Barcelona will be hoping that home advantage is enough to see them progress to the Champions League semi-finals when they host AC Milan in the quarter-final second-leg on Tuesday evening, as punters pile in on Pep Guardiola’s side to progress.
These two European giants played out a 0-0 draw in Italy last week, meaning that it is advantage Barcelona going into this week’s game at the Nou Camp. AC Milan are still in the tie though and an away goal for them would really spice things up.
Looking at Barcelona’s form since the first-leg, they have only played one La Liga game and this was a comfortable 2-0 victory at home to Athletic Bilbao. A similar score-line against Milan would be more than welcome.
Pep Guardiola’s men have now gone three games without conceding a goal too, so they have a distinctly solid look about them at the back. Then, going forward, they of course have an abundance of attacking talent including the unstoppable Lionel Messi.
As for Milan, they will still be confident of getting through to the semi-finals. They may have missed the chance to take an advantage to Spain, but the fact that they didn’t concede an away goal could be crucial.
Barcelona AC Milan Odds : Bet365 Free Bets Offer
Bet365 have been in touch to tell us they will kindly offer free bets worth £200/€200 to all Footybunker.com customers to spend on any football fixture this week, including the Champions League! Pick up your exclusive £200/€200 with Bet365 here! Be quick – limited offer!
In their one game since the first-leg, Milan saw their lead at the top of Serie A cut to two points after only managing a 1-1 at Catania on Saturday. They perhaps had one eye on the Barcelona game during this one and will hope to follow this up with a famous victory over the reigning Champions League Champions.
Looking at the team news for this one, Barcelona are likely to bring in Carlos Puyol and Cesc Fabregas, while AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to take on his former club.
Overall, Barcelona – who have won 17 consecutive matches at home – are the favourites for this one, but it should be a cracking European match with an away goal making sure it is competitive until the very end.
This one gets underway at 7.45pm on Tuesday evening.