Champions League – Ajax-Benfica (March 15, 8 p.m.)
Decisive match for Benfica, who face Ajax in Amsterdam, future Champions after the 2-2 at the Estádio da Luz. And just like in the Lisbon match, the Dutch are the big favourites, with the home side winning at 1.35. This is normal, in addition to the excellent course in the Champions League, and although they lost in the next game against the eagles, Ajax started for three consecutive victories. Benfica, on the other hand, are coming from a draw at home, in a game where they had to play with less for more than 80 minutes, with the inherent wear and tear that comes with that. Perhaps this explains why a draw (which does not guarantee progress to either team) pays 5.20 and Benfica’s win is valued at 6.45. But, if it’s like Luz, the odds may not accurately reflect the difference in value between the teams…
Champions League – Manchester United-Atl. Madrid (March 15, 8 p.m.)
Another tie that ended in a tie in the first game, which kind of shows the balance between the two teams. Face to face Cristiano Ronaldo and João Félix, two Portuguese players on point. Favoritism for Manchester United, the victory paying 2.10. It is perceived. Besides playing at home, the Red Devils (and perhaps many don’t know it) have only lost once (to rivals City) in the last 13 encounters. But watch out for Atl. Madrid, which has not lost for five matches and has just won three consecutive victories, which shows a clear recovery in form. The victory of the colchoneros is paid 3.47, while the draw (which would always bring the match into overtime) is worth 3.07.
Champions League – Lille-Chelsea (March 16, 8 p.m.)
It was, even in the first leg, the one that pundits and bettors saw as the most unbalanced of these Champions League round of 16 and the 2-0 that ended Chelsea’s reception against Lille gave them raison. It’s no wonder, then, that the English side are once again seen as heavy favorites in this second game, in which their win is 1.79 – considering that Chelsea have 10 wins and 2 draws in the last 12 games. Lille, on the other hand, are coming off a draw and two triumphs in the last three meetings. If you win today, whoever takes the risk gets 3.93. A tie pays 3.45. The odds, the difference between the teams and the moment itself leave no room for doubt.
Champions League – Juventus-Villarreal (March 16, 8 p.m.)
The draw in the first leg gave this match an image of balance which is not reflected in the odds of this second leg, where the victory of Juventus is worth 1.86. In this assessment, of course, the home factor, the European history of the Torino team and, perhaps, the fact that they haven’t lost since January 12 are important. Villarreal, on the other hand, is clearly an outsider in these knockout stages of the Champions League and it is, in essence, with this status that we see: the victory of the Spanish team is paid 3.78, while a draw is worth 3. , 33.
Premier League – Arsenal-Liverpool (March 16, 8:15 p.m.)
Match delayed in the Premier League, then a great match as always an Arsenal-Liverpool. Favoritism? He could not fail to be handed over to the team guided by Jurgen Klopp, who could, if they win, be only one point behind Manchester City – which seemed unattainable a few days ago. But Liverpool’s eight-game winning streak in the league has gotten us this far and also explains why winning in London only nets 1.83. A draw is worth 3.63, while Arsenal’s triumph has odds of 3.53. This shows that experts and bettors do not believe much in this scenario. But beware: the Londoners come into this match after five consecutive victories. In other words, they’re not having a bad time either…