The standout tie from the quarter-finals of the Champions League sees five-time winners Barcelona face Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Friday evening.
Lionel Messi fired Barca into the last eight with a brilliant individual performance against Napoli in the previous round, and the Argentine will have to be at his best once more against a Bayern side who looked imperious in racking up a 7-1 aggregate scoreline against Chelsea.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Latest Odds
The Germans are clear favourites to progress to the semi-finals with bet365 offering them at 19/20 (1.95) to win in 90 minutes and at 53/100 (1.53) to qualify.
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Barca can be backed at 12/5 (3.40) to win without extra time and at 11/8 (2.38) to make the next round.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Team News
The only major absentee for the Catalans is centre-back Samuel Umtiti, but otherwise Quique Setien has practically all his players available including Ousmane Dembele who could feature for the first time since November 2019.
Bayern are without full-back Benjamin Pavard, while Alphonso Davies is a doubt.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Preview
It is rare to see Barcelona as such outsiders for a big European game, but this season the Blaugrana have been far from the best.
Setien’s side let a two point lead over Real Madrid slip when the Liga season restarted, finishing five points behind their eternal rivals and there has been an over-reliance on the brilliance of Messi.
Barca have struggled to find a way through in many matches while also looking defensively unstable, keeping just three clean sheets in their last eight games.
The Catalan defence could struggle once more against a Bayern side who have been rampant in Europe this term, racking up 31 goals in eight games – 13 of which have been scored by the superb Robert Lewandowski.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Tips and Predictions
The price of 19/20 (1.95) for a Bayern win looks tempting, while Bayern to win and concede looks a great option at 9/4 (3.25).
There is also an interesting special market which offers odds of 9/10 (1.90) on Lewandowski having over 1.5 shots on target, and would have paid out in seven of Bayern’s eight Champions League games this season.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Bayern to win and both teams to score at 9/4 (3.25) for a 1pt stake with bet365
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