Bayern Munchen boss Pep Guardiola looks set be plunged into the traditional ‘beer bath’ German sides use to celebrate winning titles after taking his team to Hertha Berlin, as bwin have FCB priced up at 1/5 to grab the victory they need to retain the Bundesliga way ahead of schedule.
That price smacks of a banker for the accas, but here’s a few tasty bets at bigger odds to celebrate all things FC Bayern in Berlin.
Thomas Muller to score the last goal @ 5/2
There are few certainties in life beyond death and taxes, but when Thomas Muller scores you can be fairly sure it’s after the rush for the half-time Bratwurst has died down.
A whopping 16 of the 24-year-old’s 18 goals for club and country this season have come beyond the break, with six of those scored after the 80th-minute mark.
Furthermore, eight of his 2013/14 strikes were the last in their respective fixtures, which makes the 5/2 about Muller signing off FC Bayern’s Bundesliga defence too good to miss.
FC Bayern to win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 @ 17/10
In six of FCB’s last 12 away games in all competitions, a multiple correct-score bet on these three outcomes would have made for a happy punter, which suggests more of the same in Berlin is a touch overpriced at 17/10.
That sextet of results includes 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 wins at the homes of football luminaries Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, but also includes victories at lesser lights such as Augsburg and last time out at Mainz.
Hertha are no pushovers and gave FC Bayern a scare when taking the lead in a 3-2 home win at the Allianz Arena back in October, but they have lost their past two fixtures 3-0 and scored just once in their last four outings.
Bastian Schweinsteiger to score at any time @ 5/2
Having bagged twice in all competitions this term prior to the start of March, Schweinsteiger has managed a goal in each of FCB’s last three games.
Two of those strikes have broken the deadlock for Guardiola’s side, so backing the Die Mannschaft centurion to kick off the celebratory proceedings at the Olympic Stadium by bagging a 10/1 opener could be the way to play.