|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 06 April 2009 11:50|
Soccer betting fans have a lot of respect for Barcelona, who leads the Spanish League and won the 2006 UEFA champions league title. Bayern last won the UEFA champions league in 2001 and their coach, Juergen Klinsmann, said that Barcelona is the best team in European soccer betting.
Barcelona is coming off a soccer betting knockout round against Lyon. Barcelona and Lyon played to a 1-1 soccer betting draw in the opener between the teams on February 24. Thierry Henry scored for Barcelona while Victor Valdes played in goal.
In the rematch on March 11 Barcelona scored a convincing 5-2 soccer betting victory as they bombarded Lyon with 4 goals in a span of 18 first half minutes. Henry again was an important soccer betting asset for Barcelona as he scored 2 goals. Also scoring were Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi. Valdes was again in goal for the win.
Barcelona had a strong soccer betting advantage with a 9-2 shot on target advantage. Barcelona has an overall champions league soccer betting record of 4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss. Messi is one of the top scorers in champions league action with 6 goals while Henry has tallied 4. Valdes has a champions league goals against average of 1.00.
Bayern has a UEFA champions league record of 4 wins, 2 draws, and 0 losses. Bayern is coming off a knockout round against Sporting in which they earned back-to-back blowout wins by scores of 5-0 on February 25 and 7-1 on March 3.
Miroslav Klose is the major soccer betting weapon for Bayern as he is tied for first in the champions league with 7 goals. Goalkeeper Michael Rensing is one of the top players at his position in all of soccer betting and has a 0.67 goals against average in champions league play.BetRoyal.com has the complete champions league card including Bayern and Barcelona so be sure and open an account for all of the action.