Champions League Tuesday Betting Preview PT 1- By A.J. Ryder on February 14, 2017 18:24 GMT
We've got a pair of widely-anticipated contests today in the Champions League as things get back to normal and we have European football to look forward to during the weeks – a sure sign that the springtime isn't spectacularly far away. There is a lot to like about the match-ups that we have set to unfold on Tuesday and you can bank on the bookmakers putting together all sorts of interesting promo bets and permutations for this particular football outing. Getting things right when betting on the Champions League can be particularly lucrative since there is simply so much volume to take advantage of.
Look at the opening two contests of this particular round on the tournament we have Paris St Germain playing host to Barcelona in the first leg of their knockout stage face-off. The Catalan club is geting the edge from the bookmakers but it's not exactly enormous with the bulk of them pricing Barca at a 13/10 or even 5/4 margin to secure the big victory.
Punters will find Paris St Germain available at a price of around 9/4 with most major bookmakers though a few are going 11/5. It will be interesting to see how the prices swing around during the build up to the match and it's likely that Paris St Germain will see quite a bit of late volume since they are the hosts and boast plenty of firepower.
The draw sits at a 5/4 margin.
In regards to outright qualification the bookmakers strongly favour Barcelona, however, and you'll find them trading as high as a 2/7 margin with most going 2/9. Paris St Germain to progress to the next stage of the competition can be backed as high as a 3/1 margin and that's not a bad price tag when you factor in the amount of skill this side boasts going forward and tracking back.
Should they be able to contain Lionel Messi, Paris St Germain are definitely in with a shout in this match-up.