Champions League Betting Preview

Sports Bet Advisory Tipster Paul Chuter analyses Arsenal v Bayern Munich and Napoli v Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Matches
Arsenal v Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League, 7th March 7.45pm
Key Stat: No club has progressed in a Champions League knockout tie after losing the first leg by four or more goals!
Arsenal are a side in disarray at the moment and it extremely unlikely that the Champions League will solve their issues. They come into this second leg 5-1 down on aggregate after a demolition job at the Allianz Arena. Arsenal will at least give this a go and will need a very fast start which will likely leave them vulnerable to the counter attack especially considering Robben and Ribery are both likely to start.. Bayern are big favourites for tonight’s tie but the odds look a little short really bearing in mind that Bayern Munich haven’t been great out on the road in the competition as they have won just one of their last six on the road in the Champions League, losing three of those. Each of the defeats in that sequence have been by a one goal margin

Arsenal Team News

Sanchez set to start
Mesut Ozil out with illness
Ramsey an unused sub at Liverpool could feature

Bayern Team News
Ribery, Alonso, Robben and Hummels were on the bench on Saturday and all look set to return. They also have captain Philipp Lahm suspended and he joins fellow defender Jerome Boateng on the sidelines.

Betting Tip: Both Teams To Score In The First Half 11/4 BET365


Napoli v Real Madrid UEFA Champions League, 7th March 7.45pm

Key Stat: Napoli have lost only one of their last 20 European home fixtures in an impressive record (W13 L6)

Napoli is an extremely difficult place to go for an away Champions League game. Their fans get in several hours before the kick off and build a hugely intimidating atmosphere. The Italians have been in great form this season, but they are chasing a 3-1 deficit from their trip to the Bernabeu in the first leg. Real Madrid have lost just one of their last 21 Champions League games and are well worth backing to avoid defeat in the game however they haven’t been rock solid at the back and that and the away goal will give the Italians something to aim at. Madrid have won just one of their last nine Champions League away games in Italy. Napoli are 9/5 for the win, with the draw at 11/4 and Real Madrid at 11/8.

Napoli have Dries Mertens in red hot form at the moment with 22 goals so far this season and will have to go for goals tonight which similar to Arsenal will leave them exposed at the back. Real have scored in 46 consecutive games in all competitions and I am fully expecting both to score tonight.

Napoli Team News

Midfielder Allan has recovered from a thigh injury and is available

Real Madrid Team News

Gareth Bale, Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo are back for Real after missing the victory over Eibar.

Betting Tip: Both Teams To Score In The First Half 12/5

Paul Chuter is a racing and football analyst for An exclusive sports trading and betting service whose mission is to offer you the sharpest, shrewdest and most savvy horse racing and football trading and betting advice there is today

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