Competition: Champions League
Market: Barcelona to win against Bayern
Odds: 8/11 @ Bet 365
Barcelona and Bayern Munich lock horns in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday night, which also sees former Barca manager Pep Guardiola – now of Bayern – return to his old stomping ground. It’s an even clash, due to both sides’ capacity of winning in their own backyard, so pressure is on Barcelona tonight to ensure they have an advantage to take into the second leg at the Allianz-Arena.
Their form at the Nou camp has been impressive this season, but not invincible. Luis Enrique’s men have been beaten twice on home soil in the league – 1-0 against Celta Vigo, 1-0 against Malaga – but in Europe they boast a 100% record. The only side to have beaten the Spaniards in the Champions League this campaign was Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes back in September.
So Bayern have a difficult challenge in getting a result on Wednesday night. The task is made harder given the German Bundesliga champions have failed to win their last three away games in Europe – to Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Porto. As a result, Bet 365 are giving odds of 8/11 for Barcelona to win the first leg of Wednesday night’s Champions League semi-final fixture.
Bet: Barcelona to win Wednesday night’s Champions League first leg clash against Bayern Munich @ 8/11 with Bet 365 >>