BetVictor Brand Ambassador Michael Owen looks ahead to the Champions League semi-finals, where the Premier League‘s top two remain on course to face each other for Europe’s ultimate prize.
Man City v Real Madrid
Man City to win 3-1
What a tie this should be! City were impressive at the weekend, and they’ll enter this with some confidence. We all know how desperate City are to win the Champions League, I’m expecting a good performance.
Real have done so well to get to this round, but I’m not entirely sure how they’ve done it. Chelsea had plenty of chances to knock them out in the quarters, I don’t think City will be as wasteful.
I’ll never write off Real in this competition, but I have to favour City. City will keep the ball and I can see them frustrating this Real side. I think Real will score, but I’m going for a 3-1 City win.
Liverpool v Villarreal
Liverpool to win 2-0
It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but Liverpool’s win over Everton was a massive win. I actually think that will be a good warm-up game for this, Villareal will play a very similar way to Everton. They’ll sit deep and try to frustrate Liverpool.
Villareal are very organised, and in Emery, have a coach who excels in cup competitions. They’re dangerous on the break, and the likes of Danjuma are a threat.
I still think Liverpool will do enough to get the win, don’t rule out more Origi heroics! 2-0 Liverpool.