The Champions League draw could’ve been kinder as far as David Moyes and Manchester United are concerned, but the history books say that their meeting with the fiercest footballing force on the planet won’t be weighted so heavily against their favour.
Bayern Munchen have suffered just two losses across all competitions this season and the layers are unanimous in their thoughts that Pep Guardiola’s Bavarian machine will advance to the semi-finals without much hassle at 9/100.
A two-legged steamrollering isn’t in the offing according to the annals, however, meaning a punt on the Red Devils at least claiming a share of the spoils at Old Trafford in the first-leg is well worth a dabble at 18/5.
To supplement the stalemate, the match-betting stakes throw out at monster 11/2 about a home win and 11/25 for FCB, but if neither of these cuts get the juices coursing, we’ve served up some succulent side picks that will get the sweet scent of successful bets wafting through various establishments across the globe.
Both teams to score @ 3/4
Germany’s finest have collided with the Premier League’s equivalent nine times in history, with both nets bulging on every instance bar two.
Bayern to score exactly one goal @ 27/10
Only once has a representative scored more than two goals – Man Utd in their ultimately futile 3-2 victory last time the sides faced off.
Fewer than half of the games between the pair have ended with the Bundesliga giants scoring more than one also so don’t expect a flood of away goals here.
Under 2.5 goals scored @ 5/4
It’s true that the bulk of matchups these two have contested have seen the 2.5-goal barrier broken, but three of the four Old Trafford tussles would’ve left overs backers in tears.
If you disagree, don’t push the envelope north of 3.5 goals – it’s only proved profitable twice.
Bayern not to score in both halves @ 7/10
The feat of hassling the scoreboard-smith either side of the interval has only been achieved twice by FC Bayern in meetings with United – in the first dust up and the latest.
Correct score 1-1 @ 15/2
Hardly a commonly featuring figure, this has only been the outcome in two of their nine meetings, but if all of the other premonitions prove accurate, this is how the game must finish.