After the drama and high-octane action in last week’s first leg fixtures, semi-finalist teams go at again over the next few days to decide who will make it to the Champions League final. Villarreal’s resolute defence showed cracks at Anfield, and both Manchester City and Real Madrid showed their prowess in front of the goal.
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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS: BETTING TIPS
VILLARREAL VS LIVERPOOL
FIRST LEG RESULT: 0-2 (MANE 55’, ESTUPINAN OG 53’)
Villarreal visited Anfield hoping they could do what they did to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Although they went into halftime 0-0, Liverpool proved too much for the Spanish side to handle, as their effort came undone in the 53rd minute through an own goal before Mane finished off a 1-on-1 chance. Liverpool fans could not have asked for a better result at Anfield, with a 2-0 aggregate handing them control over the tie.
At the weekend, Villarreal fell to defeat against relegation-threatened Alaves, while Liverpool won comfortably against Newcastle to keep their title hopes alive. Villarreal will be counting on the home support to make the difference to boost their chances against the rampant Reds.
Stakes are at an all-time high for the Spanish club as they aim to reach their first Champions League final in their history, but to do so, fans of the outfit know that they’ll need to beat one of the competition’s best teams.
The pressure is on the home side to carve out chances to minimise the deficit. We are pricing Villarreal at 11/2 (6.50) to win and over 2.5 goals in the game.
REAL MADRID VS MANCHESTER CITY
FIRST LEG RESULT: 3-4 (KARIM BENZEMA 33’ 82’ (P), Vini Jr 55’ De Bruyne 2’, G. Jesus, Foden 53’, B. Silva 74’)
Real Madrid wrapped up La Liga on the weekend, cruising past Espanyol with a 4-0 victory to seal another title. On the other hand, Manchester City sailed past Leeds with a comfortable 3-0 win to get them back to the top of the Premier League.
In the first leg, both teams showcased why Champions League football is loved with some of the best action on show and the biggest talents in the sport. At the Etihad, Manchester City would have loved to take a two-goal cushion into the second leg, but Real Madrid refused to relent.
Both clubs are in great form and managed by two world-class managers, which only tends to lead to great encounters.
We are also pricing a halftime draw and a Real Madrid second-half win at 13/2 (7.50).
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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing