The semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League have arrived and two huge clashes have been staged.
Throughout the 2020-21 tournament, I reveal my predictions for the upcoming matches as well as the latest odds for the best continental tournament in Europe.
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Manchester City and Chelsea are in the bottom four, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain as opponents.
Chelsea drew 1-1 at Real Madrid in their first leg, as Thomas Tuchel’s side are tough to break and are in good shape in all competitions, Christian Pulisic putting them in the lead with a crucial goal in the outside but Karim Benzema equalizing.
Zinedine Zidane and Real will be wary of Chelsea’s pace during the break and their steel defense, but they have enormous experience across their squad with so many former UCL winners. In addition, Eden Hazard returned to almost full form in time to play against the Blues.
The hat-trick Man City won 2-1 at PSG in the first leg, as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe remained fairly calm apart from a quick start.
Guardiola’s boys dominated the second half in Paris, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side were blown away by City’s quality on the ball and Premier League leaders should have put that tie out of sight to reserve their all. first trip to the Champions League final.
Here we are! 💙
XI | Ederson, Walker, Dias, Pierres, Zinchenko, Fernandinho (C), Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden, De Bruyne
SUBS | Steffen, Carson, Ake, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, Laporte, Rodrigo, Torres, Mendy, Cancelo
– Manchester City (@ManCity) May 4, 2021
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) May 4, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 variant in the UK, travel restrictions have been placed on Premier League teams, so many of their matches have been played on neutral venues throughout the tournament as UEFA juggle trying to get all the matches played.
Below is an overview of my predictions, odds for the semi-finals, as well as absolute winners, and how to watch and follow all games in the United States.
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How to watch, broadcast the Champions League
Dates: May 4-5 (return matches)
Location: Home stadiums across Europe
How to watch: CBS Sports
Live Updates: UCL here on NBCSports.com
Group stage recaps
Recap of week 1
Recap of week 2
Recap of week 3
Recap of week 4
Recap of week 5
Recap of week 6
Champions League Schedule: Semi-Finals (All Games, 3 p.m. ET)
Tuesday April 27: Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea
Wednesday April 28: Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Manchester City
Tuesday May 4: Manchester City v Paris Saint-Germain
Wednesday May 5: Chelsea v Real Madrid
Champions League odds: semi-finals – provided by our partner PointsBet
(-145) Manchester City Paris Saint-Germain (+340). Draw: +320
(+120) Chelsea v Real Madrid (+240). Draw: +225
Champions League score predictions: semi-final, second leg
Manchester City 1-1 (3-2 agr.) Paris Saint-Germain
Chelsea 1-1 (2-2 agr. Chelsea win on penalties) Real Madrid
Champions League betting odds – provided by our partner PointsBet
Manchester City (-150)
Real Madrid (+500)
Paris Saint-Germain (+1000)