15th Apr 2015 | Champions League
Messi Night In Paris
For an average game a Messi goal/Barcelona win is approximately a 3/4 chance and the odds look wrong despite the better opposition.
PSG and Barcelona shared two entertaining games in the group stages of the Champions League but now we are at the business end of the competition, the quality of the visitors should tell.
Barcelona have won 18 of their last 20 matches in all competitions and are tempting at odds of 4/5 (Bet365).
However, Lionel Messi is tempting at similar odds having scored in both the group games against PSG.
What should we do when torn between the two – bet on both!
A Lionel Messi to score and Barcelona to win scorecast is available at 9/5 with Paddy Power and that looks an excellent bet.
In 44 games this season a Messi goal has combined with a Barcelona win on 25 occasions. This outcome is approximately a 3/4 chance (1.75 decimal odds) and although PSG will provide stiffer opposition than an ‘average’ opponent the odds look out of line.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 06:20 15th Apr, 2015 but subject to change