Barcelona has an excellent opportunity of advancing to the Champions League final, as they take on a depleted Bayern Munich. The Germans are scrambling to line up a competitive starting formation, despite the fact that their key players are either injured or doubtful. The Spanish outfit will try to win the first leg by a convincing margin, so by the time they travel to Munich for the second leg, they will have an edge over their rivals.

Ladbrokes invites new customers to make a real money deposit and in return they are willing to boost the odds on Barcelona to win from 1.70 to 6.00. On the other hand, fans of the German team and punters who expect a major upset in Spain later today, will enjoy odds that are twice as big if they bet on Bayern Munich to prevail on the road. Meanwhile, all existing customers can bet on Messi to score the opening goal at odds of 4/1, up from 10/3.

Elsewhere, Paddy Power has an even better proposition for those who want to combine some of the aforesaid bets. They offer odds of 12/1 on Barcelona to win and Messi to Score anytime, while also refunding new customers if they happen to lose this bet. Punters who want to mitigate the risks, also have the option of taking the Both Teams to Score ACCA insurance with Betfair and have their losses reimbursed if their accumulator bets containing four events ends out of money.