A great array of fixtures this week as we have the Champions League and Europa League Quarter Finals supplemented with some domestic action. Check out our BTTS treble…
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Real Madrid v Dortmund – 7.45pm Wednesday
Both teams to score odds – 13/20 with BetVictor
On their way to their Champions League Cup final during the last campaign, Dortmund defeated Real Madrid in what was a terrific Semi Final. Both sides will have that result firmly in their minds as they draw positives and motivation going into Wednesday’s clash at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Real Madrid are still unbeaten in the tournament and are only one of two sides along with city rivals Atletico who boast that stat, they also are the top scorers so far with 29 goals. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have also scored in a record breaking 33 Champions League games in a row and demonstrated their goal scoring exploits on Saturday evening when they thrashed Rayo Vallecano 5-0 away from home in La Liga. A goal is quite simply a given here for Cristiano (53 goals in his last 43) and friends.
Whenever Dortmund are involved goals happen. Three quarters of their league games have seen three goals or more and away from home the German side have scored in all but two games. Last season the two sides met four times with Dortmund prevailing twice, one game ending 2-2 and a single Los Blancos victory. This will give Dortmund the confidence they can leave Spain with that all important away goal.
Manchester United v Bayern Munich – 7.45pm Tuesday
Both teams to score odds – 31/40 with BetVictor
The size of the task for Manchester United has never been larger as they welcome defending Champions and tournament favourites, Bayern Munich to Old Trafford. The well documented problems United have had this season has led many to believe this could well a trouncing for David Moyes side and if there is ever a time for United to pull off a shock result it will be here.
David Moyes will be fully aware that he can turn this season round if they are able to defeat Bayern Munich. No stone will be left unturned as he puts together a plan to tactically gain an advantage in a tie where United are massive outsiders. I am backing United to score in what is likely to be a defeat. Bayern dropped points over the weekend as they drew 3-3 against Hoffenheim and with three goals being shipped there, I can see Wayne Rooney bagging a goal here.
Morale couldn’t be higher at Bayern Munich after sealing the Bundesliga seven days ago in a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin. I am not sure if there is actually a worse time to play the German side with all their focus being on this game. Guardiola’s side have scored in every single game this season and against a fragile Manchester United defence, scoring goals, surely won’t be a problem.
Wigan v Leicester City – 7.45pm Tuesday
Both teams to score odds – 3/4 with BetVictor
Leicester City are six points clear at the top of the Championship while Wigan are well within the Play Offs and are looking good for one of the four places. Both sides may look fairly comfortable in their positions but any sort of blip in form could see all their hard work go to waste as City go for the title and Wigan ensure they finish in the top six and maybe a late push for an automatic place.
With home advantage and on a run of form which has seen them unbeaten in nine games at the DW Stadium, you would expect at least a goal from Uwe Rosler’s side. In their last two games though, they have struggled, gaining just the single point and need an important win to stop the rot early. The Lactics have plenty of quality throughout their side with Nicky Maynard, Nick Powell, Jack Collison, and Calumn McManaman. I can see goal or two from the players just named.
Leicester’s league run has now seen them unbeaten for 19 league games in a row after their most important victory of the season so far when they overcame nearest challengers Burnley at Turf Moor in Saturday’s early kick off. Nigel Pearson’s side know each game is a step closer to the promise land of the Premier League and you cannot see this side slipping up to throw away the title let alone promotion. The Foxes have scored in each of their last 23 matches and I fully expect them to score again here.