While victory seem unlikely at a ground where Die Roten are enjoying a record winning streak, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Gunners to find the net
Having been knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich at the last-16 stage twice in the last four seasons, Arsenal will be hoping to exact revenge when they travel to the Allianz Arena for Wednesday’s first leg.
Arsene Wenger’s men have been eliminated at this stage of the competition in each of the last six campaigns but are available at 11/2 (6.50) with Paddy Power to put one foot in their first quarter-final since 2010 by securing a precious away win here. Anyone wanting to back the Gunners at a bigger price can get 20/1 (21.0) as a new Paddy Power customer.
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Die Roten ran out 5-1 winners when the sides last met on this ground back in 2015 and are clear 1/2 (1.50) favourites to come out on top once again on this occasion.
Just one of the last nine encounters between this pair has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 16/5 (4.20) on them cancelling each other out in this one.
After finishing top of their group for the first time since the 2011-12 season, the Gunners will have been cursing their luck when they were handed an extremely unkind knockout stage draw against one of the tournament favourites.
While they may have failed to win their own group, Carlo Ancelotti’s men did manage to extend their winning streak on home turf to 15 consecutive matches - a competition record.
With 53 goals to their name in that 15-match run, the hosts will feel confident of extending that run when they take on a defence that has conceded 14 times and kept just one clean sheet in their last seven European games on the road.
Nevertheless, having scored 22 times in their last 10 away fixtures in this competition, Arsenal will at least fancy their chances of securing an important away goal when they visit a ground where they have found the net at least once in each of their three previous visits.
All things considered, odds of 21/10 (3.10) seem generous on Bayern maintaining their winning streak on home turf despite conceding for the fifth match in six in the Champions League.
|Bayern to win and both teams to score at 21/10 (2.10) for a 1pt stake with Paddy Power|