20:00 Wednesday

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Stats

  • Ousmane Dembele has opened the scoring in two of Barcelona’s last three home games
  • Five opposition centre-backs have received a card in Barcelona’s last five home matches
  • Ousmane Dembele has managed 11 shots on target in the six games he has started this season

 

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Tips: 

Betting Tip: Ousmane Dembele Anytime Goalscorer

I’m dipping into the prop markets for both of my picks in this Group C clash of the Champions League.

Barcelona were incredibly unlucky to not have even got on the scoresheet in the reverse fixture in Munich and now they have no choice but to go for it as their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages rely on results elsewhere.

French winger Ousmane Dembele absolutely terrorised Benjamin Pavard and created a number of opportunities for Robert Lewandowski. However, he’s found a goal scoring touch lately, has hit six shots on target across his last three home games and I like the odds on him getting on the scoresheet anytime. 

Robot Lewandowski goes head-to-head with his old employers once again. In the reverse fixture the Polish international hit seven shots and yet somehow he was unable to score. The Bayern Munich backline are likely going to fixate on preventing him scoring once again and I think that means Ousmane Dembele will have plenty of gaps to exploit and he looks a good price to slot at some point.

Ousmane Dembele anytime - 0.5pts @ 3/1

Betting Tip: Matthijs De Ligt to be carded

I think this will be quite an open game, and I quite like the the chances of there being some cards awarded in this one. 

Referee Anthony Taylor has already brandished ten yellow cards in just two Champions League matches that he has officiated and he will have to keep a lid on this one. Barcelona have to win and i’m expecting a fascinating tie where tempers could easily flair given what’s riding on it.

Barcelona’s last five home games across all competitions have seen five opposition centre-backs receive a card and for me, Matthijs De Ligt looks a good price to go into the book at some point. 

The Dutchman will be tasked with keeping Robert Lewandowski quiet but will also need to be cautious if Ousmane Dembele occupies the right-wing position and decides to cut in on his favoured left-foot. 

There may be occasions where De Ligt is caught out and has to make a quick decision. He was booked in the away match against Inter Milan, and I think he’s a great price to go into Anthony Taylor’s book here.

Matthijs De Ligt to be carded - 0.5pts @ 13/2