The 2020/21 Champions League heads in to the Semi Final stage as four of Europe’s best fight it out for the ultimate prize.
Two former champs in Chelsea and Real Madrid do battle for one of the spots at Istanbul, while on the other side of the draw new money Man City and PSG are both dreaming of their first UCL crown.
Our in-house Champions League Clairvoyant has previewed both of the first leg fixtures and provide his best betting plays below!
Chelsea head to the Spanish capital in a bid to return to the UCL Final for the first time since 2012, a year in which they were crowned Champions.
Real Madrid have been caught up in a shit-storm off the pitch, with club president and all-round money hungry grub Florentino Perez instigating the European Super League.
Despite their distractions, Real’s form on the pitch has been about par, keeping four clean sheets on the trot, although their offence hasn’t come to the party, held scoreless across three of said fixtures.
The Blues have endured their own struggles in front of goals of late, finding the net just twice over their last four matches, while keeping three clean sheets along the way.
Madrid are missing some key personal for this one, with Ramos, Kroos and Mendy all out through injury, saying that they still possess a raft of world class players, including ex-Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard.
With players sidelined and both sides relying heavily on their defensive structures I’m expecting this to be a cagey affair, with a draw likely to please both clubs involved.
Two of the most exciting sides take to the pitch in Paris as PSG and City both look to break their UCL duck.
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Man City march into this fixture off the back of purchasing their fourth straight English League Cup with a comfortable 1-0 victory over Ryan Mason’s Tottenham.
Meanwhile, PSG have won their last three straight league fixtures, scoring 11 goals while conceding just 3 across the trip.
Interestingly, Manchester City haven’t played out a draw across their last 33 competitive fixtures (30W,3L). Though this doesn’t mean they’ve had it easy, with their last six games decide by just one goal, two of which ended in defeat.
PSG will know they need to come out all guns blazing during the opening leg if they harbour any desire for European glory, with Mbappe and Neymar both fit and firing it will be their game to lose.