When Swansea City beat Fulham in March they were riding the crest of a wave of form that saw them beat Fulham, Wigan and Manchester City. Since those heady days, Swansea have rather come unstuck and struggled with four straight defeats. The latest at Queens Park Rangers was a confidence damaging three
Olympique de Marseille have been in awful form in recent times, but are sure to give their all against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. However, with some crucial players out for game at Stade Velodrome for Les Phoceens, and with the Bavarians firing on all cylinders recently, one can see Jupp Heynckes' men edging the first leg.
Both sides have defensive absences, but Milan's in particular are much more influential, it's doubtful they can stop the Barcelona juggernaut at the moment, barring a stupendous performance from Ibrahimovic against his former club at San Siro. AC Milan have never lost the home leg of a European Cup quarter-final tie, winning 10 and drawing four.
This game has the potential to be a very tight affair. Atletico have been watertight at the back since Diego Simeone's appointment but they have not yet faced a side with the attacking quality of Barca. The Catalan side were impeccable against Valencia, scoring an impressive five goals against Unai Emery's outfit, but their away form has been poor this season. Barcelona may just sneak a narrow win at the Vicente Calderon.
The Argentine forward was sensational for the Partenopei in their midweek triumph over Chelsea in the Champions League and will be eager to put together another man-of-the-match performance against the beleaguered Nerazzurri on Sunday. The Dutchman has endured a miserable campaign on both a club and personal level, iIndifferent form and numerous injuries derailing what could have been a promising season.
A lot depends on how the Reds mentally approach the match. The Merseyside club have been far too profligate in front of goal at times this season and manager Kenny Dalglish will be crossing his fingers that his side can score goals. If they can, like they did against Brighton last weekend, expect the Bluebirds to be caught like a deer in the headlights. The Welsh side will be hoping the Premier League club do not bring their top form, in which case they could sneak under the radar and be carrying to trophy back to Cardiff. However, it would take a rousing performance on Sunday evening at Wembley from the Championship contenders to see the League Cup snatched away from Liverpool.
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