Preview & Betting For The 2nd Legs Of The UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals

April 23rd, 2010

With the 2010 UEFA Champions League halfway through the semi final ties, the four remaining team’s face-off next week in the second legs and will battle it out on the pitch to grab a spot in the final.

Next Tuesday, the 27th of April, FC Bayern Munich will travel to France to play Lyons at the Stade de Gerland.

Kicking off at 20.45 (CET), which converts to 04.45 (AEST) on Wednesday morning, the match sees the Germans travelling with a goal lead over the home side.

The four remaining team’s face-off next week in the second legs and will battle it out on the pitch to grab a spot in the final.

Lyon will be hoping the home ground advantage – which has certainly worked in their favour so far this season – will pull them through to their first ever UEFA Champions League final.

Claude Puel’s men are undefeated at home in Europe this season, and will look to turnaround the current score line in their favour.

Despite Bayern travelling off the back of two away defeats in the tournament, the seven-time finalists are within reach of the prolific cup, and will no doubt fight the French side hard.

However the Germans will face the French without Franck Ribéry and Danijel Pranji? with the former given his marching orders in the first half of the first leg, with Jérémy Toulalan also dismissed.

With their strong form at home this season, Lyon are going into the match as favourites at $2.38, Bayern are close behind at $3.30 and the visiting side could well provide a profitable payout to the loyal punter of the Bundasliga leaders.

Next Wednesday night in Spain, Inter Milan travel to Camp Nou to face Barcelona for their second leg clash, with the Italians going in with a 3-1 goal advantage.

The title defenders will go into the game looking to turnaround the two goal deficit in front of their home crowd, which is certainly feasible having beating the Italian side once at home earlier in the season.

Barca are going into the clash without midfielder Andrés Iniesta once again due to a thigh injury, and Carles Puyol will also be missing from action with a ban.

The visitors will travel without Dejan Stankovi? also banned for the game, although Inter do have a good record away from home, and leave Barca with the uphill battle.

However Josep Guardiola’s men will be driven by the thought that if they reach the final and end the tournament triumphant will become the first side to win consecutive European title’s in 20 years.

Despite going into the match 3-1 down, the defending champions are going into the match as favourites to win at $1.44, while Inter are at $4.33 – however will the win send Barca through to the final is the ultimate question.

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