PSG travel to face Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, knowing that they must find the net at least once if they are to progress to the semi-finals.
Barcelona are favourites to win the match at 4/11, PSG can be backed at 8/1, whilst the draw is priced at 7/2. All odds quoted are available with Ladbrokes.
With the first leg ending 2-2 in Paris, Barcelona have the edge in this tie with two away goals. The Catalans are likely to be without the services of their star man, Lionel Messi, but are still hot favourites to progress to the last four of the competition. In Ibrahimovic there is no doubt that PSG possess their own world-class striker, and the French outfit clearly have the attacking ability to score in Barcelona. However PSG’s major challenge lies in preventing Barcelona scoring in their own stadium; that has happened once in Barcelona’s last 46 matches at the Camp Nou in all competitions.
Ladbrokes are offering a fantastic money-back special on this match, whereby they will refund losing First Goalscorer bets if Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores the first or last goal of the game. There is plenty of value to be had in the first goalscorer market, especially if you think PSG will strike first, and at the prices I fancy Ezequiel Lavezzi, who has found the net five times in six Champions League matches this season. The Argentinian is available at 12/1 to score the first goal and is definitely worth a punt.
Best bet: Lavezzi First Goalscorer – 12/1 with Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes have a fantastic sign-up promotion that allows you to open a new account for free, bet £10 or more, then receive a free £10 bet upon settlement. You will then be credited with two further £10 free bets at 7-day intervals giving you a total of £30 in free bets!
To claim your 3 free £10 bets:
2. Open a new account using promo code THREE10
3. Place a £10 bet
4. Win or lose get three free £10 bets