Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bayern Munich V Lyon Champions League Semi Final

The biggest sporting event happening in Europe today is the first leg match of the second Champions League Semi Final between Bayern Munich and Lyon at the Allianz Arena. Who will hold advantage going into next week’s second leg tie in France? BetRepublic.com previews tonight’s match here and offers some excellent value markets for you to bet upon.

Bayern Munich v Lyon:

Both of these sides will be filled with confidence going into this match, with Bayern having won twelve of their last thirteen home games in all competitions and Lyon have history on their side, having won four of five matches played in Germany against German opposition in the Champions League. Soccer Betting Tips have priced up their markets on the basis of the German sides excellent recent home form and have made them favourites to win the game at 8/11. Lyon are available at 4/1, while the draw can be backed at 13/5.
I have to admit that I’m in the bookies camp and feel that Bayern will take a win in this game. As I have stated they have won twelve of their last thirteen home games, while Lyon have only won twice in their last ten away games in all competitions. Lyon have drawn four and lost four of the other eight games on the road. Despite this Lyon are out of the race for the Ligue 1 title and only have the Champions League to play for, so they will be going all out for to get something from this match. However, Bayern have shown in the manner that they knocked out Fiorentina and Manchester United on route to the Semi Finals that they will not be easy opposition for anyone. Their 4-4 aggregate wins in both of the last two rounds of this competition saw them win the home games 2-1 and lose the away games 3-2 and they progressed on away goals on both ties.

I also see there being goals in this match as Bayern have scored in their last fifteen home games, with ten of those fifteen having both sides score. Lyon have scored in eleven of their last fifteen away games, with nine of those fifteen having both sides find the net. With so much at stake in this match I can see both of these sides putting the ball in the net as well.

BetRepublic.com Recommends: Back Bayern Munich to win the match @ 8/11 and both sides to score @ 4/5 with Soccer Betting Tips.

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