Last month we published an article predicting who would make the Champions League and Europa League finals and in all honesty, they were a bit of a miss.
In the Champions League, we went with a Liverpool v Tottenham final and in the Europa League, we went with an Arsenal v Eintracht Frankfurt final.
It looks very likely that the Champions League will see two different finalists but the predictions for the Europa League final are still very possible.
So, on to the semi-final second legs and this is how I see it unfolding.
Liverpool v Barcelona
I reckon Liverpool will win the game but have little to no chance of overturning the three-goal deficit from the first leg and will be eliminated.
Ajax v Tottenham
I just feel there is too much against Tottenham, they may have been boosted by basically finishing top-four but injuries and tiredness have caught up with them and at best they may get a draw but will probably lose. Either way, they will be eliminated.
Barcelona v Ajax final.
Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt
It has all come together for Chelsea at the right time, they are likely to finish third in the Premier League and do have the advantage over their German opponent’s thanks to the away goal and Eintracht got stuffed 6-1 yesterday in the Bundesliga. Chelsea will probably do enough to make the final.
Valencia v Arsenal
We are a different team in the Europa League as opposed to the sorry excuse for a team in the Premier League and I honestly do feel that we will do enough to progress to the final. That said, we may well lose the game at the Mestalla and it could be squeaky bum time but we will scrape through thanks to that last minute goal from Aubameyang last Thursday.
Arsenal v Chelsea final
Of course, Liverpool could mount the comeback of all comebacks, Tottenham could win in Amsterdam, Chelsea could easily lose at Stamford Bridge and Valencia are capable of penetrating our defence multiple times but all things being equalled I would be surprised if these predictions are wrong.
What is your opinion?