Last day of the Round of 32. It’s been a wild journey, and today is the last day to move onto the Round of 16 or stumble into the Europa will like the kid who gets sent down from the varsity to the JV team. Yesterday was a dram filed Big Board that finished 3-3, up .6 units. Wednesaday may not have as much drama as yesterday considering we had a game suspended yesterday, but it’s gonna be wild nonetheless. Boardies, bear down, cause we are going to war today.
Group of Drama in this final matchday is Group B where all 4 teams have a chance to make it to the Round of 16. Group leader ‘Gladbach need a draw, or a draw in the Inter Milan-Shakhtar game to advance to the next round. Real Madrid on the other hand are in shambles. If they don’t make it to the Round of 16, Zidane is gone as the manager. It’s a ‘Play for your Job” match. Real Madrid are too inconsistent for me to trust them, and ‘Gladbach are without a couple key players. This’ll be a goal-fest. All over the over of 3.5 goals at +135.
The other match that has major implications for the next round is Ajax v. Atalanta in Group D. Ajax needs a win to advance, while Atalanta can afford a draw to move on to the next round. I’ve been getting duped taking overs on both these teams, so I’m doing a little reverse psychology and taking the under of 3.5 goals at -125. Wouldn’t be a Big Board without a draw, so I’ll take a draw between these two at +280 which is crazy value if it hits.
The BBCP of the Day is Bayern & Man City ML at -140. Both have nothing to play for in terms of Round of 16 implications, but I feel confident in thinking they’ll steam roll Lokomotiv and Marseille. Individually I’m on Liverpool ML -120 against Midtjylland and Atletico Madrid ML +120 against Salzburg .
Until the Round of 16, smell ya later Champions League. Have a blessed day Boardies