Bayern odds-on after battering Barca

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: April 24 2013, 19:28 BST

Bayern Munich have gone odds-on across the board for Champions League glory after a stunning 4-0 demolition of Barcelona.

Thomas Muller celebrates one of his two goals
Thomas Muller celebrates one of his two goals

Thomas Muller scored twice and Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben once as Bayern all but booked their place in the Wembley final on May 25.

The Germans, beaten by Chelsea in last season's final, finished the night no better than Paddy Power's 5/6 for the trophy.

Barca had been favourites in the outright market prior to kick-off, as they had been for the vast majority of the season. They were moved out to 33/1 (general) after their heaviest defeat for six years.

The Spanish side also drifted out significantly when they lost 2-0 to AC Milan in the last 16 only to turn the tie around, but they face an even tougher job next Wednesday in the second leg.

Coral will give you 20/1 about them turning things around and reaching the final.

"Despite Barcelona having a team of world beaters their Champions League campaign looks to be well and truly over," said Coral's Tim Reynolds.

"Bayern Munich have been scoring goals for fun in the Bundesliga this season and if they can find a goal in the Nou Camp next week, Barcelona would have to score six."

Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund meet in the other semi-final on Wednesday night.

Real will go into that game as second favourites for the trophy at 9/4 (bwin) with BetVictor offering 13/2 about a Dortmund triumph.