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In the first of this week’s Champions League semi final second legs, Chris Hutcheon fancies Bayern Munich to get the better of Lyon.
Bayern Munich hold a slender 1-0 over Lyon ahead of the pair’s Champions League semi-final, second leg clash at the Stade Gerland and bookies believe that will be enough to carry them to the final in Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu; Betfred pricing the Bundesliga outfit at 4/11 to progress.
Lyon failed to turn up at the Allianz Arena and they’ll be kicking themselves that they didn’t capitalise on Franck Ribery’s red card in the first half but they’re nevertheless narrow favourites at 6/4 courtesy of Stan James to actually win on the night, in front of their own fans and that’s a decent quote.
Their downfall is likely to be at the back, with Bayern set to grab a vital away goal. Louis Van Gaal’s men have an excellent scoring record in the competition on the road this season, having bagged four goals at Juventus, two against Fiorentina and of course, those two strikes to eliminate Manchester United at Old Trafford.
William Hill’s 7/10 for both teams to get on the scoresheet therefore catches the eye, as does Ladbrokes’ 9/1 chalked against a 2-1 home win and there are few players more likely to find the net than Munich’s Arjen Robben.
The Dutch winger has been a pivotal figure in his side’s run to the last four, scoring crucial goal after crucial goal, including the only one in the first leg and he’s 12/5 (bet365) to register in this clash.
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