Barcelona will be desperately seeking another comeback of epic proportions tonight against Juventus who hold a 3-0 aggregate league, in the same vein as their 6-1 triumph over Paris Saint-Germain. But while there is optimism - some of it misplaced, some of it not - on that to happen, punters will not be able to reliably count on that happening.
That said, while backing Barcelona to defy the odds once more for the second time in a single campaign and make it to the last four of the Champions League may be a punt too far, there is a certain element of safety backing Wednesday’s hosts to seal a victory by at least a slender margin over their rivals.
Last 8/15 (1.53) to beat Juventus, Barcelona have been upped to a massive 7/1 (8.0) to win their Champions League quarter-finals second leg at Camp Nou. To take advantage of this big price boost, simply register using the link provided, back the hosts to win at the usual odds shown on site and if they win, your returns will be topped up to the enhanced value shortly after full time. Winnings paid in free bets. T&C's apply.
The Catalans need to win by at least four clear goals and have certainly proven capable of performing in front of goal when they need to. They have netted at least three goals in seven of their last eight games at home. Indeed, under Luis Enrique, Barcelona have won each and every one of their last 15 European games in front of their fans, with 50 goals scored and only seven conceded for the longest winning run in the Champions League to date.
A comeback of the magnitude of the landslide victory over PSG in the previous round may be beyond the capabilities of Barcelona against a well-drilled Juventus side, but anything could be possible if the hosts net early - at worst, any win in the second leg would at least ensure Luis Enrique’s reign in the Champions League as Barca boss ends on something of a high.
With the talents of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar capable of eking out a narrow, if insufficient, win, odds of 7/1 (8.0) for new Betfair customers should be considered very generous.
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