2021 Champions League Semi Finals Tips & Preview

Both spots in the 2021 UEFA Champions League Final are still well and truly up for grabs as we head into the second leg of the semi final ties.

Man City will attempt to defend a one goal advantage when they welcome the attacking force of PSG to the Etihad, while Chelsea take an away goal advantage back to London for their tie against Real Madrid.

Will we see the first all English final since United vs Chelsea in 2008 or will one if not both of the away sides spoil the Brexit party?

Find out exactly who we’re backing below!

MAN CITY VS PSG
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First Leg: PSG 1 – 2 Man City

Both PSG and Man City are competing to become the 23rd side to lift the European Cup, with both sides coming excruciatingly close over the past couple of years.

The Parisians have the history books stacked against them, with the previous 47 English sides who have won the first leg of a knockout European Cup tie all going on to progress through to the next round!

To make matters worst, the Citizens have won 12 of their last 14 home fixtures and are undefeated across their past 11 UCL fixtures (10W,1D), while leading at half-time on 10 occasions.

The Sky Blues have made a habit of hitting the scoreboard first this season and have found the back of the onion bag within 20 minutes in four of their five home UCL fixtures.

Pep won’t want to give PSG anytime to settle into this fixture, as such I’ll be backing the home side to hit the scoreboard early.

CHELSEA VS REAL MADRID
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First Leg: Real Madrid 1 – 1 Chelsea 

The Blues return to London with a handy away goal after holding 13 time European Cup/ UCL winners Real to a 1-1 draw in Madrid.

Thomas Tuchel has been a godsend for the 2012 champs, since taking over from Frank Lampard at the end of January the Blues have won 15 games from 23 appearances (2L,6D), incredibly conceding just 10 goals across the trip, 5 of which came in a single match against the Baggies.

Similarly, the Galacticos are on a tear of their own, unbeaten across their last 19 competitive fixtures (13W,6D), allowing just 9 goals during that streak.

With Chelsea holding an away goal advantage, the onus on scoring will lay squarely on the visitors shoulders here, as such I can see the likes of Pulisic, Werner and Havertz capitalising on the break.