There’s a heavyweight battle taking place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with Barcelona taking on Bayern Munich at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.
A fixture of this size would be a worthy line up for the final of this competition however, such is the luck of the draw that it has provided us with this mammoth game in the Last Eight.
Bayern Munich are the equivalent of Mike Tyson in this contest as they’re arriving in Lisbon having won 18 straight competitive games; all by knockout.
One of the most ruthless of those knockouts came against Chelsea as the Bavarian side tore through the London outfit and claimed a 7-1 aggregate win.
Barcelona are far from being the equivalent of Buster Douglas however, their record of six wins from ten games does show there are vulnerabilities in Quique Setien’s team.
Looking at the betting, it’s Bayern who have been priced as the favourites at 10/11 while their rivals, Barca, are currently available at around the 5/2 mark.
One market which may be worth taking a closer look at is the goals market. This is a fixture which has produced three or more goals in all four of their most recent competitive games. Another thing to remember is that Bayern have won three of those four encounters.
Interestingly, five of the last seven head to head games have also seen the winning team claim their victory to nil. This is something that certainly provides plenty of value in the betting with Bayern priced at 3/1 to win to nil and Barcelona offering a huge price of 7/1 in that market.
Nevertheless, our recommendation comes from the first goalscorer market. Robert Lewandowski has scored 54 goals this season for Bayern Munich in competitive games. The 31-year-old is currently priced at 11/4 to open the scoring this Friday which is an offer that does provide good value.
First Goalscorer Robert Lewandowski – 11/4* (betfair & PaddyPower)
*prices correct at time of writing and are subject to change