We are getting closer and closer to the big event at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, but first the quarter- and semifinals needs to be concluded, and tomorrow we are starting out with a big one. Two of the biggest european soccer nations are going to duke it out for a chance at the semifinal spot. Both of these teams have shown quite a high level of play, but also some low levels. France’s match against Nigeria weren’t all that impressive, and neither were Germany’s win over Algeria. But the European teams prevailed and are gonna play each other tomorrow.
Now, our bet is a little out of the ordinary. This time we are basing it on something subjective and a part that is somewhat hard to quantify. A few hours ago BBC announced the fact that some of the German players have been struck by the flu. They were complaining about sore throats and a little aching, but they could finish their scheduled practice. No names were revealed, but it is believed to affect about 7 of them.
This does not mean that Germany is totally out of it, but if some of the players have been weakened to the point that they cannot participate or play to their full strength that might be just enough to make the favor moves to France’s side. Since we already believe that France has an amazing high octane offense that could easily overcome Germany we like the bet on them even more now. Given the news we are going to bet with even more confidence and we recommend that you do just the same!
Our Predictions: France to win (Odds are 3.10 @ BetVictor)
What is there to say about Atletico Madrid that has not been said about them? Simeone has done an incredible job with a team that before this season looked troubled with a lot of debt, losing key players and other problems.
Now they are in the semifinals and might be free of their financial troubles (or at least ease them a lot) if they advance. They thus have a lot to play for and will probably continue their great streak after defeating Barcelona in the quarter finals.
For this match most of their players are fit and ready to go, and even Ardan Turan is ready to play for the Spanish side which might be a crucial sub in the game. Besides this their morale is at an all time high as they are fighting for trophies all over.
Chelsea on the other hand is trucking along. They are off course a force to be reckoned with as they have for long now been a tough team to beat in any competition.
But they seem to be struggling right now. They just suffered a terrible loss against Sunderland this week, and that was at home. Since they are still in the hunt for the Premier League title this is no good. Now they are facing much tougher opposition and are away to boot.
As most know, Mourinho is tactical adept and will likely lay low and simply try to defend and keep it to a draw and force a goal at home, boring stuff for us viewers, but Atletico is not gonna let that happen. They are likely to pounce in order to get a good result going to Stamford Bridge so we like a bet on the Spanish side here.
Our Predictions: Atletico Madrid to win (Odds are 1.85 @ Bet365)
So we have another two big games going down in the Champions League 2014. The second round of second legs are being played and Manchester United is visiting the german team Bayern Munich after a 1-1 draw in England last game.
The bookies seems to think that this game is already sealed and done, but it does not seem that people are aware that this is the one tournament that matters for United as of now. They are already out of the Champions League chase for next year, not to mention the title race and has to cling to the hope of winning this years CL.
While the Munich side is the far better of these two they are missing quite a lot of players for this match. Players like Schweinsteiger, Alcantara, Shaqiri, Martinez, Contento and many others. Guardiola is quoted saying he has 14 starters available from his squad. Even though they are the better team this won’t hold up in the Champions League.
United are missing a couple of great starters as well though in Mata and van Persie. They are still able to field a nice team where players with minor injuries are back and they seem to have gotten a grip on what they need to do in order to get things back on track.
Bayerns form has also been weak lately. Being at 2-3-0 in the last five, but that might have to do with the fact that they have already won the league title at home and are likely to rest players in order to go for the champions league trophy this year as well.
United are high up after beating Newcastle 0-4 last week and are likely confident going into this game. I foresee that it is gonna be tough, but United have the experience in these tight spots and are capable of doing the seemingly impossible.
Bayern Munich will be content simply advancing here and will likely lay back and let United take charge. We foresee a low scoring, but exciting match as United will be chasing the winning scores.
Our Predictions: Under 2.5 goals (Odds are 2.70 @ 5Dimes)
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