Arsenal vs Bayern Munich 02/19/2014 Free Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Bayern Munich vs Arsenal
Wednesday 19th September 2013 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Arsenal 4/1 Draw 3/1 Bayern Munich 3/4 See the Latest Odds
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One of the ties of the round see's defending Champions Bayern Munich travel to london to take on Arsenal. The two teams met last year at this stage and Munich destroyed Arsenal 3-1 in the Emirates before losing the home tie 2-0, therefore advancing on away goals. Bayern have been a runaway freight train unbeaten domestically and with only one loss all season in any competitive games(a 3-2 home loss to Manchester City) its hard to see how anyone can stop the team. Pep Guardiola took over a treble winning team and many said the only way that Bayern could go was down but it appears atthe moment as if Bayern can maybe stay perfect for the season and win the treble again. BUT and there is always a but, Bayern have suffered injuries to Ribery and the fenchmanwas the one who made the team tick last season. Such is the strength of Bayern'ssquad that they can replace him with a player of the calibre of Goetze. Its an embaressment of riches and Bayern have such an abundance of talent its hard to see past the German Bundesliga leaders retention of the Champions League trophy.
Are Arsenal more mature this year? Arsene Wenger seems to think so. Except for a late mistake against Borussia Dortmund at home in the Champions League Arsenal have been very efficient in Europe and brilliant domestically at home. The Emirates will be expecting a big perfomance from the home side tomorrow. On paper Arsenal have players that can hurt Bayern, Oxlade Chamberlain, Podolski, Giroud, Ozil and Cazorla all have the talent to hurt a Bayern backline that looks to be the only weakness in an otherwise superstar filled team.
This one is tough for me, I know how good Bayern Munich are and its tough to bet against them but Arsenal are 4/1 at home to win this game. Arsenal +1 is even money, that's Arsenal, at home, in the Emirates getting a one goal head start, and they are even money.I know Bayern are a team full of superstars, I get it Bayern beat Arsenal 3-1 in the Emirates last season. But Arsenal have definitely improved alot in the last 12 months and have added real quality in Ozil. I know everyone and their aunt are on Bayern to win tomorrow but I just cant do it. I have to take the +1 and go with Arsenal on the handicap. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo