Champions League semi-finals: schedule, team analysis, winning odds

Champions League semi-finals: schedule, team analysis, winning odds

Several days before the Champions League semi-final matches, CyberBet has prepared all information to make the perfect predictions. Read to the end to get a bonus!

Schedule

Tuesday 9th May
Real Madrid vs Manchester City

Wednesday 10th May
AC Milan vs Inter Milan

Tuesday 16th May
Inter Milan vs AC Milan

Wednesday 17th May
Manchester City vs Real Madrid

Who is the favourite?

We collected winning odds provided by FiveThirtyEight’s supercomputer. The predictions are based on team performances and are updated after each match. Let’s see the teams and their chances of winning!

Manchester City

Chance of making the final: 66%

The star-studded team led by Pep Guardiola have been considered as main favourites from the start. Though, their journey was not without challenges. 

In September, they had to rely on the prolific Erling Haaland’s spectacular goal to complete a turnaround against Dortmund. They also had to navigate through a goalless draw at Copenhagen while playing with ten men for over an hour. But after a brilliant win against Bayern Munich, few doubt their championship aspirations.

Key player: Erling Haaland

After scoring 12 goals this Champions League run and hitting a record-breaking 5 goals against Leipzig, Haaland remains the main star in Pep Guardiola’s squad. The chemistry between him and Kevin de Bruyne is a deadly weapon for any opponent’s defence. But will Kevin be fully recovered after the recent injury?

Why they can make it

With exceptional tactical depth, good chemistry and one of the finest strikers of his era, Manchester City undoubtedly have the resources to take revenge on the last-year defeat from Real Madrid. Guardiola’s squad is not afraid of any challenge and could seize the Champions League title if luck favours them.

Real Madrid

Chance of making the final: 34%

The season so far has been characterised by an unwavering determination to succeed. The most remarkable performance was against Liverpool, where the team showed their class by scoring five times in just 46 minutes, making history. While the game against Chelsea was less spectacular, the team easily managed to secure a win.

Key player: Vinícius Júnior

While Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois are important players, according to Carlo Ancelotti, Vinícius, the talented Brazilian forward, is “the most decisive player in the world”, making it difficult to dispute his importance to the team. Another player who has a great impact on the team is Luka Modrić, but he may miss the first semi-final game due to an injury.

Why they can make it

The reason why Madrid can win the competition is that this is what the club is meant for. Los Blancos have an unparalleled combination of ambition, skill, experience, expectation, and a track record of success. Don’t forget, it was them who knocked the Citizens out of Champions League last time!

Inter Milan

Chance of making the final: 57%

Despite their inconsistent form in Serie A, Inter Milan has consistently performed well in the Champions League. They progressed from a challenging group that included Bayern and Barcelona and have now reached the semi-finals by eliminating Portuguese giants Porto and Benfica. 

Throughout the knockout stage, they have delivered four impressive performances, keeping three clean sheets, largely due to the remarkable saves made by André Onana.

Key player: Lautaro Martínez

Lautaro Martínez, also known as ‘The Bull,’ concluded the 2021/22 season with 25 goals in 49 appearances across all competitions. Together with Lukaku, he formed a prolific partnership, although Lukaku’s injury limited his playtime in the first half of the season. It will be interesting to see if the duo can regain their form when it matters most.

Why they can make it

Inter Milan has the potential to win the competition due to their tendency to perform exceptionally well in crucial games. Despite losing to Empoli, Bologna, Spezia, and Monza in Serie A, they have defeated Napoli, Milan (twice), Porto, and Benfica. In the Champions League semi-finals they will likely continue to bring their A-game.

AC Milan 

Chance of making the final: 43%

During the group stage, Milan had a tough time dealing with Chelsea, but they managed to secure the second spot, ensuring their place in the round of 16. In the knockout stage, they stepped up their game, defeating Tottenham and Napoli against the odds while only conceding a goal in four matches.

Key player: Rafael Leão

Although Maignan’s contributions against Tottenham and Napoli were crucial, Rafael Leão is Milan’s star player. His elegant running, electric pace, and superb technique make him a game-changer, and the Portuguese forward has consistently proven himself to be one of Milan’s most valuable players. The sky’s the limit for his potential.

Why they can make it

Milan is a dynamic, attacking team that possesses the ability to adapt to their opponents. With the addition of a fantastic forward such as Rafael Leão and an almost impregnable goalkeeper like Mike Maignan, Stefano Pioli’s team is a formidable challenge for Inter Milan, though the odds are not on their side.

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