Champions League 2020/21 Betting Tips
Will we see three English sides in this year’s semi-finals?
Chelsea and Man City look to be in strong positions in their bids to reach to the final four, but it could be a big ask for Liverpool after their 3-1 humbling in Madrid last week.
Here’s our look at the UCL betting heading into the last eight…
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Wednesday 14th April
DORTMUND VS MAN CITY BETTING
Verdict: Late goals can change the whole complexion of a tie, and Phil Foden’s last-gasp strike to settle the first leg will have calmed a few nerves among Man City fans dreaming of an unprecedented quadruple bid.
The Cityzens found Dortmund surprisingly stubborn opponents in the first leg despite the German side’s troubles domestically in recent weeks, with some moments of inspired decision-making from Kevin de Bruyne the differential in a contest that threatened to end in a damp squib draw.
The Premier League leaders did enjoy some success in keeping the electric Erling Haaland quiet in a relatively subdued display for the Norwegian, but the 20-year-old will still provide the main danger as City attempt to reach the semis for the first time since 2016.
Given BVB’s potential menace on the counter, this could be a closer-run contest than City might like at the Westfalonstadion. However, that Foden strike has given the visitors breathing space to control the tempo in the second leg, and their respective form all points to City finishing the job.
LIVERPOOL VS REAL MADRID BETTING
Verdict: Mo Salah’s strike gives Liverpool something precious to hold onto as they look to reverse a 3-1 deficit in this return leg, but the Reds will need to start brightly here after their lethargic start at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano left them teetering on the brink of a last-eight exit.
Despite their Anfield woes since the start of 2021, the 2-0 home win at their Merseyside home in the R16 against RB Leipzig was arguably one of their most cohesive of the season, in a fixture where they could have easily been vulnerable despite a 2-0 first-leg advantage.
Jürgen Klopp will need to unbottle that formula against a Real Madrid side aware that an early breakthrough for them here could unlock all of the host’s recent vulnerabilities.
It could be the second half before this game really comes to the boil, but the Reds will need to keep their concentration to avoid this one becoming an early write-off.
Information correct at time of writing; fixture dates and venues may be subject to change.
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Champions League Favourites 2020/21
Man City have marched to the front of the Champions League outright betting after seizing control of their quarter-final tie with Borussia Dortmund.
The Cityzens are now 9/5 to lift the trophy they’ve long coveted.
Their Premier League cohorts Chelsea (4/1) are now second favourites with the Blues the team currently looking most assured of their spot in the final four after grabbing a 2-0 win on their travels against Porto.
PSG’s fearsome firepower sees them installed as 43/10 third favourites with the French champions now in a handy position to knock out holders Bayern.
Champions League Outright Betting – Longer Shots
Is it still too early to write off Bayern Munich?
At 7/1 the German giants could now provide the market value given their relentless consistency over the last 18 months under Hansi Flick.
They managed to put eight past Barcelona at this stage of the competition last season, while we’ve seen PSG buckle under pressure in the knockouts before. An early goal for Bayern could make things very interesting at the Parc Des Princes…