Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal: Champions League Last 16 First Leg – Match Preview

Bayern Munich and Arsenal meet in the Champions League once again on Wednesday evening, in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

Bayern Munich scored twice late on away at Ingolstadt on the weekend as they moved closer to another Bundesliga title.

They could only finish second behind Atletico Madrid in the group stage, with a surprise 3-2 defeat away at FC Rostov costly.

Arsenal edged past Paris Saint Germain for top spot in their group and were one of just six teams to progress unbeaten.

Two goals from Alexis Sanchez earned the Gunners a much needed success over Hull City on the weekend.

Enhanced match odds

Bayern 6/1 or Arsenal 20/1 with 888 Sport*

Bayern 7/1 or Arsenal 20/1 with Betfair*

Arsenal to beat Bayern: 20/1 with Betfair*

Champions League form: Bayern Munich W4 D0 L2; Arsenal W4 D2 L0
Champions League top scorers
Bayern Munich – Robert Lewandowski 5 goals
Arsenal – Mesut Ozil 4 goals

Match history
Bayern Munich eliminated Arsenal at the last 16 stage of the competition in both 2013 and 2014.

The two also met in the group stage last year, with both teams winning the home fixtures.

Last five Champions League meetings
Bayern Munich 5 Arsenal 1 – 04/11/15
Arsenal 2 Bayern Munich 0 – 20/10/15
Bayern Munich 1 Arsenal 1 – 11/03/14
Arsenal 0 Bayern Munich 2 – 19/02/14
Bayern Munich 0 Arsenal 2 – 13/03/13

Draw HT / Bayern Munich FT – 18/5 with Bet Victor

Team news
Franck Ribery and Jerome Boateng are both expected to miss out here because of injury.

Douglas Costa could be among the substitutes here, as he battles it out with Thomas Muller for a starting XI birth.

Hector Bellerin is fit enough to start here after returning to team on the weekend.

Granit Xhaka is available after a domestic ban and could start here, although Mohammed Elneny could be favoured.

Expected starting XI’s
Bayern Munich (4-3-3): Neuer; Lahm, Martinez, Hummels, Alaba; Thiago, Alonso, Vidal; Robben, Lewandowski, Muller
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Walcott, Ozil, Welbeck; Sanchez

Predictions

Result: Bayern Munich (7/1 with Betfair)*

Correct Score: 3-1 (11/1 with William Hill)

Anytime Goalscorer: Thomas Muller (28/17 with William Hill)

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