Arsenal and Bayern will meet on Tuesday in the Champions League’s round 4 of matches. These two teams have some of the richest club histories in Europe, but Arsenal have been very underwhelming so far in the Group F, as they are lying on the 4th position.
A tiny miracle will need to happen for Arsenal in order for them to triumph, despite the fact they’re playing on the Emirates. However, they have proven to be a thorn in Bayern’s side in the recent past, and whatever the outcome is, we expect quite a few goals scored both ways.
Arsenal‘s performance have been inconsistent so far this season. In the Premier League, they are sitting on the 2nd position, right underneath City with a 2 point difference. It is one of their best league starts they’ve had in recent years.
In the Champions League, however, this team tells a different tale. A surprising defeat to Dinamo Zagreb (2:1) on away ground is how they started their journey in Group F, but then followed yet another devastating loss against Olympiakos on the Emirates stadium. This marks them at the bottom of the table, and their next match against Bayern will have a crucial effect on their qualifying chances.
The Gunners have always had issues with injury-prone players, which is part of the reason for their inconsistency, but they’ll need to bring everything they have on Tuesday in order to keep their hopes up and leave the Group F standings in an unknown state.
Injured: Coquelin, Rosicky, Welbeck, Wilshere
The year was 2013 when Bayern last won the Champions League, under Jupp Heynckes. His successor, Pep Guardiola has been trying to emulate that success ever since. Although Bayern are dominant without competition in the Bundesliga, they are yet to come close to reclaiming the Champions League trophy.
As always in recent years, they remain strong contenders for reaching the finals. Should they avoid a defeat in their next match vs Arsenal, Bayern will cement their position on the table and get an almost certain early qualification spot. Their first two matches vs Olympiakos (0:3) and Dinamo Zagreb (5:0) proved the Bavarians are not joking around, as they were instantly propelled on the 1st position with an 8:0 goal difference.
Bayern is missing a few key players in their squad for the match, which may factor in how the matchup plays out.
Injured: Badstuber, Benatia, Gotze, Kirchhoff, Ribery, Vidal
Doubtful: Robben, Rode
Arsenal vs Bayern Best Odds and Predictions
Bayern are the favorites coming into this match, and if you are betting on the winner, the odds are good enough to justify it (1.80 – 4/5).
However, Arsenal are not a team to be taken lightly, and when you factor in Bayern’s injuries of key players such as Ribery, Gotze and Benatia, their firepower will be severely lacking at the front. The explosiveness of Arsenal’s attack via Alexis Sanchez, Walcott and Ozil have proven to be deadly numerous times in the past, which is why we expect them to score at least 1 goal or more.
For this match, we are predicting both teams to score & over 2.5 goals at average odds of 1.83.
Good luck on your betting endeavors, and have fun on Tuesday watching this fantastic derby, we’re all excited for it.