The Betpal Football Bet of the Day stays with the Champions League on Wednesday night, and heads for the Nou Camp and Barcelona versus Benfica. The visitors still have a chance of qualifying, so can they cause an upset in Spain?
Match: Barcelona v Benfica
Bet of the Day: Barcelona -1.5 on the Asian Handicap
Best Odds: 2.5 with Pinnacle
It is worth siding with the hosts in Spain, despite their place in the knock out phase already being assured. While this has doubtless had an effect on the prices, it has rarely hampered Barca before, and they have not let standards slip in previous Champions League campaigns. Their “second string” is far stronger than most first teams, with the likes of Puyol, Song and David Villa having to make do with places on the bench of late. Changes are expected, but they are unlikely to weaken the hosts too much. Benfica have also travelled poorly this term in Europe and are heading to Spain in hope rather than expectation. They lost in Moscow and were held in Glasgow. A repeat of the scoreline in Portugal (2-0), would see Barcelona cover a two goal margin for the seventh time in twelve home fixtures this season.
Football Bet of the Day
Back Barcelona -1.5 on the Asian Handicap at 2.5 with Pinnacle.