Bayern Munich play host to Barcelona in a Champions League semi-final second leg clash on Tuesday 12th May, find out how the football betting offers at William Hill can benefit your Bayern Munich v Barcelona bets.
Bayern Munich have it all to do after losing the first leg 3-0 a week ago, but did manage to overturn a first leg defecit against Porto in the previous round, so may be confident in their ability to get back into the tie at the Allianz Arena. Worryingly though, a 0-1 defeat to Augsburg at the weekend means Bayern have now lost four in a row since securing the Bundesliga title, so it's on Pep Guardiola to fire his players up for the visit of his old club.
Barcelona come into the game with much better momentum and manager Luis Enrique will have been encouraged by the performance of some of his fringe players in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad. The La Liga leaders have now kept seven consecutive clean sheets, scoring 25 goals in those matches, so they'll be confident of protecting their lead, and perhaps even adding to it in Germany.
Tuesday's match will be shown live on ITV1 at 19.45 and will be eagerly watched by both casual and professional gamblers looking to make a profit on what should be a thrilling encounter. One way that you can increase your chances of winning long term, is to take advantage of the free bet offers available at William Hill, to add a level of protection to your Bayern Munich v Barcelona bets.
Bore Draw Insurance
With Barcelona scoring at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 matches in the Champions League and over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Bayern's last 7 in the competition, the chances of a 0-0 draw would seem relatively slim here.
Still, a bore-draw would suit Barcelona and send Bayern crashing out of the competition and if the game does finish 0-0 and ruin your bet, William Hill will refund all losing Correct Score and Double Result(HT/FT) bets on the match as a Free Bet equal to your stake, capped at a maximum of £50.
Goalscorer 2nd Chance
Bayern Munich's leading scorer Thomas Muller has solid claims as a potential First Goalscorer and his penalty duties give him the edge over Robert Lewandowski, who remains a good shout nonetheless. Mario Gotze has contributed from midfield, but it's Thiago who could slip under the radar having got on the scoresheet away to Porto prior to starting the fightback in the second leg.
Lionel Messi moved back ahead of perrennial rival Cristiano Ronaldo with his brace in the first leg taking him to 10 Champions League goals this season, making him an obvious candidate in the First Goalscorer market. Luis Suarez stole the show away to Man City and PSG, so is certainly worthy of interest, while Neymar is beginning to fulfil his potential and is another solid pick after netting his 7th of the competition last time out.
Whoever you plump for in the First Goalscorer market, use William Hill for the added protection of a free bet refund, should your losing selection then go on to score the second goal of the game. Goalscorer 2nd Chance entitles qualifying customers to a free bet refund of up to £50.
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