The Semifinals of the Champions League are upon us and the remaining four teams – Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City will fight it out for a place in the final of competition.
Real Madrid travel to Manchester City tonight and Atletico Madrid take on Bayern Munich later tomorrow.
All four sides are in outstanding form right now and it promises to be thrilling round of football as the European elite battle it out for the most prestigious honour in club football.
Here at Soccerlens, we will take a look at each game and try to analyse how the teams will fare in this round of the competition and share some betting tips based on statistics and the current form of each side.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid
Both teams are in superb form right now and it could be anyone’s tie based on current form. Both Real Madrid and Manchester City will, however, need to battle their inconsistencies if they want to lift the Champions League this season.
Both sides have been extremely inconsistent all season and will need to keep up their recent momentum in the remaining few matches of the season.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Aguero are in unstoppable form right now and it should be a fascinating contest between two of Europe’s best attacking units. The likes of Gareth Bale and Kevin De Bruyne have been quite influential as well and the two legs could be a nightmare for both sets of defenders.
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid taking on Bayern Munich has to be the game to watch out for. The best defence in Europe meets one of the best attacking units in the world. Two world class tacticians in Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone – this tie promises to be the contest of the tournament.
Both teams are in such good form that the winner of this tie could easily go on to lift the Champions League in the final.
The likes of Torres, Griezmann, Lewandowski, Muller and Costa have been raising expectations all around Europe throughout the season and it will be interesting to see which side can live up to the expectations now.
Guardiola had an admirable record against Atletico during his time at Barcelona, but times have changed and Atletico are a far better side now.
Stats and Betting Tips
Real Madrid have won 6 of their last 7 matches in the UEFA Champions League. Man City are undefeated in their last 5 matches in the UEFA Champions League. 888Sport are offering a price of 3.50 for the match to end in a draw.
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches in the UEFA Champions League and Manchester City have conceded 8 goals against Real Madrid in their last 3 meetings. It is 1.76 with 888Sport for over 2.5 goals in this game.
Real Madrid are also unbeaten in their last 3 matches against Manchester City in all competitions. Real Madrid are 2.50 to win this match in normal time.
Atletico have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 8 matches in the UEFA Champions League. They are 5/9 to stay unbeaten with 888Sport.
Atletico Madrid have won all of their last 5 matches in all competitions. They have also kept clean sheets in all of their last four matches in all competitions.
Bayern have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches in the UEFA Champions League. They are 8/5 to win the first leg with 888Sport.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 12 of Bayern‘s last 15 games in the UEFA Champions League. 888Sport are offering a price of 11/8 for over 2.5 goals in this game.
888sport are offering 3x winnings on the first bet for all new customers – a $10 bet could win you $300 or more if you make the right bet!