Today sees the next group of Champions League knockout fixtures with the biggest tie of the round and what should be an exciting game, with our winner at the weekend we’re also feeling extra buoyed with our tips.
Champions League Tips
Acca – Both teams to score, Barcelona to Win/Juventus v Bayern Munich draw – 1pt Win @ 9.4/1 – Boylesports
Acca – Both teams to score, Barcelona to Win/Juventus v Bayern Munich No Goalscorer – 1pt win @ 24.6/1 – William Hill
First Goalscorer –Luis Suarez – 1pt Win @ 9/2 Betfair
Arsenal v Barcelona
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal welcome European Champions Barcelona to the Emirates tonight in what looks on paper a mouth-watering clash.
Both sides are in good form with Arsenal unbeaten in their last five games whilst Barcelona have not lost a game since October.
Alexis Sanchez will get the perfect chance to show the visitors what they let go, as he faces the team he left for Arsenal for the first time. Mezut Ozil would also like to put one on the away side from his days at Real Madrid.
Barcelona’s front three of Messi, Suarez and Neymar is a formidable force and arguably the best strike partnership there has ever been. It is going to take a monumental effort to keep them at bay and I cannot see them failing to score.
With Lionel Messi the popular first Goalscorer choice that adds a bit more value to Luis Suarez who is available at 9/2 with you place a pre-match £50 bet on him you get an in play bonus bet to the same value.
I think the perfect strategy for Arsenal would be to try and stifle the front 3 of Barcelona and hit them hard early, however they don’t possess the kind of personnel who can strike fear in to their opponents and for me that means Arsenal will try to be attack minded, which can leave them exposed at the back.
Barcelona are available at 4/5 whilst the both teams to score and Barcelona win at 9/4 is the more tempting option.
Juventus v Bayern Munich
The other game in the Champions League tonight is another clash of the titans as Serie A leaders Juventus take on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. Both teams have been in unbelievable form and picking a winner is a tough assignment.
The away side have some of the biggest names in Europe, however the home side have that bit of fire that will more than likely be required to try and rile their opponents.
Arturo Vidal makes his first appearance against the club he left to join Bayern, I can see him receiving a hostile reception from his former teammates. The key player for Juventus is no doubt Paul Pogba who is turning out to be one of the best midfielders money can buy.
Juventus have a rock solid defence having not conceded in their last nine games, whilst the away side have only conceded five in their last eleven matches, those stats point very much towards the No Goalscorer market which is available at 7/1 with Betfred.