Champions League Wednesday Betting Preview PT 2- By A.J. Ryder on March 8, 2017 18:08 GMT
The outright qualification market here is rather competitive and Benfica backers will be able to secure a quality price on their side to retain that important 1-0 result and progress to the next stage of the competition. You'll find them trading anywhere from a 7/5 margin all the way down to a slim price of 5/4.
If you're looking to back a goalscorer here, it appears as though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is your best selection here as he's listed at a 9/4 price tag and could very well factor into the equation to open the scoring. Marco Reus is a 4/1 shout while Andre Schurrle is a hefty 5/1 listing and will be a solid selection if you see his name on the team sheet.
As always, you need to pay close attention to that to get any value from your fist goalscorer wagers pre-match.
Barcelona are getting the edge from the bookmakers to secure a victory over Paris Saint Germain but they will need to pull off a 5-0 reverse to progress to the next stage of the competition. There was a time a few years ago when the tiki-taka was in it's prime and Xavi was stalking to midfield with his usual panache that you would have fancied Barcelona to pull off something akin to that.
This time around they are an 8/15 price tag to get the victory here but that doesn't mean anything towards their outright qualification odds. PSG to shut the door on Barcelona at Camp Nou – a victory which could be even more important and emphatic than the 4-0 result in Paris – would reward as high as a 5/1 price tag depending on whom you're wagering with.
The draw sits at a 4/1 listing.
The outright qualification odds favour PSG to such an extent that you'll find them priced as low as a 1/20 listing to head into the next stage of the competition. For Barcelona to do the near impossible and get the result here over two legs, you'll find them trading as high as a 9/1 price tag with a few top bookmakers.
Lionel Messi is favoured to open the scoring at a 10/3 price tag while Luis Suarez can be backed at 3/1. Neymar is a hefty 11/2 shout as well.