Champions League Quarterfinals Draw Leaves Two Huge Early Clashes of Titans

Real Madrid players celebrating

Monday, March 20, 2017 4:10 PM GMT

The Quarter-final draw for the UEFA Champions League soccer tournament was held on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland. Let’s look at all four draws, fresh UCL championship odds as well as odds to advance from each series along with an early-bird-gets-the-worm pick on a Leg 1 match.

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UEFA Champions League Quarters Draw Friday Mocks Ping Pong Ball Randomness

The UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals draw was held on Friday, March 17th in Nyon, Switzerland. The pots were not good for a dream Finals matchup with the random ping pong balls pitting the four strongest clubs against each other with Cristiano Ronaldo and current holders Real Madrid facing Bayern Munich, Lionel Messi and Barcelona drawing Gianluigi Buffon and Italian giants Juventus. Also, Atlético Madrid will face EPL champions Leicester City and AS Monaco playing Borussia Dortmund who just were glad to avoid drawing Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.

Leg 1 matches will be held on April 11-12 with Leg 2 fixtures scheduled the following week on April 18-19. Here are fresh Futures Book (Outrights) odds to win the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League from Online sportsbook Intertops which offers a great soccer betting menu and easy Odds conversion between fractional, decimal, and American. The UCL Semi-final draw will be held April 21 in Nyon with Semifinals Leg 1's May 2-3 with Leg 2's May 9-10 and the final will be held at National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, June 3, 2017 (FOX). The last four winners have been either La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid or Barcelona.

2017 UEFA Champions League — Odds To Win Outright

Barcelona +275

Bayern Munich +300

Real Madrid +500

Atlético Madrid +550

Borussia Dortmund +900

Juventus +1000

AS Monaco +1400

Leicester City +3300

Quarterfinals Leg 1 Pick

The Quarterfinals start with Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suárez and Barcelona heading to Italy to face Gianluigi Buffon, Gonzalo Higuaín, and Juventus in Leg 1 April 11 in Turin where the Old Lady never loses and has amassed a 15-0-0 Home mark (38 GF-8 GA) in Serie A play. But the best betting pick on the Leg 1 odds is the Total in the Bayern Munich-Real Madrid match. Los Blancos should score at least get one Road goal in Munich against Manuel Neuer and a 10-goal series is not out of the question.

Free Soccer Pick: Bayern Munich-Real Madrid Over 2½ -167 at Intertops

Free UEFA Champions League Winner Pick: Barcelona +275 at Intertops