Bayern Munich vs Arsenal: Gunners playing for pride

Kick Off: 1220, 19/7/2017

Stadium: Shanghai Stadium

Arsenal fans could be forgiven for having nightmares about the prospect of facing Bayern Munich again, even if this meeting is only an International Champions Cup match in scorching Shanghai.

The Gunners have suffered three successive 5-1 defeats against the German champions in the last two years but we think that could work in their favour here.

A positive result in this fixture would surely mean far more to the Premier League club due to their recent humiliations. With that in mind, the first of our Bayern Munich vs Arsenal betting tips is for Arsenal to avoid defeat at Evens.

A Look At Bayern Munich’s Betting Odds

Bayern have had four pre-season matches so far and won them all, including a 1-0 victory over Hoffenheim and a 2-0 win against Werder Bremen on Saturday in the Telekom Cup.

They are not at full strength in China, though, with Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng and Arjen Robben having all stayed back in Germany due to injuries. Arturo Vidal, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Sule are also absent due to their recent involvement in the Confederations Cup.

The current heatwave in Shanghai and the expected substitutions could see the game slow in the second half. The next of our Bayern Munich vs Arsenal predictions is more goals in the first half at 21/10.

A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds

Arsene Wenger has spoken of the importance of getting his transfer business done early and he wasted little time in bringing in Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette to play a full part in pre-season.

The Gunners enjoyed two wins in Sydney before moving on to China and avoiding defeat against their Champions League conquerors would be a big confidence boost.

There are still questions marks about Arsenal’s defence but, at such an early stage of the pre-season programme, we think a score draw looks a value bet at 18/5.

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BAYERN MUNICH 2-0 Werder Bremen – Thomas Muller, Juan Bernat

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Andrew works at the Press Association where he oversees all the company’s sport betting editorial, having previously worked on the Teletext Sport desk and been editor of the England cricket team’s website. A lifelong Huddersfield Town fan, his preferred way to unwind is to head for the hills on his bike.