Matt Le Tissier Champions League Preview And Midweek Acca
Matt’s Champions League Acca
This is the first time that Man City have reached the last 16 of the Champions League. And it’s a tough ask for Manuel Pellegrini’s side to make the quarter-finals after they drew one of the hardest opponents in Barcelona.
I reckon the hosts will need to take a two goal advantage when they travel to the Nou Camp for the return fixture to have any hopes of progressing. With both teams generally in terrific goal scoring form – Barca hit six on the weekend and City’s last three European games have yielded 18 goals – there should be goals a plenty. Take both teams to score at 8/15 with BetVictor but I believe it will end a draw – which is 13/5 with bet365. BetVictor are offering 12/1 for a 2-2 result and a massive 45/1 for the 3-3 scoreline.
In Germany, there’s a difficult game to call but I think Paris St Germain may just nick it against Bayer Leverkusen. The French side are five points clear in their domestic league and, with the superb Zlatan Ibrahimovic at their disposal, I think he may just be the difference between the two sides. The away win is 13/10 with totesport.
Bayern Munich have been the best football team for the past year. The current title holders travel to the Emirates having not lost in the Bundesliga in their last 46 fixtures. It is the biggest challenge that Arsene Wenger’s team could face.
Despite Frank Ribery being ruled out after a bursting a blood vessel, I still think the German side will have too much in the tank. Ladbrokes are giving the best price of 3/4 for the visitors to come out on top.
AC Milan have really struggled this season and are ninth in Serie A. I don’t see new manager Clarence Seedorf guiding them to their eighth European title. Atletico Madrid are on form – level on points with Real Madrid and Barca at the top of La Liga – and I fancy the away team to win at 5/4 with Paddy Power.
MATT’S MIDWEEK ACCUMULATOR
Both teams to score (Man City and Barcelona)
PSG to beat Bayer Leverkusen
Bayern Munich to beat Arsenal
Atletico to beat AC Milan