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Champions League

Well, set the date, June 6th will see Juventus v Barcelona betting for the UEFA Champions League final. After Barcelona had moved through on Tuesday night with an aggregate semi final win over Bayern Munich, it was all eyes on the Bernabeu on Wednesday to see if Real Madrid could set up an El Clasico final.

It wasn’t to be though as Italian Champions Juventus delivered the knockout blow, successfully defending their 2-1 first leg lead from Turin, with a 1-1 draw out in Spain. It was former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata who netted the decisive equaliser in the 57th minute of the game, after Cristiano Ronaldo had put Los Merengues in ascendancy from the penalty spot.

The final will bring together Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who famously clashed at the 2014 World Cup, Suarez biting the Italian.

Barcelona are running as 3/4 favourites to win the UEFA Champions League this season, with the draw at 14/5, and Juventus who keep continuing to impress as underdogs, a heavy 4/1 outside shot.

13th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

Champions League

Bayern Munich v Barcelona Betting Preview

Is there any drama left in this tie? It’s not too likely with Barcelona kicking off with a 3-0 advantage. What can Bayern Munich do about that? You are talking about one of the best in Europe being unlikely to overturn the big deficit against arguably the best in Europe at the moment. The damage was all done by Lionel Messi in the first leg, what magic may unfold in the second? Should be a interesting night in Munich nonetheless.

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Bayern Munich v Barcelona Betting Tips

Punters may like to think that if anyone is capable of pulling off an escape act of this magnitude it is Bayern. They did it in the last round against Porto, but of course, it’s a totally different world trying to come back from 3-0 down against Barcelona. 100% of the teams that have won 3-0 in the first leg of a knockout Champions League have managed to go through. Bayern Munich have made it through from four of their last five UEFA Champions LEague semi finals, but are facing a consecutive last four exit against a Spanish side after losing against Real MAdrid at this stage last season.  Bayern have actually lost their last three semi final matches in the UEFA Champions League, without having scored a goal in any of them. The Germans have shipped eight goals without scoring a single one in their last three CL games against a Spanish side too. Bayern’s overall home record against teams from Spain W15 D5 L2.

But, more of a positive is the fact that they are unbeaten in their previous four home games against Barcelona in European competition, winning two and have netted in each of those. The last time they hosted Barcelona was in April 2013 and Bayern ran out 4-0 winners. Repeat that, they are in this season’s final. Bayern have won their last five home games in the Champions League, having averaged 3.8 goals per game, as well as keeping four clean sheets in those five. Thomas Müller has been involved in three of Bayern’s last four home goals against Barcelona in the CL (2 goals, 1 assist) and he is a 7/4 quote in the  Bet365 anytime goalscorer market. Robert Lewandowski is up at quote of 11/8. Interesting stat about Manuel Neuer as he was brilliant in the first leg. He has conceded nine of the last 17 shots on target he has faced in the Champions League.

Barcelona are in simply sublime form at the moment, having won their last nine UEFA Champions League matches, their best run since 2002/03 (9). The Blaugranas have scored an average of 2.6 goals per game in that nine match winning streak. They have won each of their last four games on the road in the competition as well. Impressive. They were being held at bay by Bayern until the 77th minute of the first leg when Messi turned on the magic. Messi has now been involved in six of Barcelona’s last eight goals against Bayern in the CL (4 goals, 2 assists). He’s top-scorer in the Champions League this season with 10 goals. Punters can back Messi at a price of 11/10 in the anytime goalscorer market. Neymar is a 15/8 quote and he has scored in his last three Champions League appearances for the 1st time in his career. Barcelona have an overall away record of W9 D10 L6 against Bundesliga sides and prior to the 2013 loss in Munch, had gone 8 games unbeaten in Germany.

Bayern Munich v Barcelona Betting Odds

Bayern Munich 13/8, Barcelona 8/5, Draw 11/4.

Bayern Munich v Barcelona Predictions

Hopefully this is an open game so look over 2.5 goals and for both teams to score. Bayern have been slack at the back, and barcelona’s devastating attack could pinch some goals as the Germans have to press forward. Worth back Barcelona at a nice price to keep their winnings real in this season’s competition going.

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12th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League


Something special. That’s what Lionel Messi produced in the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg, and that is what Bayern Munich are going to need if they are to overturn their 3-0 deficit. It is going to be a pretty big ask of the Germans to haul that back against Europe’s best. Can Pep Guardiola mastermind something magic against his former club, or is this tie already all over bar the shouting?

Bayern need a fightback of the magnitude that they produced in the quarter finals after losing the first leg on the road at FC Porto. The German powerhouses turned on the style back at home, putting six past the Portuguese outfit. But doing the same kind of thing against Barcelona is a different matter altogether, but Bayern did have their fair share of the first leg, and were on top when Lionel Messi destroyed them in two devastating minutes.

Hopefully there is more magic and more drama to come in the second leg. Online betting site Bet365 have a great free in-play bet offer for your Bayern Munich v Barcelona betting, just to add to the excitement.

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12th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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Back to UEFA Champions League betting for your midweek football action, and a big night out in Germany kicks it all off on Tuesday night as Bayern Munich v Barcelona gets the semi final second leg action back underway. Pep Guardiola’s Bayern have a mountain to climb after losing the first leg 3-0 at the Nou Camp.

After putting in so much good hard work during the game, Bayern Munich were ultimately undone by a couple of minutes of brilliant from Lionel Messi. His class was the difference between the two sides, and now Barca have one big foot in the final. William Hill punters can back Messi to score first and Barcelona to win for a price of 7/1. Messi is a 25/1 quote to net a hat trick in the game, while is at 12/1 to score in both halves.

What can Bayern do about the deficit? Big ask for them to get the job done now and they are just going to need to come out and attack. There’s nothing to lose for them now, and you only have to look back to the previous round, where the Germans lost the first leg of their quarter final clash at FC Porto, before banging six past the Portuguese back in Munich. Can they pull off the seemingly impossible?

Bayern Munich v Barcelona William Hill Odds

  •          Lewandowski to score and Bayern Munich 7/2
  •          Messi to score 1st and Barca to win 7/1
  •          Messi to score in both halves 12/1
  •          Messi to score a hat-trick 25/1

Real Madrid v Juventus on Wednesday night sees the second semi final finely balance. Juventus were head and shoulders the better team in Turin and took a 2-1 lead. But Real do have that away goal and only need a 1-0 win to progress. You are always going to have a chance when you have Cristiano Ronaldo in your side. Madrid were poor in the first leg, so can Ronaldo drag them back to the UEFA Champions League final?

Big nights for two of the best players on the planet. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be in focus again and William Hill are offering a great price of 9/1 on Barcelona & Real Madrid to win and Messi and Ronaldo Both to Score (90 mins only) 9/1.

What twists do the semi final second legs have up? Hopefully there will be plenty of goals, with Real Madrid having to have to in search of one against Juventus, while Bayern Munich need to produce something huge. At William Hill this week, you can pounce on Barcelona & Real Madrid to win and All 4 Teams to Score (90 mins only) 16/1

12th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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Big, big game at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night as Barcelona and Bayern Munich stand toe to toe in the UEFA Champions League. This is the first leg of the semi finals and the winner will go on to face either Real Madrid and Juventus in the final, held in Berlin this year. Fittingly online betting site Ladbrokes have put up some big odds for the big game.

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What will go down in the huge Barcelona v Bayern Munich clash? It is the Germans who have the form in meetings at the Nou Camp, having won three of their last four visits there. But they do have some injury issues and they face Barcelona who are in simply brilliant form at the moment, having won fifteen of their last sixteen matches played in all competitions, and who are on an eight match winning streak in the UEFA Champions League. But just a couple of seasons ago they were torn apart 7-0 on aggregate by Bayern.

5th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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Many punters probably would have liked to have seen this one as the final, and many purists would have been hoping that Bayern Munich would have been at full strength for the heavyweight clash. But Pep Guardiola’s return to the Nou Camp, where he led Barcelona to three Champions League titles, may not turn out to be a happy one. The Germans are a bit depleted, have slumped a little in form and have struggled for away wins in Europe this term.

However, Bayern have won three of the last four comings together of the two clubs at the Nou Camp, and no-one has scored more goals in this season’s Champions League than they have. But you speak about goals and look at Barcelona’s immense forward line of Messi, Suarez and Neymar. They are on fire at the moment, thumping Cordoba 8-0 on the weekend and they haven’t conceded in any of their last five games and are on an eight match winning streak in the UEFA Champions League.

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5th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Champions League

Barcelona v Bayern Munich Betting Preview

What a mouth-watering clash of two European giants this is. This would have made for a brilliant final, but looking at the odds, bookmakers are expecting a comfortable home victory for the Catalans. With their immense forward power and winning momentum going, will they have too much for Bayern Munich, who have bit hit hard with injuries? Bayern boss Pep Guardiola is likely to to have to dig deep into his tactical reserve to pull something special out of the hat against his former club.

You will want to head on over to online betting site Paddy Power quickly, as they are a running a time-sensitive huge enhanced odds offer on the outcome of this season’s UEFA Champions League. New customers registering an account with them through our special promotional links can pick up enhanced odds of 12/1 on Barcelona, 14/1 on Real Madrid or 16/1 on Bayern to win this season’s title. Get in quick as this expires ahead of Tuesday’s Juventus v Real Madrid clash.

Barcelona v Bayern Munich Betting Tips

The Catalans hammered Cordoba 8-0 on the weekend in La Liga. A pretty nice warm up for this one. That’s fourteen goals scored in their last two games played now and they haven’t shipped a goal in any of their last five competitive matches. Once again they are power personified going forward and Lionel Messi has been involved in three of Barcelona’s last five goals against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League (2 goals, 1 assist). Messi is 5/6 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market, with Suarez (who netted his first Barcelona hat trick on the weekend) at 6/4, the same mark as Neymar. Suarez was simply brilliant against PSG in the last round.

Barcelona are looking for their eighth appearance in the final, and given that they have won all five of their home games this season in the competition, they do look a solid bet. They are unbeaten since a defeat against Bayern back in 2013, which was their only home defeat in their last 32 home matches in the UEFA Champions League. Against Bundesliga opposition, Barcelona have posted a pretty solid W19 D1 L7 record. They have also won 13 of their previous 18 two-legged ties against German Teams. Barcelona have now won fifteen of their last 16 matches in all competitions, and have put together an eight match winning streak in the Champions League, averaging 2.5 goals per game. They are on fire, quite simply.

Barcelona v Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League

However, Barcelona have won just one of their previous eight games against Bayern Munich in European competitions (D2 L5). They were also hammered by the Germans in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League semi finals by a 7-0 scoreline. However, they are struggling with injuries and it has been telling, with a recent draw in the German Cup against Borussia Dortmund, followed by a league defeat against Bayer Leverkusen on the weekend. Striker Robert Lewandowski is likely going to be thrown into action and he will have to play through the pain barrier for the cause. He is a 5/2 anytime goalscorer quote with online bookmaker Paddy Power.

Bayern have scored 30 goals this season in the UEFA Champions League, more than any other team. However, they have only picked up two wins in their last seven away games in the UEFA Champions League (D2 L3) so aren’t on form on the road, and they haven’t won any of their last three away games in the competition (D1 L2). Interestingly though, they have not conceded in their last 197 minutes of Champions League play against Barcelona, and nine of their last ten Champions League goals against the Catalans have come in the second half. The natural tendency is going to be to look over 2.5 goals for a price of 4/5. Bayern’s away record against Spanish sides is W6 D5 L11 and they have won five of their seven European Cup semi finals against Spanish opposition.

Barcelona v Bayern Munich Betting Odds

Barcelona 7/10, Draw 29/10, Bayern Munich 4/1

Barcelona v Bayern Munich Predictions

Bayern do have some stats on their side and may tempt punters, and they have won three of the last four meetings at the Nou Camp between the two clubs. However, they aren’t at their strongest, missing key personnel like Robben and Ribery and you don’t need to give Barcelona any kind of advantage. The Catalans will be keen to get revenge for what happened in the 2012/13 semi final against Bayern and frankly, they are in the kind of form to put this tie to bed at the end of the first ninety minutes. There is no-one in Europe playing better football than them at the moment.

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4th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

Paddy Power

Huge games in midweek as the UEFA Champions League semi finals get underway. Tuesday brings around the Juventus v Real Madrid clash, followed by the massive heavyweight duel of Barcelona v Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening. Who will gain some all important first leg advantages in the games, giving themselves the chance to edge closer to the biggest title in European club football?

In the UEFA Champions League outright winner market at Paddy Power, Barcelona are 7/4 front runners, followed by rivals Real Madrid at 2/1, Bayern at 11/4 and then Juventus all the way out at a price of 9/1.

So it’s a pretty tight scrap between Barca, Real and Bayern for the title it would seem, and thanks to a brilliant new enhanced odds promotion from Paddy Power for new customers, there are some massive prices to be snapped up on the power triumvirate. New customers registering an account with Paddy Power through our promotional links can take either:

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3rd May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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There is big enhanced odds offer running at online betting site Skybet for some of Tuesday night’s top action from across Europe. The popular bookmaker are offering a Special Price Boost on Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool all to win, and the offer is open to new and existing customers alike.

Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title on the weekend with a win over Hertha Berlin and they head back into action on Tuesday night in the German Cup action as they take on Borussia Dortmund in a big semi final clash.

Munich have won 19 of their 21 home matches this season and they will look to close in on a domestic double, while of course still firing along in the UEFA Champions League too. They are head and shoulders above the rest of the German league and with Dortmund having such a tough time of things in the German top flight this term, the last season under Jurgen Klopp, Bayern are 1/2 favourites to win Tuesday night’s encounter.

Barcelona are in La Liga action on Tuesday night as they look to keep themselves ahead of challengers Real Madrid. Barcelona hold a narrow two point lead at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga and with the form of Real picking, Luis Enrique’s men have to deliver as the pressure of getting to the finish line first mounts. Barcelona are 1/25 to beat Getafe at the Nou Camp on Tuesday, and are looking for their seventh straight league home win on the bounce. It should come against a side who have managed just four goals in their last seven matches.

In the Premier League, Hull will be looking for some vital survival points as they host Liverpool on Tuesday. Big game for the Tigers who finally managed to snap a winless streak in the top flight as they won at Crystal Palace on the weekend. Liverpool have won just two of their last six games in all competitions and have scored no more than once in seven of their last eight matches. But will Hull struggling, the Reds will be looking to bank a win and keep their faint hopes of a top four finish alive.

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Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool all to win enhanced odds of 3/1 from 7/4

28th April 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Champions League

The final four sides left standing in this season’s competition, know all know what they need to do to reach the final. There was always going to be a huge clash in the semi finals, one way or another and it fell on Barcelona v Bayern Munich to be the highlight fixture of this season’s final four. Barcelona and Bayern have been trading at the head of the outright winner market since before the group stage of this season’s tournament. Now they will duel for a place in the final.

With Barcelona v Bayern Munich being paired up, it has has left Juventus v Real Madrid betting for punters to enjoy in the second leg. Italian champions Juventus, who edged their way past Monaco in the quarter finals, take on the reigning champions, who had a tough time of things getting past their city rivals Atletico in their huge quarter final clash.

Real Madrid are 4/9 odds on favourites to qualify from their tie against Juventus, while things are naturally a little tighter in the other matchup.

Barcelona, who start at home in their tie against Bayern, go as 8/11 favourites To Qualify, with Pep Guardiola’s Bundesliga champions running at even money to make it through. It will of course be a big return to the Nou Camp for former Barca boss Guardiola, who won 14 trophies as manager of the Catalan giants, including two Champions League titles.

The first legs of the UEFA Champions League semi finals will be played on May 5th.

Champions League outright winner odds

Barcelona 21/01, Real Madrid 23/10, Bayern Munich 5/2, Juventus 9/1

24th April 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

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