Schalke head to the Bernabeu and Shakhtar Donetsk visit the Allianz Arena in the second legs of their Champions League round-of-16 encounters.
Here are the outstanding punting opportunities presented by both showdowns, all of which are eligible for bwin.com’s £30 bonus bet for new customers:
Real Madrid v Schalke 04
The holders are in control of this tie following a 2-0 victory in Gelsenkirchen and look cracking value at 10/11 to confirm a quarter-final place for the fifth season running with another win to nil over Roberto Di Matteo’s side.
Real Madrid’s always-impressive defence take it to a whole new level in continental or international competition. They have kept clean sheets in seven of their last ten Champions League games, including each of the last five, and won every single one of those.
On top of that, they didn’t concede against Sevilla in last August’s UEFA Super Cup and shut out both Cruz Azul and San Lorenzo en route to lifting the FIFA Club World Cup, which adds up to eight wins to nil from ten in non-domestic fixtures this term, and seven in a row.
Schalke were beaten without brushing the scoresheet in both of their last two away matches, with Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund the teams responsible for keeping them quiet.
FC Bayern Munchen v Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Bayern Munchen failed to score in Ukraine three weeks ago in a contest that they finished with ten men, but that was highly unusual. They struck at least once in each of the 16 matches before that and have fired 15 times across the four to have taken place since.
For that reason, odds of 19/20 that they net three times or more when the sides meet again at the Allianz Arena are well worth snapping up.
The Bundesliga leaders have notched 16 times across their latest three home outings alone. Even if you focus exclusively on the Champions League, you will find a seven-in-14 ratio of FC Bayern scoring three or more as hosts since November 2012.
Shakhtar Donetsk might have put in a laudable defence shift in the first leg, but they conceded at least three on both of their Champions League trips to Germany since 2013, against the less formidable duo of Borussia Dortmund (3-0) and Bayer Leverkusen (4-0).
The Ukrainians also suffered defensive disappointment at the weekend, drawing 2-2 with Metalist despite playing with a numerical advantage for the entire second half and leading 2-1 in that period.