UEFA Champions League Qualifying Stage Quarter Finals Leg 2 Tips and Predictions
Stake - July 26, 2022
This week’s dose of football action comes in the form of the final leg of semi-final qualification for the European Champions League.
After a grueling week of matches between hopeful teams, there are winners, losers, and those that still have it in the air.
Leg two of any Champions League stage is crucial and tends to get a little crazy.
Footballing fans and bettors alike will be watching on with curious eyes in what figures to be a fascinating week of matches.
Teams will play their best players on the pitch and make all the changes they can make to get their club over the finish line. The semi-finals awaits and heavy hitters are aplenty.
Teams like Benfica, PSV and Rangers are waiting in the wings, signifying making it far in the tournament.
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Matchday Previews and Analysis
AEK Larnaca (Cyprus) versus Midtjylland (Denmark) Leg #2 (Aggregate 1-1)
In what many considered to be one of the more favorable draws, Denmark’s Midtjylland is in a somewhat cautious position after a one to one draw at home versus AEK Larnaca.
The European mainstays are one of the best teams in the Scandinavian region and have upset many top-name clubs in the past decade.
Their pedigree and talent is next to none within their domestic tiers, which makes them a tough competition in one of football’s most talented countries.
This matchup should be a wash for the Danish side but the results have not translated.
The second leg will be heavily contested making for one of the must-watch matches of the week.
The two sides on this coin include one side of attacking power and midfield finesse, and the other featuring tactical, thoughtful passes.
Midtjylland will feel hard done if they don’t qualify to the next stage, and I agree with them.
Prediction - Midtjylland wins by a score of three goals to two in extra time.
Shkupi (North Macedonia) versus Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) Leg #2 (Aggregate 2-2)
Shkupi had a miracle comeback into life within the tie after a 90th minute goal to make the series score two goals a piece.
The 30:1 Underdog, one of the biggest in Champions League history, is one leg away from making European and National news.
Sitting in the mid table within their domestic region currently, Shkupi has no business even being mentioned in the same breath as Zagreb.
However, crazier things in football have transpired and this would add to that list. Dinamo Zagreb have to be insanely motivated to crush their opponents after a lackluster leg one and will be sticking their talent to Shkupi to the maximum amount.
Comfortable win for Zagreb is the most likely outcome and saying this with confidence in the spread as well. Take your chances on the boys from Croatia.
Dinamo Zagreb wins this competition by 2 or 3 goals to zero.