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Champions League Betting Tips: Messi and Dzeko feature in enhanced wincasts as Barcelona travel to AS Roma

17:42 SAST 2018/04/10
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Barca won the first leg 4-1 at the Camp Nou and dabblebet have boosted prices on two of Europe's star strikers ahead of their Stadio Olimpico clash

Barcelona look set to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2015 after blitzing AS Roma 4-1 at home last week.

That away goal will still play in the back of Ernesto Valverde’s mind, though, and, more importantly, it means that a full strength XI will likely take to the field in the Italian capital.

After scoring his 45th career hat-trick on Saturday, Lionel Messi will be in the mood to put the tie to bed as early as possible and can be backed to score first in a Barcelona win at a boosted 5/1 (6.0) with dabblebet.

Messi to score first

It is unsurprising that Messi is the favourite to score first at the Stadio Olimpico at 14/5 (3.80) , and a Barca outright win can be backed at just 8/13 (1.62) , meaning the wincast would normally be priced at 4/1 (5.0) .

The Argentine maestro is his side’s top scorer in the Champions League this season with six goals and reached 100 in the competition for his career in the last 16, but he still trails perennial rival Cristiano Ronaldo in both stakes.

Should Barcelona go all the way and lift the famous old trophy in Kiev, Messi will become the first ever Blaugrana player to win the tournament five times (along with Andres Iniesta).

Roma surprise

For those who think Roma will take the game to their opponents, then a wincast exists for that, too.

A home victory and the first goal to be scored by Edin Dzeko can be found at 33/1 (34.0) , boosted from 26/1 (27.0) .

The Bosnian has excelled almost beyond belief after leaving Manchester City and having netted Roma’s goal at the Camp Nou last week, he will be gunning for more in front of his own fans on Tuesday.