And even if absolutely nothing crazy does take place, there’s still worth to be found in the matches where the results feel like a foregone conclusion. Still, despite being up a guy for nearly the whole match, Genuine Madrid had a lot of trouble breaking down Atalanta’s packed-in defense prior to lastly plundering a goal late. I expect Tuesday’s match to look somewhat similar, however with the teams changing roles.
I sense that we’ll know whether we’re going to win this bet by the 30- minute mark. If Atalanta scores early, this bet is toast. If not, we’re most likely in the clear. The Choose: Under 2.5 ( 105)
Manchester City vs. Borussia Monchengladbach, Tue. 3 p.m. (Paramount )
So, here’s the important things about Manchester City. They never aborts the pets. With City holding a 2-0 lead on aggregate and Monchengladbach requiring a minimum of 3 goals to advance, we might expect to see most groups in City’s scenario content with parking the bus and chilling out for 90 minutes before moving on. That is not City’s design. They only play one song, and it’s a beautiful tune. They’re going to manage the game, and try to score goals. Consistently. If City relent in any fashion, it will remain in the beginning lineup, but I’m not even sure we’ll see a “B” squad.
Man City presently holds a 14- point lead in the Premier League. It does not need to rest players for league matches. City sent out its variation of a “B” group against Fulham on Saturday and won 3-0. I believe Pep Guardiola was resting his key players for this match. A match versus a Monchengladbach team 6 straight and is lost at the minute. City might score three objectives, treating this game as a training session. The Choose: Manchester City Over 2.5 ( 100)
Bayern Munich vs. Lazio, Wed. 3 p.m. (Paramount )
I loved the Both Groups To Score play in the first leg of this match, and I love it again in the 2nd. The circumstances determine it. Bayern won the first leg 4-1, which suggests Lazio needs to go for it even to have a prayer of advancing. Bayern are Bayern, and Bayern being Bayern means they can scoring in their sleep against a Lazio group forced to press forward.
Likewise, we should not forget that Lazio had a lot of assaulting success in the very first leg. They just scored one objective but ended up the match with a more than reputable 1.6 xG. And while they have actually won just once in three matches considering that, Lazio have an xG of 5.4 in those three matches. They’ve been a bit unfortunate. Then there’s Bayern, who are still the best team in Germany however have been a bit dripping at the back all year long. Bayern have actually enabled fewer than 1.0 xG in only 2 of their last 13 matches. They give you opportunities. The Choose: Both Groups To Score (-150)
Chelsea vs. Atlético Madrid, Wed. 3 p.m. (Paramount )
How do Chelsea fans feel about Thomas Tuchel as supervisor? I know they have to more than happy with the results, as Chelsea are yet to lose under him. That success has actually come at the price of home entertainment since Chelsea matches have actually been extremely dull to enjoy. Tuchel’s first match at Chelsea was a scoreless draw versus Wolverhampton, and he’s managed 2 more given that including against Leeds on Saturday. Chelsea have locked out opponents in 10 of the 12 matches Tuchel has managed, including the 1-0 win over Atlético in the very first leg. That’s wonderful, but at the very same time, Chelsea have actually scored more than one objective in just four of those 12 matches.
I anticipate we’ll see a Chelsea team pleased to manage the ball and determine play in this match. That’s why I believe we’ll see a very slow-building match that won’t consist of lots of opportunities early.