Semi-Final Previews: Champions League, Europa League & Europa Conference League

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Football fans around the world will be in their element during May, with all three of UEFA's club competitions now at the semi-final stage. The Champions League will dominate most of the headlines, but the Europa League and Europa Conference League also have tasty last four line-ups. Here's our preview.

Champions League

Sports bettors have a tricky puzzle to unravel in the Champions League, with both of the semi-final ties likely to be fiercely contested.

The top football betting sites rate Manchester City as the favourites to lift the trophy and it would be a brave move to back against them achieving the feat.

However, they have been paired with Real Madrid in the last four and would be well-advised not to underestimate the threat they pose.

The 14-time European champions are a tough nut to crack in this competition and Man City will need to be at their best to progress to the final.

The other semi-final is an all-Italian affair, with AC Milan and Inter Milan set to go head-to-head in what promise to be two exciting encounters.

The two sides split their league meetings this season, with each recording a victory by a one-goal margin. It would be no surprise to see this tie decided on penalties.

Europa League

With a place in next season's Champions League on offer to the winners, the remaining four teams in the Europa League will be desperate to get their hands on the trophy.

Juventus are strongly fancied to get the job done, although they have been handed a tricky semi-final test against six-time Europa League winners Sevilla.

The Spanish side have struggled in La Liga this season, but their quarter-final victory over Manchester United highlighted their penchant for upsetting the odds.

Bayer Leverkusen and Roma meet in the other semi-final and predicting a winner in this one is no easy task.

Leverkusen made a miserable start to the season, but have improved massively since Xabi Alonso was appointed as manager.

However, Roma won the Europa Conference League under Jose Mourinho last season and the Portuguese knows what it takes to be successful in Europe.

Europa Conference League

UEFA's decision to launch a third European tournament did not meet with widespread approval, but it appears to have been a productive addition to the ranks.

West Ham United have been widely tipped as the team to beat despite enduring a hugely disappointing campaign in the Premier League.

They may have their work cut out in the semi-finals, with AZ Alkmaar likely to present a formidable challenge when they meet.

Alkmaar are comfortably in the top four in the Eredivisie this season and have plenty of talented players in their squad.

Fiorentina and Basel meet in the other semi-final and the Serie A side look a good bet to book their place in the final.

The Italian league is traditionally stronger than the top flight in Switzerland and it would be a surprise if Basel emerge victorious here.

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