Champions League Quarter Finals Betting Tips & Preview Part 2

Champions League Quarter Finals Betting Tips & Preview Part 2

by 11th April 2016

It’s crunch time in UEFA Champions League. With quarter final second legs to be played, read our betting preview and get our football tips and their best odds.

April 12th and 13th UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Matches

The Champions League has reached the quarter-final second leg stage, with a lot of the last eight ties on a knife-edge. All four quarter-finals were relatively close encounters and here is a preview of the second leg of those all-important Champions League quarter-finals:

Tuesday

Real Madrid v Wolfsburg (Tuesday, kick-off 19:45)

The first leg at the Volkswagen Arena produced a major surprise, as Wolfsburg won 2-0 against the Spanish visitors. The two teams went into the game in contrasting form, as the Spaniards had won their last six games in all competitions, while the Wolves had failed to win in three games.

The first leg victory means that Dieter Hecking’s side have now won their last five games in this competition. However, the German side will have their work cut out winning at the Bernabeu, as Real have suffered just one defeat in their last 29 home games in this competition. The Wolves only need to avoid a defeat by less than two goals to make it to the semi-finals.

Wolfsburg have won their last two away games in this competition, but had lost the previous three away Champions League games prior to those wins.

History is against Real in making it into the last four of the competition, as it is 29 years since Los Blancos recovered from a two goal deficit in European competition.

Real Madrid are strong on home soil, but the Spaniards lack of an away goal may just see Wolfsburg taking their place in the last four to the competition.

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Manchester City v PSG (Tuesday, kick-off 19:45)

The first leg of this tie ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Parc de Princes. The win gives Premier League City a slight advantage heading into this clash because of the two away goals.

City have not been able to find consistent form this season, but are now four games unbeaten in Europe’s elite competition. The Citizens home record in the competition has also been mixed, but they are unbeaten in three home games in the Champions League.

PSG headed into the first leg on the back of four consecutive wins in this competition, but will be disappointed by not recording a win in the first leg, especially after Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw a penalty saved by Joe Hart.

Despite that penalty miss, Ibrahimovic has scored 39 goals this season in all competitions, including five in this competition. The Swede has helped the big spending French giants to record three away wins from their last four away games in the Champions League. In fact Blanc’s side have won nine of their last ten away games in all competitions and suffered just one defeat.

Laurent Blanc’s side will be without former-Chelsea centre-back David Luiz, who will serve a suspension in this clash for an accumulation of yellow cards.

This could be a highly entertaining game, but with City having Belgian attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne back in their starting line-up they may just have enough quality to make the semi-finals.

Wednesday night

Benfica v Bayern Munich (Wednesday, kick-off 19:45)

The first leg of this tie finished in a 1-0 victory for Bayern Munich, but the tie is very much in the balance. Prior to the first leg defeat Benfica had recorded eight consecutive victories in all competitions.

The Portuguese league leaders were also 15 games unbeaten on their travels in all competitions. Rui Vitoria’s side have lost just three of their last 19 games at the Estadio Da Luz in all competitions and they have won four out of their last five games on home soil.

The first leg defeat was not an awful result for the Portuguese, who will believe that they are far from out of this tie.

Bayern’s win in the first leg was their fifth consecutive competitive victory and the Bavarians have lost just one of their last 15 outings.

The German’s clubs away record in this competition is poor though, as the Bavarians have won just two of their last eight games on their travels in this competition. Guardiola’s side are seven games unbeaten on their travels in all competitions though.

Bayern have kept clean sheets in their last three away outings, which would be enough to see them through to the last four of the competition in this one. Keeping a clean sheet may be difficult though, as Benfica have scored in their last 13 games on home soil.

This tie is very evenly balanced, as Benfica have a good home record and Bayern’s away form in this competition has not been great. I cannot help but back the German giants though.

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It was tight in the first leg but there should be goals, back over 2.5 goals – Best odds are 11/12 with Unibet

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (Wednesday, kick-off 19:45)

The first leg of this tie was certainly eventful, as the European champions recorded a 2-1 victory, but only after Fernando Torres was dismissed for the Diego Simeone’s side.

Atletico Madrid were keeping Barcelona’s dangerous front three at bay, until Torres dismissal and Luis Suarez’s brace. Simeone’s side have conceded the fewest goals in Spain, so will be confident of going through to the last four.

In fact Atleti’s defensive record in the Champions League is especially good at the Vicente Calderon, as Simeone’s side have kept ten clean sheets in their last 11 home games in Europe’s elite competition.

That sort of defensive resolve will be needed against the Blaugrana. Luis Enrique’s side have scored two or more goals in five out of their last six Champions League outings. Striker Luis Suarez has now scored 45 goals in 45 appearances this season, which has included eight in the Champions League.

Barcelona are five games unbeaten on their travels in this competition, with their last away defeat coming in last season’s semi-final against Bayern Munich. The loss against Bayern was their only away defeat in the Champions League in ten games.

This second leg will be a tight one. If there is a team in Europe that can pull-off the sort result that needed for progression against Barcelona then it is Atletico, but I believe that Luis Enrique’s team will record a narrow victory in this clash.

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