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Bayern Munich v Arsenal Betting Preview

Under 2.5Total Goals11/8Betfair
Bayern Munich 1-0Correct Score7/1Bet365
1-1Correct Score7/1Bet365
Thomas Muller (ew)First Goalscorer11/2Bet365

Wednesday’s Champions League Round of 16 clash at the Allianz Arena promises to be humdinger, but Arsene Wenger’s side will need to upset the odds to avoid defeat.

The Gunners will certainly remember losing here 5-1 in the group stage last season and best odds of 6/1 with Bet365 on Arsenal winning don’t look generous.

Bayern, who are just 1/2 (generally) to win, are in fine form at present – winning 9 of their last 10 Bundesliga games – and are unbeaten at home since March of last year.

But Arsenal did draw their previous game here 1-1 – back in March 2014 – and we expect this to be a much more defensive affair than last season’s encounter.

While both teams are more than capable of scoring goals, Arsene Wenger is likely to attempt to thwart the hosts and we like best odds of 11/8 on Under 2.5 Goals.

Bayern’s last league game here was a 1-1 draw with Shalke earlier this month, while their last Champions League game here was a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid.

We suggest backing another 1-0 Bayern victory and another 1-1 – both at odds of 7/1 with Bet365, who refund losing Correct Score bets on all matches that end 0-0.

Thomas Muller scored twice in that 5-1 victory here last season and so we’ll end by suggesting backing the German international to score first at 11/2, also with Bet365.

Even better, if you place a pre-match bet on Wednesday’s game with Bet365, they’ll give you a risk free In-Play bet to the same stake up to £50 free (UK & Ireland only).