough to bet on because of the inevitable three outcomes, but the value if you can hit a parlay is absurd. This weekend i hit on a nice one with Crystal Palace to draw and Watford to win along with Burnley. Tomorrow’s games we have PSG at Manchester Untied and FC Porto at Roma. United has been playing well under their new coach and haven’t lost since he took over, PSG will be without Neymar and Cavani tomorrow but I’m still feeling like they’ll have enough to get a draw in Manchester.
The other game tomorrow is Porto at Roma, Roma is sixth in the Serie A and Porto is top of the table in the Primeira League. So what I’ve done with my bets is I have two parlays on the go, with all four games tomorrow and Wednesday on both. On one of my tickets i have Porto to draw and the other Roma to win, as most of us know these italian teams really know how to tighten things up when it comes to the Champions League.
For Wednesday’s games we have Real Madrid away to Ajax and Borussia Dortmund away to Tottenham. I like Real Madrid for a win or a draw here, any other year i would say Real outright but they have been far from their best most of the season and away to Ajax can be a tricky fixture for any squad. The other game is going to be a good one, this Borussia Dortmund team is on an absolute heater this season and i look for them to either draw or come away with a massive away win. Tottenham has held it together in league play but i just feel like this will be too much for them to deal with, without their best player Harry Kane. To recap here are the two tickets I’ve put together for the next two days of Champions League.
So there you have it, those are my two tickets I’ve come up with for these upcoming games. As I said the odds on betting soccer are tough but if you can hit, your looking at a nice pay day. Lets hope the odds are in our favour, I know its not the NFL but at least its some sort of futebol. Enjoy the games y’all.