After three games without a win, Bayern Munich will be desperate for victory when they welcome PSV Eindhoven to the Allianz Arena in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have been held to consecutive draws in the Bundesliga since a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in this competition three weeks ago, but are clear 2/9 (1.22) favourites with Betway to bounce back by coming out on top.
With just one point to their name after two Group D matches, the Boeren are available at 12/1 (13.00) to become the first ever Dutch team to come out on top in Bayern’s own back yard.
The visitors have drawn each of their last three consecutive away games in this competition, and you can get odds of 13/2 (7.50) on them making it four in a row in Bavaria.
So high are the standards at the Allianz Arena that Ancelotti has been forced to deny talk of a crisis after three winless matches, having opened the season with eight consecutive victories in all competitions.
While this obviously seems excessive, it is true that the fans would accept nothing less than a convincing win against a team also struggling to meet expectations on the domestic front.
Already nine points adrift of leaders Feyenoord in the Eredivisie after winning just two of their last six matches, the Dutch champions arrive in Germany in poor shape to end their long winless streak on the road in Europe.
With their only victory in the last 14 Champions League away games having come way back in November 2007, Phillip Cocu’s side are unlikely to cause too many problems for a team currently enjoying the longest winning streak on home turf in the competition, at 13 consecutive victories.
In fact, considering PSV have failed to even find the net in three of their last four Champions League away games, odds of 6/5 (2.20) are well worth backing on Bayern winning to nil for the ninth time in 14 European home matches.
|Bayern to win to nil for a 1.5pt stake at 6/5 (2.20) with Betway|