Champions League: Quarter Final First Legs Best Bets

5 min

Producer Ryan Cahill is on hand to summarise the best bets from Mark O’Haire, Adrian Clarke and Miguel Delaney from this week’s four Quarter Final First Legs on our Champions League podcast.

The Champions League is back, and with it comes four standout Quarter Final ties this week, which were all previewed in-depth on our Champions League Podcast.

There is something for everybody this week in Europe, with an entertaining affair expected at the Etihad as Man City host Bayern, European Giants battling it out in Madrid when Real play Chelsea. A feisty All-Italian affair between AC Milan and Napoli at the San Siro and Benfica hoping to raise the flag for Portugal when they take on Inter.

Enjoy the glut of UCL action this week, and please do remember to gamble responsibly if having a punt.

Adrian Clarke’s Best Bet

Adrian’s best bet takes us to the Bernabeu, where unsurprisingly, he is taking a pro-Real approach.

Opting for Real Madrid and Under 4.5, Adrian thinks a toothless Chelsea side will struggle to score in Spain, and even a sole goal for Madrid could be more than enough on Wednesday.

Recommended Bet: Real Madrid and Under 4.5 (2.08)

Mark O’Haire’s Best Bet

Mark also has a Real angle up his sleeve this week, pivoting mid-podcast from his original Real and Under 3.5 angle!

Being slightly more cautious, Mark is more than happy to take Real on the nose at what is a very backable price for the competition’s most successful side.

Recommended Bet: Real Madrid vs Chelsea (1.78)

Miguel Delaney’s Best Bet

Miguel is taking us to a very intriguing all-Italian affair for his best bet.

Napoli have been arguably the most entertaining and perhaps the biggest surprise package of the season both in Europe and Domestically.

Miguel expects that trend to continue as they play AC Milan on Wednesday, and contrary to stereotype when Italian sides meet in Europe, can see this being a goal-filled clash.

Recommended Bet: Milan-Napoli – Over 2.5 Goals (2.26)

Man City vs Bayern (Tue 20:00)

  • Mark – Under 3.0 (1.85)
  • Adrian – Under 3.0 (1.82)
  • Miguel – BTTS YES (1.7)

Benfica vs Inter (Tue 20:00)

  • Mark – Benfica and Under 3.5 (3.00)
  • Adrian – Under 2.5 Goals (1.77) 
  • Miguel – Benfica (2.36)

Real Madrid vs Chelsea (Wed 20:00)

  • Mark – Real Madrid and Under 3.5 (2.48)
  • Adrian – Real Madrid and Under 4.5 (2.08) 
  • Miguel – Real Madrid and Over 2.5 (2.94)

Milan vs Napoli (Wed 20:00)

  • Mark – Napoli +0.0 (1.96)
  • Adrian – No Bet 
  • Miguel – BTTS YES (1.89)


  • Mark – Benfica 1-0 Inter (8.00)
  • Adrian – Manchester City 1-1 Bayern Munich (9.2)
  • Miguel – Real Madrid 3-0 Chelsea (16.5)

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