Bayern Munich 8/15 Favourites To Win at Home on WednesdayPublished on February 13th, 2017 1:39 pm EST
Round of 16 action in the Champions League will continue on Wednesday with a couple of big games, including Bayern Munich playing host to Arsenal.
Here are the odds heading into this clash:
Bayern Munich, 8/15
Bayern Munich, which is one of the favourites to win the entire tournament at this point, is clearly the favourite to win at home on Wednesday. Bookmakers aren't giving Arsenal much of a chance, as they are worse than 6/1 to win on the road.
Here are the current odds to qualify for the quarter-finals:
Bayern Munich, 1/3
Arsenal has one goal and one goal only on Wednesday - score at least one goal and keep the game close.
If Arsenal is unable to penetrate the formidable Bayern Munich defence on Wednesday, they will have a very hard time pulling out this win. A 1-1 draw would be phenomenal for supporters of Arsenal, though that result is currently trading at 7/1 on Bet365. Here are the five likeliest outcomes of Wednesday's match:
Bayern Munich 2-0, 7/1
Bayern Munich 1-0, 7/1
Bayern Munich 2-1, 7/1
Draw 1-1, 7/1
Bayern Munich 3-0, 10/1
The 1-0, 2-0, and 3-0 results for Bayern Munich would be devastating to Arsenal and its chances, while a 2-1 loss or 1-1 draw would heighten Arsenal's chances dramatically.
As mentioned, Bayern Munich has a fantastic defence, so Arsenal will have their work cut out for them on Wednesday.
In 20 Bundesliga matches so far this year, Bayern Munich has allowed just 12 goals, meaning that they are allowing just over 0.5 goals per game. Teams find it nearly impossible to score on Bayern Munich when the club is playing in front of their home fans, so Arsenal will need to throw the kitchen sink at Bayern Munich to have a chance on Wednesday.