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Top picks for Porto and Bayern Munich’s Champions League battle

Thomas Muller has five in six champions League games

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Take a peek at the best picks for Porto's clash with Bayern Munich

Portuguese giants Porto welcome German juggernaut Bayern Munich to the Estadio de Dragao, where they are a best market price of 4/1 with William Hill to win the first leg of this Champions League quarter-final fixture.

Pep Guardiola’s guys have had 10 different scorers in Europe this season, so the Dragons’ defence will have to be on top of their game to deny the Munich men.

With so many attacking options at their disposal, plus their 7-0 dismantling of Shakhtar Donetsk last time out, brilliant Bayern are 5/1 with SkyBet to put three or more past hosts Porto.

Lethal frontman Robert Lewandowski has gradually grown into his role for the Bundesliga leaders, and grabbed the opener last time in domestic action, so Coral have priced the prolific Pole at a fantastic 4/1 to strike first again.

The Dragons will also have to watch out for midfield menace Mario Gotze, who is 5/1 with SkyBet to poach the last goal in Portugal, having already sealed his side’s smashing of Shakhtar.

Last but not least for Munich is reliable forward threat Thomas Muller, who has racked up five strikes in his past five Champions League games.

Man for all seasons Muller is a terrific 13/8 to be on target anytime, or a tempting 10/1 to bag a brace or better, both with Bet365.

Despite Guardiola’s overwhelming array of stars, Porto will be expected to push their guests all the way, and Bayern may underestimate them at their peril.

In the absence of injured marksman Jackson Martinez, Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar has hit three in four Champions League appearances.

Having taken centre stage recently, Coral have the talented 23-year-old at an excellent 11/4 to find the net again anytime. Meanwhile, BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2014, Yacine Brahimi, offers a different type of threat entirely.

The Dragons dangerman’s beguiling mix of dribbling, physicality and pace should pose problems for Bayern, who the Algerian international is 11/1 to net first against with Coral.

If Porto are to unlock their visitors’ rearguard, summer signing Brahimi, who has already bagged five Champions League strikes in just five appearances, will be key.

With a hat-trick plus crucial goals against Athletic Bilbao and Basel under his belt, back Brahimi with Bet365 at 4/1 to hit home again anytime.

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