Salzburg v Bayern Munich Betting Tips

FC Salzburg were originally drawn against Liverpool in the Champions League last sixteen, although the redraw made things arguably worse. The champions of Austria now clash with a Bayern Munich side who won this competition two seasons ago and certainly have the potential to land the spoils again this term.

The bookies are not necessarily expecting things to be too close between the two teams, although Salzburg will at least have home advantage in the first leg and an opportunity to steal a march and take some form of advantage to the Allianz Arena.

Do Salzburg Stand Any Chance of Champions League Shock?

Matthias Jaissle guided his team to second spot in a fairly competitive Champions League group and there won’t be any pressure on the Red Bull-sponsored team when it comes to these matches. Salzburg clash with Bayern at the Red Bull Arena on Wednesday 20th February and will hope to somehow edge out a side who have been utterly dominant in Germany this season.

The bookies make them a 7/1 chance to win this first leg which gives you an idea of their outsider status, although they did beat all three of their group opponents at home. There was a 2-1 win over group winners Lille, while they also managed to secure a 1-0 triumph against Sevilla and a 3-1 victory against Wolfsburg.

Bayern Munich Massive Favourites to Win in Austria

Julian Nagelsmann will want to make his mark at the Allianz Arena and establish a legacy at a club who have dominated the landscape in Germany over the past few years. However, domestic titles will only take you so far and it’s imperative that there is European success, especially with Hansi Flick’s triumph of two seasons ago looming large.

It’s been so far, so good for the German side who are trading at around the 1/3 mark to claim the spoils in the first leg in Austria. When it comes to their qualification odds, you will struggle to get 1/10 about Bayern reaching the quarter final stage and it’s easy to see why.

For example, while Salzburg managed to win their home matches during the Champions League group stage, it was a different story on the road. There was a 1-0 defeat away at Lille and also a 2-1 defeat away to Wolfsburg, with the Austrian champions unlikely to have the quality to match Bayern.

Lewandowski Looking to Spearhead Bayern Euro Triumph

Robert Lewandowski continues to have remarkable numbers and the Bayern Munich number nine is now coming towards the end of an excellent career. We are expecting the Pole to rack up the goals during the knockout stage and this is a Bayern side who scored twenty-two goals during the group stage and conceded on just three occasions.

Bayern weren’t playing nothing teams in their section considering it contained Barcelona, Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv, although six straight wins and a large number of goals scored means they are arguably the team to beat in Europe this term.


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