Both games are on Wednesday at 19:45
Monaco v Juventus (Sky Sports 5)
Juventus have won five of their last six Champions League games
The all-conquering Old Lady went to Westfalenstadion and recorded a flawless victory in the previous round, so will fancy their chances of augmenting a 1-0 first-leg lead in Monaco, especially as they have lost just one of seven against Ligue 1 adversaries.
Opta note that in Juve’s run of five wins in six, they have kept four clean sheets. Monaco’s three defeats makes them the most frequently-bested side of those remaining in the competition, while they have failed to score in two of their last three European encounters at the Stade Louis II.
Recommended Bet: Back Juventus win to nil @ [3.6]
Carlos Tevez has been involved in five of the last seven Juventus Champions League goals
The Argentine has laid on one assist, notching four for himself on this run and the Bianconeri will turn to him to do the business again. He found the net in both of away matches in the competition that Juventus have registered in, while he has also struck in his latest three Serie A starts. Each was the first of the match, as was the case in the past two Champions League games in which he scored.
Recommended Bet: Back Tevez to score first @ [6.4]
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (Sky Sports 1)
Both Madrid derbies in the Champions League have ended level after 90 minutes
The two games in question were last week’s quarter-final first-leg (0-0) and the previous season’s final (1-1). This stat alone might not be enough to prompt punters to back a draw again, but when these accompanying Opta gems are magnetised to the fridge of reckoning, the stalemate looks all the more likely to land.
Atletico haven’t lost any of this term’s seven Madrid derbies (drawing two in three at the Bernabeu), while they are unbeaten in ten against Spanish foes in continental competition in 90 minutes. When these potent omens are positioned alongside the fact that only one of Real’s last eight European clashes with La Liga colleagues was lost, the draw bet becomes all the more appetising.
Recommended Bet: Back the draw @ [3.7]
Real have conceded one goal or fewer in 11 of their last 12 matches in this competition
Brace yourself for another stat overload as we lay it on thick for the under lovers. Ten of the games in question fell consecutively as Carlo Ancelotti’s men recorded as many successive victories (one after extra time), seven of which saw the opposition fail to score.
Everyone is aware of how stern Atleti’s backline is, so it will come as no surprise to hear that their four strikes shipped is the fewest of all teams left in the tournament. Their latest four Champions League fixtures involved the net bulging just twice in total.
Recommended Bet: Back under 2.5 goals @ [1.88]