April 8th – Champions League is back!

The Champions League returns this week. We are down to the final 8 teams, 4 huge match ups in store. First up this week is the small matter of a London derby in the EPL.

Lewis Kaye
Apr 07 2019

Chelsea v West Ham United

We kick off this huge week with a London derby in the premier league. This is a big one for Chelsea and a chance to get back in the top 4. West Ham on the other hand are just playing for pride with not much at stake for the Irons.

Will Sarri rest players before their Quarter final tie on Thursday night? I am sure there will be a few changes with one eye on that game.

This game came on the same date last year and ended 1-1. These games are a lot tighter than you would expect.

West Ham or the draw at 5/2

Tottenham v Manchester City

What a game this is going to be. The new stadium is open for business and there won’t be many games as big as this one there.

Everyone talking about City, how unbelievable they are. Yes, this is true they are great but do you think they will win the Quadruple? I certainly don’t. Will the games catch up on the players? The games are now becoming more intense as we get to the business end of the season. They have the squad to cope but its also mental not just physical.

I believe this is a huge opportunity for Spurs. With the extra days rest they should be ready. With all still to play for next week in the return leg I can see Spurs getting their noses in front here.

Tottenham to win the game at 3/1

Liverpool v Porto

The other game sees a Liverpool against Porto. This sounds relatively easy for the Red men. I don’t think it will be as easy as some make out. However, they should have more than enough here to go through over the 2 legs.

The two teams met last season when Liverpool ran out 5-0 winners over the 2 games.

You would expect the crowd to push Liverpool on a special night at Anfield.

Liverpool to be winning half time and full time at 10/11

Ajax v Juventus

The big question is will Cristiano Ronaldo be fit to play. Personally, I think he will start the game, but how fit will he be? Is it a risk? We will soon find out.

Ajax are looking good and will want to add Juventus to their giant killing list so far. This one is going to be very interesting. This young vibrant Ajax team have a chance there Is no doubt about that.

Both teams to score at 4/5

Manchester United v Barcelona

The wheels have started to come off the past few weeks at United. Two defeats to Wolves and all of a sudden its not looking so rosy. Chances of getting back into the CL is now looking slim. Will they pull off a shock and beat Barca or will the slump continue into this tie.

You just can’t go against a team with Lionel Messi in it. Can Lindelof, Smalling, Jones be able to deal with him? I am not quite sure.

Having said that after knocking out PSG you wouldn’t dare back against United either? Sometimes the writing is on the wall?

Lionel Messi to score anytime 10/11

Arsenal v Napoli

This is the first big tie Arsenal have had since the start of this campaign. Napoli will pose all kinds of problems. Both these teams have the chance to progress to the Semi Final. This should be a close and tight affair. There shouldn’t be too much in this.

I can see a 2-1 type of score line with both sides confident heading into the second leg next week. Ancelotti has a history with European trophies just like Emery.

This is the tie of the round and I believe it will live up to those expectations.

Arsenal to win at 6/5

Slavia Prague v Chelsea

This should be fairly routine for Chelsea. You couldn’t have asked for an easier Quarter Final. Although, having knocked out Seville in the round before, Prague will be licking their lips at the chance of another giant killing. Chelsea should have too much here though and I would expect them to win the leg at 4/6 to set them up nicely for the return at Stamford Bridge,

Chelsea to win the leg at 4/6
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Written by: Lewis Kaye
Apr 07 2019
Lewis Kaye is a sports fanatic. Whether its football, tennis or golf he has it covered. Over 25 years of watching, attending and betting on all different types of sporting events. Whether its Premier League, Champions League, Golf Masters or Wimbledon he is the man to listen to. We are delighted that he will run this blog and write articles on the upcoming sporting events. He will also add his betting tips of the week! Keep up to date, you don’t want to miss out!

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