Bayern Munich v Crvena Zvezda Champions League Predictions

Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt
Bayern Munich vs Crvena zvezda Champions league
Bayern vs Crvena Zvezda Champions League

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Score: 3-0.

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.

Predictions

Bayern Munich won their seventh successive Bundesliga title in May, after staving off a strong challenge from Borussia Dortmund on the domestic front.

However, the Bavarian giants suffered a hugely disappointing Champions League exit as they lost 3-1 at home to Liverpool in the Round of 16.

Bayern will be strong favourites to progress from this group alongside Tottenham, with Olympiakos and Crvena seen as rank outsiders.

The Serbian side did not disgrace themselves last time out and secured a draw against Napoli and a victory over Liverpool – their first in the tournament since winning it in 1991.

The hosts will be favourites to make a winning start to the competition due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Crvena.

The home side are favourites to win this game and it should be relatively comfortable – a 4-1 triumph for the Bavarian side would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

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

Statistics

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.

Stats

  • 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.
Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt

Football manager is my life, but have taken up writing to help put all that knowledge playing the game to good use. Follow me for all things European football and gain unexpected knowledge about players and teams you didn't know before. When not playing football manager, I take a break to play with my Sunday League team.

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