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Champions League Quarter Finals Betting 2017 Winner Odds & Predictions

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The final eight are left standing in the UEFA Champions League now and surprisingly the only English team left among them is Leicester City. The Foxes kept their incredible debut campaign rolling along after progressing past powerful Spanish unit Sevilla in the round of sixteen. The Foxes will face more Spanish opposition in the final eight as they face up against last season’s Champions League runners-up Atletico Madrid. The reigning Premier League champions are running as the rank outsiders now to win the competition outright at this stage and there are some heavy hitters left in the ranks of course with all of the European big guns still firing along. So while there are some great stories all to come, there is none bigger than whether or not Leicester will be able to keep their incredible adventure going a step further. The heavyweight clash of the Quarter Finals for UEFA Champions League betting sees German powerhouses Bayern Munich take on Real Madrid.

UEFA Champions League outright winner odds

TeamBetting Odds
Barcelona11/4
Bayern Munich3/1
Real Madrid11/2
Atletico Madrid11/2
Borussia Dortmund10/1
Juventus11/1
Monaco14/1
Leicester40/1

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Champions League Quarter Finals 2017 Infographic Atletico Madrid (Spain) v Leicester City (Eng) So after their somewhat surprising progress past Sevilla, Leicester get a crack at another of Spain’s top sides as they square off against Atletico Madrid. Prior to this campaign, Atletico were the only Spanish side that the Foxes had met in UEFA competition before, with the Foxes failing to win any of those four previous contests against them. Actually two of Leicester's three previous European campaigns were ended by Atletico. That was in the 1961/62 European Cup Winners’ Cup first round and in the 1997/98 UEFA Cup first round. This is uncharted territory for the Foxes then whereas this will be the ninth time that Atletico have been in the quarter finals of the European Cup. The Spaniards hold a W5 L3 record from those previous appearances, including having knocked out Barcelona in the 2013/14 and the 2015/16 quarter finals. Atletico moved past Bayer Leverkusen in the round of sixteen and they have kept six clean sheets in their eight games so far in this season’s championship, including taking a home win over Bayern Munich in the group stage. Atletico are 1/6 odds on to qualify from this tie and you can’t argue with that. Atletico are going to be big value at even money with William Hill to win the first leg at home to nil. Borussia Dortmund (Germany) v Monaco (France) If the progress of these two from the round of sixteen is anything to go by, this should be a cracking quarter final line up. Dortmund and Monaco have never met before in a competitive fixture. Dortmund held off Real Madrid in the group stage to earn top spot and they fired off a group stage record of 21 goals in their six group stage games. They rolled past Benfica with a 4-1 aggregate score in the last round as well. So the Germans have been firing well and their record against French clubs is W6 D5 L5; with only one of those defeats was at home. Dortmund are a quote of 4/7 to win the first leg at home and that is where the damage will be done in this tie. Die Borussen are a formidable force on home soil and they are a price of. Monaco got the better of Manchester City in the last round, winning through on away goals after a 6-6 aggregate score between the two of them. The amount of goals that they have conceded will be of big concern. Monaco's last quarter final appearance ended in a 1-0 aggregate loss against Juventus in the 2014/15 season and they are W2 L2 in UEFA Cup/Champions League quarter finals. Dortmund meanwhile are W5 L2 in their seven previous appearances, losing their last appearance here in the 2013/14 season 3-2 against Real Madrid. Bayern Munich (Germany) v Real Madrid (Spain) Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the heavyweight showdown of this season’s quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. These two have contested 22 games before in the European Cup and it is Bayern who hold an 11-9 head to head record from those matches. However, Real Madrid are on a three match winning streak against the Germans, winning both legs against them in the 2013/14 semi finals. This is the 11th knockout tie that the two will have competed against each other in and from the previous ten they are five wins each. Real Madrid made pretty light work of Napoli in the round of sixteen, winning 6-1 on aggregate while Bayern Munich were even more convincing as they posted a 10-2 aggregate win against Premier League side Arsenal. So this should be a real ding-dong battle between the two of them and is Bayern who are running as 4/6 favourites at William Hill to qualify from the tie. The Germans start at home at that is where it is going to count. From their eight previous Champions League home matches against Real Madrid, Bayern have posted a W6 D1 L1 record. Five of those six home wins were by a 2-1 scoreline which is a 15/2 quote at William Hill for the first leg. There is value in backing Real Madrid to get through this though as Bayern have uncharacteristically lost a couple of games in this season’s competition, and as shaky as Real Madrid’s defence has looked, they have stuck in there, scoring at least two goals in each of their games so far and remain unbeaten. Real Madrid have a W27 L6 record in European Cup quarter finals and they have progressed from each of their last six appearances at this stage. Bayern have a W18 L9 record in the European Cup quarter finals and they have also won their last six quarter final ties. Juventus (Italy) v Barcelona (Spain) Remarkably, Barcelona are in the quarter finals. They were 4-0 down after the first leg of their round of sixteen clash against PSG and needed three goals in the last 20 minutes of the return to leg to get through. They found the last one deep into stoppage time to record a 6-1 home win over PSG to get to the quarter finals. They face up against Juventus who had an easy time of nudging Porto out of the last round. The most recent meeting between these two was in the 2015 final which Barcelona won 3-1 and it is the Spaniards who are narrowly ahead in the head to head meetings between them 3-2. The last time that they were together in the quarter finals was in the 2002/03 season when Barca won 3-1 on aggregate following a 1-1 draw in Turin. Barcelona’s remarkable fight back in the last round sees them go as 8/15 favourites to qualify from this tie. A 1-1 correct score at William Hill for the first leg in Italy is a good 5/1 shot. The Spaniards have won just two their last three appearances at this stage (both exits coming against Atletico Madrid) but overall hold a W14 L4 record in European Cup quarter final ties. Juventus are W11 L5 in their quarter finals appearance and they have won through in just one of their last four appearances at this stage. As good as Juventus are, you would have to roll with the Spaniards having the extra to get through this tie.
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Barcelona comeback a costly liability for bookmakers

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It will long go down in memory as one of the greatest ever games of football. We are talking about Barcelona’s epic UEFA Champions League comeback effort against PSG this week. Barcelona had put in a shocking performance in Paris for the first leg, coming away with a 4-0 loss and their tails between their legs. It had left PSG a best-priced 1/12 to qualify for the quarter finals because of the dominance that they had shown in the first leg. But this is Barcelona, and if one team in the world could ever have pulled off such a comeback it was them. It was a night at the Nou Camp not even the most optimistic of Barcelona fans or punters would have ever expected and while most bookmakers were hammered by Barcelona’s comeback, Bet365 reported a record-breaking liability on a single match after punters had flocked to back a Barca fightback. A spokesman for the firm said “We do many expensive offers with free bets and the like but taking them away I can’t recall such a heavy defeat on a stand-alone contest,” said Freeth. “Our liabilities were up to a few million before the game with punters backing them from 20-1 into 7-1 to qualify. Our worst scenario in-play was going to be Barcelona pulling off the impossible late on and that’s what we got.” Barcelona had gotten themselves 3-0 up in the second leg, before Edinson Cavani netted what looked to be the salvation for PSG, a vital away goal. It left Barcelona needing three more goals in the last 20 minutes of the game. Both Coral and Paddy Power saw Barca drift out to 100/1 with minutes remaining, but then Neymar netted a quick double before Roberto did the unthinkable and sunk home a cool winner deep into the five minutes of stoppage time that was being played. So with a lot of punters avoiding PSG and just going for Barcelona to qualify on the night at long odds, it proved a costly night for bookmakers up and down the country. Barcelona are new joint 11/4 favourites to win the UEFA Champions League having drifted out to 700 on Betfair’s exchange during the match. “It was a terrible outcome,” said a Coral spokesperson. “It will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in football history but it will be a game bookmakers will want to forget in a hurry as it proved costly. “Barcelona were very popular to qualify before the game and we saw plenty of support in-play to leave us licking our wounds.”
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Barcelona v PSG Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th March 2017

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Barcelona v PSG Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 8th March 7.45pm Can Barcelona really do this? Can they battle their way back from a 4-0 deficit and get through to the quarter finals? It would be one of the great all time comebacks in the history of the competition if they can pull it off. They have won their last two La Liga games by a 6-1 and 5-0 scoreline and that’s the firepower that they have and they will need every ounce of it after losing the first leg against PSG 4-0. It’s a long way back for the Spaniards and PSG just have to turn up and put in a solid defensive display, so they hold all of the aces. There has to be some drama to come in this one surely. Take the chance to land some extra returns on your accumulators thanks to Bet365’s 100% Euro Soccer bonus. Just land a winning acca of three or more selections on selected competitions and markets and earn up to a 100% win bonus! This offer applies to returns on pre-match accumulators of 3 or more selections on Full Time Result or Result/Both Teams To Score markets for the Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1 or Champions League. Register an account with the bookmaker and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them as well. Barcelona v Paris Saint Germain 2017 Infographic

Barcelona v PSG Betting Tips

Will Barcelona pull off the unthinkable and managed to book a place in the quarter finals of this season’s Champions League? Barcelona have gotten to the quarter finals in each of their last nine seasons and are looking for a record 10th on the bounce, but they are going to need something spectacularly special to pull it off. Barcelona lost 4-0 in Paris in the first leg and no side has ever overturned a 4-0 first leg away defeat in the UEFA Champions League (from five previous occasions that it has happened). Barcelona were shocking in that first leg but they have won their last two knockout encounters with PSG in the competition after losing their first one against the French outfit. In the 2012/13 Champions League, Barcelona lost 4-0 at Bayern Munich and then went on to lose the second leg at home 3-0. However, Barcelona have won all four of their games since losing that first leg in Paris. They also have a big record of winning form on home soil going too as they have won each of their last 14 Champions League home games, scoring 44 goals and conceding 6. There is a strong forecast for goals to rain down in this one and over 3.5 goals at Bet365 is a price of 5/6. Neymar has five goals in five games against PSG and he is a price of 20/21 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at 4/7. None of them managed a shot on target in the first leg. Barcelona have scored eleven goals in their last two games in the build up to this one and they hold a record of W7 D2 L1 at home against French opposition. Barcelona have won all three of their home games in the Champions League this season with a goal difference of 15-0 so if there is one team in the world you would back to do this, it would be them. The minimum 4-0 win to take this to extra time is an 18/1 option in the Bet365 correct score market. PSG pretty much just have to turn up and keep focused. They won’t care if they park the bus for 90 minutes and get through, but nerves will be jangling if Barcelona get a couple of goals on the board early. PSG have been to the quarter finals in each of their last four campaigns and are favourites to get back there from this, because they have a huge cushion. PSG have only gone D2 L2 in their four previous Champions League away games at the Nou Camp, but they have never conceded more than three goals in any of those four trips there. They will be under a tremendous amount of pressure in this one and both teams to score in this one at Bet365 is a 1/2 price. PSG’s record in Spain is W4 D2 L6; overall against Spanish opposition it is W11 D7 L9. Can they hold the Catalans, who will attack in wave after wave most likely, at bay? PSG have won five of their last eight away games in the Champions League (D1 L2). IN the first leg, everything just fell into place for them and they probably will have been surprised at how easy it turned out to be. Edinson Cavani has seven goals in seven Champions League games this season and he is a price of 5/4 in the Bet365 anytime goalscorer market for this one. PSG have won 12 of 16 European ties in which they won the first leg at home, including the last such tie – against Chelsea FC last season. Not too surprisingly, they have won all three ties in which they won the home first leg 4-0; collecting two wins and a draw and remaining unbeaten in those second legs. The French outfit are on a great run of form at the moment with a W14 D2 record in their last sixteen played across all competitions.

Barcelona v PSG Betting Odds

Barcelona 4/9, Draw 4/1, PSG 11/2

Barcelona v PSG Predictions

What kind of drama will turn up in this one. If Barcelona come out of the gates flying and get a couple of goals on the board, PSG will start to panic. But the Spaniards have to really throw the kitchen sink at this and therefore will likely be open at the back to counter attacks. So look for both teams so score in a home win for Barcelona but it won’t likely be enough for them to get through to the last eight. A two goal winning margin for them looks about right. 
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Atletico Madrid v Barcelona La Liga Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th February 2017

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Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Betting Preview - La Liga 26th February 3.15pm It is a big game near the top of the table in the Spanish top flight as this is a top four clash. Atletico Madrid have been on the outskirts of the title challenge this season but they have started to look more like their old selves lately and are on a three match winning streak. This would be a huge three points for them to keep some pressure on the top three. Barcelona haven’t exactly been at their best lately and that could spell trouble for them if they put in a shoddy performance at the Calderon. Huge game and expect some fireworks. Head over to online betting site Bet365 on Sunday and enjoy a free live stream of this La Liga clash! The bookmaker continuously provides live streams from the Spanish top flight as part of their serve and is just one of the many great football features there. Register an account with them and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome and enjoy other top features like each way goalscorer odds and 0-0 bore draw on select markets for all games listed in their sportsbook. Get your account funded and enjoy live streaming and live in-play action as well on Atletico Madrid v Barcelona betting!

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona La Liga Betting Tips

A great game to come on Sunday in the Spanish top flight and Atletico Madrid need to roll out the three points in this one. This is a big test for them because along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, Sevilla have come along and are contesting the top three. Atleti are starting the weekend down in fourth place and are trailing Barcelona by six points. So they are in danger of falling even further back if they lost those. Atletico have posted a good W8 D2 L1 record at home this season in the Spanish top flight and the only side so far to have turned up there and beat them has been their city rivals Real Madrid. They have put together an eight match unbeaten streak at home in La Liga currently and they have won their last four consecutive matches at home too. They have gone five uneaten at the Calderon since the loss against Real Madrid. Overall home and away they have won their last three, but they haven't won four consecutive games in the Spanish top flight this season yet. Atleti held out to a 1-1 draw with Barcelona on their trip to the Nou Camp earlier in the season and you have an appealing price of 5/1 on the Bet365 1-1 correct score being returned in this one. With Atletico moving on to a new home, this will be the last ever league contest between the two at the famous old Calderon, so this should be a pretty special occasion for them. It may inspire Atletico to produce something special in this one. However, they are on a six match winless streak (D1 L5) at home against Barcelona though so have to buck some poor form. Star striker Antoine Griezmann has netted three goals in his last two games at home against Barcelona and he is a quote of 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market with Kevin Gameiro at 6/4. Only Villarreal have conceded more goals than Atletico Madrid in this season’s La Liga and under 2.5 goals on the game at Bet365 will fetch a price of 19/20. It is fair to say that Barcelona haven’t been at their best particularly lately. They suffered that Champions League humiliating drubbing over at PSG and only a last minute penalty from Lionel Messi last weekend saw them edge past lowly Leganes at home in the Spanish top flight last time out. So they aren’t in top gear at the moment, but then it is hard to knock a side who are on a sixteen match unbeaten streak in the league (W11 D5). Interestingly though four of the five draws in that sequence were all 1-1 draws and three of those four 1-1 draws were out on the road. So again, there should be value in that scoreline. The Catalans are on an eight match unbeaten streak away from home (W5 D3) in La Liga and they are just one point behind leaders Real Madrid but have played a game more than their rivals. So Barcelona can’t let up. In the Bet365 First Goalscorer market you have Lionel Messi at 15/4 with Luis Suarez at 4/1. Messi has scored 12 goals at Vicente Calderón (11 against Atlético de Madrid and one goal against Athletic Club in the final of the Spanish Copa del Rey in 2012). Only against Sevilla in all competitions has Lionel Messi scored more goal than he has against Atletico Madrid. Suarez, he has five goals in his last six against Atleti. Not an easy game for Barcelona who look a little short of confidence, but they are defending a 13 match unbeaten streak against Atletico Madrid (W10 D3) which is their best ever sequence against their Madrilenian opponents. Barcelona have averaged 3.2 goals per game in their last 15 away fixtures in the league. This would be a huge momentum win for them.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona La Liga Betting Odds

Barcelona 7/5, Atlético Madrid 9/5, Draw 12/5

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona La Liga Predictions

Atletico did have that extra game in midweek, which may catch up with them in the latter stages of this one. But they have been scoring well lately and are starting to look more of a confident side against. They aren’t tight at the back so look for both teams to score but at the moment, the vulnerabilities are there with Barcelona and it is just a prime time to back Atleti to pull something out and land a valuable three points for themselves.  
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Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Live Stream at Bet365

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There is a heavyweight duel in the top four of La Liga this weekend as Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona. Atletico, who start the weekend in fourth place and six points adrift of the Catalans, need to land a win in this one to close the gap and they may just be coming into form at the right time having posted three wins on the bounce in the Spanish top flight. If they can land the home win over Barcelona, then it would be the first time this season that they will have won four consecutive league games. However, the head to head form in this fixture on Sunday, February 2th, 2017 doesn’t paint a great picture for Atleti.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona La Liga Betting Odds

Barcelona 7/5, Atlético Madrid 9/5, Draw 12/5 This is a cracking set up here with Atletico having put together an eight match unbeaten streak in the Spanish top flight (W6 D2) and they are on a four match winning streak at the Vicente Calderon as well. This will be something of an emotional afternoon for the home side as well because this will be the last ever La Liga clash with Barcelona at the famous old stadium before the club moves on to their new home. So you will imagine that the crowd and the home side will be extra fired up for this big clash. However, Atletico haven’t beaten Barcelona in any of their last 6 at the Calderon against them, losing five of those. Overall, Atletico are on a 13 match winless streak against Barcelona in La Liga as well, losing ten of those. So they are going to have to pull something very special out of the bag in this one and they will be hoping that star forward Antoine Griezmann, who has three goals in his last two at the Calderon against Barcelona, is on fire. But then they will of course, have massive work to do to try and shut down the power of Barcelona’s attack. Atletico have lost just one league home game this season, that coming against rivals Real Madrid. Barcelona are looking for points to keep pressure on Real Madrid at the top of the table but their has been some poor performances from them recently, as they looked a shambles in their heavy defeat against PSG in the Champions League and they only bagged three home points against lowly Leganes in La Liga last time out thanks to a 90th minute penalty from Lionel Messi. So will the Catalans be able to maintain their great unbeaten streak of form going against the Madrilenian opponents? There are so many stories to unfold in his one and you can take in the live action through a Bet365 Live Stream of Atletico Madrid v Barcelona from La Liga! This is part of Bet365’s fantastic ongoing coverage of the Spanish top flight through their live streaming service and this great feature allows customers to watch the game and enjoy extensive live betting right on the site there all in one place! With added bonuses like cash-out options on live markets too, this is the way to experience the best of Spanish football. Along with the live stream, Bet365 also run other fantastic football betting products such as their 0-0 bore draw insurance, which refunds lost stakes on the correct score, scorecast or half time/full time markets if the game fails to produce a goal, and the Bet365 100% Euro Soccer Bonus! Produce yourself a winning acca of three or more selections on selected competitions & markets including and earn up to a 100% win bonus! This offer applies to returns on pre-match accumulators of 3 or more selections on Full Time Result or Result/Both Teams To Score markets for the Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1 or Champions League. So there's that great bonus coverage as well and on top of that you can look at other top features like each-way First Goalscorer odds as well. As a Bet365 account holder you can enjoy all of these features and when you open an account with them you can claim a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome from them. Then just fund your account or place a bet on Atletico Madrid v Barcelona and you get to enjoy the live stream and over 70 live in-play betting markets too. The live stream is subject to blocks in certain countries, including Spain and the USA. Check out Bet365 for full list of blocked countries, but this will be available in the UK!
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PSG v Barcelona Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th February 2017

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PSG v Barcelona Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 14th February 7.45pm These two have thrown up some interesting clashes recently in the UEFA Champions League and this will be the third meeting in the last five seasons of the competition that they have clashed in the knockout stage. Barcelona have progressed through from the other two meetings and they have never failed to score in a game against PSG before (9 games). The Catalans are going as favourites to take a win in the French capital again as they head there on Tuesday night. It should be another massively entertaining match up between the two of them. Take the chance to land some extra returns on your accumulators thanks to Bet365’s 100% Euro Soccer bonus. Just land a winning acca of three or more selections on selected competitions and markets and earn up to a 100% win bonus! This offer applies to returns on pre-match accumulators of 3 or more selections on Full Time Result or Result/Both Teams To Score markets for the Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1 or Champions League. Register an account with the bookmaker and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them as well. PSG v Barcelona 2017 Infographic

PSG v Barcelona Betting Tips

These are no strangers to each other as they will be the third meeting in the last five seasons. Each of the last three times that they have met in Paris, the games have gone over 2.5 goals and you have a price of 4/6 at Bet365 on over 2.5 goals occurring in this match up as well. PSG managed to take a home win when they met in the group stage of the 2014/15 season. But then when the two of them met back up in the quarter finals Barcelona coasted their way to a 3-1 win in Paris after having fallen behind in the match. There is a quote of 4/6 running on both teams to score as well. PSG have lost the last two knockout stage meetings Barcelona, but won the first ever meeting in the 1994/95 quarter finals. Of the nine games that the two of them have contested before, PSG have failed to land a clean sheet in any of the match ups. They are now going on a three match losing streak against Barcelona and during just that three game sequence they have scored just the two goals and have conceded a total of eight against the Spanish giants. Paris St Germain are in decent form at home in Europe at the moment as they have suffered just the one loss in their last 42 European home fixtures (W26 D15) and that one loss was against Barcelona. Edinson Cavani has six goals in six Champions League game this season and he is a price of 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market. PSG’S home record against Spanish visitors reads W6 D5 L2; overall it is W10 D7 L9 and they have failed to win any of their last five home or away against a Spanish club. Barcelona have made it to the quarter finals in each of their last nine campaigns in the Champions League and that is the longest current run in the competition. The Catalans have won nine of their last 11 knockout stage matches in the competitions (L2) and they have struck at least two goals in each of their last three matches at PSG now. You have a price of 5/1 at Bet365 on Barcelona to win by a 2 goal margin and there is a 3/1 punt on them taking a win by a one goal margin. The latter of the two options looks a decent wager. Barcelona’s record away to French sides is W4 D3 L3; overall it is W12 D5 L4 and they have posted a W2 D3  L1 record in their last six visits to France, so that is something that suggests that this is going to be fairly tight. There is a price of 15/2 at Bet365 on a 2-1 correct score in favour of Barcelona. Lionel Messi scored 10 goals in the 2016/17 Champions League group stages, the second-most in the competition’s group phase after Cristiano Ronaldo’s 11 last season and he is a price of 11/10 in the anytime goalscorer market with Luis Suarez at 6/5. Neymar, who is a 2/1 shot, has scored five goals in four games against PSG. Barcelona have lost just one of their last 22 games in all competitions now and incidentally, Barcelona have never lost a game in which Luis Suarez has scored in either so if he manages to get on the scoresheet, then there is a pretty good omen.

PSG v Barcelona Betting Odds

Barcelona 11/10, Draw 5/2, PSG 5/2

PSG v Barcelona Predictions

PSG are in pretty good form at the moment but then again, the weight of opposition that they face isn’t terrific most of the time. There is a clear and definite step up in class of opposition in this one then and it is likely that Barcelona will come through with the victory on the board at the end of the day. Worth a flutter on both teams to score, but decent enough value on Barcelona in the match outright is there to take.  
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Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Copa del Rey Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th February 2017

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Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Betting Preview - Copa del Rey 7th February 8.00pm It is the second leg of this Copa del Rey semi final action between the two heavyweights left in the competition. With Real Madrid having fallen by the wayside, it is expected that the winner of this tie will go on to lift the cup. It is Barcelona who are holding the aces after landing a 2-1 win at the Calderon in the first leg. Those are precious away goals in the bag for the Catalans, but will Atletico’s consolation goal through Antoine Griezmann give them something to build on and pull themselves back into contention? It is a big ask for them and it is going to have to be a special night from them at the Nou Camp. Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Copa del Rey Betting Tips

So there is a clear advantage to Barcelona here in the tie and even without the services of Neymar for this one, they are probably going be just fine. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored brilliant goals to give Barcelona a 2-1 advantage from the first leg at the Calderon. The only shadow on that was the second half goal they conceded to Antoine Griezmann. Well that come back to play any part in the outcome of this one? It is still looking comfortable for Barcelona, because no matter what, Atleti do have to score twice in the match to at least to stand a chance of getting through. Barcelona have picked up just the one clean sheet in their last five, so a little crack is there perhaps for Atletico. Four of the last six meetings between the two clubs have gone over 2.5 goals and over 2.5 goals at Bet365 for this meeting is trading at a price of 8/13. Both teams have scored in five of the last six clashes and at Bet365, Both Teams To Score returns you a price of 4/6. Barcelona have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last three home games against Atletico Madrid in all competitions. That could offer some tempting value on a Barcelona 2-1 correct score for a price of 13/2 with Bet365. Throwing some weight on to that is the fact that each of Barcelona’s last five wins over Atletico have been by that scoreline. Barcelona are in good form at the moment with an unbeaten W7 D2 record having been posted in their last nine played across all competitions and they have been beaten only once in their last twenty games as well. On home soil they have strung together a seven match winning streak with an incredible average of over 4.42 goals per game (31 goals total) in those seven matches. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will draw the shortest priced options in both the First Goalscorer and Anytime goalscorer markets. So Atletico Madrid have to mount a pretty big comeback in the game. They don’t have head to head form to suggest that they are going to do so because they have managed to beat Barcelona just once in their last eleven meetings with them across all competitions. They have been challenging close to the Catalans though because each of Atletico's last six defeats against Barcelona have only been by a one goal margin. Atletico Madrid have fallen out of winning ways as well at the moment with just a W1 D3 L1 record posted in their last five played as well. The three drawn matches in that sequence were away from home so that has left them with just two victories in their last seven games away from the Calderon. Atletico Madrid have scored exactly two goals in four of their last five away games in all competitions though which suggests that they can put up something of a scrap, which will have to be led by Griezmann. But the results haven't been there on the road overall to see them pulling out the win they need by the margin they need.

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Copa del Rey Betting Odds

Barcelona 8/15, Draw 3/1, Atletico Madrid 5/1

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Copa del Rey Predictions

Atletico are not likely to have enough to get past Barcelona in this one. Barcelona are such a threat going forward at the Nou Camp, that seeing Atletico get two unanswered goals on the board looks like a big, big ask. Well worth having a crack on both teams to score again as these two come together, and there has to be appeal in a 2-1 correct score in Barca’s favour.
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Champions League 2017 Last 16 – Betting Odds & Predictions

Champions League Betting
The final sixteen teams left standing in the UEFA Champions League this season now all know their fate for the first knockout stage. There are some massive games coming up and Arsenal, despite finally getting the group win that has been evading them for a while, still managed to come up with the short straw. That is because the Gunners have been drawn against German powerhouses Bayern Munich for the round of sixteen and immediately Arsene Wenger’s men went on the drift in the outright winner market for UEFA Champions League betting. The two big guns that Arsenal could have faced in this round were either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and they unfortunately got one of them. Arsenal are now out at a big 28/1 price with online betting site Coral at the moment with Bayern Munich in at 4/1 second favourites to take the title. Manchester City will get a shot at French outfit Monaco who got the better of Tottenham in the group stage, while debutants Leicester won’t totally be unhappy with their round of sixteen draw as they take on La Liga opponents in the form of Sevilla. But there is one more huge clash that has to be noted for the Champions League 2017 Last 16 and that is PSG v Barcelona. After the draw, Barcelona sit as 10/3 favourites to go out and sweep the title.

Champions League Winner Betting Odds

Barcelona 10/3, Bayern Munich 4/1, Real Madrid 9/2, Atletico Madrid 8/1, Manchester City 10/1, Borussia Dortmund 12/1, Juventus 14/1, Arsenal 28/1, PSG 33/1, Sevilla 40/1, Leicester 50/1, Napoli 80/1, 100/1 bar

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Champions League 2017 Last 16 Draw

14 February & 8 March Benfica (POR) v Borussia Dortmund (GER) Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Barcelona (ESP) 15 February & 7 March Real Madrid (ESP, holders) v Napoli (ITA) Bayern München (GER) v Arsenal (ENG) 21 February & 15 March Manchester City (ENG) v Monaco (FRA) Bayer Leverkusen (GER) v Atlético Madrid (ESP) 22 February & 14 March Porto (POR) v Juventus (ITA) Sevilla (ESP) v Leicester City (ENG)

Champions League 2017 Last 16 Match Previews and Predictions

Benfica v Borussia Dortmund If there is a dark horse running in the competition that could come through and spring a huge surprise on the field then it will be Borussia Dortmund. BVB held off Real Madrid by taking four points off the Spanish giants in the group stage and notably fought back from 2-0 down at the Bernabeu to claim a 2-2 draw on matchday six which saw them hold top spot. They can certainly perform and will be happy with this draw. Dortmund have big scoring power in their ranks and they are a price of 2/7 odds on to qualify from their tie with Benfica. Big dominance and the last time that they  these met was in the 1963/64 European Cup when Dortmund won 7-1 on aggregate. Prediction: Dortmund PSG v Barcelona Paris are certainly paying for their slip up in letting Arsenal sneak past them into top spot in their group on match day six. Huge blow for PSG’s hopes as they have go into battle with the tournament favourites. The Catalans knocked out PSG in both the 2012/13 and 2014/15 quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. Even though Barcelona have looked a little short of their dominant best this season, they are 2/9 favourites to qualify from the tite. Most of the damage in this one will probably done at the Nou Camp, and it’s hard to see PSG having enough in the tank to edge out the Spaniards over the two legs, even if they were to avoid default on home soil. Prediction: Barcelona Real Madrid v Napoli Did anyone actually notice Napoli's qualifying from the group stage? It was a low key campaign from them but they were efficient in getting their group won in what was a pretty weak group in taking on Benfica, Besiktas and Dynamo Kiev. This is a huge step up in quality of opposition then for them and they are likely to struggle. Real Madrid took a 3-1 aggregate the only previous time these two came together in Europe which was back in the 1987/88 European Cup. Real Madrid are very strong under Zinedine Zidane at the moment and despite failing to in their group against Dortmund, won’t exactly be stressing about this draw. Prediction: Real Madrid Bayern Munich v Arsenal This should be a fantastic tie. Since the 2000/01 season Arsenal and Bayern have played ten matches and the Germans are ahead 5-3 in the head to head from that. Tough draw for Arsenal because they aren’t keeping clean sheets this season and Bayern, largely through Robert Lewandowski, don't need second invitations to stick the ball in the net. Bayern could only take second place behind Atletico Madrid in their group, losing two of their games and while they are still one of the best on the continent, there have been cracks there this season, like Thomas Muller’s long Bundesliga goalscoring drought that he went through. That may allow Arsenal to get close. It may not be close enough, though. Prediction: Bayern Munich Man City v Monaco These two have never met. The long break between the group stage and the round of sixteen will see Manchester City have to produce a lot of work. As they showed in the group stage they are capable on their day of beating the best, as they took down Barcelona at the Etihad. Monaco topped their group against Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham and actually played some efficient, savvy stuff along the way. Unless Manchester City manage to improve drastically under Guardiola before the round of sixteen, there may be some value in seeing the French club move through in this one. They look as if they have a bit of nous about them and will be particularly tough to get the better off on home soil. Monaco beat Spurs twice in the group stage and may edge a very close tie. Monaco are 9/4 to qualify from the tie at Coral, decent looking value. Prediction: Monaco Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid These two are no strangers to each other with four games played out between them recently, starting with a 2010/11 Europa League group stage meeting and then a round of sixteen tie a couple of seasons ago in the UEFA Champions League. Things have been tight between them with two 1-1 draws in the Europa League meetings and then a penalty shoot-out win for Atletico in the Champions League. Atletico are their usual selves, hard working and tough to beat. They have big threats up front as well and Bayer Leverkusen aren’t so solid at the back that they can outsmart Diego Simeone’s men. Prediction: Atletico Madrid Porto v Juventus These two were together in the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League Group stage and Juventus took four points off the Portuguese outfit. Because of being in one of the less competitive groups, Juventus's progress went largely unnoticed, but they went unbeaten in the group stage this season, winning four of their six. They are a very solid side, not strong enough most likely to go much beyond the quarter finals of this year’s competition, but they should have the beating of Porto. Porto didn’t exactly impress in their group in finishing second behind debutants Leicester. They struggled for goals (forget that 5-0 win over a much-changed, already-qualified Leicester side on matchday six) and are likely to come up short against the Old Lady. Prediction: Juventus Sevilla v Leicester So can Leicester's European adventures continue? While there were tougher draws that they could have gotten, this is still a very tough tie for the Foxes to get through. Sevilla are enjoying another solid season in La Liga and their only loss in the group stage was against Juventus. At the time of the draw, Sevilla look far too strong for Leicester who, let’s not forget, came through a pretty weak group to get to this stage. So this will be a tough step up in level of opposition for the Foxes and this is where their UEFA Champions League adventure is likely to stop. The Foxes are 6/4 underdogs to qualify from this tie. Prediction: Sevilla

UEFA Champions League 2016/17 Dates:

  • Quarter-final draw: 17 March
  • Quarter-finals: 11/12 and 18/19 April
  • Semi-final draw: 21 April 2017
  • Semi-finals: 2/3 and 9/10 May
  • Final: 3 June 2017 at National Stadium Wales, Cardiff
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Barcelona v Real Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd December 2016

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Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Preview - La Liga 3rd December It doesn't get any better than an El Clásico showdown. It is Barcelona v Real Madrid for the first time this season and if the slump in form of the Catalans continue, Madrid could find themselves with a nine point lead at the top of the table going if they can take a win at the Nou Camp. Barcelona have drawn their last two league outings and were terrible last weekend in a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad. Real Madrid have won their last six La Liga games on the bounce now and even though they will be missing Gareth Bale for this one, they are going to be strong. Can Barca haul themselves closer to Real Madrid or will their rivals stretch their already big lead? Take the chance to land some extra returns on your accumulators thanks to Bet365’s 100% Euro Soccer bonus. Just land a winning acca of three or more selections on selected competitions and markets and earn up to a 100% win bonus! This offer applies to returns on pre-match accumulators of 3 or more selections on Full Time Result or Result/Both Teams To Score markets for the Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1 or Champions League. Register an account with the bookmaker and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them as well.

Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Tips

There is an odd start time for this one, 3:15 pm on Saturday which means that it clashes with English Premier League action. That’s a bit annoying. Anyway, this is one of the best games to look forward to on the continent and there is a big three points up for grabs. Barcelona will be under huge pressure to get a win on the board in this one at home. The Catalans have only lost three of their last 13 Clásicos at home in all competitions (W7 D3) but they did lose this corresponding fixture last season at the Nou Camp in the league. Barcelona’s form isn’t quite there at the moment with a W2 D2 L1 record in their last five games across all competitions. In La Liga they have drawn their last two and were shockingly bad against Real Sociedad last weekend in a 1-1 draw. The Catalans have now taken 27 points from their opening 13 league games and this is their worst start since the 2007/08 season. Barcelona have found the back of the net in each of their last 21 games against Real Madrid and both teams to score in this one at Bet365 will return a price of 4/9. Lionel Messi is the Clásico's top scorer with 21 goals to his name and he has been in good scoring form this season. He remains without a goal in any of his last five against Real Madrid though, but Messi is a price of 5/6 in the anytime goalscorer market for this one along with teammate Luis Suarez and Neymar is back a little at an 11/8 price. Neymar has been involved in five goals in his six Clásicos (three goals and two assists). Pressure is on boss Luis Enrique here and no Barcelona manager has ever lost two Clásicos in a row at home. The last seven Barcelona goals against Real Madrid at Camp Nou in all competitions have been scored by different players. So Barca aren’t quite on top of their game at the moment, but Real Madrid are. They are topping the league and have won their last six games on the bounce in the top flight. They have remained unbeaten across their 13 league games this season with ten wins on the board. Out on the road they have won their last three on the bounce, scoring thirteen goals in the process. Cristiano Ronaldo has five goals in his last two league games and he has scored ten of Real Madrid’s last 16 goals at Camp Nou in all competitions. Ronaldo is a quote of 6/5 in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. Ten of his 16 goals that Ronaldo has scored against Barcelona have come at the Nou Camp. They will be missing the injured Gareth Bale for this one. They will be opening up a huge nine point lead over Barcelona if they take the win in this one on Saturday. Madrid have won five of the last nine against Barca across all competitions and a repeat of their 2-1 scoreline win from their last visit there will fetch a price of 12/1 with Bet365. Manager Zinedine Zidane has now put together a 25 match unbeaten streak in La Liga as Real Madrid boss (W22 D3) and they have averaged three goals per game in that sequence, with a goal scored in each and every one of those games. One thing that you often forget to look at when it comes to El Clásico is the defence. Real Madrid have shipped three fewer goals than Barcelona have done this season and it has to be said the Catalans are lacking a little bit of quality back there at the moment. Another cracking game is on the cards between the two of them and the three points up for grabs here are massive.

Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Odds

Barcelona 5/6, Real Madrid 3/1, Draw 3/1

Barcelona v Real Madrid Predictions

A 3/1 price on Real Madrid to go to the Nou Camp, against a side they have done alright against recently, screams value. Barcelona’s form has been so patchy lately that it is going to be hard to trust them in this one and they aren’t a good price to get behind in the outright market. Their defence is vulnerable and the Real Madrid attack has been so sharp of late that the hosts are likely to get exposed. Nothing for Real Madrid to fear in this one and everything to gain. Look for an away win. Simple as that.
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Celtic v Barcelona Predictions & Betting Odds – 23rd November 2016

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Celtic v Barcelona Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 23rd November A tough night for Celtic in what has been a really tough group for them. They are bottom of the group with just two points and if they collect fewer points than what Monchengladbach do on Wednesday night, Celtic will be confirmed as the bottom side. The Scottish Champions have to go out and win on Wednesday and hope that City don’t to keep their slim chances alive in the group. But the way that the Bhoys were slammed in a 7-0 defeat against Barcelona at the Nou Camp earlier in the group probably isn’t going to give them too much hope. But maybe they can call on the kind of performance that saw them hold Man City to a draw at Celtic Park. Big night, time for them to step it up. It’s always tempting to have a football accumulator on the weekend, but whenever you do, it is alway worth banking a little bit of insurance on your bet. Over at online betting site Coral, go and place a fivefold or bigger accumulator with the bookmaker and if just one leg of your bet lets you down then you will get your money back as a free bet from them. The maximum free bet refund in the offer is £25. Go and open an account with online betting site Coral and earn £20 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them!

Celtic v Barcelona Betting Tips

The Scottish Champions certainly didn’t get a good break in this season’s UEFA Champions League. They have a survival match now against Barcelona on Wednesday on their hands. The Bhoys have faced Barcelona nine times before in the competition and have lost seven of them. They have managed the one victory over them in that sequence, which was at Celtic Park back in November 2012 and that was remarkably after only taking 15% possession in the game. So you never know. But the concern for Celtic is that they are not in any kind of form in Europe at the moment, having lost nine of their last 12 in the competition. They have posted a really poor W1 D2 L9 record in that sequence. Celtic are now winless in their last seven in the UEFA Champions league and this isn’t going to be easy after having been hammered 7-0 by the Catalans already in the group. Over 3.5 goals for a quote of 11/10 with Coral on this one. So can Celtic pick themselves up after their Barcelona nightmare? They have collected just the two points along the way in the Champions League so far and they have to roll out a win in this one to have any chance of getting through and to get into contention for the UEFA Europa League spot. Celtic's have an overall home record against Spanish clubs of W7 D2 L5 which isn’t all that bad, however, they have failed to win any of their last six home games in the group stage of European competition. Also, they have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 17 Champions League games now and both teams to score is trading at a price of 10/11 with Coral. In the anytime goalscorer market, Celtic have options in Leigh Griffiths at 10/3 and Mousa Dembele at 11/4. Dembele has netted three of Celtic’s four goals in the competition this season. Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has won just one of ten Champions League group stage matches. So will Barcelona get the three points off Celtic which will help them keep Manchester City off their backs for top spot? They sure have the head to head form over Celtic. Under Luis Enrique, Barcelona Have won 21 of their 27 Champions League matches, losing just four of those. Surprisingly Barcelona have only managed to go W1 D1 L1 record in their last three games in all competitions, a run which was sparked by their loss against Manchester City on Match Day Four. Followed they they just edged a league game against Sevilla and could only manage a 0-0 draw against nine man Malaga on the weekend. Barcelona were missing Lionel Messi through injury for that one. So only the two goals in three games for Barcelona? That’s unlike them, but they are so stacked with quality that you would expect them to come good. Luis Suarez and Neymar are 8/13 options in the Betfair anytime goalscorer market, with Lionel Messi at 8/15. Lionel Messi has netted seven goals in three Champions League games so far this season, that beats his tally from last season in the competition overall. Neymar, he has four goals and five assist against Celtic in three Champions League games against them. Barcelona's away record against Scottish sides is W3 D1 L3. The Catalans, largely thanks to their 7-0 win over Celtic are the top scorers in this season’s UEFA Champions League. They have won six of the last seven games against Celtic now in the Champions League and because they need to keep Man City down, it’s likely that they will want to come out and prove themselves. Barcelona would guarantee a place in the next round with a win, but as long as Monchengladbach don’t beat Man City in the other fixture on Wednesday, the Catalans will be through. Barcelona are looking for their 13th successive qualification to the knockout stages of the competition.

Celtic v Barcelona Betting Odds

Barcelona 2/7, Draw 5/1, Celtic 11/1

Celtic v Barcelona Predictions

Celtic produced well against Man City in their other big home game in the group, but still shipped goals badly. Celtic's form in Europe just isn't up to the level to expect them to hold out against the Catalans in this one at Celtic Park. It may be worth a flutter of both getting on the scoresheet as Barcelona's form has dipped a bit, but look over 3.5 goals happening in a Barcelona victory.
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