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Champions League 2021-22: Betting Tips for Semi-Finals Leg 1

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Ace Football presents detailed betting tips on the upcoming Champions League games of this week.

As we prepare for another week of Champions League football, our experts take a look at the bookmakers’ predictions for the upcoming matches.

Let’s check out two betting tips for the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

Expect goals when Real Madrid meet Man City

Real Madrid defeated Chelsea with a 5-4 win on aggregate in the most exciting tie of the quarter-finals. The Blancos were far from their best in the second leg, but Karim Benzema’s magic, once again, came to their aid at a vital moment.

The Blancos will now have to lock horns with another English superpower. Manchester City have refused to back down in their close competition with Liverpool, and we expect them to do the same in the Champions League.

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The Citizens will most certainly push for a win at their home stadium. However, based on Real Madrid’s performance at Stamford Bridge, we don’t expect the La Liga leaders to avoid attacking. 

Both teams have returned a profit for ‘Over 2.5’ bets in their last three games, and we expect this trend to continue when they face off on Tuesday.

Back Liverpool to keep a clean sheet at Anfield

Liverpool did not have an easy time defending against Benfica in their quarter-final tie. They will now host Villarreal, who have already eliminated Bayern Munich and Juventus from the competition.

Liverpool certainly should not underestimate Villarreal’s quality. However, the Reds’ recent form suggests they can dominate their opponents at Anfield.

 We expect Villarreal to wait patiently for counter-attacks at Anfield. However, due to the brilliant performances of the Reds’ midfielders in the past few weeks, we are convinced they won’t give away too many opportunities to their Spanish opponents.