After an action-packed first leg in Germany, Munich have all but booked their flights to Wembley, after a resounding 4-0 victory.
It was viewed by many as the changing of the guard, with German football taking over the reins from La Liga as the greatest footballing league in the world.
However, there is still life in the old guard yet, and you can never rule out a side spearheaded by Lionel Messi.
The Catalan side know they need to attack, which means an open game at both ends, which suggests there will be plenty of goals. The 5/4 on offer with Bet365 for over 3 goals looks massive value, considering four or more goals is only 6/5 with Paddy Power.
Barcelona’s defence has been exploited on many occasions this season, and are more likely to be caught short tomorrow with so much emphasis on attack.
This means the both-to-score bet looks relatively safe, but with so little value, there is no point getting involved.
Instead it may pay to side with the wincast special of Lionel Messi to net any-time in a Barcelona victory, at 7/5.
The Argentinian will be out to try and restore his sides credibility, as-well as prove why he is the greatest player in the world.
He was unusually quiet in the first leg, which was swept under the carpet as Munich’s success was primarily focused on, as opposed to Barca, and Messi in particular’s disappointment.
No-one is sure of how Munich will set up and with the German’s renowned for their irresistible attacking displays this season, it seems hard to fathom they will be told to just sit deep and ensure Messi/Iniesta can’t get their foot on the ball.
However, it may be what happens, and that could turn out to be a very dangerous tactic if true, as if anyone can break a side down from 30 yards inwards, it’s Barcelona.
You can never discount them at the Nou Camp, and as they showed against AC Milan earlier in the competition, they are able to do their best work when little is expected of them.
No pressure means that the side can go and play with no restrictions, and although they are (arguably) defensively weak, and likely to concede, they should still manage to get a few goals in front of a loud home crowd.
The 3-1 scoreline appeals at odds of 14/1 with Stan James, and I’m sure it’s one that will shorten before the off, with other firms offering much shorter prices.
1 point: Over 3 goals – 5/4 @ Bet365
1 point: Messi/Barcelona (Wincast) – 7/5 @ Stan James
0.5 points: Barcelona 3-1 – 14/1 @ Stan James
2013 = +31.71