PORTO V CHELSEA
With both legs of this tie set to be played in Spain because of COVID restrictions, the absence of a home advantage suggests a potentially open tie with away goals still in-play despite the venue's neutrality.
Both sides will be confident of reaching the semi-finals with Porto over-coming Juventus in 16 and Chelsea easily dispatching Atletico Madrid.
While Chelsea is a favourite, Porto should not be under-estimated, and I expect this first-leg to be tight and low-scoring, with both looking to stay in the tie ahead of next weeks 2nd leg.
Goals are likely to be at a premium, but both can score with this tie looking to be tightly poised following an even first leg.
Prediction: Both teams to score
LINFIELD V COLERAINE
The hosts enter this showdown with a healthy 9 point advantage over the visitors, although they have played one game more, a win here would surely send them on their way to a record 55th Northern Irish title.
At Windsor Park, Linfield has been relentless in recent week, winning each of their last 5 with 18 goals scored in the process; however, Coleraine did claim a 0:0 draw at Windsor Park when these sides met in February.
Ultimately, this should be a tight contest with the visitors likely to make life difficult for the home favourites.
With 5 of the last 7 meetings going under 2.5 goals, that´s the outcome I prefer in this potentially nervy clash.
Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals
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