Barcelona welcomes Bayern Munich in the first leg of the semifinals of the Champions League. This is a match, which will certainly be watched by millions and thousands of betting players will try to predict who will be the winner. Millions of Euro will be spent on this match whether online at bet365, William Hill and Sportingbet or offline in a betting shops.
The match is interesting because for the first time Pep Guardiola will visit Camp Nou as a manager of an opposing team and he would do everything possible to beat his beloved Barcelona. A task which in any case will not be easy. It is even more difficult because much of his important players are injured. The match is going to miss stars like Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, but also important players like Sebastian Rode. This fact is going to affect Bayern and it would definitely be a plus for Barcelona.
In their minus, however, is the fact that Guardiola knows very well every one of the players of Barcelona and he has plenty of people who could tell him everything important about the current squad of Barcelona. This element can not be underestimated, because if anyone knows how to stop Messi and Neymar, it will surely must be the coach of Bayern Munich.
What do offer bookies for this match? As expected Barcelona is placed in the role of a favorite against Bayern. Bet365 gives odds of 1.75 for a home win, Sportingbet go even further by offering just 1.67 in their favor. The draw is the highest rated by Bet365, BWin, Sportingbet and William Hill. All they offer 4 as odds for a draw. The proposal for a victory for Bayern in the first leg is highest rated by Sportingbet, which offer is a 5.25 coefficient.
For most experts, there is no doubt that Barcelona will win the match. The point is that odds of 1.75 for their victory is simply not good enough for a justified bet. Given the problems which Bayern Munich has in the attack and the absence of key players, another possible bet attracts my attention and it is for Bayern not to score a goal in this match. The odds for this is 2.87 proposed by Bet365 and looks high enough for a good bet. The chances Bayern not to score in this match are higher than 34%, which meets the proposals from the bookmaker odds, so it is a bet which worth it.