We simply cannot wait, and here are some Champions League betting tips for Tuesday 11 April to whet the appetite further.
Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco (Tuesday, 7:45pm)
If you only watch one of these Champions League matches, don’t be tempted by the other more high-profile encounters: this will surely be the best for the neutral spectator.
Dortmund are in decent form at the moment – W7 D1 L2 in all competitions – and so they will take plenty of confidence into this game. They’ve been in decent nick in the Champions League this term as well, with five wins and two draws from their eight starts.
The strength of their home form was there for all to see in the last 16 clash with Benfica, where trailing 0-1 after the first leg in Portugal they demolished their opponents 4-0.
That scoreline is indicative of Thomas Tuchel’s outfit: they love playing on the front foot, and are capable of putting the ball in the net seemingly at will. Unfortunately for them, so to are Monaco.
The French side have won seven of their last eight matches in all competitions, and currently lead the Ligue 1 table. They are W4 D2 L2 from their eight Champions League matches so far, although their away return of W1 D1 L2 – including the heavy defeats at Bayer Leverkusen (0-3) and Manchester City (3-5) – will be of interest to Dortmund.
Both of these two teams have gone over the 2.5 goal mark in 6/8 Champions League matches – and 12/16 looks even better on paper – so goals have to be the focus here. Monaco’s away form in the Champions League is a concern, so expect the Germans to take the honours.
Borussia Dortmund to Win & Over 2.5 Goals (11/10 with Coral)
Juventus vs Barcelona (Tuesday, 7:45pm)
It’s not often that Barcelona can be backed at near enough 2/1, but that’s the price on offer here for the Spanish side.
Why? Because Juventus are outrageously good on home soil.
They have only lost one of eighteen matches on their own patch in this competition, with ten wins and seven draws. They’ve beaten the likes of Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City in recent years, so write them off at your peril.
They are unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, with six wins and two draws, and they have conceded just two goals thus far. Barcelona have their work cut out on Italian turf.
The Spaniards have won 16 of their last 20 games in all competitions, but have at times looked vulnerable in the Champions League; particularly away from home, where they have been thumped by both Manchester City (1-3) and PSG (0-4).
The notion that Juventus are unbeatable at home is fanciful, but the confidence they get from playing in front of their own fans is tangible.
Juventus Draw No Bet (19/20 with Coral)