RSSGoogle PlusTwitterFacebook
Home  /  Football  /  Lionel Messi Hot Favourite To Score First With Bookies

AC Milan v Barcelona Odds: Back a draw in the San Siro betting

Two European giants meet in the Champions League on Wednesday night as AC Milan welcome Barcelona to the San Siro for the first leg of their last-sixteen tie (Sky Sports 2, 7.45pm). Seven-time European champions Milan go into the match with four-time winners Barcelona as underdogs and they will have to upset the odds if they are to get anything out of this week's match.

Milan are 9/2 to win the first leg on Wednesday but it is Barcelona who go in as 8/15 odds on favourites with Ladbrokes. The draw catches the eye at 16/5 though and that could be the way to go as neither side will want to give an inch in this opening match of the two-legged tie and the improved recent form of Milan will give them hope.

Massimo Allegri's side, who are third in Serie A, have been a team transformed since the turn of the year and they have now lost just one of their last 13 in all competitions. They are unbeaten in their last six and have won each of their last six in a row at home. That form is in stark contrast to the start of the season where they were struggling in Serie A and limped through qualifying in the Champions League.

They failed to win any of their home games during the group stages but things are looking up for the Italian giants. Mario Balotelli has been in inspired form since joining from Manchester City in January and he has scored four goals in three games, although he is cup-tied this week and Giampaolo Pazzini is likely to replace him in a three-man attack.

Pazzini has scored four goals in his last four appearances for Milan and he is a juicy 10/1 to be first goalscorer in the latest betting with Ladbrokes, who are offering to refund losing first scorer bets on the match if Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores first or last. Messi is an obvious choice in that first scorer market as he has now scored 56 goals in his last 74 Champions League appearances, while he has scored 12 in his last nine outings in all competitions for Barca.

Messi scored both goals in his side's 2-1 win at Granada in La Liga at the weekend and he is a best price 11/4 to score first this week. The win over Granada extended Barcelona's lead at the top of their domestic table to 12 points and they have the luxury of focusing on European success during the next few months.

They have only lost two of their last 24 Champions League games but their recent form will be a slight concern as they have won just two of their last five away games. Furthermore, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in nine and the 8/13 for both teams to score could be worth a look for odds on backers on Wednesday.

Milan have the firepower to cause Barcelona problems, although recent Milan v Barcelona fixtures certainly favour the Spanish side. Milan are winless in seven against Barca, a run that stretches back to 2004, and Barca claimed a 3-1 aggregate win in the quarter finals of this competition last year. Messi scored three in three against Milan last year, although it is worth noting that three of the last five meetings have ended in draws.

AC Milan v Barcelona Form

Check the season's statistics for both AC Milan and Barcelona, plus the odds ahead of Wednesday's match.

AC Milan Stats | Barcelona Stats

AC Milan v Barcelona Tips

Tip #1: Draw @ 16/5 with Ladbrokes.
Tip #2: Both teams to score @ 8/13 with Ladbrokes.
Tip #3: Giampaolo Pazzini to score first @ 10/1 with Ladbrokes.

AC Milan v Barcelona Odds

Match Betting

9/2 AC Milan
16/5 Draw
8/15 Barcelona

To Qualify Betting

9/2 AC Milan
1/8 Barcelona

Correct Score Odds

18/1 AC Milan 1-0
25/1 AC Milan 2-0
16/1 AC Milan 2-1
12/1 Draw 0-0
8/1 Draw 1-1
14/1 Draw 2-2
8/1 Barcelona 1-0
15/2 Barcelona 2-0
15/2 Barcelona 2-1

First Goalscorer Odds

9/4 Lionel Messi
5/1 David Villa
11/2 Rodriguez Pedro
6/1 Alexis Sanchez
6/1 Cesc Fabregas
8/1 Cristian Tello
8/1 Deulofeu
8/1 Stephan El Shaarawy
9/1 Giampaolo Pazzini
10/1 Robinho
11/1 Krkic Bojan
12/1 Alcantara Thiago

Odds supplied by Ladbrokes.com, who offer live in-play betting for all Champions League matches.

10 Latest Football Articles

Marco Reus tipped to score as Germany meet Argentina in a repeat of the World Cup finalMarco Reus tipped to score as Germany meet Argentina in a repeat of the World Cup final
World Cup Finalists Clash In Dusseldorf Friendly
2nd Sep
England v Norway Odds Raheem Sterling is a tempting bet to score first at WembleyEngland v Norway Odds Raheem Sterling is a tempting bet to score first at Wembley
Three Lions Start Favourites Despite 5 Match Winless Run
2nd Sep
Peterborough v Leyton Orient Odds Back a score draw at London RoadPeterborough v Leyton Orient Odds Back a score draw at London Road
League One Rivals Meet In The Johnstone's Paint Trophy
1st Sep
Chelsea now odds on for the Premier League title after Man City stutterChelsea now odds on for the Premier League title after Man City stutter
Manchester United Continue To Drift With A Slow Start
1st Sep
Chelsea Shorten In Champions League Betting Following Group Stage DrawChelsea Shorten In Champions League Betting Following Group Stage Draw
Liverpool Face Real Madrid And City Renew Rivalry With Bayern
29th Aug
Super Mario A Good Bet To Score Anytime In Spurs v Liverpool ClashSuper Mario A Good Bet To Score Anytime In Spurs v Liverpool Clash
Erik Lamela Can Continue Good Form With A Man Of The Match Performance
29th Aug
Schalke v Bayern Munich Odds Back Lewandowski to open Bundesliga account for holdersSchalke v Bayern Munich Odds Back Lewandowski to open Bundesliga account for holders
Bayern Hot Favourites
29th Aug
Leicester v Arsenal Odds Aaron Ramsey tipped to topple FoxesLeicester v Arsenal Odds Aaron Ramsey tipped to topple Foxes
Gunners Favourites For 3 Points
29th Aug
Score Draw The Value As Milan Host Improving Lazio At The San SiroScore Draw The Value As Milan Host Improving Lazio At The San Siro
Pazzini Set To Replace Balotelli In Serie A Opener
29th Aug
Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest Odds Assombalonga Fancied To Continue Fine RunSheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest Odds Assombalonga Fancied To Continue Fine Run
Expect Goals At Hillsborough On Saturday Lunchtime
28th Aug

Archive - Previous 5 Football Articles

Crawley V Doncaster Odds Draw A Tempting Bet At Broadfield
Meanwhile a win would send Rovers top
18th Feb
Porto V Malaga Odds In Form Jackson Martinez Heads The First Scorer Betting
Portuguese side favourites for first leg clash
18th Feb
FA Cup Quarter Final Draw Leaves Manchester City At The Head Of The Outright Betting
City drawn with Barnsley in the last eight
18th Feb
Arsenal V Bayern Munich Odds German Side Even Money For A Crucial First Leg Win
Arsene Wenger under pressure ahead of last 16 clash
18th Feb
Man Utd V Reading Odds Reds Firm Favourites In The Fifth Round Betting
All Premiership tie in FA Cup on Monday
17th Feb

Headline News

Three Lions start favourites despite 5 match winless runEngland V Norway Odds Raheem Sterling Is A Tempting Bet To Score First At Wembley
Three Lions Start Favourites Despite 5 Match Winless Run
India return to the scene of Champions Trophy triumphEngland V India 4th ODI Odds Tourists Tipped To Seal A Series Win At Edgbaston
India Return To The Scene Of Champions Trophy Triumph
League One rivals meet in the Johnstone's Paint TrophyPeterborough V Leyton Orient Odds Back A Score Draw At London Road
League One Rivals Meet In The Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Paul McGinley considers his three remaining captain's picksRyder Cup Specialist Poulter Is Odds On For A Wildcard But Donald Sweats On His Place
Paul McGinley Considers His Three Remaining Captain's Picks
Manchester United continue to drift with a slow startChelsea Now Odds On For The Premier League Title After Man City Stutter
Manchester United Continue To Drift With A Slow Start

Massive £250 free bet offer.

  • Place an initial bet of £50
  • Paddy Power will give you a £50 free bet
  • After this, place further bets and Paddy Power will give you up to £250 in free bets
  • Visit Paddy Power for more details

Open Account - Free £250 Bets With Paddypower

£50 free bet with William Hill.

  • Open an account at William Hill and and use the promotion code DIRECT50.
  • Deposit funds and place your first bet
  • William Hill match your first bet with a free bet up to a maximum of £50.

Open Account - Claim £50 Free With William Hill

Claim a signup bonus offer of £200 with Bet365.

  • Bet365 match your first deposit with a 100% bonus
  • Deposit anywhere between £10 and £200 to claim this massive offer

Open Account - Claim a £200 signup offer at Bet365

Betfred are amazingly offering double odds on your first bet with them, up to a stake unit of £10. In addition to this you can also claim a £25 free bet.

  • Open a new betting account with Betfred
  • If your first bet wins, Betfred double the odds
  • After this, once you have placed a bet of up to £25 they will provide you with a second free bet of £25

Open Account - Free £25 Bet With Betfred

Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a free bet of up to £100 when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.

Bet £5 or more and Ladbrokes will match this with a free bet to the same stake unit.

Open Account - £100 Free Bet - Ladbrokes

Get free bets totalling £30 with bookmaker Sky Bet

  • One a new betting account at Skybet.
  • Deposit and place your first bet and Sky Bet will match with a free bet up to £30.
  • In addition, Skybet will also give you a £10 free bet every week!

Open Account - Open Account - Get £30 in free bets with Sky Bet

BetVictor is offering £50 in free bets to all new clients.

  • Place a £10 single bet and get a £10 free bet
  • Place a £15 double and get a £15 free bet
  • Place a £25 treble and get a £25 free bet

Open Account - Open Account - Free £50 Bets With BetVictor

Bookmark This Page

TwitterGoogleMixxPropellerStumble UponDiggRedditYahoo
Online Casino
Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games

Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures