Champions League: Juve to prove too tight for free-scoring Monaco

Published by on May 2, 2017

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

At least one Madrid side will make it to Cardiff thanks to a repeat of last year’s final. Zinedine Zidane will be confident of a second successive triumph in the Champions League, but Diego Simeone is desperate to avenge last season’s disappointment.

Cristiano Ronaldo is on an incredible run in Europe having surpassed the 100-goal mark against Bayern Munich. The Portuguese is at 11/2 to score alongside Antoine Griezmann, who will be looking to exploit any gaps Los Blancos leave at the back. Simeone’s main aim will be to head back to the Vincente Calderon with his side’s chances still intact, and a 1-1 draw is at 6/1 with bet365. Atleti need to progress to put some old demons to bed, and Real will still have one eye on the title race.

Juventus vs Monaco

Monaco have been criminally underrated this season, brushing aside Tottenham, Manchester City, and Borussia Dortmund on their path to the last four. The Ligue 1 side remain the outsiders to win the competition at 7/1 with SkyBet, as Juventus will be their biggest test yet.

The Old Lady have conceded just two goals in their last six games in all competitions, which could be a problem for free-scoring Monaco. Leonardo Jardim’s men cannot rely on blitzing the Bianconeri, but if there’s one man they will be supplying balls to, it’s Kylian Mbappe. The phenomenal 18-year-old is at 2/1 to score in 90 minutes and attract even more attention to himself from the big boys.