Arsenal vs Barcelona over 3 goals
The best forward line in history against a team with a shaky D and some pretty solid offensive pieces (Welbeck and Walcott) coming back from injury. This is a lock for sure.
Juventus vs Bayern Munich draw (+210)
Basically the championship for the pretenders in the bracket… Bayern Munich would clean up in this game if everyone was healthy and maybe a couple years younger, but they’re not and Juventus has made a name for themselves by drawing out shitty low scoring games at their place. Take the draw.
Manchester Shitty (+119) at Dynamo Kiev
Alexi Lalas keeps touting Kiev as the big surprise team of this round and Man City has looked pretty suspect as of late… But still go ahead and back the team with twice as much talent. Man City fucked up their supposedly uncatchable lead in the EPL, but Lester and Tottenham needed some help from two pretty damn controversial penalty calls to make that happen.
Everyone also talks about Pellegrini and his lame duck coaching status hurting the team, but he seems to have a Pete Carroll like bro-ness about him that I think will have players feel like stepping up for the big games like this one.
Atletico Madrid at PSV Eindhoven over 2 goals
PSV Eindhoven leads the Dutch league while Atletico Madrid might have the most unimpressive 2nd place status of any major European team ever. This is setting up for an upset draw or win by PSV but I can also see an experienced Champions League side like Atletico to find a way to scrap out a goal and get themselves an advantage going home. With the over/under only at 2, it’s conceivable enough for both teams to score to take the over.