Betting. Bayern Munich vs Arsenal [15.02.17] : the Gunners under the Star of the South

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Betting. Bayern Munich vs Arsenal [15.02.17] : the Gunners under the Star of the South

Champions League

Round of 16, first leg

15.02.2017

Bet: Total Goals under 3

The sports betting experts expected Bayern Munich to keep on smashing their opponents even after a head coach replacement. However, with Carlo Ancellotti the Star of the South are not as intimidating as they were with Pep Guardiola. Contrary to the betting predictions Bayern have finished behind Atletico Madrid in the Group D of the Champions League group stage. On the other hand, sitting atop the Bundesliga table, they don’t let anyone to move close to them.

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It seems that the sports betting markets got used to Arsenal’s typical inconsistency during the season. So they haven’t put the Gunners into the Premier League contenders’ short-list and were right. At this moment Wenger’s team sit on the third position with 10 points of deficit from Chelsea. In the Champions League group Arsenal have unexpectedly left behind PSG, but their current mediocre form might not let them move to the round of 8.

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While choosing a bet, it’s necessary to take into account the fact that Arsenal haven’t got to the round of 8 in the Champions League since 2010. What ’s more, since then Bayern Munich have eliminated them from the tournament twice. Besides, Arsenal are coming into this match after losing two of their last 3 games. In addition, Wenger will miss Cazorla, Ramsey, Sanogo and Debuchy. At the same time, Ribery and Boateng will miss out for Bayern. However, Ancellotti’s side are quite confident with 15 wins in their last 15 European matches at home.

The bookmakers don’t believe in Arsenal’s chances to progress past this stage: Bayern – 1,37, Arsenal – 2,95. If we take only the first leg: Bayern Munich – 1,50, Draw – 4,60, Arsenal – 7,10. It is evident that with Carlo Ancellotti the Star of the South stopped scoring a lot while the Gunners have been struggling playing away from home, that’s why you can bet on the “Total Goals under 3” (1,79). Besides, there is a good bet “Bayern Munich or Draw and Total Goals under 3,5” (1,80).