Champions League Betting: Make or Break for Bayern Munich

Published March 11, 2015 by Amir G

Champions League Betting: Make or Break for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich will do everything in its power to advance over Shakhtar Donetsk in tonight's Champions League round of 16 second leg (19:45 UK time).

The second leg of the Champions League round of 16 knockout phase continues today and many will be looking at Munich's Allianz Arena, where home team Bayern Munich host Shakhtar Donetsk (19:45 UK time).

Bayern's "Final"

Bayern is one of the high flyers of European football this season with its complete domination of the Bundesliga. Coach Pep Guardiola told reporters that reaching the last eight is a must for his team, hinting that his own professional future at the team's helm will be at risk if the team fails against the Ukrainians.

In terms of statistics, Bayern Munich have the upper hand today against Shakhtar, having scored 21 goals in the last four Bundesliga games with some amazing numbers. It will be a shocker if Bayern doesn't advance tonight – they remain the big favorites. Look for Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze in goalscorer bets.

Tough Struggle for Shakhtar

Shakhtar Donetsk are coming in as underdogs despite the goalless draw at home at the first leg. They'll be facing a huge Allianz Arena filled with goal-hungry Bavarians who will stop at nothing to advance to the last eight. Shakhtar boss Mircea Lucescu recognized Bayern's superiority over his team, saying that Shakhtar faces the strongest football team in the world at the moment.

With all that's said and done, it'll be a sensation to see the Ukrainians advancing, but experience teaches us that nothing is impossible in football. Shakhtar will have to be very aggressive with an all-or-nothing approach - Oleksandr Gladky, Alex Teixeira and Luiz Adriano could be good goalscorer bet candidates.

Betting Odds

Winner Sports is offering over 100 betting markets for tonight's game which will be covered live with in-play markets, along with all other Champions League fixtures going down. Full time result odds had Bayern at 2/11 and Shaktar at 16/1, with 6/1 for a draw. You can't afford to miss this game tonight – log-in Winner and spice it up with a wager!

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