Besiktas v Bayern Munich Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th August 2018

Turks can restore a little pride against Bayern

Champions League Betting

Besiktas v Bayern Munich Betting Preview – UEFA Champions League 14th August 7.45pm

This tie is already in the bag for German powerhouses Bayern Munich who coasted to a 5-0 first leg win, Besiktas not helped by going down to ten men for most of the first leg. So the Turkish outfit will be at least looking to defend a great stretch of unbeaten European home form and it’s hard to imagine that Bayern are going to bothered about finding top gear in what is essentially a dead rubber for them.

Besiktas News and Form

So this is about pride then and nothing else for Besiktas, who are likely to bow out of the competition in what has been their first ever visit to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Their only previous European two-legged tie against a German side also ended in defeat, against Borussia Dortmund in the 1989/90 European Cup Winners’ Cup first round. They have had success against German opposition this season though, collecting wins over RB Leipzig in the group stage. Their home win over them was the first ever victory over a German side that Besiktas had earned. So now the Turkish side are W2 D1 L7 from their previous efforts against Bundesliga opposition. They are actually in great European home form, as they are unbeaten in twelve home games in Europe (W5 D7) and were on a five-match winning streak on home soil before back to back 1-1 draws against Monaco and Porto in the group stage. In the bet365 correct score a 1-1 may not be a bad option to consider for 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:40 p.m. on March 12th, 2018), considering that the tie is already done. Beşiktaş have won only five of the 22 UEFA competition ties in which they lost the away first leg. The Turkish side have drawn six of their last seven home games in the Champions League (including qualifiers).

Bayern Munich News and Form

Bayern are in the driving seat and out of sight really with a 5-0 lead in the tie. Their record in the round of sixteen ties of the Champions League is at W10 L3 and is close to improving. This will be the seventh in a row that they have won. After destroying Arsenal at this stage last season. That is a remarkable 28 goals that Bayern Munich have scored in their last six games in this stage of the competition. They have lost this season away from home, going down at PSG in their first group stage road match, before responding to collect 2-1 wins at Celtic and Anderlecht. That gives Bayern a W4 D2 L5 record in their last eleven European away games, which isn’t as good as you would imagine that it would be from them. Bayern have recorded home first-leg victories 51 times in two-legged European ties and have won all but eight of them. Both teams to score in this one is at 8/15 with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:40 p.m. on March 12th, 2018). Robert Lewandowski has been in blistering form this season again but will need to tread carefully as he is one booking away from a ban. He has 11 goals in 9 competitive games in 2018 and on the weekend he got his 100th Bundesliga goal in just his 120th game in the league. Lewandowski is the 5/2 first goalscorer favourite at bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:40 p.m. on March 12th, 2018). Currently across all competitions, Bayern are on a seven-match winning streak on the road. 

 

Besiktas v Bayern Munich Head to Head

Prior to this season, the only previous time these two had met was in the 1997/98 group stage and Bayern Munich won both of those ties 2-0.

Besiktas v Bayern Munich Betting Odds*

Bayern Munich 8/13, Draw 7/2, Besiktas 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 7:40 p.m. on March 12th, 2018)

Besiktas v Bayern Munich Predictions

It may be worth a little double chance flutter on the home side to restore some pride. No, they aren’t as good as Bayern, but the Germans have to be disinterested in this fixture and that could afford the home side to defend their unbeaten home form in Europe.


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