Bayern Munich may have held strong for 77 minutes in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final with Barcelona but, in 13 minutes of devastating brilliance, Barcelona showed why they’re now odds-on to lift the Champions League Trophy later this month.
Barcelona will carry a 3-0 lead into Tuesday’s second-leg courtesy of two goals from Lionel Messi and one from Neymar – and the Germans have a mountain of Mount Everest proportions to climb if they’re to progress to the final.
Bayern Munich fans will be clinging to the memory of their 4-0 home defeat of Barcelona in the 2013 Champions League, but that was a much poorer Barcelona team they faced that year, and they had already beaten Barcelona 3-0 at the Nous Camp to set up a 7-0 aggregate whitewash.
Bayern’s current form also falls way short of Barcelona’s. Bayern have won just 5 of their last 10 games, drawing 3 and losing two – though they have failed to win any of their last 3 games. In that period, they have scored 15 goals, conceded 10 and kept 5 clean sheets.
By comparison, Barcelona have won 9 and drawn one of their last 10 games, scoring an unbelievable 43 goals and conceding just 3, whilst they have also kept 8 clean sheets. In their last 3 games they have scored 17 goals and conceded 0.
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The outright betting on the match sees Bayern installed as favourites at 6/4, with Barcelona at 17/10 and the draw at 12/5. Bayern may well struggle to land those odds though and Barcelona look the better value. However, the best value may well be the draw as, after thumping Bayern 4-0 in their 2009 clash, Barcelona were happy to settle for a draw in the return leg. Back the draw @ 12/5.
Other odds that might interest you revolve around the correct score market, and this provides us with the highest betting odds for Bayern vs Barcelona. Barcelona will be keen to get an away goal which will leave Bayern Munich needing to score 5 to qualify, but may well close ranks after scoring. Bayern may get a consolation goal – and a 1-1 score-line looks the value bet at 11/2.
As Barcelona look so keen to get that all important away goal, Lionel Messi at 4/1 to open the scoring also looks a bit of value. If you prefer to bet big at odds-on, you may wish to take the 1/66 that Barcelona qualify for the final or the slightly better odds of 1/7 that there are less than 4.5 goals.
Bayern vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Bayern vs Barcelona Betting Odds 12.05.2015