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Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain: Thriller in Germany with little at stake

17:01 GMT 05/12/2017
Robert Lewandowski Thomas Muller Bayern Munich
With both defences looking less secure than usual, Al Hain-Cole expects a free-scoring encounter when Heynckes' men take on Les Parisiens

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain will go head-to-head for first place in Group B when they meet at the Allianz Arena in Tuesday’s Champions League clash.

A three-point deficit combined with a 3-0 defeat in the reverse encounter means Jupp Heynckes’ men need to win by four clear goals in order to leapfrog their guests into top spot, and they are available at 6/4 (2.50) with Betfair Sportsbook to at least come out on top.

However, Les Parisiens have racked up maximum points and an impressive plus 23 goal difference in the competition so far, and are on offer at 17/10 (2.70) to maintain their 100 per cent record in Germany.

Just one of the hosts’ last 21 home matches in this competition has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 27/10 (3.70) on them being held to a stalemate in this one.

The 3-0 defeat at the Parc des Princes back in September proved the final straw for Carlo Ancelotti, who was removed from his duties and replaced by Heynckes after a series of inconsistent results.

While the veteran manager has successfully overseen a resurgence in form that has taken the team back to the top of the Bundesliga, it would be excessive to say they are back to their best in every department.

Indeed, Die Roten were less than convincing winners against Celtic and Anderlecht in their last two Champions League matches, coming out on top by a narrow 2-1 margin in each.

In fact, Bayern have kept just one clean sheet in their last six matches in all competitions - making a clash against the competition’s deadliest attack a rather daunting prospect.

However, Unai Emery’s side are also showing signs of fragility after suffering a shock 2-1 defeat at Strasbourg at the weekend, making it just one clean sheet to their name in five matches themselves.

All in all, odds of 5/4 (2.25) offer strong value on two deadly attacks taking advantage of defensive instability and ensuring over 3.5 goals for PSG’s ninth Champions League game in 10.

Over 3.5 goals at 5/4 (2.25) for a 1.5pt stake with Betfair