Champions League Quarterfinal Stats, Rankings And Sports Techie Analysis
UEFA Champions League quarterfinals are set and thanks again to another Guarantee Tickets infographic, the Sports Techie community blog has new analysis of the stats and rankings of the eight teams left in the international tournament. The knockout stage was thrilling complete with amazing soccer performances, match upsets and fan experience matchday memories the quarters are sure to provide and then some. Review the Sports Techie round of 16 analytics here.
Champions League Quarter Finals
The fact no professional football clubs from the UK earned a top eight ranking is noteworthy, as is the compelling Madrid Derby matchup, and no surprise by the experts that powerhouse organizations F.C. Barcelona and Bayern Munich punched through for an opportunity to play in Berlin on June 6 at Olympiastadion in the Champions League Finals.
Sports Techie, ticket prices for the 2015 Champions League quarterfinal round beginning April 14 and 15 are at premium pricing, according to The Street.
Paris St. Germain plays host to Barca at Parc Des Princes stadium in what is sure to be another showcase for the trifecta of superstars Barcelona fields, Messi, Neymar and Suarez. On paper, Barca has a 75 percent chance of winning something Paris SG superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic promises to even the odds with a performance for the ages. Keys to the match are whether the defense of FCB shows up and will PSG play it tight and hope for a low scoring victory or tie. Because tickets for this game between European nations are responsible for 35% of Champions League quarter-finals sales on Ticketbis, loyal fans best chance to watch them play is the first match in Paris priced at $294, while the series return ticket price in Spain costs $306. Be sure to check GuaranteeTickets.com for the availability of online tickets.
Perhaps the biggest upset was Juventus defeating Premier League power Arsenal setting up their quarters matchup with A.S. Monaco, a French squad. The home field advantage at Juventus Stadium in Turin gives the Italian club a competitive edge on Monaco in what is sure to be a low scoring affair due to both teams allowing less than one goal per match. ASM has scored only seven total goals in six games so look for the officials to be a big part of the outcome. Tickets for both legs are priced at over $300 each.
In the most lopsided match according to the numbers and predictions, Bayern Munich will easily handle F.C. Porto with a 83 percent chance of qualifying. Yet when you breakdown the metrics, it looks about even across nearly ever statistic expect losses which Porto has none thus far. The German juggernauts want to move on to the Finals in Berlin but best not overlook Porto because you still have to play the game. If you are a fan of Champions League and are on a budget, the game in Porto costs $145 so be sure and pounce on that relative bargain before prices go up leading up to gameday on April 15.
Finally, in the most even match of the quarterfinal round, Atletico Madrid hosts Real Madrid in the what is dubbed the Madrid Derby at Estadio Vicente Calderon. This is the first game of the draw on April 14 and must be considered a national holiday for most Spaniards. The world’s most popular social media athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo, has to lead Real to a win against their city rivals especially at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. For Atletico to prevail, they have to keep the high-powered offense of Real in check as they have accomplished throughout the tournament allowing only four total goals in eight games. Surprisingly, tickets prices are $166 for game one and $183 for game two across town making the combined cost of the games perhaps the best value overall of the remaining legs.
If you are a betting person, may the Champions League odds be with you.
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