Bayern Munich v Barcelona Champions League Odds : Punters pile into Messi offer for first leg

Its Bayern Munich v Barcelona in the Champions League as Paddy Power announce odds & will refund bets should Lionel Messi be the last goalscorer of the game. 

The popular Dublin based firm is expecting a bumper turnover as the midweek Champion League first legs get underway.

The Champions League semi-final first legs take place this week and Tuesday evening sees Bayern Munich entertain Barcelona at the Allianz Arena in what is set to be a cracking encounter between two of Europe’s elite clubs.

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have already secured the Bundesliga title and seem to be scoring goals for fun at the moment, whereas Barca are within touching distance of the La Liga crown, but they haven’t been playing their best football over recent weeks.

The Catalan giants left it until the 84th minute to claim a 1-0 win over Levante over the weekend and they face a nervous wait on the fitness of star man Lionel Messi for this clash.

The Argentine came on in the quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain when Barca were 1-0 down and he made an impact straight away, playing a key part in the all-important equaliser that booked his side’s place in the semi-final.

Messi hasn’t played since that game though, so Tito Vilanova has kept him wrapped in cotton wool and will hope that the rest has helped his recovery.

If he does play, then backing Barcelona at 13/5 could prove to be a decent bet. Without Messi, they are still a very strong side, but it would be a massive blow if he isn’t in action.

With this being away from home, Vilanova knows how important an away goal or two is going to be and is sure to send his team out to play their natural game – which is to attack.

As for Bayern Munich, they look to be the strongest side in Europe at the moment as they are the first club to wrap up the title in one of the big leagues and are playing some superb football right now.

In their last four matches at the Allianz Arena, Jupp Heynckes men have scored an extremely impressive 21 goals, so it is safe to say they come into this one in scintillating form.

Bayern are being tipped as the favourites at 13/10 to come out on top in this one and if they get a good start, it is going to be tough for Barcelona to stop them finding the net on Tuesday night.

Mario Mandzukic is suspended for this clash, but Mario Gomez has scored six goals in his last three matches, so as long as the service is right for the German, he should get himself on the score-sheet. You can back Gomez at 6/1 to score the first goal here.

The Allianz is sure to be rocking on Tuesday night and with the home side knowing how tough it is going to be to get a result at the Nou Camp, they have to come out and attack right from the off here.

This is already being tipped as one of the games of the season and if we get an early goal, we could be treated to a thriller. Both sides will look to win and with the football they play, you won’t want to take your eyes of this one.

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