The 2017/18 Champions League draw took place earlier today and Bayern Munich will be very happy with their quarter-final draw.

The German giants, five-time winners of Europe’s elite club competition, will take on Sevilla in the last eight and Jupp Heynckes’ side look very well priced at 15/4 to claim another triumph this season.

Sevilla produced one of the performances of the last-16 when beating Manchester United and the Spanish side will fancy their chances.

The first leg on home soil is crucial – Sevilla cannot afford to let Bayern take a lead back to the Allianz Arena. The 8/15 available for both teams to score in the opening clash is well worth considering.

 

All-English Affair The Tie Of The Round?

Most of the early focus has been on Manchester City’s tie with Liverpool. On paper, this is a tasty contest and plenty of punters will be keeping an eye on the early odds.

At the time of writing, Pep Guardiola’s men are 27/20 to win the first leg at Anfield but Liverpool, the only Premier League club to beat City this season, offer more value at 21/10.

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Jurgen Klopp will have his side fired up for that contest and the Anfield faithful will be fully behind the Reds. Another memorable European night awaits if Liverpool approach this clash in the correct way.

City might get through over two legs but it would be foolish to dismiss Klopp’s side on home soil.

 

Real Madrid Too Strong For Juventus

Zinedine Zidane’s side have failed to inspire confidence in La Liga this season but have saved their best form for Europe’s elite competition.

It would take a brave man to back against Los Blancos – punters will fancy another Madrid triumph. Currently 7/4 to take a lead into the second leg in Spain, Real will be looking for a positive result in the first fixture.

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Two goals in as many minutes handed Juventus the initiative against Tottenham Hotspur and the Italian giants defended resolutely to snatch a memorable win at Wembley.

All of the romantics will be hoping for a Gianluigi Buffon success this year; the Serie A champions will find it difficult against this potent Real Madrid offense though.

 

Barcelona Confident Of Reaching Semi-Finals

Barcelona face Roma in the fourth and final last eight clash – and most will be expecting a straightforward win for the La Liga outfit.

Lionel Messi was simply sublime against Chelsea last time out and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner can inspire Barca to another Champions League win. They are 3/10 to win the first leg at Camp Nou…

The Italian outfit will try to keep things tight defensively ahead of the second leg in Rome but that is easier said than done.

Barcelona are usually red hot on home soil and this one could be over after the first encounter. With a favourable tie, Barca have been priced up as 5/2 favourites in 888sport’s Champions League odds.

 

Europa League: Arsenal And Atletico Well Placed?

Arsene Wenger’s men will face CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals and most Gunners fans will be happy enough with that tie. The thought of travelling to Russia isn’t exactly appealing but Arsenal will fancy their chances of advancing to the next round.

Meanwhile, Europa League favourites Atletico Madrid (27/20) take on Sporting Lisbon and Diego Simeone’s men have to be preferred over two legs. The La Liga outfit will take some stopping in this competition.

Lazio face Red Bull Salzburg whilst dangerous dark horses Marseille will go up against the Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. Arsenal, Atletico, Lazio and Marseille could make up the final four…

 

*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*

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