Champions League Semifinalists to be Decided This WeekPublished April 11, 2022 by Florin P
Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Liverpool are expected to build on the first leg wins, while Bayern should change their fortunes in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.
Eight teams are still in the race for a spot among the elite European football teams. The semifinals will take place at the end of the month, but the names of the semifinalists will be known in a matter of days. The Champions League quarterfinals have scheduled the second legs for Tuesday and Wednesday, with four teams to advance to the next stage. You can bet live and prematch on all these games at 1xBet and bet365 sports ad enjoy a nice variety of markets and high odds.
Liverpool Expected to Double-Down on Benfica Win
The English team is halfway through to the semifinals and will push for another victory in the second leg of the quarterfinals. Benfica put up quite a fight in the first leg, but they were unable to stop the offensive onslaught of the visitors. Home pitch advantage is going to be huge in this match that Liverpool is expected to win with relative ease. A high number of goals could be scored so the over bet could be more tempting than the odds of 3/10 offered by 1xBet on the hosts to prevail.
Manchester City can Settle for a Draw with Atletico
A narrow margin victory in Manchester should be enough to see the Citizens through if they manage to earn at least a point on the road. The visitors will try to take an early lead and then shut down Atletico with a combination of precise passing and counterattacks. Home pitch advantage should make things slightly easier for Atletico but they are struggling on all fronts recently. We expect Manchester City to prevail at odds of 4/5 offered by 1xBet, while the hosts are priced at 4/1.
Chelsea Faces Crushing Odds against Real Madrid
The first leg fiasco is likely to cause the untimely elimination of Chelsea from the Champions League. Their hopes of emulating the success of Real Madrid and defending the trophy are fading after allowing three goals in the first leg. Benzema scored a hat-trick and will try to lead his squad to victory once again, as the two teams meet again in Madrid. The hosts have a few players injured and suspended, so bet365 sports offers odds of 3/2 on them to win while pricing a victory for Chelsea at 19/20.
Villarreal Braces for a 90-minute Siege in Munich
A narrow margin victory over Bayern Munich was impressive but likely insufficient to keep Villarreal alive in the race for the Champions League semifinals. The visitors will defend for 90 minutes and use a single striker, as they try to protect a narrow-margin victory. Bayern will come out firing on all cylinders after resting some key players in the Bundesliga match this weekend. They should confirm the odds of 3/10 and win the game, while a bet on Villarreal to cause an upset has odds of 10/1 at bet365 sports.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Monday, April 11 at 10 A.M. UK time.