Goals, goals, goals! Arsenal got that all-important away goal. Unfortunately they also let in 5. Contrary to what that score line suggests Arsenal had a lot of potential to be an early force in their last encounter. Missed chances and slightly poor execution caused Arsenal some problems in the early going when they had the ascendancy.
With that said, Bayern know they can afford to play some expansive football and have some fun with 4 goals in their locker. Arsenal will obviously need to erase a 4 goals deficit. They’ll be pressing and playing the high man in an attempt to rattle the Germans.
Look for many gaps and goal scoring opportunities
Total: Over 3.5 Goals
Anytime goal scorer: Alexis Sanchez
Yes this was a shock result and yes Barcelona probably wont be able to make up the deficit but don’t kid yourself into thinking the boys from Cataluña wont throw everything including the kitchen sink at the Frenchman.
Barcelona rarely gets embarrassed the way they did. They had some training runs against Sporting Gijon and Celta Vigo where they put 11 goals on the board in two games. They’re clicking and the PSG result was an odd result given their recent run of form.
In front of their home fans Barca should rise to the occasion. PSG will play preventative football. There’s no need for them to overexpose themselves in this one. Regardless Barca should get a couple of goals and I don’t see PSG having the hunger to chase their own.
First Goal Scorer: Luis Suarez
Sevilla head into this one after taking the first leg 2-1. They now travel to the King Power stadium to face a Foxes lineup, which has been hit with a mixed bag of a result and an interim coach at the minute.
Leicester has been known in recent months for being defensive minded mostly due to the fact they just haven’t been able to find the back of the net consistently. Their purple patch of goals against Hull and Liverpool will soon come to an end.
Spanish teams when they travel tend to play more conservatively. I see this become two times more likely as Sevilla have the lead in this tie. Sevilla will not want to give an opportunistic Leicester side any sniff of opportunity.
With the combination of Sevilla probable conservative style of play and Leicester’s often-inept attack I see this game falling under the total.
Total Goals: Under 2.5
To Win Either Half: Leicester