UCL Tips: Semi Finals (1st Leg)

Roma came back from the dead to get past Barcelona and set up an enthralling semi final against Liverpool. The matchup provides both clubs with a fantastic opportunity to get themselves into the final! In the other semi, two of the most successful clubs in European history clash with Bayern Munich standing in the way of Real Madrid’s attempt to win a third consecutive UCL title.

UCL Semi Finals Previews

Liverpool v Roma – (Wed 4:45am)
It is extremely difficult for both clubs not to be bullish about their chances of qualifying for the final. Whether they would like to admit it or not, their respective quarter final opponents posed a much tougher threats. The Wolf had written Roma off, but they produced a fantastic defensive display and took their chances in attack. Conversely, the Reds did it all in the first leg against Man City, and did so at this very ground! Anfield has been a fortress all season long across all competitions. Their only loss at home came to West Brom in the FA Cup. They have maintained 4 consecutive clean sheets at Anfield in this competition and we are yet to touch on their attack. Liverpool have scored 33 goals in this competition –  7 more than any of the other remaining teams. No-one has been able to shut them down and Roma will not be changing that. The front trio of Salah, Firmino and Mane have combined for 23 goals which is 8 more than Roma’s entire team (15). The Wolf cannot ignore the margin between the two sides respective attacking abilities. Roma have scored just a single goal in their last 4 clashes with Liverpool and have won just 1 of their last 15 away matches in this competition. Liverpool will follow the blueprint of the first half against City and will be relentless in putting pressure on the centre back pairing of Manolas and Fazio. The Anfield faithful with take a significant margin with them to Rome.
Best: Liverpool WIN ($1.53)
Value: 1st Half Liverpool Over 1.5 goals ($3.75)
Correct Score: Liverpool 4-0 ($19.00)

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid – (Thur 4:45am)
The two sides need no introduction with a combined 17 Champions League titles between them. They are two of the most successful clubs in European history and are no stranger to the big stage, or one another. This match will mark the 25th meeting between the two clubs, the most played fixture in the history of UEFA club competition. Real have had the better of their German counterparts in recent times winning the last 5 meetings between them. They have scored 13 goals and conceded just 4 in that span with Ronaldo netting 7 goals in his last 3 against the Bavarian side. He has again carried the Real attack with 15 goals in the competition this season, tearing through PSG and Juventus in the knockout stages. Bayern are on track for the treble and have been blowing their opponents off the park. They have scored 26 goals in their last 6 across all competitions with the front line of Lewandowski, Muller and Robben virtually unstoppable. In midfield, The Wolf cannot look past Kroos, Modric and Casimiro. Real have won 8 of their last 10 away games in this competition and scored in 13 straight away from the Bernabeu. The upset is on the cards. 
Best: Both Teams To Score – YES ($1.50)
Other: Over 3.5 goals ($2.50)
Value: Over 2.5 & Real Madrid WIN ($4.25)

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