The final set of pre-quarterfinal games of UEFA Champions League will start tomorrow. It may not match the excitement of the previous week when Barcelona scored a stunning comeback win over PSG to join Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the quarterfinals. Which will be the four winning teams of this phase? Or whom you need to back in online betting of this phase? Well, read on.
Juventus vs Porto
Leicester City vs Sevilla
Monaco vs Manchester City
Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen
Marquee Match of the Week
Our pick is Leicester City vs Sevilla. The Spanish side won the first leg at home 2-1. That may not be a great thing for Sevilla though. Leicester can qualify for the next round with a mere 1-0 win, as they possess the crucial advantage of scoring an away goal. Leicester are without their title-winning manager Claude Raniery. But his exit seems to have galvanized the side and spurred them into action, if recent results are any indication.
Sevilla did not have the same track record in UEFA Champions League as in Europa Cup. But still this is a great chance for them to move to the quarter final stage. Leicester will be putting all their effort and energy into this match. But their defense is not as strong as it was last year. That will perhaps undermine their chances. Check out the online betting odds for Sevilla’s qualification.
Other Interesting Fixtures
In the other matches, Atletico Madrid are comfortably placed after an away win over Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg. The Spanish side won the first leg 4-2. Even though they are struggling to regain their top form, Atletico should secure the quarter final slot easily. The same is the case with Juventus, who won their away leg 2-0 over Porto.
That leaves Manchester City’s trip to Monaco as the next most interesting match. City won the first leg 5-3. It could appear an unassailable lead. However, it is not. Monaco can qualify with a 2-0 win. Monaco are in prime form, as they are on top of the French Ligue One points table. And Man City have a history of playing poorly away from home.
There is a good chance that Monaco will do a Barcelona on this fixture. Check out the online odds for a Monaco win at 12BET.com