Champions League tips: Flying Barca underrated, goals galore in English sides’ ties

Arsenal and Manchester City are both expected to contest thrilling second legs



1 month ago

All four Champions League quarter-final second legs hang in the balance ahead with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid boasting single-goal advantages, while Bayern Munich vs Arsenal and Manchester City vs Real Madrid are all square at the half-way stage.

Barca look the only win-draw-win market proposition on the coupon for our money, but goals look a reliable way to wager when it comes to the Gunners and City’s last-four bids.

Champions League QF second-leg tips

Barcelona to beat Paris Saint-Germain @ 6/5

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal – Over 3.5 goals @ 6/4

Man City vs Real Madrid – Over 3.5 goals @ 7/5

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Barca should have the beating of PSG again with Camp Nou backing

It’s somewhat surprising to see Barcelona available at odds against to beat Paris Saint-Germain given they were able to go the Parc des Prince and beat the French side in last week’s first leg.

Les Rouges-et-Bleus’ Champions League away form offers little evidence to suggest they will be able to turn things around in the Catalan capital. Luis Enrique’s men failed to post a road win in the group stage, losing in Newcastle and Milan, before edging past out-of-form Real Sociedad 2-1 at Anoeta.

Barca have won all four of their UCL home games this season and the Blaugrana appear to hit a fine run of form when it matters most. Xavi Hernandez’s side have won their last six outings in all competitions and kept clean sheets in six of their last eight.

Tip: Barcelona to beat Paris Saint-Germain @ 6/5

Expect goals with Bayern as sharp in attack as they’re leaky at the back

Arsenal and Bayern Munich duked out a 2-2 first-leg draw at the Emirates last week and both sides had the chances to have added further to their tallies in north London.

This gives the 6/4 about over 3.5 goals in the return leg at the Allianz Arena an attractive look which is only boosted by the Bavarians’ enduring defensive frailties at the Gunners less than merciless away form in this season’s Champions League.

Bayern have conceded in eight of their last 10 outings in all competitions and shipped at least twice in six of those, including four of their last five. Arsenal meanwhile have conceded at least once in all their UCL road games en route to this stage – winning just once.

Tip: Bayern Munich vs Arsenal – Over 3.5 goals @ 6/4

Goals the play as irresistible forward lines face off in Etihad blockbuster

Manchester City and Real Madrid played out a Champions League classic in their 3-3 first-leg draw at Santiago Bernabeu last week and another goal-heavy encounter feels inevitable in the return leg.

These two sides boast two of the most thrilling attacks in European football and average 20.3 and 18.2 shots per game in the UCL this season, yet 7/5 is available on over 3.5 goals at the Etihad.

A huge eight of City’s nine games in this season’s competition have cashed over 3.5 goals wagers while four of Los Blancos’ nine have also paid out on this bet.

Tip: Man City vs Real Madrid – Over 3.5 goals @ 7/5