Bayern Munich v Manchester United Preview

April 8, 2014 | By

Coral Free BetsUEFA Champions League action Wednesday Night comes from the Allianz-Arena and features Bayern Munich versus Manchester United.

View our Betting Preview, Match Odds, Tips and Predictions for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Bayern Munich v Manchester United Preview, Champions League, Wednesday 9th April 2014

Bayern Munich will have been content to secure a 1-1 draw over at Old Trafford last week in the first leg as with the all important away goal in their favour and now having home advantage, Manchester United would need a miracle to turn this tie around and be the ones that progress through to the semi-final of this tournament.

Bayern Munich have already secured the Bundesliga title and having achieved that so early, manager Pep Guardiola has been able to rest the large majority of his star players on the domestic front so that each and everyone is fresh and 100% fit for this important second leg affair.

Manchester United had a good result over the weekend in the Premiership beating Newcastle United 4-0 at Old Trafford and that is just the result that the side needed to boost their confidence as they head into this game. Wayne Rooney was absent for that victory due to a toe injury, but the fans received a massive boost yesterday when it was announced that Rooney would be making the trip over to Munich with the rest of the squad and could even start the game.

Bayern Munich Team News:

The hosts will be without Sebastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez as both players serve a suspension. Xherdan Shaqiri, Lukas Raeder, Julian Green, Thiago Alcantara, Tom Starke, Diego Contento and Holger Badstuber also remain unavailable for manager Pep Guardiola as they recover from respective injury problems.

Manchester United Team News:

The visitors also have some casualties to their squad with Robin Van Persie definitely ruled out as he continues to receive treatment for a knee injury. Doubts remain over Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Ashley Young, Rafael and Patrice Evra and all of these players will be assessed on the day of the game to see if any of them can be involved.

Bayern Munich v Manchester United Head to Head Statistics

Wednesday night’s game from the Allianz-Arena will become just the 9th meeting between the two clubs over the years. Bayern Munich have managed to secure 4 victories (3 at the Allianz-Arena), with Manchester United having recorded just the 1 victory (0 at the Allianz-Arena) and there has been 3 draws with 1 of these coming at the Allianz-Arena.

The last 5 games played between the two clubs show that the Draw has been by far the most popular result having happened 3 times with Bayern Munich and Manchester United having won a game each of the remaining two games.

01/04/14 UCL Manchester United – Bayern Munich 1 : 1
07/04/10 UCL Manchester United – Bayern Munich 3 : 2
30/03/10 UCL Bayern Munich – Manchester United 2 : 1
30/07/09 CLF Bayern Munich – Manchester United
0 : 0
12/03/02 UCL Manchester United – Bayern Munich
0 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

16 Goals have been scored in the previous 8 matches played between the two clubs, which provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 2.00.

8 of these Goals have been seen in the previous 4 matches played between the two clubs at the Allianz-Arena which generates us an average goals per game statistic of 2.00.

Both these average goals statistics suggest that this game on wednesday night should see at least 2 goals scored.

Bayern Munich v Manchester United Recent Form (Left to Right)

Bayern Munich: W W D D L

Manchester United: W L W D W

Manchester United have a slight advantage on the recent form statistics having managed to win 3 of their last 5 matches played. Bayern Munich have only managed to secure 2 victories from their last 5 games played, but they have fielded weakened sides since securing the Bundesliga title.

Bayern Munich v Manchester United Match Betting Odds Market

Bayern Munich are the defending Champions of this tournament and with home advantage where they hardly concede goals let alone get beat the online bookmakers seem to be taking no chances and currently have the hosts priced up as the clear odds on favourites to win this game on wednesday night at odds of 2/7 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) which does look extremely short indeed and offers no value unfortunately.

The Draw is certainly worth having a small cover bet on here in this game as with three of the previous five matches played between these two clubs having all finished in draws, the current best odds of 6/1 with Bet365 (£200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers) does look overpriced in my opinion and screams value.

Manchester United need a miracle if they are to be the ones progressing through to the semi-final stages of this tournament and if Wayne Rooney doesn’t pass a late fitness test, then their job is obviously going to be a lot more difficult, but having watched their performance over the weekend against Newcastle United, their current best price of 12/1 with Stan James (£10 Free Bets for New Customers) does seem a bit of a joke in all fairness and I can see plenty of punters jumping on this.

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Bayern Munich v Manchester United Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Bayern Munich have the luxury of the away goal here so I would expect them to keep a lot of possession and hit Manchester United on the counter-attack, which as we have all seen over the years is a tactic that works extremely well for them.

However, Manchester United need to score if they are to stand any real chance of making it through to the semi-final stage of this tournament and the longer the game goes on without them having scored, the more attacking David Moyes’ side must be and this will obviously start to create gaps in and behind the United midfield and defence for Bayern Munich to exploit.

The average goals per game statistics are expecting this match to see at least 2 goals scored on wednesday night in the Allianz Arena, so betting markets like Total Match Goals 2 or 3 and Time of First Goal Over 27mins both look worth taking a closer look at.

I am hoping that Wayne Rooney does start this game as I believe that if he does, Manchester United will score in this game and as such my Banker for this game is going to be Both Teams to Score with my Saver being Total Match Goals 2 or 3.

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