Spanish and English Teams Dominate the Champions League QuarterfinalsPublished April 5, 2022 by Florin P
Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool are favorites to advance to the Champions League semifinals, while Spanish teams start as underdogs in the first leg.
The Champions League is back with some exciting matches. Eight teams will be trying to secure a place in the semifinals, with Spanish and English ones dominating the lineup. The two countries have 6 representatives at this stage of the tournament, three from La Liga and three from the Premier League. Bayern and Benfica represent Germany and Portugal and you can bet on all of these teams at 1xBet and bet365 sports.
Liverpool Should Defeat Benfica on the Road
Benfica has the home pitch advantage, but recent results have highlighted major problems for the Portuguese team. They concede a high number of goals while having a hard time scoring and this is going to be problematic against Liverpool. The English team extended its winning streak and it is expected to come on top, as suggested by the odds of 2/5 offered by bet365 sports. Benfica is priced at 8/1 and they will act as underdogs, trying to defend and score on the counterattack.
Manchester City and Atletico Play the Derby
Arguably the most anticipated match of the quarterfinals is the one between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid. The home side is the obvious favorite, with a solid display in recent matches and an overall better team. Interestingly enough, the two teams haven’t met before and Atletico Madrid is capable of causing upsets regardless of the opponent. Punters who bet on Manchester to win will be paid at odds of 2/5, while those who take a leap of faith with the Spanish side enjoy odds of 8/1 at bet365 sports.
Chelsea Hopes for Repeat Win over Real Madrid
The last time these two teams met in the Champions League, Chelsea emerged victoriously and marched on to win the trophy. They are slight favorites to win the first leg, as reflected by the odds of 11/10 offered by 1XBet, while the visitors are priced at 26/10. Having the home pitch advantage is going to be important for the hosts, and they can’t afford to concede an early goal. Chelsea has no players missing, while Real will have to do without three footballers, but this match promises to be very close.
Villarreal will be Tested by Bayern Munich
The Germans are a force to be reckoned with regardless of the opponent and the place where the match is played. Not surprisingly, they are credited with the first chance to prevail on the road and odds of only 3/5. Villarreal has already caused a major upset by eliminating Juventus from the Champions League. Having said this, accomplishing something similar against Bayern is going to be very difficult, as suggested by the odds of 5/1 offered by 1xBet.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Monday, April 4 at 11 A.M. UK time.