REAL MADRID have one foot in the Champions League Final after beating Atletico Madrid 3-0 last night.
Zinedine Zidane will be happy to win without conceding an away goal and there looks no way back for Atletico.
I tipped Cristiano Ronaldo to score and Real to qualify but didn’t post a top tip. Ronaldo ended with a hat-trick and what a player he is on the big occasion.
Tonight’s second semi-final is an intriguing one between Monaco and Juventus. Most neutrals will be rooting for the attacking flair of the young French team but defensive masters Juve could have too much nous for them.
I’ve posted a separate preview where I’m tipping the draw tonight. There’s been a bit of debate on the site about whether Monaco will score where Barcelona failed in 180 minutes.
I reckon their chances of finding the net are better than not scoring but Juve are the masters of keeping clean sheets. Those who think Monaco won’t score can get odds bigger than 2-1.
The first of the Europa League semis also takes place with Ajax entertaining Lyon. I’ve been impressed with the Dutch in Europe this season and again they’re a young and exciting side.
Ajax have won eight and drawn three of their last 11 at home in the Europa League while Lyon have lost four out of five away in the knockout stages.
I like the chances of Ajax to qualify at 7-5 with Marathonbet even though they’re underdogs. Tonight Ajax are 7-5 at bet365 and crucially Lyon’s 31-goal star striker Alexandre Lacazette has been ruled out.
He suffered a muscle injury in the semi-final win against Besiktas and without him I don’t see Lyon winning so a bet to consider could be Ajax draw no bet at 8-11 with McBookie.
Elsewhere there are National League play-offs and HullShaker has posted an excellen write-up on Salford v Halifax where he tips btts and overs. Check it out.
After looking at the Aldershot v Tranmere National League semi-final first leg I’m backing Shots not to lose. They recently held Rovers 2-2 away and won 3-1 at home earlier in the season. On this season’s meetings both to score looks likely but while four of the last six have brought up this market the other two finished 0-0.
Shots haven’t lost at home since November and have lost just one of their last 21 league games. Rovers are the favourites but will do well not to lose.
With Lacazette out double up with Ajax to win or draw.
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