Tito Vilanova’s men face an intimidating task in Germany against Bayern Munich as they hope to book a Champions League final slot
Two of the biggest football club sides in Europe go to war as the first leg semi final of the Champions League gets underway on Tuesday evening as both sides bid for a place in the final to be played at Wembley.
Bayern Munich have been in terrifying form off late subduing oppositions in a reckless manner, a form that gifted them the Bundesliga title even many games to spare. The Bavarians are favorites with Ladbrokes to subdue the visiting Spaniards at 5/4 (2.25), a result that will take their wins to nineteen in twenty games.
The visitors who are cruising towards being crowned champions in the Spanish league and are yet to taste defeat on German soil dating back to 2001 are underdogs according to the same bookie to silence their hosts at 21/10 (3.10). The draw is available at 12/5 (3.40).
Tito’s side will be without the services of inspirational skipper, Carlos Puyol, Javier Mascherano and Adriano due to injury and suspension brouhaha, they pose a threat considering their pedigree at this level of competition though the record of recording two wins in their last away games may not be a good testimony for the team which boasts of some of the finest legs in Europe.
The Catalan giants have let in two goals in four of their last five away games which is an acknowledgment of their water-tight backline and can be backed with Ladbrokes to achieve a clean slate at 31/10 (3.10).
Lionel Messi has been in splendid form for the Blaugrana this season, and is likely to be a key figure as Barcelona bid to move a step further than their semi final finish last season with the pint sized argentine a 4/1 (5.00) shot to score first and 10/11 (1.90) to score at anytime.
Mario Gomez has put seven goals past goalkeepers in his last three games and he is 5/1 (6.00) to be the first goal scorer with Ladbrokes who have also tipped the Jupp Heynckes war-lords to win over 1.5 goals at a mouth watering offer of 2/9 (1.2).
This match is surely an encounter that will live up to billing, so what are you waiting for? Why not place a bet now on Ladbrokes and get a value for your money?