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20/02/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Allianz Arena V Predicted Score:2 - 0

Away Besiktas

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

A high card count. Besiktas have received the second most yellow cards in the Champions League this season, and Bayern, with 13, have had just two fewer.

2 We fancy:

Bayern Munich to win and over 2.5 goals at 4/7. The German champions have played 15 home games in all competitions in 2017/18, and this has been the outcome 12 times.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Alvaro Negredo to score first at 16/1. The Spanish veteran has scored seven Champions League goals in his career, including one against Bayern Munich while playing for Manchester City.

Team News

Bayern Munich's Last Six:

Won: 6 Drawn: 0 Lost: 0

Manuel Neuer – even though he is still out injured – Sandro Wagner, and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt have been added to Bayern’s Champions League squad since the group stage, with Marco Friedl the man to make way.

Besiktas' Last Six:

Won: 4 Drawn: 2 Lost: 0

Orkan Çınar, Şiyar Kepir, Matej Mitrović and Cenk Tosun are no longer in the Turkish champions’ squad. In their places have come Cyle Larin, Vágner Love and Domagoj Vida.

Bayern Munich vs Besiktas Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Bayern Munich host Besiktas at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League knockout stages

There were some big wins in the Champions League last week, and this has the potential to be another match with a large scoreline. However, Besiktas became the first Turkish team to top a Champions League group this season, so won’t roll over ahead of the second leg on March 14.

Bayern Munich are just 2/11 to win, and as they’ve won their last 13 matches in all competitions, understandably so. The Germans have reached the quarter-finals for the last six seasons in a row, and will expect to do so again in 2018.

Besiktas can be backed at a whopping 22/1 to take a lead home ahead of the second leg. They are unbeaten in their last seven European matches, but winning in Munich will be a massive ask.

The draw is priced at 8/1. Besiktas have drawn eight times in the league, and they also tied twice in their Champions League group. Bayern haven’t drawn a match since October, though, and a stalemate here would be a surprising result.

Robert Lewandowski is 85/40 to open the scoring, and it’s no surprise that he’s the favourite to do so. The Polish international has scored 23 goals in total in the Bundesliga and Champions League in 2017/18. Lewandowski is priced at just 1/2 to get on the scoresheet, or 13/5 to score two or more.

Anderson Talisca is 8/1 to bag a goal on Tuesday night, or 25/1 to score first and give Besiktas a shock lead. The Brazilian is their top scorer in both the league and Europe this season, with nine and four goals in each competition respectively.

Predicted Score: Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Besiktas

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Written by Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.