Soccer Picks & Betting Tips for Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal

Steven Suarez

Monday, March 10, 2014 6:43 PM UTC

Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 6:43 PM UTC

It's going to take something extra special for the Gunners to reverse a deficit from the first leg. How are the soccer odds shaping for the rematch at Allianz Arena?

Odds Overview

Business as usual for the Bavarians. They're favored at as high of a price as -400, but most sportsbooks are offering -350 or so. Arsenal is a massive underdog ranging from +900 to +1000 and a draw is approaching +500.

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Bayern Munich

Since winning 2-0 at the Emirates in the first leg, the Bavarians have only gotten better. They've all won three of their Bundesliga matches, scoring 15 goals against only two allowed.

Road wins over Hannover (4-0) and Wolfsburg (6-1) were impressive, while Bayern also had no issues at all with Schalke, winning 5-1 at Allianz Arena.

In the recent victory over the Wolves, Bayern actually went down 1-0, but then turned up the style and didn't let up. Thomas Muller and Mario Mandzukic both had braces and Xherdan Shaqiri and Franck Ribery also got goals in the rout.

As if the Bavarians needed yet another boost, Ballon d'Or finalist Ribery marked his return with a goal and he figures to play some part in Tuesday's match with the Gunners. The rich only get richer.

Bayern has practically wrapped up yet another Bundesliga title – they've amazingly still yet to lose a single match and lead Dortmund by 20 points – but they're also primed to make a serious run at another Champions League crown. First they have to get the job done in this return leg against the Gunners.


It obviously hasn't been as positive of a period for the Gunners since the first-leg loss. They split a pair of Premier League matches, beating Sunderland but losing to Stoke, and were able to scoot past Everton in the F.A. Cup.

Mesut Ozil set the tone early against the Toffees, scoring in the seventh minute. However, Romelu Lukaku equalized and Arsenal had to wait until the 68th minute to get back on top.

A converted penalty from Mikel Arteta put Arsenal up 2-1 and then they got insurance goals from Olivier Giroud, who made an instant impact after coming on for Yaya Sanogo early in the second half.

The Gunners are now set to face Wigan in the semi-finals of the competition, but all of the focus now shifts to this daunting fixture in Munich. Arsenal certainly has a huge mountain to climb after a forgettable showing in the first meeting, but crazier things have happened before in this storied competition.

Perhaps Arsene Wenger can feel some measure of confidence, considering his team have fared quite well away from home in Europe this term. They've beaten Fenerbahce, Marseille and Borussia Dortmund all on their own pitches, so let's see how they handle this monumental occasion.

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Champions League Pick

Though the Gunners looked sharp in their F.A. Cup win, we simply don't have confidence in their ability to get a grasp of this match against arguably the best team in the world at the moment.

Real Madrid is maybe the only team that could be mentioned in the same breath as Bayern right now. Regardless, it's almost scary how unstoppable this side can be at times and we don't see that changing against Arsenal.

We fully expect another masterclass showing from the Bavarians and will recommend backing them with your soccer picks.

Soccer Pick: Bayern Munich 3 Arsenal 0

Aggregate: Bayern Munich 5 Arsenal 0

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