After the draw for the playoffs of the Champions League and fans have a new topic for discussion – who will qualify for the quarterfinals of the tournament? The pair fell very interesting and it is unlikely that someone a place in the next round will go easily.
The most interesting confrontation, perhaps this is the real Madrid – Manchester city. Special piquancy gives this pair a duel of coaches Zidane and Guardiola. The Frenchman won the Champions League with real Madrid four times, once as a player and three as a coach. Guardiola’s stats are almost the same (1-2), only as a player (in the team of FC Barcelona he won the tournament when he was called European Champions Cup, and as coach took the trophy twice for the Catalans.
However, the former merits have little influence on that and now the main contender for the win of Manchester city. The team is on the move, while real Madrid are just starting to come around. Perhaps to the playoffs and the situation will change, but now analysts Parimatch give 58% of that in the quarterfinals we will see the British.
In yet another confrontation between the British and the Spaniards the advantage on the side of the representatives of the Foggy Albion. In Liverpool, the current holders of the Champions League, 65% for passage of Atletico Madrid. Without Griezmann they are not the same, but give a good result and with fewer heads.
If we talk about the best chances for the quarter-finals, it is estimated they Parimatch PSG (73%, rival Borussia Dortmund), Bayern (77%, rival Chelsea), Juventus (79%, opponents – Lyon) and Barcelona (74%, rival, Napoli).
But the most unpredictable couple – “Atalanta” – “Valencia”. Now the probability of any of the teams in the next round of 50/50. The Italians, who were not allowed in the play-offs Shakhtar now on the rise. Head coach Gian Piero Gasperini in season 2017/18 led the team to European competition for the first time in 26 years. In a year his team won the right to debut in the Champions League, and the specialist became an honorary citizen of Bergamo. Let’s see how far Atalanta will be able to go on such courage.
Mentor “Valencia” albert Celades in September led the team and this is his first club coaching career. Previously, he worked only with youth teams and as an assistant.
In addition to the “Atalanta”, will debut in the playoffs of the Champions League and “Leipzig”. The Germans got not a bad option – “Tottenham”. Although, this is not all agree, yet Londoners now headed by Jose Mourinho, who has twice won the Champions League. And without him, Tottenham in earlier times reached the finals of the tournament. Work with the Portuguese coach a lot now, but the time is there, and even now his wards 60% success from experts Parimatch.
We also add that the first matches will be held on 18-19 and 25-26 February, and the return of 10-11 and 17-18 March.