The UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals roll on as the clashes on Wednesday, April 7, pit four soccer clubs with very different histories against each other. Bayern will host Paris Saint-Germain at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, while Chelsea travel to Portugal to face Porto.
Bayern had to get past Lazio to reach the Quarter-Finals stage, while PSG got their revenge on Barcelona for the 2017 UCL Round of 16 ties. On the other hand, there are Chelsea, who beat La Liga leaders in two legs, and Porto, who made the surprise of knocking Juventus out of the competition.
While picking a straight winner might not be as attractive there are many betting opportunities in the over/under or who scores first that might be much more attractive. Let’s take a look at the sports betting options for these matchups.
Bayern vs Paris Saint-Germain betting picks
Bayern's form in all competitions has been impeccable this season, despite suffering slight mishaps in the Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal. The reigning Bundesliga champions have not lost a single game in all competitions since February 20, when they lost 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt in the league.
The Bundesliga side hope to become the first German side to win two successive Champions League titles for the first time in over 40 years. While this clash will be their first meeting since the UCL final last season when two of the strongest European teams came head-to-head, and the Germans won 1-0. Thus, PSG now want vengeance under their new boss, Mauricio Pochettino.
Robert Lewandowski will miss the two legs, while Neymar will return for the French champions. Thus, having all things in mind, it looks likely that both sides will face a tough challenge and none will want to fail in the first leg. Betting that the game will have Under 2.5 goals could be a sure bet, at +158, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $158 on FanDuel.
Porto vs Chelsea betting picks
Chelsea had been undefeated under Thomas Tuchel for 14 matches, before finally being shocked 5-2 by West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on 3 April. Their newly-discovered form knocked Atletico Madrid out of the last 16. Porto also impressed against nine-consecutive-time Serie A champions Juventus. However, their dream of reaching the Semi-Finals for the first time in 17 years, might be shattered by suspensions of Mehdi Taremi and Sergio Oliveira.
The Portuguese side are the underdogs of the competition but in the previous round, they demonstrated their consistency. Chelsea are big favorites here favorites and their head-to-head record against Porto of five wins, two losses, and a draw, gives them confidence. As a result, it’s not unreasonable to think that Tuchel's players can win this game 2-0 and that score line is paying +750.
Parlays for these two matchups of the UEFA Champions League Round Quarter-Finals
A solid parlay bet could be the following: Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain to score Under 2.5 goals, and Chelsea to beat Porto 2-0. At $100, the bettor could win up to $908.
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