Soccer 6: Pool 1 - April 18th

Soccer 6: Pool 1 - April 18th

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Leicester contained the damage to just one goal in Spain, so can they turnaround the deficit against Atletico Madrid at the King Power?  And Real Madrid aim to finish the job against Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu after winning the first-leg 2-1.

1 – Odense V Randers

Having already won this fixture 3-0 in February, Odense look the better for this Danish Superliga encounter.  Randers also managed a 3-0 win when hosting Odense back in October, but they’ve only just halted a winless streak of ten league matches with a 2-0 victory in their last league game.  Odense have lost just one of their last four games at home and enjoyed a 3-0 win in the most recent.  Odense home win.

2 – Metz V Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain are in 2nd place in Ligue 1 and three points off leaders Monaco.  They can pick up the points in this visit to Metz, who they’ve beaten in their last five meetings.  Metz are in 15th place and five points off the drop zone and currently have the worst goal difference in the French top tier this season.  They’ve managed three draws, a win and a loss in their last five league matches at home but were beaten 3-0 in the league and 2-0 in the Coupe da Ligue by Paris Saint-Germain this season.  Paris Saint-Germain away win.

3 – Leicester V Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid controlled the match in the first-leg, but Leicester have given themselves a chance by limiting the damage to just a single goal.  Since the Champions League encounter Leicester threw away a 2-0 lead over Crystal Palace in the Premier League and wound up drawing 2-2 at Selhurst Park.  Atletico continued their unbeaten run to ten matches with a 3-0 victory over rock-bottom Osasuna at the weekend and rested Antoine Griezmann, who got the goal against the Foxes.  They’ve kept seven clean sheets from those ten matches and can hold on to their lead.  Atletico Madrid away win.

4 – Real Madrid V Bayern Munich

Real Madrid’s second half performance won the first-leg 2-1 and they look like they’re on course to be the first team ever to retain the Champions League trophy.  They are formidable at home, unbeaten in their last eight at the Bernabeu and haven’t lost a Champions League game at home for more than two years.  They followed their first-leg win with an unconvincing 3-2 victory over Gijon at the weekend but remain unbeaten in eleven matches in all competitions.  Bayern Munich never recovered from Javi Martinez’s sending off in the first-leg and have been less potent under Carlo Ancelotti, particularly on the road where they had a goalless draw against Leverkusen at the weekend.  Real Madrid home win.

5 – Bolton V Bury

Bolton have lost back to back league matches but it doesn’t seem to have hurt their chances of automatic promotion to the Championship come the end of the season.  Three points here would give them more of a cushion over 3rd placed Fleetwood but Bury are battling for survival and could give them a decent game.  However the visitors have leaked a lot of goals this season, particularly on their travels and they haven’t managed a win in their last five league games, losing their last three on the spin.  Bolton home win.

6 – Chapecoense AF V Nacional

Brazilian side Chapecoense take on Uruguayan side Nacional for their first meeting in the Copa Liberatores.  Both have a win and loss in their group from their two matches in the competition so far and this could be a close match with both teams in good form this year.  Chapecoense have won their last eight matches in a row, while Nacional have suffered just one defeat from their last seven on the road.  Chapecoense home win or draw.

18/04/2017

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