Bayern Munich will be looking to get their Champions League campaign off to a winning start when they welcome Anderlecht to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.
A 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in last season’s quarter-finals ended a run of 16 consecutive home victories for Die Roten in this competition, but they are overwhelming 2/25 (1.08) favourites with BetSafe to return to form with victory here.
However, Rene Weiler’s men ran out 2-1 winners on their away game against this opposition back in 2008’s Europa League encounter, and are on offer at 29/1 (30.00) to pull off another upset in this one.
Five of the guests’ last six away matches in this competition have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 27/2 (14.50) on them earning an impressive point once again on this occasion.
Despite strolling to the Bundesliga title in his first season in charge, Carlo Ancelotti already finds himself under pressure with just three league gone in the German season.
Brought in to try and clinch the club’s first Champions League trophy since 2013, the triple champion instead saw his side fail to reach the semi-finals for the first time since 2011 as they crashed out to Real Madrid.
After drawing some criticism for an unimpressive showing in pre-season friendlies, the Italian boss is now really under the spotlight following Saturday’s 2-0 league defeat at Hoffenheim – with speculation rife of a January departure to manage in China.
Fortunately, the 58-year-old should feel confident of easing the pressure with a morale-boosting victory over modest Belgian opposition, who have not won an away game in this competition since 2005.
Languishing in 10th in their domestic league after taking just eight points from their first six matches, the visitors certainly seem unlikely to provide much of a threat to their opponents’ impressive home record.
Having failed to find the net in three away games so far this campaign, odds of 77/100 (1.77) are not to be missed on Anderlecht failing to score and falling to defeat against a Bayern team that scored 10 and conceded just once in three home group stage matches last season.
|Bayern to win to nil for a 2.5pt stake at 77/100 (1.77) with Betsafe|