By Israel Igiri
The talkSPORT’s supercomputer has predicted the outcomes of the Champions League quarter-final games, and here are what it says:
Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City
The machine predicts that Liverpool win the first leg 3-1 at Anfield with Pep Guardiola’s side unable to overturn the deficit, despite winning the second leg 2-1 at the Etihad. It sees Jurgen Klop’s side nicking this one.
Sevilla 1-4 Bayern Munchen
Just as the Spanish side will not have the advantage of playing a team who like parking the bus in the first leg this time, they would lose 2-1 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. And in Germany, the Bavarians would win 2-0, taking them to another Champions League semi-finals.
Juventus 1-2 Real Madrid
The Old Lady will take a 1-1 draw to the Santiago Bernabeu where the Los Blancos, presumably through Cristiano Ronaldo, would win 1-0 to seal a record eight consecutive semi-final appearance.
Barcelona 4-1 AS Roma
The Camp Nou sees the Barcelona run wild and grab a 3-0 lead in the first leg. Roma must out Ernesto Valverde’s men with a repeat of the Catalan giants heroics against PSG last year but can only get a respectable 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico.
While football can sometimes be a bit predictable, the beauty of the sport is that moment when predictions are proven wrong. It is one thing to predict, it is another thing for that prediction to be correct at the end of the day. In four weeks’ time, we shall know how good technology can be in deciding the outcome of games.