Football Tips: Best bet for El Clasico and more from the podcast team

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Worry times at Tottenham, according to our guests

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"United are playing in the Europa League on Thursday but have proved adept at balancing their commitments. They are unbeaten away this season and I like United double chance and under 3.5 goals at 1.865/6."

On this week's Football...Only Bettor Kevin Hatchard, Mark O'Haire and Jake Osgathorpe discuss the Champions League odds ahead of next week's quarter-finals second legs. Are Bayern worth backing at a big price?

The team also share their best bets for this weekend in Tottenham v Manchester United, Real Madrid v Barcelona and the pick of the rest of the matches in the Premier League and top European leagues and reveal their latest boosted Podcast Treble.

Champions League - Don't rule out Bayern Munich

Mark O'Haire: Bayern v PSG was one of the best games of the season so far. The tie is finely balanced, although PSG are firm favourites to qualify. I wouldn't rule out Bayern. They've drifted to 9.617/2 in the outright betting and you may want to get them onside.

Jake Osgathorpe: This is the time to get Bayern on side. They racked up four expected goals in the first leg and if they can replicate that in the second leg then I have no problem backing them to qualify for the semi-finals.

Champions League - Will Haaland terrorise City in Dortmund?

Kevin Hatchard: Man City are 3.02/1 outright favourites but they weren't as dominant against Dortmund as we might have expected.

MO: I was impressed by Dortmund and they have the away goal to take into the second leg at 2-1 to City. Haaland is an absolute beast of a striker and City need to be wary of him. City only had 11 shots. I think they will probably win in Dortmund.

Champions League - Liverpool to crash out as Chelsea go through

KH: It's hard to see Liverpool coming back from 3-1 down against Real Madrid, especially without the fans at Anfield.

JO: I was really impressed with the way Madrid controlled the midfield battle and slowed down Liverpool. They need to score two at Anfield and we haven't seen them do that recently.

MO: Porto were really good against Chelsea and the 2-0 scoreline doesn't tell the full story of the game. Unfortunately I think it is probably game over for Porto.

El Clasico - Barca are back but they're too short against Madrid

JO: If you're going to back Real Madrid 5.95/1 to win La Liga then now is the time. They've hit strong form at the right time. If they're to win the title they need to win this match and do a number on Barcelona just like they did on Liverpool.

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MO: Lionel Messi is playing beautiful football again for Barcelona and doing it consistently. The crisis that engulfed Barca before Christmas has gone away. But they are too short to win at Madrid and I'm not buying Ronald Koeman's team at 2.35/4. Madrid are better than the prices suggest. They tend to raise themselves for the big games so Madrid plus a quarter goal at 1.8910/11 is my bet.

JO: I want Madrid onside so will back them draw no bet at 2.265/4.

Premier League - Weekend bets

Fulham v Wolves - Friday, 20:00

JO: I've haven't bought into the love in on Fulham's good football. If they had a different manager they'd be well clear of relegation. I'm surprised by Wolves price 3.3512/5. They are a bet to win the match but for a bit more safety Wolves + 0 on the Asian Handicap is the way in at 2.35/4.

Liverpool v Aston Villa - Saturday, 15:00

MO: I'm not enthusiastic about Liverpool at 1.558/15. I want to know if Jack Grealish is playing for Villa. But I think Villa can be competitive. They are capable of keeping things tight. Under three goals at 1.8810/11 on the goal line would be my bet.

Burnley v Newcastle - Sunday, 12:00

MO: Can we trust Steve Bruce to unlock Newcastle's attacking potential? Probably not. The obvious bet here is to oppose goals. Turf Moor averages 1.87 goals per game. Backing the draw and under 2.5 goals at around 3.211/5 is the way to go.

JO: Villa are a strong team on the road so back them +1 on the Asian Handicap will be my bet at 1.910/11.

West Ham v Leicester - Sunday, 14:05

JO: In terms of chance creation these two are pretty much equal over the season, so to see Leicester so short in the market means this is a chance to get West Ham on side. They have some real attacking talent and I'm happy to put money on them to win at 3.211/5. They should be around 2.68/5.

Tottenham v Manchester United - Sunday, 16:30

MO: Mourinho is beginning to grate on his players and they way her threw them under the bus after last week's draw against Newcastle was inadvisable. United are playing in the Europa League on Thursday but have proved adept at balancing their commitments. They are unbeaten away this season and I like United double chance and under 3.5 goals at 1.865/6.

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JO: Spurs struggle to create in big matches. They sit back and try to play on the counter-attack and it's what Mourinho will tell them to do here. United struggle to break down teams but I want them onside. I will back them to win the game at 2.526/4 but as a side bet backing no goalscorer is interesting at around 9/1. A point would suit both teams.

Bundesliga, Serie A and the SPL - Weekend bets

KH: Bayern Munich are seven points clear at the top of the table but they are missing Serge Gnabry as well as Robert Lewandowski so we may not see many goals when the Bundesliga champions host Union Berlin on Saturday. Bayern to win and under 3.5 goals at 2.31.

KH: I'm having the same bet at 2.01/1 in Werder Bremen v RB Leipzig. RB were beaten at home by Bayern last weekend but Julian Nagelsmann's team have won four in a row on the road without conceding.

JO: In Italy's Serie A, Fiorentina v Atalanta should be a belter. Goals are flowing for Fiorentina and Atalanta are back to their best from an attacking point of view. Atalanta to win and over 1.5 goals at 1.84/5. You cold add a goal to push the price up to even money.

MO: Roma are too big for their match at home to Bologna. The team from the capital won't be preoccupied by playing in the Europa League on Thursday. Bologna are in the bottom half of the table and it's against such teams that Roma do their best work. Roma -0.75 is 1.9210/11 and it's quite appealing to me. Home win.

JO: It's looking like Juventus could struggle to finish in the top four while Sunday opponent's Genoa have been competitively lately. Odds against about both teams to score is value.

MO: Aberdeen only beat third tier Dumbarton 1-0 in the cup last weekend. Their chief goalscoring threat () is ineligible against St Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League on Saturday because he's on loan from them. I'm backing No at 1.758/11 in BTTS.

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