Is Germany the new England?
With European heavyweights Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Liverpool facing elimination, 2020 is shaping up to be Germany’s year in the Champions League with all 3 teams looking strong to progress to the quarterfinals.
Here’s a look at what the trio of Bundesliga teams need to do to advance.
RB Leipzig vs Tottenham (1-0 agg)
RB Leipzig are 1-0 up and it will take something very special from Tottenham to progress. Julian Nagelsmann is one of the game’s most promising coaches and has got the best out of star player Timo Werner by deploying him as a false nine. With Harry Kane and Son still out and makeshift striker Steven Bergwijn ruled out for the season, expect Jose Mourinho to pull out the old “defend deep” party trick and try to grab a late goal to take the game to penalties.
Take Leipzig on the Money Line @ -190.
PSG vs Borussia Dortmund (1-2 agg)
Unchallenged domestically, advancing to the knockout stages has become a formality in recent years for PSG. However, they have fallen at this hurdle the last three seasons, losing each of those 2nd Legs. With Angel Di Maria at 32, Edinson Cavani set to leave and Neymar yearning for a Barcelona return, this is PSG’s last chance to achieve what this squad was built to do.
The pressure will be too much.
Borussia Dortmund on the other hand play only one way: fearless out and out attacking football. With potential future Ballon D’or winners Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho leading the line, they’ll score on a leaky PSG backline.
Back Dortmund on the Money Line @ +320.
Bayern Munich VS Chelsea (3-0 agg)
Bayern Munich’s struggles under Niko Kovak are a distant memory. Hans Flick has restored them to the top of the Bundesliga.
In the 10 games since the winter break, they have won 9, drawn 1, scored 33 and conceded 7. Bayern are peaking at the right time and the squads experience combined with Coman, Gnabry and Davis’s pace justify them being one of the favorites to lift the trophy.
They welcome a young, inexperienced Chelsea side who are terrible without the ball. They beat them comfortably 3-0 away at Stamford Bridge and expect more of the same at the Allianz Arena
Back Bayern -1.5 Goals and to win the Champions League at +350.
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