Barcelona are hitting the buffers at precisely the wrong time of the season. Having lost El Clasico, the Catalan side were beaten by Real Sociedad on Saturday and they face a tough task at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday night.
Sky Bet still make Luis Enrique’s side a 1/4 chance to qualify for the semi-finals, although the bottom line is that Atletico simply need a 1-0 victory to go through after a 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp last week.
Madrid are pretty fearsome at home where they have conceded just seven goals all season, with Antoine Griezmann scoring his 28th goal on Saturday and the Frenchman is 6/1 (BetVictor) to find the net first in this clash.
The 1-0 win to Atletico is a 19/2 chance (BetVictor), with Barcelona the 5/4 favourites (bet365) to claim victory on the night and they clearly have the weaponry to claim the spoils after coming from behind in the first leg.
Benfica have a fighting chance of making the semi-finals after a slender 1-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena, with Sky Bet offering 8/1 that they qualify at the expense of Bayern Munich.
The problem for the Portuguese league leaders is that lack of away goal which means they have to tread carefully against dangerous opposition. Bayern are no bigger than 1/9 (William Hill) to qualify and an away goal will leave Benfica needing three.
Pep Guardiola’s side are 7/10 (BetVictor) to win on the night although recent results haven’t been too striking and the draw could offer better value at 14/5 (Stan James) considering that Benfica don’t generally lose at the Stadium of Light.
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