Champions League 2023/24: Quarter-final preview & predictions

The 2023/24 Champions League has reached the quarter-final stage and the draw has inevitably produced some mouthwatering ties.

Read on as we look at the draw and latest outright betting, before assessing which teams will likely secure a spot in the last four of the competition.

Champions League 2023/24 – Quarter-final draw

  • Arsenal vs Bayern Munich.
  • Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund.
  • Real Madrid vs Manchester City.
  • Paris Saint Germain vs Barcelona.

Champions League 2023/24 –Semi-final draw

  • Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain or Barcelona.
  • Arsenal or Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid or Manchester City.

Champions League 2023/24 – Outright betting

The latest Champions League betting odds are as follows:

  • Manchester City – 15/8.
  • Arsenal – 5/1.
  • Real Madrid – 6/1.
  • Bayern Munich – 7/1.
  • Paris Saint-Germain – 8/1.
  • Barcelona – 10/1.
  • Atletico Madrid – 12/1.
  • Borussia Dortmund – 25/1.

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Champions League for the first time were dealt a massive blow after they landed in the toughest half of the draw.

A quarter-final meeting with Bayern Munich will not be easy, while a potential last four clash with either Real Madrid or Man City is also tricky.

The Gunners were fortunate to reach this stage of the competition after being pushed to a penalty shoot-out in their last-16 tie against Porto.

Goalkeeper David Raya was the difference-maker against the Portuguese side, saving two spot-kicks to send Arsenal through to the quarter-final.

Bayern also had a scare in the previous round, slipping to a 1-0 defeat at Lazio before battling back on home soil to secure a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Arsenal have defeated Bayern in just three of their previous 12 meetings and the German side are a good bet to knock them out of the competition.

Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund

Atletico Madrid produced the standout performance of the previous round, recovering from a 1-0 first leg deficit against Inter Milan to eventually prevail on penalties.

Their renowned resilience came to the fore in the reverse fixture and they will hope to produce a similar performance against Borussia Dortmund.

History is marginally against them, with Dortmund winning three and drawing one of their six previous meetings in UEFA competitions.

The German side have done well in Champions League this season, finishing top of a tough opening group before easing past PSV Eindhoven in the last-16.

However, they have been underwhelming in the Bundesliga for much of the campaign and may find it difficult to match Atletico in their quarter-final tie.

If Diego Simeone’s side take a first leg lead, it would be a brave move to back against them completing the job in Germany.

Real Madrid vs Manchester City

The undisputed tie of the round pitches 14-time winners Real Madrid against reigning champions Manchester city in what promises to be an epic clash.

Madrid romped into the knockout stage without dropping a point, before being pushed hard by RB Leipzig in their round of 16 tie.

However, Carlo Ancelotti’s side gave the impression they had several more gears available and will be an extremely tough nut for Man City to crack.

Madrid have won three and drawn three of their previous ten meetings with City and will expect to keep their bid to win another Champions League title alive.

Man City also had a perfect record during the group stage, before comfortably defeating FC Copenhagen 6-2 on aggregate to reach the quarter-finals.

There will likely be little to choose between the two sides on this occasion, but we have a sneaky suspicion that Madrid will upset the odds.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain stumbled through the opening phase of the competition before comfortably disposing of La Liga outfit Real Sociedad in the last round.

While they have a talented squad on paper, PSG’s flaky record when the going gets tough in the Champions League makes them a risky betting proposition.

Intriguingly, online bookmakers think they have a better chance of lifting the trophy than Barcelona – a stance which flies in the face of logic.

Barcelona suffered a couple of hiccups during the group stage, but still claimed top spot ahead of Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk and Royal Antwerp.

They produced two professional performances against Napoli in the last-16, and look worth backing at Evens to ease past PSG in the quarter-finals.

With Atletico or Dortmund awaiting in the last four, it would be no surprise to see Barcelona feature in the final at Wembley Stadium on June 1.

Champions League 2023/24: Quarter-final preview & predictions

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