Hardly could get any better in the Champions League quarter-finals 2nd leg. Two out of 4 are still wide open, cause in spite of losing with a bad score a week ago, Liverpool and especially Bayern Munich won’t leave the pitch without giving their lives, and Real Madrid and PSG are eager to wait for them to expose themselves. But Dortmund proved they can challenge Man City. Easier for Chelsea, although FC Porto deserved more. Here’s a complete preview of the games, updated soccer odds, and our top betting picks.
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayern Munich (1st leg result 3-2)
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 – 03:00 PM EDT at Parc des Princes
Everybody got still in their mind the 1st leg of this encounter. And it won't be much different this time, considering that now it is adding up that Bayern must push as much as they can to overcome the defeat from the 1st leg. But some details will spice this up even more: PSG will be without Marquinhos, who is simply unique for his man-marking ability and his skills for organizing the defense, but at least the hosts have recovered Alessandro Florenzi and Marco Verratti, which means that they will gain possession against the Bavarians' midfield pace
Bayern threatened a massive coup de theatre by posting a picture of Robert Lewandowski completing a training, although hardly he will be available for more than half-hour. No Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, and Niklas Sule means that Bayer will be very affected, but they only know to play in the sixth gear, and this is what will happen. At the same time, we know that Bayern are always leaving few chances for too much space left at the back, and a pair like Mbappé-Neymar is the best glove to fit that. There will be goals, a lot, there's no other way.
Free Soccer Pick: Both teams to score and over 3.5 at +100 (2.0) at Bovada (Visit our Bovada Review)
Chelsea vs. FC Porto (1st leg result 2-0)
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 03:00 PM EDT at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium
The first leg's scoresheet was too harsh towards FC Porto who got several clear cut chances and actually conceded the second goal only in the last minutes and on a counter-attack, which is witnessing how into the game they were. It's too hard to reverse this, but they proved to be competitive and they will play their cards as they can. This though means that Porto will be compelled to be pretty unbalanced and Chelsea have completely mastered the art of transitions.
The odds on the Blues are actually pretty high considering how the tactical plan of the game is perfectly fitting Thomas Tuchel's approach, and the ability of Chelsea's attacking line to convert has been much more clinical than Porto's, who usually are more comfortable in this kind of games to count on the surprise-effect, pretty hard to find this time around.
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid (1st leg result 1-3)
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 03:00 PM EDT at Anfield Road
Possibly Real Madrid are the worst side to face in such a situation. It was pretty surprising to see Jurgen Klopp naively playing so unbalanced last week in Madrid knowing that exposing his defense was a fatal mistake considering how shaky they are at the back, and knowing that Real Madrid are impossible to handle if there is too much zone to play for the Vinicius and Benzema, while their mid line can play the ball around but keeping the balance tight with defense.
The Reds will now have to push even more and Zidane couldn't ask for anything better. The more minutes will pass, the more dramatic the game will get, and if Liverpool will start trying to contain the risk, then it will be super hard for them not to hammer upfront, with all the consequences this will take, and both scoring in the 2nd half.
Free Soccer Pick: Both teams to score in 2nd Half at +165 (2.65) at Intertops (Visit our Intertops Review)
Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City (1st leg result 1-2)
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 03:00 PM EDT at Signal Iduna Park
Nobody really believes that Dortmund can reverse this, but Borussia showed what they able to. They can be competitive against the Citizens. So why shouldn't they believe it can't be possible? They do and they will, and they will play with same intensity and focus as on Etihad. But City got the memo, and now the fear for the worse will push them to be also careful and not only brilliant. The Odds on City are pretty low, but there is a pretty promising combo: double chance out on City with over 2.5 goals, because none of them will ever settle back.
Free Soccer Pick: Man City +0.5 and Over 2.5 at +100 (2.0) at Intertops