Champions league matches have reached one of the most interesting stages as the quarter final are underway. It is indeed for the champions.
The quarter finals have three Spanish clubs: Barcelona, Sevilla, and Real Madrid, two Italian Clubs: Juventus and Roma; two English clubs: Manchester City and Liverpool, while Bayern Munich are the only German Club.
Here are our predictions for the matches:
Barcelona Vs Roma
The first leg is scheduled for 4 April, while second leg will be April 10, 2018. The two clubs have met before in UEFA competition: Barcelona won 1, Roma won one while they drew two times.
Research shows that the most recent encounter came in the 2015/16 group stage, with Barcelona winning 6-1 in the Camp Nou with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez both scoring twice.
We are giving the April 4 first leg match to Barcelona. Barcelona will be playing at home, as such they will like to create a good gap before playing away.
Infobase prediction: Barcelona 4 Roma 1
Though Eusebio Di Francesco’s side will try to prove the world wrong since everyone seems to be predicting that A.S Roma would be an easy ride for Barcelona.
Ernesto Valverde too will want his name in Barca book of achievement. This will be one of his major matches for the club since he took over from Luis Enrique May 29, 2017.
Sevilla Vs Bayern München (Kick off time: 7:45PM)
Sevilla will be hosting Bayern Munchen in the 1st leg of April 3rd, while the 2nd leg will be April 11.
Research shows that the two clubs have never met before in UEFA competition.
Bayern, German side, have lost on their last five trips to Spain; Sevilla, a Spanish club, have never lost at home to visitors from Germany. Bayern will have to play beyond record to over write that record.
Though Sevilla overcame German opposition in four of their five UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League-winning campaigns.
With these Sevilla record, it may be difficult to say who wins, but a winner will emerge after the second leg between the two strong teams.
Infobase prediction: Sevilla 0 Bayern 1
Sevilla prides itself as the oldest sporting club in Spain, and Vincenzo Montellax has huge game in his hands as he plays host to Jupp Heynckes’ boys April 3, 2018.
Juventus Vs Real Madrid (Kick off time: 7:45PM)
Juve play host to the current holders of the trophy, Real Madrid in the 1st leg which comes up April 3, while the 2nd leg will be April 11, 2018.
Let’s dwell more on the first leg. Both clubs had met 19 times with Juventus winning 8, while Real Madrid won 9.
They drew two times, but the a repeat of last season’s final, when Madrid won 4-1 in Cardiff is coming up again.
Real Madrid “jet man” Cristiano Ronaldo has in his cap seven goals in five matches against Juventus – one every 64 minutes, statistics says.
Juve’s Massimiliano Allegri boys will play beyond his previous matches if they are to beat Real Madrid, a club that prides itself as the club with highest victories in the history of Champions League.
A total of 22 clubs have won the champions league titles, but Real Madrid have won 12 times including the inaugural competition.
Zinedine Zidane, a former champions for the Real Madrid having won numerous trophies , will again be leading the club as a coach to meet Juventus at home.
Infobase prediction: Juventus 2 Real Madrid 3
The last is…
Liverpool Vs Manchester City, two English clubs.
The 1st leg is April 4, while 2nd leg holds April 11. Both matches will be on English soil.
“The pair have never met before in UEFA competition.
“In domestic fixtures Liverpool have dominated, recording 87 wins to City’s 45, with 46 draws.
“City have won just one of their last eight encounters with Liverpool in all competitions, losing five. The Reds are the only team to beat Pep Guardiola’s charges in this season’s Premier League,” UEFA record says.
Manchester City do not have great record in Champions League, but its current manager Pep Guardiola, is not a push over in the history of Champions league matches .
Guardiola has won 23 trophies since the beginning of his managing career. He is one of the most successful football managers in the World.
Infobase prediction: Liverpool 1 Manchester City 1
The matches are going to be interesting , but we are looking out for Juve vs Real Madrid match most.
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