Arsenal v Bayern Munich Betting Odds, Preview and Predictions
First Goalscorer refunds if Gunners score first12th March 2013 / Lee A Jackson
Arsenal v Bayern Munich Betting Preview
The Gunners are heavy underdogs for the second leg of their Champions League tie against the powerful Bayern Munich. The Gunners were hammered 3-1 at the Emirates in the first leg and that means all advantage, and a pretty massive one is the hands of the Bundesliga giants. Will it simply be a third successive departure at this stage for Arsenal, and the last hopes of their silverware this season disappearing?
Arsenal v Bayern Munich Betting Odds at online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Bayern Munich 4/11, Draw 4/1, Arsenal 7/1
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The Gunners are in a major hole, no doubt about that. At least they got the weekend off in preparation for this one. They have nothing left to lose and now have to go out and score at least three goals in one of the toughest places in Europe at the moment. Their 3-1 loss in the first leg was their second home defeat in this year’s campaign, and they haven’t looked anywhere near strong enough. Only twice before have teams recovered from losing at home in the first league of UEFA Champions League tie, so history isn’t on their side. The last time they met in the Champions League, bayern won the first leg 3-1 (in Germany) and Arsenal won the reverse 1-0. Can Arsene Wenger’s men produce something special against Munich who have conceded just nine league goals at home all season.
The rest will have done Arsenal great, but they themselves have never overturned a first leg deficit in European competition. Let’s turn to a positive though, and that is the Gunners are undefeated in their last three trips to Germany, taking two draws and a win. Overall, the Gunners hold a W12 D5 L8 record against German sides, away from home that record stands at W3 D4 L5. However, it is tough to put much shine on this for Arsenal, who have won only one of their last 22 UEFA Champions League away matches by a big enough margin that they would need on Wednesday night to progress. It is a big ask, but and they simply have to run the risk of going for broke in getting away goals on the board.
But scoring against Bayern Munich is tough enough as it is. Bayern are getting familiar with English sides, having faced Man City in last season’s group stage and then Chelsea in the final. Overall against English sides, Bayern Munich hold a W14 D13 L10 record. Not including last season’s final against Chelsea, their home form against sides from England is an impressive W10 D4 L1. They have won their last four home matches in a row against teams from England. The Bundesliga leaders have also won their last eleven matches on the bounce in all competitions. Impressive. Just once in 22 UEFA competition ties have Bayern failed to progress after having won the first leg away. Just in case it gets to penalties, Bayern Munich have won four of five (the only defeat in last season’s final). Arsenal have won two and lost two penalty shoot outs in UEFA competition.
Because of their power, it’ll be worth a Bayern/Bayern Half Time/Full Time bet for a price of Evens at online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Bayern Munich WWWWWW, Arsenal WWLLWL
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