The road to Lisbon is now becoming much smaller for the eight teams remaining in this season’s Champions League, as the first legs of the quarter-finals kick-off this week.
Manchester United v Bayern Munich Betting Tips
The road to Lisbon must still look pretty long for Manchester United as they have been handed arguably the most difficult tie of the quarter-finals against Bayern Munich.
After a poor domestic campaign, it looks set that United must win the Champions League this summer if they are to compete in the tournament again next year.
But they face a Bayern side who lifted the Bundesliga title last weekend, a new record, and have not lost in 15 games.
David Moyes decided to rest a number of players at the weekend as they beat Aston Villa 4-1. They will however be without Juan Mata, who is cup-tied, the suspended Patrice Evra whilst Alexander Buttner and Rafael are likely to miss out through injury.
Manchester United won the last meeting between the sides 3-2 back in 2010 but I can’t look past a Bayern side in hot form, who are available at 1/2 with Ladbrokes. The best odds on a United win are provided by Bet 365 at 13/2.
Catch this one live from 7:45pm on ITV 1.
Barcelona v Athletico Madrid Betting Tips
The other action on Tuesday night sees an all-Spanish tie as La Liga leaders Athletico Madrid take on second placed Barcelona.
Both teams are in good form, with Barca winning five in a row and Athletico winning six in a row, and it promises to be a thrilling tie at the Nou Camp.
BET OF THE DAY: The last three meetings between these sides this year have ended in draws, twice 0-0 and once 1-1. Under 2.5 goals looks like a good bet at Sportingbet at 11/10.
This match is live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:45pm.
PSG v Chelsea Betting Tips
Jose Mourinho remains desperate to claim the Champions League with Chelsea but he must overcome French champions PSG if he’s to stand any chance of achieving this.
Furthermore, the Blues must overcome their disappointing 1-0 defeat to Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace on Saturday which saw them concede their position at the summit of the Premier League.
Add that to facing a PSG side in top form, with nine wins from nine, with Laurent Blanc’s side conceding just three goals in that impressive run.
Samuel Eto’o is out with injury for Chelsea, with Ashley Cole joining him on the sidelines while Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are both cup-tied.
The game is live on Sky Sports 1 from 7;45pm.
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips
Real Madrid face Borussia Dortmund in the second on Wednesday’s quarter-finals in a repeat of one of last year’s semi-final ties.
Borussia prevailed 4-3 on aggregate that time although Real Madrid won their home leg 2-0, it wasn’t enough to make up for their 4-1 defeat in Germany.
Back-to-back defeats to Barcelona and Sevilla have damaged Real’s challenge for the La Liga title although they did thrash Rayo Vallecano 5-0 at the weekend.
Catch this one live on Sky Sports 4 from 7:45pm.
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