Liverpool v Bayern Munich Betting Tips: Get paid in cash if your selected team scores the first goal

Liverpool and Bayern Munich meet in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday evening.

As if the game wasn’t intriguing enough for punters, William Hill have revealed they’ll be running their Golden Goal promotion on the clash at Anfield.

This concession sees anyone placing a match odds bet on either team to win will be paid out as a winner in cash if their selection scores the first goal, regardless of the result after 90 minutes.

For example, if Liverpool open the scoring but fail to win the game, anyone who struck a pre-match single bet on them in the 1X2 market will still be paid out, up to £50. T&Cs can be found here.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side have had some mixed fortunes in Europe this term. The Reds got the better of Napoli in the final matchday to secure a place in the knockout stages having lost three of their previous group stage clashes.

William Hill make the hosts Even money (2.0) favourites to win the match. and claim a first leg advantage.

Conversely, Bayern had a relatively stress-free route to the last 16, remaining unbeaten and picking up 14 points to top Group E, albeit in a group that offered fewer challenges than Liverpool’s did.

Interestingly in terms of the Golden Goal offer, Nico Kovac’s men opened the scoring in all six of those matches but only won four of them so the visitors might be a potential wager at 5/2 (3.50).

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The bookmakers are struggling to separate the pair in terms of the tie overall with William Hill going 5/6 (1.83) about either side qualifying for the quarter-finals. The key could be how either side cope with their current injury and suspension issues.

The Reds are without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez plus there are serious doubts over Dejan Lovren and Roberto Firmino.

Thomas Muller, Corentin Tolisso, Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng will all be absent for the visitors while Leon Goretzka and Franck Ribery are also struggling with injuries.

Whichever side you’re backing, William Hill’s Golden Goal offer is certainly worth considering given it offers cash pay-outs of up to £50 should your chosen pre-match selection score the first goal.

Betting Banner - Best BetFind out more about the Golden Goal promotion with William Hill

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Schalke vs Manchester City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Schalke will need to make home advantage count when Manchester City visit the Veltins Arena in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.

Domenico Tedesco’s team are serious underdogs for this tie as they struggle down in 14th place in the Bundesliga, although they are unbeaten in their last nine European matches in front of their own fans.

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Having gone four matches without a win in the league, they are priced at 10/1 (11.00) with William Hill to give their seemingly slim chances of progression a boost with a shock victory here.

The Citizens have actually lost five of their eight Champions League knockout games away from home, but are still 27/100 (1.27) favourites to put one foot in the quarter-finals by coming out on top in this one.

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Just one of the guests’ last 18 matches in this competition has resulted in a draw, but there are odds of 5/1 (6.00) available on them being held to a stalemate.

Team news

Breel Embolo and Steven Skrzybski remain out despite returning to training, while Alessandro Schopf is a long-term injury absentee and Omar Mascarell is suspended.

Benjamin Mendy and Vincent Kompany are doubtful for Pep Guardiola’s team, with Claudio Bravo still sidelined.

Fragile Schalke

Having qualified from the group stages despite scoring just five times in six games – the lowest return of any side left in the competition – it is fair to say Schalke were fairly reliant on a backline that kept four clean sheets.

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However, that resilient streak seems to have abandoned them considering they have conceded at least once in 13 of their last 15 fixtures, while they have scored more than once themselves in just five of those 15.

This combination of fragile defence and blunt attack does not bode well for a game against the English champions, who have scored 44 goals and conceded only four in their previous 11 matches.


Indeed, odds of 7/10 (1.70) actually appear fairly generous on City winning by at least two clear goals against struggling Schalke.

Betting Banner - Best BetMan City -1 to win at 7/10 (1.70) for a 2.5pt stake with William Hill

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VIDEO: Robert Lewandowski, Memphis Depay – The Ones to Watch in the UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League is firmly up and running after some explosive last 16 ties last week, with more European heavyweights ready to plant one foot in the last eight of Europe’s premier club competition.

Who will rise up above the rest and be crowned the UEFA Champions League Player of the Week, sponsored by Banco Santander?

Five-time winners Liverpool face fellow UCL royalty Bayern Munich, whose fearsome forward Robert Lewandowski is the competition’s top goalscorer with eight goals.

Lewandowski, who reached the UCL final with Borussia Dortmund in 2013, will be hoping score in five consecutive UCL matches in the same tournament for the first time in his career.

The Poland superstar will be looking to bag at Anfield this evening, while Lyon’s Memphis Depay will hope to be the creator for his fellow teammates against Barcelona. The Dutch international has provided four assists in the UCL this season, the joint-most alongside Kylian Mbappé and Riyad Mahrez.

Voting for Player of the Week opens on Thursday.

Follow Football Santander on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for continued coverage of the UEFA Champions League.

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Kante confusion at Chelsea of no concern to World Cup-winning coach Deschamps

The confusion surrounding N’Golo Kante’s positional tweak at Chelsea is of no concern to France boss Didier Deschamps, who intends to continue using the midfielder in his preferred role.

A World Cup winner has been moved out of a holding post at club level this season by Maurizio Sarri.

That decision has attracted plenty of criticism amid an inconsistent campaign at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues facing questions of their preference for playing Jorginho in a position Kante has previously thrived in.

The 27-year-old has tasted Premier League title glory with Leicester and Chelsea and conquered the world with his country while operating just in front of a defensive unit.

Sarri has asked him to be more adventurous in 2018-19 and Kante has often struggled to produce his best when taking on unfamiliar responsibility.

Deschamps, though, does not expect the issues being endured in west London to impact on the France fold, stating at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco when asked if he is worried about a key performer in his plans: “No, it happens with other players.

“I saw that his coach preferred to see him in a more offensive position because he has a player, Jorginho, who plays in this position a little lower.

“N’Golo Kante is able to play in several positions. He is a modern player, a modern midfielder.

“When he is with me in the French national team, he has a great importance in this lower position. He is very important defensively and in the organisation of the game.

“Each coach has his formation, a different vision but I’m not worried about that. It’s rather a good thing that players are versatile and can play in different formations or positions.”

More questions are being asked of Sarri and his tactical approach at Chelsea on the back of an FA Cup fifth round defeat to Manchester United.

The Blues suffered a 2-0 reversal on home soil against the Red Devils on Monday, with little attacking threat posed as attention now turns to a Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

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Liverpool vs Bayern Munich Goalscorer Betting: In-form Mane could extend scoring streak

Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Liverpool and Bayern Munich certainly has plenty of potential for goals.

Liverpool have scored at least three goals in five of their last six matches at Anfield and have scored in 10 of their last 11 home ties in this competition.

Bayern, meanwhile, have scored in all but one of their last 16 Champions League clashes, as well as in 21 consecutive matches in all competitions.

Deadly front three

Liverpool reached the last 16 after Mo Salah struck to edge the Reds past Napoli in the group stages.

The Egyptian has scored 20 goals so far this season and can be backed at 18/5 (4.60) with 888Sport to score first. The same firm go 11/10 (2.10) that Salah scores at any time.

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Magical Mane

Sadio Mane, though, is the man in form for the Reds.

The Senegalese striker, who scored in the Champions League final last year, has scored in each of his last four games and 888Sport go 9/5 (2.80) that Mane maintains his scoring streak here and 5/1 (6.0) that he opens the scoring.

Firmino to fire

Roberto Firmino is expected to complete Liverpool’s attacking triumvirate, although his participation is in doubt after he missed training on Monday due to a virus.

888Sport go 2/1 (3.0) that Firmino finds the net against Bayern. The odds compilers offer 23/4 (6.75) that the South American striker breaks the deadlock for Klopp’s charges.

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Lethal Lewandowski

With eight Champions League goals already this term, Robert Lewandowski is the competition’s top scorer and the Polish international is available at 29/20 (2.45) to continue his scoring streak at Anfield.

888Sport offer 24/5 (5.80) that Bayern’s leading marksman scores the opening goal of the game.

James to play a pivotal role?

With Arjen Robben out injured, James Rodriguez could prove pivotal for Niko Kovac’s side.

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The on-loan Real Madrid man has been something of a bit-part player in this competition this term but is in line to start on Merseyside and 888Sport offer 3/1 (4.0) that the midfielder is on target against the Reds.

However, with three goals in his last three starts, ex-Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry is one to watch.

The talented 23-year-old is still looking for his first Champions League goal and 888Sport go 7/2 (4.50) that it arrives on Merseyside and 10/1 (11.0) that Gnabry scores first.


Liverpool’s impressive home record could give them the edge in Tuesday’s tie and should the Reds reign supreme, 888Sport’s 9/5 (2.80) quote for the in-form Sadio Mane to get amongst the goals may represent real value.

Betting Banner - Best BetSadio Mane to score at any time at 9/5 (2.80) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport

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