Experts and ubiquitous bookmakers are sure to have their favorites in each of the quarterfinal pairs, as well as the rest of the playoffs in general. We have no doubt that any of the football fans has their own point of view. What about you? Follow this link and make your predictions.

First favorite – Liverpool

We note right away that the Merseysiders are the first in our register not by their status, but simply by their serial number. Only. Let us remind you that in the 1/8 finals they were able to remove Inter Milan from their path. In Milan, the British won 2:0, and lost at home in the return game with a non-critical score of 0:1.

The failure at Anfield in the replay with the Milanese was the first for Jurgen Klopp’s team since December 28, when they lost away to Leicester (0:1) as part of the Premier League. Then the Reds went on a series of 15 matches without defeat in all tournaments (12 wins, 3 draws). Such a step allowed Liverpool to overtake Manchester City in the Premier League table, which not so long ago was unconditionally in the lead, and, it would seem, was confidently moving towards the next league title in England. Now the realities are different.

Proof of the current real strength of Liverpool is the fact that after the defeat to Inter, the team wins for the fourth match in a row. Klopp’s guys won three games in the Premier League (all with a score of 2-0, by the way), and won once in the FA Cup, where they reached the semi-finals.

Definitely, Liverpool are now on a good track, and have great potential to become at least a participant in the final match of the Champions League, and then aim at the main club trophy in Europe.

Second favorite – Manchester City

And again, as in the case of Liverpool, Manchester City is second on our list by not their status. We are sure that the chances of both the Merseysiders and the team of Josep Guardiola for a possible triumph are equal.

In the 1/8 finals, City convincingly dealt with the Portuguese Sporting. In Lisbon, the British celebrated a major victory with a score of 5:0, after which they pleased the guests from Portugal at home with a 0:0 draw. The “citizens” continued their peacefulness in their next match – in the Premier League with Crystal Palace (also 0:0).

The misfire in the game with the “Eagles” was for Man City the second of the last four matches in which they could not take a full three points. Before that, there was a defeat at home with a score of 2: 3 from Tottenham. These points deficits, as well as a draw in January away with Southampton (1: 1), allowed Liverpool to get close to Guardiola’s team. Despite all the minor negative results, Manchester City now remains a more than formidable force with excellent internal potential. The strength of the British should be put higher than the current rivals of Atlético Madrid, the opponent in the quarterfinals, as well as Chelsea and Real Madrid, the winner of the confrontation between which can then go to the “citizens” in the tournament bracket.


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