The first leg of the Champions League semi-finals gave us a match for the ages, as well as a dominant performance. Manchester City and Real Madrid produced one of the most astonishing scorelines of the season, with this amazing 4-3 which means that all odds are off ahead of their second tie in Spain, while Liverpool had a pleasant night against Villarreal, winning 2-0 at Anfield.
The second leg is upon us, and Helpbet brings you the best bet and best prop bets for the Champions League semi-finals.
Date: 03 May
Venue: El Madrigal, Vila-Real
First Leg: Liverpool – Villarreal 2-0
Prediction: Liverpool will reach the final, as Villarreal’s amazing run ends against the most dominant team in the world right now. It has happened twice already, Liverpool winning the first leg and going into the second one with an extended rotation. A draw will be ideal for both opponents. Villarreal will farewell the Champions League on a high note, knowing they will not be there next season (they will most likely miss European qualification altogether), while Liverpool will advance to their third final in five years. The draw can be found around 4.00.
Prop Bet: Divock Origi will likely start, in order for some of the regular starters to remain fresh for the Premier League battle. Whenever he gets his chance, he delivers. We will wait for the lineups, and if he’s on the sheet, we will back him to find the net.
Date: 04 May
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
First Leg: Manchester City – Real Madrid 4-3
Prediction: The game in Manchester was one of the best we’ve seen since the start of the season. Manchester City showed class. Real Madrid showed Karim Benzema! We won’t be surprised if the second leg goes to extra time, nor will we feel astonished if the score is a draw. The safest bet is both teams to score and over 2,5 goals, with the combo at 1.85.
Prop Bet: Real Madrid will try to hold possession more than they did last time. There’s value to the “Madrid over 32.5% possession” bet.
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