There have been comebacks aplenty in European competition this season but it would take a pretty incredible performance from Barcelona if they were to add to the turnaround tally in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.
Tito Vilanova’s charges are 4-0 down following a remarkable first leg in the Allianz Arena and they’re subsequently 20/1 at Coral to reach the Wembley final while the Bundesliga winners are just 1/25 at best courtesy of William Hill.
Barca will draw encouragement from the second leg of Munich’s tie with Arsenal when the Germans suffered a bad case of the jitters and almost threw away their commanding lead but Jupp Heynckes’s troops suggested that was a one-off in the last eight as they cruised past Juventus by recording 2-0 victories in both matches.
It’s hard to see them imploding in the Camp Nou then, although the hosts, at 37/40 with BetVictor should at least restore some pride by emerging triumphant on the night.
In Sunday’s La Liga fixture at Athletic Bilbao, Lionel Messi came off the bench to get Barcelona back into the game, levelling matters in what turned out to be a 2-2 stalemate and given a more prominent role in this clash, he’s the obvious first scorer choice at 7/2 via BetVictor.
Barcelona to beat Bayern Munich by one – 31/10 (Ladbrokes)