Our man-in-the-know is backing the Argentine to score two goals or more against the German side and also tipping the Catalan side to net over 2.5 goals at Camp Nou.
Also in this edition, find out why you should back Borussia Dortmund to win or draw against Real Madrid, as well as over 3.5 goals in the Spanish capital.
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Messi may be recovering from an injury but the Argentine has lost none of his magic. The forward came off the bench to fire Barcelona into the semi-finals against PSG, while he was a second-half substitute at Athletic Bilbao at the weekend and scored a superb goal. Barcelona need at least four goals on Wednesday night and Messi will be key to reaching that tally. He’s scored 58 goals this season and the Tipster is backing him to score two or more at generous odds of 21/10.
Barcelona need four goals to have any chance of reaching their third European Cup final at Wembley. Bayern were emphatic in their first leg performance and Barcelona face a tough task. But the Catalans have scored three goals or more in 15 of their 26 games at Camp Nou this season, including a 4-0 victory over AC Milan. Furthermore, Barça were 4-0 winners against Bayern just four years ago. So The Tipster is backing Barcelona to score over 2.5 goals on Wednesday night at 7/4.
With Mario Götze heading for Bayern, and Robert Lewandowski and Marco Reus both the subject of transfer speculation in recent weeks, this could be Dortmund’s last stint at a Champions League final for some time. Jürgen Klopp’s men were mightily impressive against a Madrid side which struggled to create many chances last week. Madrid have to go all out for victory and this should suit the visitors, with the counter-attacking quality of Götze and Reus. Dortmund secured a 2-2 draw at the Bernabéu earlier this season, and the Tipster is backing the German side to win or draw at 7/5.
Dortmund have scored at least two in their last three matches against Los Blancos in all competitions, including last week’s 4-1 triumph. There have also been over 2.5 goals in 14 of Real Madrid’s last 16 Champions League games. Madrid’s last four games at the Bernabéu have seen an average of four goals. The Tipster is backing over 3.5 goals in Madrid v Dortmund at 10/11.
Barcelona are facing a near-impossible task to reach the Champions League showpiece on Wednesday night. No side has ever overturned a 4-0 deficit in the knockout stage of the Europe’s premier club competition – but Barça are the best candidates to pull off a miracle. The Catalan side have won by a four or five-goal margin on nine attempts this season. So, The Tipster’s long shot for this edition is Barcelona to qualify at a rather tempting 18/1.