Anderlecht v Bayern Munich: Bundesliga champions to claim routine victory in Champions League

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Looking back to their formidable best under Heynckes, Al Hain-Cole expects Die Roten to ease to victory against Vanhaezebrouck’s struggling side

Bayern Munich will be aiming to keep their chances of winning Group B alive when they travel to the Stade Constant Vanden Stock to take on Anderlecht in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.

Three points adrift of leaders Paris Saint-Germain with two games remaining, Die Roten are available at 3/10 (1.30) with bet365 to claim a victory that would keep them in contention for a first-placed finish.

In contrast, Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s men are yet to earn a single point in this season’s competition, but are on offer at 10/1 (11.00) to pull off a shock victory that would see them pull level on points with third-placed Celtic.

Leander Dendoncker Anderlecht 2017

Just two of the 11 previous European encounters between these sides have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them cancelling each other out on this occasion.

Despite running out 3-0 comfortable winners, a team still managed by Carlo Ancelotti failed to impress after playing the majority of September’s reverse encounter against 10 men following Sven Kums’ 11th-minute red card.

That was a sign of things to come for the Italian, who was eventually dismissed for an underwhelming start to the campaign after losing 3-0 to PSG in the following Champions League fixture.

Anderlecht Bayern graphic

However, things are looking rather different under the caretaker management of Jupp Heynckes, who has won eight games from eight since taking the reins at the Allianz Arena for a fourth time.

After looking increasingly lacking in tactical discipline under Ancelotti, the German champions now appear back to their commanding best with the veteran coach at the helm.

As well as scoring 20 goals in 10 fixtures with Heynckes in charge, they have also conceded just three times at the other end of the pitch.

Having lost all four Champions League matches this season without scoring a single goal, odds of 11/8 (2.38) are more than fair on Anderlecht failing to find the net on their way to another defeat against a rejuvenated Bayern.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Bayern to win to nil at 11/8 (2.38) for a 2pt stake with bet365 

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