Champions League Semi Final Tips First Leg

Been a while since I wrote anything. Will be writing more next season. This week is the first leg of the Champions League Semi-finals. Betting wise, these picks are quite simple and fairly obvious, if you look at recent form and how the teams have been playing.

Tuesday 24th April 2018 Liverpool vs Roma

Liverpool are strong favourites here and rightly so. The knocked the previous tournament favourites, Manchester City, by beating them comprehensively over the 2 legs. I think they are the team to beat this year and should be clear favourites, especially since they have an easier route to the final.

Liverpool are sitting comfortably in the league in 3rd. They effectively gave up second place after losing to Manchester United the other week. They rested players in their last game against West Brom which they drew 2-2. They'll be fresh and up for this game.

Roma sit in 3rd in Serie A, a long way from the run away leaders, Juventus and Napoli. They did manage to knock out Barcelona though but from what I heard, it was more that Barcelona were happy to sit on their 4-1 home win and managed to lose 3-0. Serie A isn't a strong league at all.

I really fancy Liverpool to win this by a couple of goals and put the tie to bed. Asian handicap is -1 @ 1.88 which I like at Bet365

Wednesday 25th April 2018 Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

Bayern have walked the Bundesliga again. They have demolished all comers. Last round in the Champions League wasn't plain sailing though. They luckily won away at Seville and played out a 0-0 in the return leg. Seville aren't a great side either, struggling to get 7th in La Liga.

Real Madrid are struggling. They really struggled against Juventus in the last round, needing a late penalty to get through, with the way the game was going, Juventus would have probably gone through if it went to extra time. In the league, they are well behind the leaders and struggled to get a point at home vs Athletic Bilbao. They have raised their game in the Champions League but I think this will be a bridge too far.

Its Bayern all the way for me. I would personally have them at odds on so 2.05 at Bet365 is great.

Current odds at Bet365 are

Liverpool 1.53, draw 4.5 and Roma 6.5

Bayern Munich 2.05 Draw 3.75 and Real Madrid 3.75

Fro winning it all, I'd suggest Liverpool at 3.25. Whoever they face in the final, you have got to think that they'll beat them.

Odds are 3.25 at Bet365

*odds correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.