Eintracht Frankfurt v West Ham United
A 1-1 draw
That was a frustrating night in London for West Ham last week. Frankfurt are an organised, hard to beat side though and they always looked a threat on the counter through the likes of Kostic and Kamada in particular. They knocked out Barcelona in the last round for a reason.
West Ham will be looking for a similar away trip to the one in Lyon in the last round. They just didn’t threaten Frankfurt enough and the goals seem to have dried up in this side. Aside from Bowen, I worry where the goals are coming from.
I’d love West Ham to go through, but I fear for them in Germany. Frankfurt have a brilliant support, and this could be a frustrating night in Germany for them. I’m leaning towards a 1-1 draw.
Rangers v RB Leipzig
A 1-1 draw
What a night this will be at Ibrox. Rangers weren’t at their best in Germany, but they did well to only lose by a goal. It was by no means a bad result, and this tie could go either way. Rangers will be desperate for Aaron Ramsey to be fit for this game.
Leipzig are a strong side though and were worth the win in Germany. Rangers must be careful; I think Leipzig will be more dangerous on the break than when they dominate possession.
I worry Rangers won’t quite have enough goals in them here. I’m leaning towards a 1-1 draw.
Marseille v Feyenoord
Marseille to win 2-0
The first leg was brilliant, and Feyenoord will be delighted to come away with the win. This should be a good one in France, and I’m leaning towards Marseille. Marseille probably should have got the win in the first leg, and to me they are the better side.
The Velodrome is a difficult place for away sides to go, I’m going for a 2-0 win.
Roma v Leicester City
Roma to win 2-0
It was a good game in Leicester, but I worry that Leicester might regret not getting the win. They dominated the ball, but they didn’t create enough chances against a typically organised Roma defence. This will be a tough trip to the Stadio Olimpico for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
I’ve got to favour Roma in this one. A Jose Mourinho side in a semi-final, I can’t look beyond that. I’m predicting a 2-0 Roma win.