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Bayern Munich v Besiktas & Betting Tips – 20th February 2018

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Bayern Munich v Besiktas UEFA Champions League, 20th February 7.45pm

This would appear to be a pretty comfortable tie for Bayern Munich in the first knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League. They are favourites to make their way through to the next round and will see to open up a good advantage at home. Besiktas though put in some pretty impressive results in the group stage, becoming the first Turkish side to top out a Champions League group.

Bayern Munich v Besiktas Betting Odds*

Bayern Munich 1/6, Draw 6/1, Besiktas 14/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 16th, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.)

Bayern Munich News and Form

The Germans finished runners in Group B behind PSG. They don’t have a bad record at this stage of the competition though as they have won the last six round of 16 ties in the Champions League and hold a W10 L3 in ties in this round. It’s pretty impressive stuff and at this stage last season they hammered Arsenal 10-2 on aggregate. They were perfect with a 100% record at home in the group stage this season, beating both Anderlecht and Celtic 3-0 before then earning some revenge over PSG with a 3-1 victory over the French side on match day six. In the bet365 correct score market a 3-0 win for Bayern is at 6/1 odds* (betting odds taken at 4:26 pm on February 18th, 2018). Bayern suffered a home loss against Real Madrid in last season’s quarter finals and that snapped a massive 16 match European home winning streak that they were on and they are back in the groove it would seem. Robert Lewandowski heads up the First Goalscorer and the Anytime Goalscorer markets. He was on the scoresheet on Saturday in the Bundesliga for them as they stretched their run to 13 straight victories in all competitions in 2018. Bayern are W3 D1 L0 against Turkish sides.

Besiktas News and Form

This is going to be a pretty tall order for Besiktas, despite doing so well in the group stage. They faced German opposition there as they went to RB Leipzig and took a good 2-1 win for themselves. That was the Turkish clubs first ever win in Germany on what was their fifth visit there (D1 L3). They had only managed two goals in total in their four previous games in Germany. They are running good form out on the road in the Champions League this season having taken 3-1 wins at Porto and 2-1 victories at Monaco and Porto. The Turkish side have won half of their last dozen away game in Europe (D3 L3) and even though they are underdogs here, both teams to score at bet365 does have some appeal. This is their first time in the knockout stages of the Champions League so they are entering new territory. Their only previous match up against a German side in a knockout tie was against Borussia Dortmund back in the 1989/90 European Cup Winners’ Cup and they lost that 3-1 on aggregate. The Black Eagles have managed just three clean sheets in their fifteen road games in all competitions this season so are likely to concede. Their talisman is Talisco who has seven goals in his last seven games for the club and they are yet to lose a game when he scores (W20 D5).

Bayern Munich v Besiktas Head to Head

There has only been one previous meeting between the two clubs. Their only other meeting was back in the 1997/98 group stage, both games ending with a 2-0 victory for the Germans.

Who will win – Bayern Munich v Besiktas Predictions

This is probably going to be a tough old evening for Besiktas. The Turkish side did well in the group stage, but face a quality of opposition that they didn’t get anywhere near taking on during the group stage. Bayern Munich to win by a margin of a couple of goals looks to be a decent probability.

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