Champions League Betting: PSG, Bayern Try Overcome 3-1 Deficits Against Barca, Porto



The Champions League resumes on Tuesday with the second leg of two quarterfinals that had the first leg end with 3-1 scorelines. However, it'll be significantly tougher for one team as Bayern Munich gets to try and come back at home against Porto, while Paris Saint-Germain has a monstrous task at Barcelona. With a trip to the final four in the Champions League on the line, you can expect all four sides to leave everything on the field, especially the ones that are trailing.

Paris Saint-Germain at Barcelona – Tuesday, 2:45 PM ET
Champions League Odds: Barcelona -296, PSG +777

Luis Suarez netted twice to power Barcelona to a 3-1 win in Paris to all but book their place in the semifinals as PSG now have to score at least three goals at Barca to have a chance, while keeping the home team scoreless. Neymar opened up the scoring, but a late lapse in concentration gave PSG a lifeline as Jeremy Mathieu scored an own-goal in the 82nd minute. PSG had a torrid time as Thiago Silva had to be subbed off in the 21st minute due to injury and he was replaced by David Luiz, who has his own hamstring knock and it showed as he was nutmegged on both of Suarez's goals, and they were also without Zlatan Ibrahimovich, who was suspended for a red card in the second leg of their knockout-stage clash with Chelsea. He should be back for the second leg, and PSG need all the help they can get.

The Paris side has not won in four trips to Barcelona, posting two losses and two draws. The two met in Barcelona in the group stage of the Champions League in December as Barca strolled to a 3-1 victory.

Porto at Bayern Munich – Tuesday, 2:45 PM ET
Champions League Odds: Bayern Munich -334, FC Porto +902, Draw +463

Ricardo Quaresma scored twice in the first ten minutes to give Porto a lead they wouldn't relinquish as they topped the German giants 3-1, with Jackson Martinez also getting on the scoresheet. Thiago Alcantara responded for Bayern, who were missing the likes of Arjen Robben, Frank Ribery and others through injury, but there is enough quality in their squad that they have no excuses for the mistakes that they made. Even though Bayern has a ton of injuries to important players, Porto should be credited with how well they played and they have the advantage heading into Munich, which is going to be no small task as Bayern has won all four Champions League matches they've played at home this season, outscoring the opposition 13-0. However, Porto had two wins and a draw on the road in the group stage, and they pulled a 1-1 draw at Basel, so they won't be scared to go in and fend off a hurting Bayern team.

Porto has a loss and a draw on its record at Bayern Munich, who drew 1-1 at home in March 1991 in the European Cup, and then a 2-1 win in the 2000 Champions League quarterfinals.