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Bayern v Marseille: Germans to take next step towards home final

| 03.04.2012

Bayern Munich looked inspired in France last week, and the straightforward nature of their success away to Marseille makes them comfortable favourites at 2/7 to win on Wednesday.

Marseille are a huge 11/1 for an away victory, and their two away wins in the group stages could encourage some very brave punters to invest in this price.

4/1 is the price attributed to the draw, though it is difficult to take any serious interest in this considering either team have played out only one stalemate a-piece in this year’s competition.

Bayern have won every Champions League game this term on their own turf though, making the prospect of an Allianz Arena final an even more attractive proposition for the Bavarians, and having won without conceding in almost half of their European matches, the home side look good at 11/10 to win to nil.

Currently standing as the third best defensive team, and third best offensive team in the tournament, the quatro market looks appealing to punters as well, in the form of Bayern to win the match with three or more goals being scored at 4/5.

In contrast to this, Bayern’s most popular winning scoreline in this season’s Champions League campaign has been 2-0, and some may be inclined to get behind that outcome at 5/1.

After dishing out a 7-0 hammering of FC Basel in the last round however, in the backlash to a first leg defeat nonetheless, many may instead fancy a flutter on the home side to hit the net four or more times, priced up at 12/5.

Mario Gomez represents an obvious first goalscorer selection after continuing his hot streak last week, and the German striker can bag a 12th Champions League goal of the season by opening the scoring at 2/1 here.

Arjen Robben scored last in that match to take him to three goals in five European outings, and he could close the scoring here also, as an 11/4 chance to do so.



John Klee