Arsenal v Bayern Munich Preview

February 18, 2014 | By

Ladbrokes - £50 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountUEFA Champions League action Wednesday Night comes from the Emirates Stadium and features Arsenal versus Bayern Munich.

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 (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Arsenal v Bayern Munich Preview, Champions League, Wednesday 19th February 2014

Arsenal face their biggest test of the season so far when they play host to Bayern Munich on wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium, but the players and fans will be confident of obtaining the victory as they do head into this game on the back of a very impressive performance in the FA Cup against Liverpool who they beat 2-1.

Bayern Munich are in my opinion the best side in the world at the moment and you only have to look at their results this season to see that they are once again strong contenders to win this competition along with Barcelona and Real Madrid and with Bayern Munich only having conceded 4 times in the Champions League this season (3 of them against Manchester City), Arsenal are going to have to be at their very best to win this game in my opinion.

Arsenal Team News:

Vermaelen, Ramsey, Walcott, Diaby and Kallstrom are all unavailable for the hosts as each player continues to receive treatment for respective injury problems. Santiago Cazorla has not been well recently, but does seem to be back to full health now and is likely to feature in this one.

Bayern Munich Team News:

Holger Badstuber, Xherdan Shaqiri and Franck Ribery are all major doubts for this game as all three players have been out recently receiving treatment for respective injury problems, although it is likely that at least one of them will feature in this game on wednesday night.

Arsenal v Bayern Munich Head to Head Statistics

Wednesday night’s game from the Emirates Stadium will become the 7th meeting between these two clubs over the years, of which Arsenal have won 2 (1 at the Emirates Stadium), Bayern Munich have won 3 times (1 at the Emirates Stadium) and there has been 1 draw (1 at the Emirates Stadium).

As we can see in the head to head statistics table below, Bayern Munich have had slightly the better of it over the last five meetings having managed to win 3 times, compared to Arsenal having won twice.

13/03/13 UCL Bayern Munich – Arsenal
0 : 2
19/02/13 UCL Arsenal – Bayern Munich
1 : 3
08/03/05 UCL Arsenal – Bayern Munich
1 : 0
21/02/05 UCL Bayern Munich – Arsenal 3 : 1
13/03/01 UCL Bayern Munich – Arsenal 1 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

16 Goals have been scored in the previous 6 meetings between the two clubs over the years which provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 2.67 and with 8 of those Goals having been scored at the Emirates Stadium in the previous 4 matches played we are provided with an average goals per game statistic of 2.00 when Arsenal are the hosts.

Both average goals per game statistics suggest that this game on wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium should only see one or two goals scored.

Arsenal v Bayern Munich Recent Form (Left to Right)

Arsenal: D W L D W

Bayern Munich: W W W W W

Bayern Munich have a commanding advantage on the recent form statistics having won all of their previous 5 matches played, compared to Arsenal who have managed just 2 victories from their last 5 played.

Arsenal v Bayern Munich Match Betting Odds Market

Arsenal have the all important home advantage in this first leg, but the online bookmakers do not expect Arsene Wenger and his side to win this game as they currently have the hosts priced up at huge odds of 4/1 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers).

The Draw could be good value here as Bayern Munich would be very content to take a draw back with them to Allianz Arena and with average goals per game not expecting this match to see many goals scored the current best price of 3/1 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) does look very appealing.

Bayern Munich are in excellent form and for me do have a much stronger squad than Arsenal and if there was to be a winner of this game I would expect it to be the visitors, so no real surprise to see the online bookmakers only offering up a best price of 3/4 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bets for New Customers).

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

Arsenal were eliminated at this stage last season against Bayern Munich who eventually went on to win the competition and all Arsenal fans will have been groaning and sighing when the draw was made and they were matched up against the current defending champions yet again and with some of their key players out injured it really is going to be a difficult task for Arsenal to make it through to the next round in my opinion.

Bayern Munich will be oozing confidence as they head into this match as having dumped Arsenal out at this stage last season and having the 2nd leg at the Allianz Arena I am expecting the Germans to be the ones that progress through to the last 8, but their price available to win this game doesn’t really provide any value for me and it could be worthwhile looking at other betting markets when thinking about a putting a wager on this one.

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