On first viewing, it is Real Madrid’s price of 3/1 that may have the most appeal within the match betting for the Champions League semi-final second-leg with FC Bayern Munchen.
After all, FCB have to score at the Allianz Arena to have any chance of becoming the first team in history to win the Champions League in successive years.
And with this added adventure comes added risk, the need to commit more men forward and the increased possibility of being caught on the break.
With a fully-fit Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale stationed in advanced areas, there is arguably no greater team set up to break on the counter attack and a genius is certainly not needed to know this is the strategy Carlo Ancelotti will adopt.
However, from a historical perspective in particular, it is FC Bayern’s odds for victory in the second leg that should be of most interest, especially with the added dimension of a price boost to 4/5.
Bayern’s record from nine home meetings with Real Madrid reads as eight victories and a draw, while the Spanish giants have a track record for nervous and incurable twitches at this stage of the competition.
In each of the previous three seasons, Real Madrid have exited the Champions League at the semi-final stage and FC Bayern will need to be ahead at 90 minutes to keep this run going.
FCB have also only lost once in 21 home meetings against Spanish opposition, which was just over a decade ago to Deportivo La Coruna.
Meanwhile, four of Real’s last five European road-trip defeats have come at the hands of German enemies.
The other market where money can be made here is that involving corners.
In recent matches involving Pep Guardiola’s men, they have earned 11 against Manchester United, 12 against Dortmund, 15 in the first leg against Real Madrid and 13 last time with Werder Bremen.
Over 6.5 corners for FC Bayern here is almost free money at 1/3, while the 20/21 for a minimum of 13 corners in the match is massively difficult to oppose.