Wednesday 2nd March. 7PM. Live streaming available at Bet365
There’s a full midweek schedule of Bundesliga matches to sink our teeth into over Tuesday and Wednesday, and they don’t come much bigger than this huge clash at the Allianz Arena.
Pep Guardiola’s Bavarians are firmly in the driving seat as they look to clinch another German title, but they might not have things all their own way against difficult opponents. Whatever happens, it should be an enticing battle in Munich.
And you can watch and bet on action live with Bet365.
Bayern Out To Continue Perfect Home Form
Guardiola’s Bayern are already eight points clear at the Bundesliga summit and are near certainties to end Guardiola’s reign with another league title. However, the hosts still have plenty of motivation ahead of this clash, not least because they are looking to preserve their 100% record at the Allianz Arena.
As well as registering 11 home wins on the spin,the Bavarians have hit an incredible 37 goals and conceded just four. The club are formidable at both ends, and are certain to put on a fantastic display once more in front of their expectant supporters.
The firepower of Robert Lewandoswki and Thomas Muller should give the visitors a fantastic chance of goals while the strong backline of Philipp Lahm and co will provide an almost impregnable guard in front of Manuel Neuer’s goal.
Bayern are one of the best and most consistent teams in world football. If they put in a performance here, it could be curtains for the visitors.
Can Mainz Cause A Midweek Upset?
Mainz might not be the biggest name in German football, but they hold genuine hope of Europa League qualification. If Martin Schmidt can mastermind a victory here, then they’ll have every chance of doing just that.
They know that winning is far easier said than done at the Allianz. Nonetheless, a run of four wins in five will give them confidence, as will the goals of Yunus Malli and Yoshinori Muto. This is a free hit for the visitors too, which could give them an extra incentive.
Mainz did suffer a 3-0 defeat in the reverse clash, and have lost seven head-to-head encounters on the spin. It certainly won’t be easy, but there are no guarantees in football and their good form can make them a dangerous prospect.
It should be a fascinating battle, and you can feast on the entertainment in style by watching the action on Bet365’s live streaming console. Why not have a bet too?
Bayern Munich V Mainz
It will come as no surprise to learn that Bayern are firm favourites for this clash, and it’s hard to see any value in a pre-game price of 1/10. On the other hand, their perfect home record also makes it difficult to back the draw or Mainz win, even if the odds are 7/1 and 28/1 respectively.
Mainz are a strong side, but the hosts have leaked just four times at home all season. Given that they’ve also kept clean sheets in each of the past two head-to-head meetings, Bayern will certainly fancy their chances of completing that hat-trick.
If Neuer does register another shutout, it’ll be hard to see Bayern missing out on three points, which is why we’re backing our first selection of win to nil at 4/5.
The other bet we like in this match is Arjen Robben to score at least twice. The dazzling Dutchman hasn’t scored in seven league appearances and that run has to end soon. We’re backing him to do it in style at odds of 3/1.
Despite his lack of goals in the league, he did register an important Champions League against Juventus last week. We’re backing him to surpass that showing with two goals on Wednesday night.