AC Milan uphill battle against Barcelona strong home record Barcelona v Milan PreviewOlympic Marseille, did look a bit overshadowed in the first leg of this quarter final tie, but Didier Deschamps knows that his side have played better away from home in the Champions League this season. They have already beaten a German side twice this campaign, taking out Borussia Dortmund twice in the group stage. Marseille have only lost once away from home in this season's Champions League, winning two and drawing one in the group stage, and then suffered a late 2-1 loss at Inter Milan in the last round. Marseille, a tough, hard working and physical side, do prove to be a bit of a handful for opponents, and their away form in the Champions League, which has seen them lose just four of 13, is a testament to that. Marseille have also triumphed on the two occasions before where face German opponents in the knock-out stage of Europe. They have also not lost on their last three trips to Germany. So there is some reason to consider looking at Marseille, but they are heavy underdogs in getting through. Maybe on their day they could show up in Germany and grab a draw. However, a mid table team in the French league who haven't won in their last eight league matches are unlikely to trouble the high flying Germans. Hard to see Marseille getting any kind of look in or making this a contest.
Bayern Munich v Marseille Champions League betting has some nice coverage worth taking at online bookmaker Coral. With the First Goalscorer market being such a highly popular market in football betting, Coral are offering a 20% win bonus on top of any correct First Goalscorer stake, if your backed player scores that first goal of the game within the first twenty minutes. So, if your First Goalscorer strikes early, then you will get an extra 20% bonus on top of your winnings. That is free cash, so well worth taking the First Goalscorer options at Coral. In the second leg of this quarter final tie, the red hot Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is 3/1 favourite, while team mate Arjen Robben is just back at 7/2. Both of those struck in the first leg. So great value on the two market leaders especially with the 20% win bonus on top if your backed player scores within the first 20 minutes of the match on Tuesday. This coverage does apply to all Champions League matches this week. Online bookmaker Coral offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them, making them an even more attractive place at which to do your Champions League betting. Open a new account with Coral and the bookie will match the value of your first stake on the account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50. Bayern Munich v Marseille Betting Odds Bayern Munich to win: 2/7 at Coral Draw: 21/4 at Bet Victor Marseille: 12/1 at Boylesports Well, Bayern Munich have one foot in the door of the Champions League semi final, and with the final of this year's competition being held on their own turf, there is a lot to like about the Germans. Bayern earned themselves a comfortable 2-0 away win in Marseille in the first leg, and it genuinely looks as if the tie was killed off there after the first 90 minutes Bayern, as expected, have a very strong home record in Europe, and their 7-0 thrashing of FC Basel in the last round in Munich, saw them rack up their 12th win in 13 Champions League home games. They are on a streak of five straight wins there and look a solid bet to make it through to the semi final. They are a very powerful side, and they can battle and grind when it is necessary, as seen in the first leg. So Jupp Heynckes' side are due a lot of Kudos, and actually look the strongest bet to win the Champions League behind the two Spanish giants. Bayern are a very confident side, and they have the big game experience in the Champions League and they are looking to get back to the semi final stage for the first time since 2009/10. Bayern's record against French sides at home is W8 D2 L3.
2nd April 2012 / - Category: Champions League Betting