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.
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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