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UEFA Champions League: Arsenal v Bayern Munich - Match Preview & Odds

In the first leg of this huge last-eight tie, here at betting.bet we will bring the latest team news, match insights and expert betting tips as well as the latest match odds and Champions League free bet offers

UEFA Champions League: Arsenal v Bayern Munich - Match Preview & Odds
UEFA Champions League: Arsenal v Bayern Munich - Match Preview & Odds

Arsenal will contest their first UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie in 14 years on Tuesday as The Gunners welcome Bayern Munich to the Emirates Stadium. In the first leg of this huge last-eight tie, here at betting.bet we will bring the latest team news, match insights and expert betting tips as well as the latest match odds and Champions League free bet offers courtesy of our partners at bet365.

Road To The Quarter-Final

Arsenal needed a penalty shootout to overcome Portuguese side, Porto in the round of 16. The Gunners lost 1-0 in the first leg before winning by the same scoreline in the second leg in North London. The cagey two-legged affair was eventually settled in Arsenal’s favour who claimed a 4-2 win on penalties.

Bayern Munich also lost 1-0 away from home in the first leg of their last-16 tie as they were second best away at Lazio. However, in the return leg, Bayern Munich ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

UEFA Champions League highlights: Arsenal v FC Porto (penalty shootout)

Domestic Form

Arsenal and Bayern Munich are enjoying contrasting fortunes in their respective domestic leagues. Arsenal head into Tuesday’s tie leading the Premier League thanks to a 3-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich’s run of 11 straight Bundesliga titles is all-but-over after they surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 away at Heidenheim.

Arsenal v Bayern Munich: Head-to-Head

Incredibly, Bayern Munich have defeated Arsenal by the same 5-1 scoreline on each of their last three occasions that these two sides have met. The sides have met in the knockout stage of the Champions League on four previous occasions and it is the Germans that have progressed on each occasion.

Bayern Munich’s last visit to the Emirates saw them trailing 1-0 at half-time in the second leg of their round of 16 second tie back in March 2017 but five unanswered second half goals saw them ease into the quarter-finals by an aggregate 10-2 scoreline.

Betting Tips

Bayern Munich have struggled in the German Bundesliga this season and now find themselves 16 points behind leaders, Bayer Leverkusen. The Champions League represents their only chance of silverware this season but Arsenal’s tails are up and they could prove too strong for the German visitors on Tuesday. A home win is generously priced at 8/11.

For all of Bayern Munich’s woes this season, Harry Kane’s form has been a rare high point for the Bavarian giants. Kane is enjoying a record-breaking debut season in Germany and the former Spurs forward will want to get one over his former club’s fierce rivals. Kane is priced at 21/10 to score at any time on Tuesday or 6/1 to score first.

Gabriel Jesus is Arsenal’s top goalscorer in this season’s UEFA Champions League with four goals and although the Brazilian has not been in the best form recently, he looks way overpriced at 15/8 to score at any time.

The first legs of Champions League knockout games tend to be cagey encounters with very few chances however, we’re expecting Tuesday’s tie at the Emirates Stadium to buck that trend. The last six matches in all competitions involving Bayern Munich have averaged 6.5 goals per game whilst Arsenal have averaged two goals per game over their past 13 matches. Over 2.5 match goals seems a sure thing at 7/10 whilst we’re not opposed to backing over 3.5 match goals at a generous 7/4.

Match Odds

ArsenalDrawBayern Munich
8/113/17/2
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