Hamburg took a deserved 1-0 lead in the first leg. Bremen were off the level of form we have seen from them recently, but showed a very high level of commitment. They might get a little more space tonight and will take heart from a very fine recent performance here in the DFB Pokal, when they could easily have won by three goals. They rested several players at the weekend to keep them fresh for this game, whilst Hamburg had no such luxury, playing a vital and keenly fought game with Herta. They are involved in the title race and cannot afford to fully focus on this competition, unlike the visitors.
I like the level ball quote, especially with Hamburg more than happy with a draw.
6 points Werder Bremen level ball 2.08 asian line.
SHAKHTAR DONETSK - DYNAMO KIEV
I like the "over "quote here, the first meeting ended 1-1 and developed into quite an open game, after a nervous opening from both teams, hardly surprising as the game is so important not just to the clubs, but Ukranian football in general.Kiev looked very impressive at times in the second half and certainly look to have goals in them, to say that Donetsk are motivated to progress, would be the understatement of all time. So we are in for a full blooded encounter.
In the all Ukranian quarter final, after a cautious first leg, Metalist battled out a five goal thriller in the return leg with Dynamo and something similar could be on the cards tonight. Kiev have to score to progress and this will get very stretched at some stage, I expect both to score and think that this is a terrific quote.
6 points "over" 2.25 goals 2.06 asian line.