It’s Leg 1 of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals and Tuesday’s April 6th matches between Manchester City - Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid - Liverpool are a bettors dream. Two marquee matches with the eyes of the world on them and many betting opportunities.

The oddsmakers at DraftKings have placed Manchester City and Real Madrid as favorites in these first leg matches, but don’t look past Liverpool or Borussia Dortmund who have the talent to get a big win on the road in these matches.

There are many interesting straight bets, parlays, picks, and correct score lines which can help the bettor earn some cash. When it comes to big games like these the stars come out to play. Here are some interesting betting options for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter finals.

Manchester City - Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund (Getty)

Manchester City come in as huge favorites over Borussia Dortmund, as the German club is paying out +610 to City’s -235. Manchester City have been runaway leaders in the Premier League, while Dortmund has had an up and down season and sit a disappointing fifth in the Bundesliga. A correct score line bet could be a risky but good option as a 2-0 City win is paying out a solid +700, while a Dortmund upset 1-2 would pay +1600.

Both teams have the firepower to score a lot of goals but over 3.5 seems a bit much, while predicting by how much a team will win by seems like a safer bet. Manchester City winning by 1 or 2 goals is paying out a respectable +280 and +340 each. This is a game that will come down to inches so betting Live might also be a good strategy to earn some money on half-time result and over/under score lines.

Real Madrid - Liverpool

Toni Kroos of Real Madrid (Getty)

Real Madrid vs Liverpool is a much tighter affair as Los Merengues have only a slight advantage over Liverpool outright. +155 to the Reds +170, Real Madrid must like their odds as they have a very good recent history against Liverpool. Liverpool have lost their last three Champions League games against Real Madrid, while the Spanish side have won 8 of their last 9 first leg matches in the knockout stage.

This game might be a tight affair and predicting an under 2.5 goals could be a safe bet and at +100, the bettor stands to win something if less than 2.5 goals are scored. A correct score of 1-1 is paying out +550, while an interesting bet could be betting on Liverpool, for example, to go into halftime with the lead at +220.


Mohamed Salah (Getty)

In tight matches like these the best way to Parlay is by going with your gut and taking a risk if need be. An interesting set up would be a Manchester City win and a draw between Real Madrid and Liverpool. A $100 bet would earn the bettor $500 in total earnings.