Champions League: Who Will Advance to The Finals?
May 1, 2017
The road to the UEFA Champions League finals will continue next week with Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid and with Monaco vs Juventus. Which among the four will advance to the finals in June?
Many Bitcoin sportsbooks are giving good odds for Real Madrid to take one of the spots this coming June. Joining them might also be Juventus due to the team’s high odds of winning.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Pinnacle is giving Real Madrid odds of 1.884 to advance to the finals while Atletico Madrid gets a 2.060. Betcoin.ag, on the other hand, is giving Real 1.86 and Atletico 4.56. Cloudbet shares these sentiments with Real getting 1.840 and Atletico 4.510.
Betcoin.ag and Cloudbet odds are not surprising. The two Bitcoin sportsbooks might be drawing history in its odds when Real was the winner against Atletico during the 2014 and 2016 Champions League. The Real even won the quarterfinal match against Atletico during the Clubs Meeting.
Pinnacle, though, is seeing this match as a good day for Atletico to be the one standing against its city rivals. Atletico’s manager has been consistent with keeping the team organized. Real’s own Cristiano Ronaldo has not been looking hungry as previous seasons, while the Real team’s defenses have been showing some holes in it throughout the season.
These factors, along with the match taking place in home territory, will give Atletico some much needed edge. As long as Atletico keeps a tight defense throughout the match, the team can find an opening in Real’s defenses. The upcoming match is sure to be filled to the brim with tensions among fans for both teams.
Monaco vs Juventus
Pinnacle favors Juventus with 1.373 odds while AS Monaco gets 3.310. Betcoin.ag is slightly leaning on Juventus as well with 2.30 and Monaco with a 3.20. Cloudbet is giving Monaco a slight headway with 3.170 and 2.280 for Juventus.
In this match, it will be a contest between Monaco’s unrelenting offensive against Juventus’ tight defenses. Juventus may have beaten Monaco before. However, the French team has gotten some better powerhouse threats than before. Juventus will be looking for young and powerful strikers on Monaco side. One of which is the rising star Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe and Radamel Falcao have helped the team reach the semis.
Matching up against Monaco strikers are many of Juventus grounded Italian defenses. One of which is the team’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Buffon’s wall and combative stance are not going to fall easily. With defensive players as Bonucci and Chiellini on the field, Monaco will have a tough time to find an opening.
Bitcoin sportsbook odds are showing that this could be another case of Barcelona again where Juventus will advance to the finals. However, Monaco’s new players could turn the tables on the next semi match.