The most competitive club competition in the world is back this week as we witness the Quarter-Finals of the Champions League unfold. Who will make it into the best top four teams in Europe? LV BET is offering up some of the best betting options available.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER-FINALS: BETTING TIPS
BENFICA VS LIVERPOOL
Liverpool, who eliminated Inter in a thrilling game at Anfield, now face the Portuguese side Benfica, who saw off the Dutch champions Ajax. The Reds are in great form going on 10 consecutive wins in the Premier League in a bid to catch current leaders Manchester City. On the other hand, Benfica are third in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, 12 points behind leaders Porto.
Nelson Verissimo will be wary of the squad depth that Liverpool have, along with the talent that can be brought off the bench at any time – something that his own side lack. The 44-year-old took over at the helm from Jorge Jesus as the club parted ways late last year, trusting Portuguese to push the side towards a good run in Europe.
Liverpool to win with a correct score of 2-1 is valued at 27/4 (7.75)
Both teams to score in the match at 9/11 (1.82)
MATCH ODDS – Benfica are valued at 8/1 (9.00) to win, whilst Liverpool are at 2/5 (1.40), and a draw at 15/4 (4.75)
MANCHESTER CITY VS ATLETICO MADRID
After sailing past Sporting, Manchester City line up against Atletico Madrid, who secured a narrow win against an impotent, Manchester United. In the Premier League, Pep’s side still reign supreme, sitting atop the table with a point separating them from Liverpool. Atletico Madrid are level on points with Sevilla in La Liga, occupying third place after going on a five-game winning streak.
Atletico Madrid have found form recently, putting in a great defensive display at Old Trafford to see out a 1-0 victory which helped place them in the Champions League Quarter-Finals. Pep Guardiola must make sure his side is ready for the dark arts likely to be implemented by Atletico Madrid – who often concede possession and counter quickly.
Over 2.5 goals in the match is at 7/9 (1.77)
Sterling to score anytime during the match at 14/9 (2.55)
MATCH ODDS – Manchester City are valued at 3/8 (1.38) to win, whilst Atletico Madrid are at 33/4 (9.25), and a draw at 4/1 (5.00)
VILLAREAL VS BAYERN MUNICH
After eliminating Juventus, Villareal now face German giants Bayern Munich. The Yellow Submarine have shown great resilience in defence as well as swift attacking form by scoring three goals in the last minutes of the second half against Juventus.
Bayern Munich remain one of the few unbeaten teams in the competition, with more than enough talent at their disposal to secure a result against the La Liga side.
Despite being seventh in La Liga, Villareal boast a great record as one of the best defensive sides in Spain – a subject Robert Lewandowski will be keen to have his say on. The Polish striker is the current Champions League top scorer with 12 goals to his name and another 31 in the Bundesliga.
Under 2.5 goals to be scored during the match at 27/20 (2.35)
Bayern Munich to win and over 2.5 goals scored in the match 23/20 (2.15)
Robert Lewandowski to score anytime during the match 13/20 (1.65)
MATCH ODDS – Villareal are valued at 9/2 (5.50) to win, whilst Bayern Munich are at 5/8 (1.62), and a draw at 63/20 (4.15).
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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing