Opta Stats: Away day joy beckons for Bayern, but not Barcelona

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Pep Guardiola has kept his eye on the ball despite Bayern Munich's recent domestic domination
Pep Guardiola has kept his eye on the ball despite Bayern Munich's recent domestic domination
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The Opta stats say that Bayern Munich will flatten the Porto stronghold, while Paris St-Germain avoid defeat against Barcelona...

"Bayern Munich have only lost two of their last 15 European away games (W10, D3)."
Recommended Bet: Back Bayern Munich to win at Porto @ 1.875/6

Paris St-Germain v Barcelona (Wednesday, 19:45, Sky Sports 1)

Each of the six Champions League clashes between these two saw both teams find the net

Between them they shared 20 goals, with nine registered in their group-stage skirmishes earlier this season. Barcelona have notched in each of their previous 18 encounters with French opposition, while the hosts have repeated the trick in all bar one of their last 13 with Spanish sides.

In 2014/15, both nets have bulged in six of the Catalan club's most recent eight road games, while all bar one of the last seven visitors to the Parc des Princes rustled the onion bag.

Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 1.814/5

Paris St-Germain have lost none of their 17 games this season in which Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn't start (W12, D5)

Owing to a harsh red card in Les Parisiens' last-16 away-goals win to dump out Chelsea, the effervescent, incandescent Swedish superstar won't be eligible for this quarter-final showdown. A significant blow, sure, but Opta soothe the concerns of those supporting Laurent Blanc's side.

In addition to Paris St-Germain's great record without their talisman, it is also important to note that they didn't lose either of their previous pair of last-eight bouts on the homestead, while Barcelona haven't won away to a French adversary since 2001, trying and failing on four occasions.

Recommended Bet: Lay Barcelona to win @ 1.824/5

Porto v Bayern Munich (Wednesday, 19:45, Sky Sports 5)

Bayern have only lost two of their last 15 European away games (W10, D3)

Porto rarely come off second best when a continental foe enters the lair of the Dragao, but if any force can slay the blue-and-white-striped monster, it's Bayern. In addition to the stellar results that they have recorded on their travels, Opta note that the Bavarians failed to score just twice in 18 sojourns.

Furthermore, Pep Guardiola's men have prevailed on both previous occasions that these two did battle in the Champions League last eight, while Porto have fallen at this stage on four of the previous six instances that they have ventured as far.

Recommended Bet: Back Bayern Munich to win @ 1.875/6

Thomas Muller scored five goals and delivered one assist in his last five Champions League games

Two of these came in the previous knockout round against Shakhtar, with the first of his brace breaking the deadlock. It was the third time in the Germany international's last six outings in this competition in which he struck first.

The white-hot World Cup winner has bagged seven in eight in total for club and country, while nine of his 24 seasonal strikes for Bayern and Die Mannschaft have been the first of the match.

Recommended Bet: Back Muller to score first @ 6.611/2

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