Barcelona and Bayern Meet in Champions League Quarterfinal on FridayPublished August 14, 2020 by Florin P
Lisbon welcomes Barcelona and Bayern Munich as they chase a place in the Champions League semifinals on Friday evening.
The most anticipated match of the Champions League Quarterfinals pits Barcelona against Bayern Munich, with the Germans favorites to prevail. Also on Friday, Belgian teams resume their race for the domestic championship trophy, whereas the Serie B play-out enters the final stage.
Bayern Munich Start as Narrow Favorites over Barcelona
It’s been five years since Barcelona and Bayern Munich met in Champions League action and today they meet under different circumstances. A single match will be played in Lisbon and this favors the Germans, who are in superior form and have performed better on the road. After winning another domestic championship and crushing opponents in the Champions League playoffs, they get even odds at bet365 Sports to win. Barcelona have struggled at times and lost La Liga in a disappointing manner, so punters willing to take a leap of faith with the Catalan giants will be paid is 12/5 if they come through.
Mouscron Take on Mechelen in the Belgian Jupiler League
The most exciting matches of the Belgian Jupiler League are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, but the championship resume is on Friday at 6 PM UK time.Mouscron and Mechelen will try to earn the first win after splitting points in the opening round, but another draw looks likely. The two teams are evenly matched, as reflected by the odds of 19/10 on the hosts and 7/5 on the visitors, currently available at bet365 Sports. Both teams struggled defensively and tend to concede a lot, so the match has the potential of turning into a goal scoring festival.
Perugia and Pescara Play to avoid Relegation
Pescara miraculously rebounded after conceding a goal in the first half of the play-out final and are on the verge of avoiding relegation. Home pitch advantage has meant a lot in this series and continues to be meaningful even in the absence of the fans. Perugia will try to reverse the first leg defeat and if they do, punters who bet on their victory will be paid at 13/10 by 888 Sport. The visitors only need to defend the draw, but given Perugia’s weak defensive performance, odds of 2/1 on an upset victory look tempting.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, August 11 at 7 pm UK time.