Mesut Ozil’s penalty miss proved crucial in Arsenal’s first leg defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Had the German scored from the spot, the game might have followed a different pattern but as it was, Gunners ‘keeper Wojciech Szczesny was dismissed shortly before the break and the Bundesliga outfit capitalised by netting twice without reply.
Arsene Wenger’s men now have a mountain to climb in the second leg then and accordingly Paddy Power price them at 33/1 to turn things around to eliminate the holders in the Allianz Arena.
Given Bayern’s incredible form an Arsenal fightback doesn’t exactly seem likely even if bet365′s 10/1 about them winning on the night looks a touch hefty in light of the Gunners’ triumph in the same stadium last season.
Nevertheless, as Wenger’s charges have no option but to go for it, it could be an entertaining affair and it’s perhaps not surprising that a match tally of over 2.5 goals is trading at 1/2 at best via BetVictor.
Arsenal should undoubtedly contribute to the total but by pushing forward they will leave themselves vulnerable, especially against a team possessing as much quality as Pep Guardiola’s so an eye catching bet is Coral’s 9/5 for Bayern to prevail and both teams to score.