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Champions League preview and odds: Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal


Published on: 02/11/2015

Munich stunned at the Emirates

Bayern Munich enjoyed an explosive start to their group stage campaign, scoring eight goals without reply in their opening two games before being brought back down to earth by the English side.

Pep Guardiola’s team are still favourites to top the group but anything other than a win on Wednesday could make their last two games slightly more uncomfortable. Having reached at least the semi-finals in the last four editions of the competition, expectations will be as high as ever for the German team. Last term, they won every game they played at their home stadium, scoring 22 goals in the process.

Gunners enjoying unbeaten run

After a faltering start, Arsenal got their Champions League quest back on track with an impressive 2-0 victory over the Germans at the Emirates Stadium. If they can avoid defeat in Munich, they will put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the last 16 with just two games left. The Gunners will be buoyed by the fact that they were unbeaten on their last two visits to Munich.

Veteran Coach Arsene Wenger, will be attempting to guide his team past the last 16 for the first time in six years. They are enjoying a good run of form and have won their last five matches in the Premier League. Last week’s League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday has been the only black mark on their recent form card.

Team news

The home side are still without Mario Gotze and Franck Ribery, while Holger Badstuber and Juan Bernat remain doubtful.

Arsenal will have to operate without a host of top players including Mikel Arteta, David Ospina, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wlishere, Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey.

Recent form (All competitions)

Bayern Munich: DWWLW

Arsenal: WLWWW

Betting odds and tips

The North Londoners are in great form in the Premier League but their hosts have not lost a competitive match at home since May. A draw is the probably the best that even the most optimistic Gunners fan can hope for and can be backed at a decent 9/2 with Paddy Power. However, the home win is the sensible option and can be backed at 2/5 with Bet365.

Robert Lewandowski has found the net 16 times already this season and can be backed at 22/23 to score anytime with Unibet.

Published on: 02/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (02/11/2015 17:55:26) but are subject to change.