iBet: Goals On The Cards On Perfect Camp Nou Pitch
Barcelona V Inter Milan, kick off 7.45pm
Back over 3.5 goals at 5/4 with Betfair
Less than one in five sides who lose the first leg of a Champions League tie 2-0 make it through to the next round. That’s the task facing Barcelona after Inter Milan did a job on them in the San Siro. The big problem they have is that if Inter score they are in trouble, and in truth a look at their recent record does not encourage thoughts of a clean sheet. Until their 2-0 victory against Deportivo at the weekend, they had failed to keep a clean sheet in 13 games and Milan scored at Camp Nou on both their visits last season. If they concede tonight, they need to score four. It wasn’t widely reported that the San Siro pitch was in poor condition for the first leg and that did not suit the Spanish passing game. Barcelona rested several key players at the weekend and will be fresh for this and will have a perfect playing surface.
Ladbrokes have been offering to refund all losing bets on Nicky Henderson’s Simonsig up to £25 if he’s beaten in today’s Arkle at Cheltenham. However, OddsChecker note that despite the flood of money for Nicky Henderson’s 4/6 shot (Paddy Power) after a ‘dazzling’ workout last week, second favourite Overturn has also been backed. He was 7/1 on January 9th but the best price you can get about him at the moment is 100/30 with Sporting Bet. My Tent or Yours has been backed into 7/4 for the Supreme Novices Hurdle and although strongly fancied, with the ground soft, he is probably a bit too short in the betting now.
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