Odds of 11/100 on a Barcelona victory against Viktoria Plzen leave little doubt as to what to expect in the Czech Republic this evening.
Plzen might be in good form in the 1.Liga – they have scored 12 goals in their last three Czech league games – but coming up against the reigning champions is a different matter altogether.
The gulf between the two sides was highlighted as recently as 19th October, when Plzen travelled to the Nou Camp and lost 2-0.
While the scoreline points to a fairly close game, the fact Barca had 17 shots to Plzen’s none paints a different picture.
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It is highly unlikely that the Czech side will have any more luck in front of goal this evening given Barcelona’s astonishing run of clean sheets.
The Catalan giants have not conceded a goal in their last eight matches, which explains why they are odds-on at 53/100 to win to nil.
A successful £25 free bet on Barcelona to win to nil would return £38.25, with the free bet available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account.
However, while they have remained solid in defence, Barca are not scoring as freely as they did earlier on in the season.
They returned to form with a 5-0 thrashing of Mallorca on Saturday, but in the five games prior to that they had only scored an average of 1.4 goals a game.
With Plzen restricting Barca to two goals at the Bernabeu, the best bet could therefore be on Pep Guardiola’s men winning 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0.
At odds of 6/5, this offers better winnings for punters, with a successful £25 free bet returning £55.
As for the first goal scorer, who else would you go for apart from Lionel Messi at 7/4? The little Argentinian bagged a hat trick on Saturday, scoring the first goal to boot.
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