Man U vs AC Milan Champions League
Two of soccer’s powerhouses are in action at home on Wednesday night and while Manchester United looks to advance to the Champions league quarterfinals barring a major collapse to AC Milan, Real Madrid is down 1-0 aggregate to Lyon and has some work to do.
Champions League Odds - Wednesday Games
Lyon at Real Madrid
has a moneyline for this match with Real Madrid as the major favorite posted at -350 with Lyon the major underdog at +800 and a draw at +400.
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Real Madrid are the favorites to win this match and make it to the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in six years, but they did lose 1-0 to Lyon in France in the first leg of this tie.
Lyon has a solid defense and they will have to play a great match with all the offensive fireworks Real Madrid has. G Hugo Lloris will be peppered early and often in this match, as Real will really come out firing. He has to play a fantastic match in the net for the French side to have any chance to win.
Lyon has played great since the New Year only losing twice in their last 13 matches.
Real has won four of their last five matches and their only loss was to Lyon in the first leg of this tie.
Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo have a lot of pressure in this match to provide some offense for Real and each was paid a ton of money to come to Spain’s capital just to come up big in matches like this. The other big signing of Real this off-season was Karim Benzema, but he is injured and will not play in this huge match.
Lyon will have to win this game with their defense, as their offense is not a high scoring one and they have only scored eight goals in their last 5 games and four of those goals came over beating a weak French League 1 Sochaux squad last month.
Real Madrid is currently tied with Barcelona atop Spain’s La Liga standings, but if they lose this match their season may be deemed a major disappointment no matter how they finish in the domestic league.
AC Milan at Manchester United
has a moneyline for this match with Manchester United the favorite posted at -150 with AC Milan at +390 and a draw at +265.
AC Milan has a huge hill to climb in order to make it to the Champions League quarterfinals, as they lost the first leg of this tie against Manchester United 3-2. With three away goals it means that the score is Man U 4.5 AC Milan 2 with away goals being worth 1.5 in aggregate score.
AC Milan is in desperation mode and they must come out and really press on offense.
Manchester United has a sold defense anchored by Rio Ferdinand and they will play defensive soccer in this match and bring many of their midfielders in the backfield.
Man U striker Wayne Rooney may not be match fit due to injury, but that may not hurt much, as the English squad will likely not attack much in the match.
For AC Milan to have any chance to win this match the Brazilians of Pato and Ronaldinho have to play against a stacked Manchester United defense.