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FC Bayern München vs Arsenal Prediction: Champions League Match on 17.04.2024

FC Bayern München vs Arsenal Prediction: Champions League Match on 17.04.2024

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  • Betting Tip
    Bayern to Win
  • Odds
    2.34
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Date and Time: Wednesday, April 17, 20:00 GMT

Venue: Allianz Arena

Team Overview

Bayern Looking to Preserve Impressive Home Record And End The UCL Quarter Finals Losing Streak

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Since they won the Champions League in 2020, Bayern have lost three quarter-finals and hope to turn that around against Arsenal. The Bavarian giants have kept a clean sheet in each of their last Champions League home matches while winning seven out of the last nine home ties in the competition. They will hope to keep this streak going. 

Recent FormWWLLDW
Key Players to WatchHarry Kane and Leroy Sane
Team StrengthsFront foot passing
Team WeaknessesDefensive solidity

Arsenal Looking To Keep Trophy Hopes Alive After Domestic League Slip-Up

With fellow title contenders Liverpool having slipped earlier against Crystal Palace, Arsenal had the chance to rise to the top of the table in the English Premier League. However, they failed to do so and lost their match against Aston Villa. A win against  FC Bayern München will keep them in contention for the Champions League. 

Recent FormWDWWDL
Key Players to WatchRice and Odegaard
Team StrengthsDefensive solidity and attacking in transitions
Team WeaknessesVulnerability to fast counter attacks 

 

Head-to-Head Statistics

The two teams have met six times since 2015. In that time, Bayern have won three matches, Arsenal two and the most recent meeting ended in a draw.  

FC Bayern München DrawArsenal
312
Statistics
19Goals8
6Yellow cards9
0Red cards1
Last Matches
Arsenal 2-2FC Bayern München 
Arsenal 1-5FC Bayern München
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Player Focus

With the yellow card he picked up in the first leg at the Emirates, Alphonso Davies is set to miss the encounter due to suspension. Manager Thomas Tuchel will also miss the services of Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman, who picked up injuries last week. 

Mikel Arteta has a full squad to pick from, save for long-term absentee Jurrien Timber. However, he may look to rejig his preferred starting lineup with Oleksandr Zinchenko having put in subpar performances in recent matches. Zinchenko was particularly atrocious in the weekend league loss against Aston Villa. Takehiro Tomiyasu could be lacing his boots in place of the Ukrainian fullback.  

Tactical Analysis

Expert soccer predictions indicate that Arteta will stick to his tried-and-tested 4-3-3 formation, with Jorginho, Rice, and Odegaard forming the midfield core that will dictate the match. The trio will be critical in retaining possession, breaking up Bayern’s play, and creating chances. 

The Arsenal set-up will look to maintain compactness out of possession, keeping the spaces between defense and midfield small to avoid offering Bayern the spaces to run into and create dangerous chances. Arteta will set up his players to play patiently and only take chances when the opportunities are right. 

Football predictions analysis indicates that we should expect Bayern to line up in the 4-2-3-1 formation with Musiala, Muller, and Sane supporting Harry Kane in attack. Their goal will be to press from the front, putting Arsenal under pressure to capitalize on mistakes made in dangerous areas. 

Football bet predictions point to Bayern’s pressing approach, which leaves them vulnerable to counterattacks. This means Arsenal’s efficiency in converting chances will determine the match’s outcome. 

 

FC Bayern München vs. Arsenal Expert Analysis

Historically, Arsenal have had a mentality problem, failing to shake off missteps in time to rise up to their next challenge. After the weekend loss to Aston Villa, the players’ body language suggested a significant drop in self-belief and team morale. Arsenal is the football pick to lose this game, with Arteta facing the enormous challenge of lifting his players up in time to step up against Bayern. 

Bayern have long acknowledged that their domestic season was over long before Leverkusen sealed the title over the weekend. They are in a much better place in terms of mentality and understand that winning this match is their only chance at silverware. Free football predictions suggest Bayern will take the match as an opportunity to click into gear, challenge for the UCL trophy, and salvage their season. 

Betting Odds

On the 22Bet website, the free football predictions suggest a slightly skewed contest in favor of the hosts, who have odds of 2.33 to win the match

Arsenal face the challenge of getting a result away from home three days after their domestic title chances were dented. The live prediction football odds for Arsenal to win are 2.89. 

FC Bayern MünchenDrawArsenal
2.333.62.89

 

Bayern’s home advantage will be enough for them to come out ahead and qualify for the semi-finals, leaving Arsenal to crash out of the Champions League. 

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