Barcelona will have to make Champions League history if they are to achieve the mother of all comebacks against Paris Saint Germain – no team has ever retrieved a four-goal deficit in the modern era.
And Barca have played PSG three times in five seasons in the knockout stages and have never come close to achieving the winning scoreline needed to rescue this mammoth deficit on home soil. And I don’t expect this to change, despite outgoing Barca boss Luis Enrique talking a good game and suggesting his side can somehow still turn this around against the French champions.
I am strangely reminded of Bayern Munich who battered Barca in their 2013 treble-winning season. Like PSG, the German giants also won 4-0 at home, before coasting 3-0 in the Nou Camp to sail through 7-0 on aggregate.
Therefore, after seeing off an early MSN storm, 32-5 with Marathon Bet on a PSG win in 90 minutes look tremendous value. This PSG side are perfectly capable of scoring more goals in Spain, possessing three tremendous counter attacking players such as Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and Julian Draxler, all of whom notched in the first leg in Paris.
I expect goals at both ends though so BTTS 4-7 with Paddies is inevitably short, while predictably, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are both odds on to score at any time. Of course, you don’t need to be an expert to suggest the mesmerising Messi is very likely to score, but rather than back the odds-on shot, how about Messi getting on a roll and scoring 2 or more 7-2 with betfred? This looks a little bit more value, given his scoring record in this comp.
Rather than the odds on shots, Julian Draxler is another AAT goalscorer worth consideration. The German has settled in tremendously well since signing from Wolfsburg and is a decent 37-10 with 188 shot to continue his French resistance and score in both legs to bounce Barca out of the Champions League.