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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea London (Champions League Recap, April 22)

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The bet we placed with bet365 on the first leg of the Champions League clash between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea London didn’t pay off. We thought the attacking power of the two teams would guarantee goals, but with Chelsea parking not a buss, but a freight train the match ended in a 0-0 draw that gives the visitors the advantage in the second leg.

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Jose Mourinho was a man with a goal, which was not to let Atletico score, but with Eto’o injured, he decided to field local star Fernando “El Niño” Torres, who obviously didn’t count for much, but to receive Vicente Calderon fans ovations. The most interesting thing from the first half was Petr Cech’s injury. Chelsea’s goalkeeper was forced off the field on the 18th minute when he tried to clear an Atletico corner, but ended up falling on his arm. Reports suggest he will miss the rest of the season and Chelsea’s honor will be defended by Mark Schwarzer.

There was also a stare off contest between John Terry and Diego Costa, which spiced up with some angry chest bumps that made the highlights of a somewhat dull match. Atletico had a clear chance to score when on the 55th minute Ribas could have taken advantage of a bad clearance by Schwarzer, yet David Luiz was in place to close down the attack.

Neither Lampard nor Cahill could break the deadlock in which Courtois kept Atletico’s line, and with the given yellow cards Chelsea has a few absentees’ worries themselves, including their captain, for the next week’s final show at Stamford Bridge.

Result: -8 units, bet lost

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea London (Champions League Prediction, April 22)

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This year’s Champions League semi-finals are each worthy of being called a final. With Atletico Madrid producing one of the biggest upsets by eliminating FC Barcelona, they now have to face Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, whom the bookies give a slight advantage to win and qualify for the final.

Atletico have just one problem in their squad: Courtois and the issue whether he can start against Chelsea or not. Simeone says he will start, Chelsea says they won’t forbid him to start, but when you stop and think that he’s the last barrier the Blues have to the final, will they really allow him to play? Atletico Madrid have also scored more goals this season than Chelsea did, which means they have to capitalize on their attack and on Diego Costa’s fitness to score first.

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Chelsea just like their hosts on Tuesday are battling for the title, with the Blues with a much easier fixture than the other Premier League hopefuls. With Eden Hazard a doubt for the league match this weekend Jose Mourinho must find ways to replace him or hope he will be fit in time. Statistics wise Atletico is much stronger at home, they concede less, and their all-time record against English teams, are eight wins and eight draws with only five defeats.

Bet365 has almost even odds for both teams; they offer Atletico 1.80 odds to qualify and Chelsea 2.00. For this particular match an Atletico Madrid win is at 1.90, a Chelsea win at 4.20 and a draw at 3.25. Over 2.5 goals is at 2.40 and under 2.5 is at 1.53. We are going to bet 8 units on both teams to score at 2.20 with the same bookmaker.

Atletico Madrid: Team’s Formation

13
Courtois
23
Miranda
20
Juanfran
3
Filipe Luis
2
D. Godín
5
Tiago
10
A. Turan
6
Koke
8
Raúl García
19
Diego Costa
9
David Villa

Chelsea London: Team’s Formation

1
P. Čech
2
Ivanović
4
David Luiz
28
Azpilicueta
26
J. Terry
8
F. Lampard
7
Ramires
21
N. Matić
11
Oscar
14
A. Schürrle
19
D. Ba

End prediction for the match:
both teams to score

Fiorentina vs AS Roma (Prediction, April 19th)

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Fiorentina all but secured the 4th place that leads to Europa League, as they get ready to host AS Roma on Saturday. Roma is tipped by the bookies to win this match and record their 8th Serie A win in a row, thus preventing Juventus to be declared Champions just yet.

Fiorentina comes from a 3-5 win over Hellas Verona in which Viola were very close to let the game slip out of their hands and hand the three points to the hosts. Their form would guarantee them a good run in Europa League, only that their eyes are set much higher; they are 9 points short of the Champions League spot occupied by Napoli. With only five more rounds to go the task looks rather impossible to achieve, and in this specific game they are seen as the underdogs.

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AS Roma are looking rather sharp now, with only 8 goals against them in the last seven Serie A wins, they have midfielders willing to score and a distance of eight points between them and Juventus. Their strikers comprise the second most prolific attack in Serie A and Ljajic looks the shoe in for the goalscorer market, perhaps to score at any time would be most fitting or to score last. Even though Roma play away from Stadio Olimpico, this game would further cement their intentions in Europe.

Betsson has 3.10 odds for a Fiorentina win, 3.35 for a draw and a winning margin for Roma by a goal was set up at 4.00. Ljajic to score at any time is at 3.20, Totti at 3.00 and Aquilani at 5.00. We are going to bet 8 units on an outright AS Roma win at 2.30 with the same bookie.

Fiorentina: Team’s Formation

1
Neto
23
M. Pasqual
2
Rodríguez
15
S. Savić
40
N. Tomović
20
Borja Valero
7
D. Pizarro
10
A. Aquilani
30
Matos Ryder
72
J. Iličič
11
J. Cuadrado

AS Roma: Team’s Formation

26
De Sanctis
13
Maicon
2
R. Tolói
5
Leandro Castán
3
Dodô
44
Nainggolan
16
De Rossi
11
Taddei
27
Gervinho
10
F. Totti
8
A. Ljajić

End prediction for the match:
an outright AS Roma win

Paris Saint Germain vs Lyon (Prediction, April 19th)

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PSG will try to comeback from the Ligue 1 defeat against Lyon when they face the same opponent for the Coupe de la Ligue final. Last week when the two teams played against each other it ended up with a 1-0 defeat which marked PSG’s second in a week, after the Champions League elimination at the hands of Chelsea London.

Even if PSG is already more than sure of winning the title, the list of their absentees is what’s keeping them from having the edge to the goal. An in form Lavezzi and Cavani don’t seem to be enough for the cutting edge without Ibrahimovic. To be able to reach the final, PSG won with 2-1 against Nantes, thanks to an Ibrahimovic brace, but against Lyon, Laurent Blanc will have to try something new.
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Lyon are currently 5th in Ligue 1 table, which puts them 2 points behind Saint Etienne, on the 4th place that leads to Europa League. The hosts haven’t won la Coupe de la Ligue since 2001, when they won against AS Monaco with 2-1. The last time they were in a final was in 2012, in a match that not many would want to remember after a 1-0 loss to Marseille. Lyon’s injury list, which could end up being decisive include Grenier, Gourcouff and Fofana with a groin injury.

Provided Ferri is included in the starting eleven, expect Lyon to send out the message, they are going for a second win in a week against PSG. William Hill has a possible PSG win at 1.53, a Lyon one at 7.00 and a draw at 3.75. Cavani as an anytime goalscorer is at 1.73 and Lavezzi at 2.00 and both teams to score is at 1.95. We are going to bet 6 units on William Hill’s headline offer of Cavani to score and PSG to win at 2.25.

PSG: Team’s Formation

30
S. Sirigu
23
van der Wiel
13
Alex
2
Thiago Silva
21
Digne
14
Matuidi
8
Thiago Motta
4
Y. Cabaye
22
E. Lavezzi
27
J. Pastore
9
E. Cavani

Lyon: Team’s Formation

16
Anthony Lopes
55
C. Tolisso
5
M. Biševac
4
B. Koné
14
M. Dabo
12
J. Ferri
21
M. Gonalons
28
A. Mvuemba
18
B. Gomis
31
N. Fekir
19
J. Briand

End prediction for the match:
Cavani to score and PSG to win