Champions League Semifinal: Second Leg Value Plays
There’s been no shortage of drama throughout this year’s Champions League tournament and hopefully we’ll get more fireworks through the final.
In the opening legs of the semifinal, Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich, 2-1, in Germany, and Liverpool defeated Roma, 5-2, in England. The second legs of the semifinal will take place Tuesday and Wednesday for a chance to reach the final on May 26th in Kiev, Ukraine.
Odds to advance to final
Real Madrid and Liverpool were the favorites to advance to the Champions League final prior to the semifinal, and they’re now both bigger favorites to meet. With a 2-1 aggregate lead in their matchup, Real Madrid are -450 to get to the final with Bayern offered at +300. Meanwhile, Liverpool take a 5-2 lead into Rome for the second leg and are massive -1600 favorites to finish them off. At +900, Roma will need to pull off another miracle to advance.
Odds to win Champions League
Real Madrid impressively keep rolling through this tournament and are nearly odds-on favorites to win the title at this point. Once again Roma are the biggest longshots at +3300 after they were as high as +25000 just three weeks ago.
After analyzing the betting market for the semifinal second legs, I’ve picked out value plays in both.