Champions League Semi-finals Betting: Barcelona vs. Bayern MunichPublished May 6, 2015 by Amir G
Giants Barcelona and Bayern Munich clash in classic UEFA Champions League semi-final (1st leg, 19:45 UK time).
Barcelona's Camp Nou is the venue of a giant fight tonight as the home team host Bayern Munich for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals (19:45 UK time). These two European giants have developed somewhat of a rivalry between them, having met in crucial Champions League stages in the past few years.
The 2008/9 season saw Barca destroying Bayern in a painful 4-0 with all goals scored in the first half; the 2013/4 season saw the Bavarian revenge as Barca were thrashed 4-0 (7-0 in aggregate). Both teams have went on to win the title after winning.
Pep vs. Messi
Tonight's game summons a charged meeting between Pep Guardiola and Barcelona. Having been at the helm of Barcelona in its so called golden era, Pep has won 14 trophies with the team in his four year stint. Barcelona star Lionel Messi told the press ahead of the game that Guardiola has no advantage in knowing how Barcelona works.
Barcelona is the favorite today: They have an excellent record at Champions League games played at home, having won 9 of their last 10 games at Campo Nou.
Bayern Munich come into a very difficult game: at Camp Nou against a revenge-hungry team, without stars Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben who are out due to injuries. The Bavarian defense is up against the menacing trio of Luis Suarez, Messi and Neymar. Specifically Messi is Bayern's biggest fear right now, as Pep himself said: "When Messi is in form, as now, no defensive system or coach can stop him."
Tonight's game is a huge online gambling occasion with millions of punters placing wagers. Bookie Winner Sports has offered over 114 pre-match betting markets for the game: In full time result Barcelona was 8/11 to win and Bayern Munich was 15/4.
As the game kicks off, punters can place in-play bets aligning with the action with real-time statistics and updated markets according to the action. Don't miss out on this potential classic – get to Winner tonight and take part.