Sam WattBayern Munich v Crvena Zvezda, Wednesday September 18th, 20:00, Allianz Arena. German champions Bayern Munich start their Champions League campaign with a home match against Serbian champions Crvena Zvevda in a clash they are strong favourites to collect all three points.
The Serbian side have scored in eight of their last 11 away matches in the Champions League and found the net away at both Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain last season. Furthermore, Bayern Munich have kept just one home clean sheet in their last five matches in the tournament. Royal Panda price the visitors to score at 161/100.
Linked into the last bet, it is likely that Bayern Munich will not keep a clean sheet here but the chances of them winning outright are a safe outcome. That makes the home win and BTTS one of the best online betting odds for this round of fixtures. 888Sport have attractively priced a home victory without a clean sheet at 41/20
Head to Head
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly given the European exploits of both clubs in European competition, these two sides have never previously met before this season in the Champions League. Bayern won the only ever competitive meeting between these sides 2-3 in Belgrade in 2007, when Miroslav Klose netted twice.
Bayern Munich have not appeared in the final of this competition since winning it in 2013.
Crvena’s appearance in the group stages of last year’s competition was the first time they had appeared at such an advanced stage since lifting the trophy in 1991.
Crvena have won back-to-back Serbian league titles and three of the last four, while they have won all five league meetings so far this campaign.
Bayern have collected seven points from their opening three Bundesliga games – defeating Schalke and Mainz after drawing with Hertha BSC.
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