Champions League Betting Odds: Juventus and Real Madrid to Reach the Final

Champions League Betting Odds: Juventus and Real Madrid to Reach the Final

after two interesting uefa champions league semi-final first legs, next week’s second legs promise to provide even more drama. juventus and real madrid hold handsome leads, with the pair strong favourites to make it through to next month’s final at cardiff’s principality stadium.

on tuesday, juve and monaco go head-to-head at the juventus stadium, while atletico madrid and real madrid rekindle their rivalry at the vicente calderon the following day.

the old lady and los blancos have handy first leg leads, but can atletico or monaco do anything about it? with our live odds comparison, best prices, top tips and predictions we’ll be previewing both champions league semi-finals.

juventus v monaco: easy win for juve

we kick things off with tuesday’s big match from turin, as monaco travel to the juventus stadium looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit from last week. massimiliano allegri’s troops were simply outstanding at the stade louis ii, sealing a 2-0 win to take a firm hold on this tie. however, the french ligue 1 leaders will not go down without a fight in italy.

the old lady, who have been near faultless all campaign, have already put one foot in the final, but they will be looking to see the job through in a professional manner on tuesday. the serie a leaders were incredibly strong at the back in monaco, with the influential gonzalo higuain netting a brace at the other end to give them a commanding lead in the tie.

juve are the 7/10 favourites with betway to win on the night in the turin. the best odds you can get on the away team causing a huge upset are 9/2 (william hill). the draw, meanwhile, is priced at 3/1 with sporting bet. the old lady are 1/33 with betfair to qualify, whilst monaco are available at the huge odds of 20/1 (bet365) to reach cardiff.

despite monaco sitting pretty at the top of the french ligue 1 table, worryingly for jardim’s men, the white and blacks have yet to be beaten on their own patch in any competition this season. and in a game of this magnitude, we can’t see that changing on tuesday.

overall this term, juve have won a staggering 22 of 24 league and cup games at the juventus stadium. since drawing 1-1 with lyon in a champions league match in november, allegri’s boys have won their last 16 home fixtures on the spin. strangely, though, both home draws have come in the champions league.

as for monaco, three of their six losses on the road this season have come in europe. after losing to fenerbahce in the third qualifying round, the french side were beaten 3-0 by bayer leverkusen in the group stage, and they lost 5-3 to manchester city in the knockouts. however, in ligue 1, the red and whites have lost just two of their 17 away fixtures.

we’re predicting another comfortable evening for the italian outfit. looking at the live odds comparison, there’s great value in coral’s 7/4 for the home team to win -1 on tuesday evening.

atletico madrid v real madrid: more misery for atleti

on wednesday, city rivals atletico madrid and real madrid lock horns for the fourth time this season, as the pair square off at the vicente calderon for the second leg of their cl semi. cristiano ronaldo’s sublime hat-trick has made zinedine zidane’s men red hot favourites, leaving atleti with a huge mountain to climb in the process. will los rojiblancos get close to turning this one around, or has the damage already been done?

diego simeone’s underdogs must be sick of the sight of real in the champions league, having lost to them in the 2014 and 2016 finals, as well as being knocked out by their rivals at the quarter-final stage in 2015. this season, los blancos have already beaten atletico 3-0 on two occasions – in the first leg, and back at the calderon in a league fixture in november.

in both wins, cristiano ronaldo scored memorable hat-tricks. despite getting older, the portugal skipper remains as dangerous as ever. his triple at the bernabeu on tuesday took his champions league goal tally to 103 in his illustrious career. the striker has also netted an outstanding 44 goals in 45 club and national appearances this term.

with an in-form ronaldo in their team, zidane’s troops are also favourites to prevail on the night in the vicente calderon. the top price you can get on real to win on wednesday is 13/8 with betway. meanwhile, atletico are available at best betting odds of 17/10 to come out on top in the 90, with the draw coming in at 13/5 (ladbrokes).

with the job half done, the away side are priced at 1/50 with betvictor to make it through. for the unthinkable to happen and atletico madrid to contest next month’s final in cardiff, bet365 are offering huge odds - 20/1.

incredibly, real have only lost twice in all competitions away from home this season, with both defeats coming in la liga. since being beaten at valencia in february, the current champions league holders have won their last eight successive away league and cup fixtures.

meanwhile, in their last season at the current stadium, atletico madrid have lost five times on home turf, including in their last fixture, when they were beaten 1-0 by villarreal.

although it will take an atletico miracle to knock real out on wednesday, zidane will be looking for his side to seal the deal in style. we’re backing los merengues to mark their final visit to the calderon with one last victory, and we predict betway’s 13/8 for the away team to triumph is worth having a punt on.

real madrid are also the favourites to be the outright winners of the champions league.