Arsenal v Bayern Munich – Emirates Stadium at 19:45 live on BT Sport 2
My latest Asian Handicap preview focuses on Tuesday’s Champions League 2nd leg tie between Arsenal and Bayern Munich.
2 weeks ago in the 1st leg, the German side thrashed Arsenal 5-1 and its going to be a long way back for The Gunners.
One thing to expect however is goals, as Arsenal fight to stay in the competition and Bayern are always lethal on the counter.
Arsenal come into this clash looking to overturn one of the biggest 1st leg deficits in Champions League history!
Their only realistic chance of silverware is now in the FA Cup, where they have been drawn a favourable quarter-final tie against Lincoln City.
In the Champions League, Arsenal topped Group A ahead of PSG with a record of W4 D2 L0, but they were still drawn against the German champions!
At home Arsenal have been impressive this season, only losing 3 games in front of their home fans.
Last weekend however, The Gunners suffered a Premier League defeat away to Liverpool by a 3-1 scoreline.
Alexis Sanchez has been Arsenal’s standout player, with his 20 goals across all competitions to date.
On their day, Arsenal are capable of beating most sides, but they don’t come much tougher than Bayern Munich.
Carlo Ancelotti has done a good job since the departure of Pep Guardiola last summer.
Bayern are 7 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and completely dismantled Arsenal in the Champions League 1st leg.
However, in Europe the Germans have often come up short, only managing to obtain 1 Champions League title in 16 years!
Bayern’s performance in the group stage wasn’t too convincing and a record of W4 D0 L2 left them in 2nd place, behind Atletico Madrid in Group D.
At home however, they looked solid and won all 3 of their matches on home soil, scoring 10 and conceding just 1.
Robert Lewandowski has scored 6 goals in 7 Champions League games, as well as 7 goals in his last 5 games across all competitions.
Bayern Munich are unbeaten in 17 games, including last weekend’s 3-0 victory against FC Koln in the Bundesliga.
At home in the Champions League, Bayern haven’t lost a game since their 4-0 defeat to Real Madrid back in 2014.
Away from the Allianz Arena however, they’ve lost to Atletico Madrid (1-0) and against Russian side Rostov (3-2) this season.
Asian Handicap Prices and Total Goals
Based on their 1st leg performance, Bayern Munich look value -0.25 on the Asian Handicap market at 1.94. The German side have struggled away from home in European competition however at times this season and Arsenal’s home form is good.
Arsenal’s last 5 Champions League games have seen over 3 goals and 4 of Bayern Munich’s last 5 European matches have seen 3 goals or more.
Taking this into account, backing over 3 goals on the Asian Total Goals market looks better value at 1.93.
Asian Handicap Recommendation: Over 3 goals at 1.93
Prices correct at time of writing.
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