Real Madrid and FC Bayern Munchen visit Atletico Madrid and FC Porto in the first legs of their Champions League quarter-finals.
We’ve studied the statistics to pick out some of the most appealing bets, all of which are eligible for bwin.com’s £30 bonus bet for new customers:
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid
What trends have surfaced in Real Madrid’s Champions League games this season? Well, every single one has produced a winner and at least one Real Madrid goal, while they were also the first eight fixtures in the competition’s history to feature ten-time champions.
However, the most fascinating pattern is that Carlo Ancelotti’s side have scored at least once as the clocked ticked between 15:01 and 30:00 in seven separate encounters.
Gareth Bale netted in the 30th minute at home to Basel, Cristiano Ronaldo equalised at Ludogorets in the 25th minute, while Ronaldo and Karim Benzema struck in the 23rd and 30th minutes at Liverpool.
Benzema then converted in the 27th minute against the Reds at the Bernabeu and Ronaldo broke the deadlock at home to Ludogorets in the 20th minute. Still hungry as the knockout phase began, the Ballon d’Or holder notched in the 26th minute away to Schalke and the 25th minute of the second leg.
Despite Real averaging a goal per 2014/15 Champions League match in this timeframe, you can back them to score during it away to Atletico Madrid at the enticing price of 15/4.
FC Porto v FC Bayern Munchen
The depth of incredible attacking talent at FC Bayern Munchen’s disposal occasionally overshadows the majesty of their defensive record.
They have kept six clean sheets in eight Champions League matches this season, with the only concessions occurring when they were already 5-0 up away to Roma and when they were reduced to ten men against Manchester City.
Unlike many teams, they are every bit as resilient when they travel, if not more. Pep Guardiola’s backline haven’t been breached in three away games across all competitions, giving up a single goal in their last seven contests outside of the Allianz Arena.
FC Bayern are available to back at irresistible odds of 5/4 to shut out FC Porto at the Estadio do Dragao.
Don’t let the fact that the Portuguese club have scored in every continental fixture to date this term put you off. Shakhtar fired one goal fewer than them in the group stage and the German champions didn’t leak in either meeting with them.