Bayern Munich are 7/2 favourites in bwin’s Champions League winner predictions ahead of the competition starting up again.
The German giants look certain to secure a place in the quarter-finals, having crushed Chelsea 3-0 in London in the first leg of their last-16 contest.
Head coach Hansi Flick insists he is taking nothing for granted, but expectations are high going into the closing stages, when all ties will be played as a single match on neutral grounds in Portugal.
“The game against Chelsea is our next assignment,” said Flick. “The focus is now on that because we still have to get past them.
“At the moment, we’re not thinking about any other games at the tournament in Lisbon.”
FC Hollywood have enjoyed a nice rest since wrapping up an eighth straight Bundesliga title and then beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the German Cup final.
Flick added: “You could see the impact of the long season against Leverkusen, so the break has definitely done us some good.
“We dealt with the league and cup perfectly, and now it’s about doing something special.
“I’m so impressed by the mood within the team. Everyone wants to win, which is just nice to see and is a foundation for having success.
“I’m pleased we have such a big squad with enormous quality, meaning we have a great selection of players to choose from,” quotes the club website.
Barca are in pole position to advance after drawing the first leg 1-1 in Italy.
Pep pumped up for Real clash
Manchester City are 15/4 in bwin’s Champions League winner predictions after claiming a 2-1 advantage over Real Madrid in Spain.
The Blues had to settle for second best behind Liverpool in the Premier League and lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup semis.
However, Pep Guardiola is ready to regroup and refocus ahead of City trying to lift this trophy for the first time.
He declared: “We are incredibly excited and incredibly optimistic about the game against Madrid.
“We know if we play at a decent level, we’ll have our chance. If not, we’ll be out.”
Real can take heart from securing a 34th La Liga triumph and are 20/1 for a 14th European Cup success.
In the other half of the draw, the quarter-final pairings have already been decided and PSG are fancied to come out on top.
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