With the Round of 16 coming to an end this week, we look ahead to see what we have in store for the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. One of the most sort after club trophy for any player in their career, the Champions League quarter finals are really when the dream starts to feel a little bit more achievable. However, with the eight best teams in Europe out to battle it out, we look ahead at the likelihood of each team’s chance of progression into the semis.
Quarter final one sees Atalanta take on Paris Saint-German; a fixture in which PSG will be heavily favourites to win the bout, here are some betting sites in which you can back the French giants to proceed to the next round. Punters can enjoy these sites with unrestricted access specialising in sites not on Gamstop, to allow unlimited betting and with these games coming up in the next couple of weeks; we wouldn’t want you to miss out. Although we’d back PSG, Atalanta have come 3rd in Seria A, scored the most goals in the league and have a serious amount of fire power – and defence is something PSG isn’t something they are notorious for, so we have a seriously interesting match up here. Prediction: PSG to win 4-2 on aggregate.
Quarter final two is another interesting matchup where RB Leipzig take on Atletico Madrid; a tie slightly damned by Leipzig star man Timo Werner joins Frank Lampard’s Chelsea for £49million this summer so will be without him and his goals. To make matters worse, Diego Simeone, widely regarded as one of the best defensive coaches in the world will be relishing the fact they’ve lost their main goal outlet and for that reason Madrid are the favourites. Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win 3-1 on aggregate.
The 3rd quarter finals, and definitely the most anticipated, a game that could quite easily be the final, see Barcelona take on Bayern Munich. A matchup in which the bookies heavily favour Bayern Munich, in fact they are one of the favourites to win the tournament, due to the fact of the squad depth they have and Robert Lewandowski – the top goal scorer with 13 goals. However, you can never write off a team with Lionel Messi in it, the magician have saved Barcelona’s poor form this season multiple times and maybe once more will see them into the semi-finals. Prediction: Bayern Munich to win 3-2 on aggregate.
The final quarter sees the other favourites Manchester City take on Lyon who are one of the dark horses for the competition having surprisingly knocked out Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus. Unfortunately I do think that Lyon’s luck will run out in this round – Pep’s season ultimately depends on this tournament having lost the Premier League and will be going all out with everything in his power to be able to win the UCL. Prediction: Manchester City to win 4-1 on aggregate.