Wednesday Champions League Betting Preview PT 1- By A.J. Ryder on April 19, 2017 17:29 GMT
We've got a few really enticing Champions League clashes set to unfold this evening in just a short time and you can bank on some really interesting wagering opportunities to unfold here with plenty of action and excitement likely to result from the second legs of these two intriguing contests. We have FC Barcelona chasing a 3-0 result to Juventus and they will need to conjure up something truly special to get through to the next stage of the competition.
It would be easy to write off the Catalan Club in that sense if they hadn't actually pulled off that same accomplishment just in the last round of the competition. Though Juventus are certainly not a side to be trifled with and they have proven that hey can hang tough with virtually every single side in Europe on their day, you have to respect that they have the ability to make this sort of thing work and that all it takes is some momentum at the right time, a bit of Lionel Messi skill and a couple of lucky bounces and Barca are right back in this.
The bookmakers have priced Juventus very short in regards to outright qualification through to the next stage of the Champions League and you'll find them trading at a best price of about 3/19 with the majority of books floating out a 1/7 margin on the Italian side from Turin.
Barcelona, on the other hand, can be backed at a very tempting price of about 5/1 to progress to the next stage of the competition by any means. A few bookmakers go as short as a 4/1 listing here for that as well.
The actual outright winner of the second leg is a bit trickier to figure out and the bookmakers are heavily favoured towards the home side with Barcelona available at a slim 1/2 price tag to take this leg of the tie. Juventus to actually get the result away at Camp Nou – a result that would definitely send a message to their opponents in the next round of the Champions League – is rewarding at a very enticing price of 11/2 and that will certainly tempt some of their more hardcore supports, and a few neutrals as well you'd reckon.