Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 11:56 18/10/2015
Arsenal take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday 20th October and it's the perfect opportunity to make the most of the football betting offers at bet365.
Arsenal's prospects of progressing from Champions League Group F are in doubt after a shock 2-1 loss away to Dinamo Zagreb on matchday 1, followed by a 2-3 defeat to Olympiacos at the Emirates on matchday 2. They simply cannot afford to slip-up against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night and anything less than 3 points will make it extremely unlikely that the Gunners will go any further in the tournament. Arsene Wenger's side do seem to have turned a corner though and will take confidence into the game having moved to second in the Premier League table following Saturday's 0-3 win at Watford.
You wouldn't guess that Bayern Munich are in the middle of an injury crisis as they continue to win, both domestically and in Europe. Their 0-3 success away to Olympiacos on matchday 1 was followed by a 5-0 rout against Dinamo Zagreb at the Allianz Arena on matchday 2 and the German side head into the game on the back of a narrow 0-1 win away to Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.
Bore Draw Money Back
In 8 meetings to date, Arsenal have won twice and Bayern have won four times, while the remaining two matches were drawn and there has never been a goalless game between the pair. That's not to say a 0-0 draw won't ever happen and it's interesting that Arsenal have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Bayern in all competitions.
Most punters will of course be hoping for an end to end game with goals galore but, if that’s not the case and the game does indeed finish 0-0, punters staking on the Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time and Scorecast markets for Arsenal v Bayern Munich with bet365 will at least have their bets protected by a refund of losing stakes thanks to the firm's bore-draw promotion.
Each-Way First Goalscorers
Starting with the hosts and Alexis Sanchez looks like the best bet on what he's shown in the last few matches, the Chilean bagged 5 in 2 Premier League games before netting for his country on international duty and scored the opener against Watford on Saturday. One of Theo Walcott or Olivier Giroud will lead the line for the Gunners and a bet on either will be dependant on Tuesday's team-sheet, while there are potential candidates in the Arsenal midfield in Mesut Özil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla.
For the visitors, Robert Lewandowski will be a popular selection on the basis of his recent fantastic form in front of goal and is likely to be installed as the market leader having scored 3 Champions League goals already. Thomas Müller has scored twice in the competition so far and got the goal against Werder Bremen at the weekend, so looks like the best alternative. Arturo Vidal will be looking to bomb-on from midfield while Phillip Lahm and Thiago Alicantara were handed advanced roles on the flanks last time out, so could be worth a market check.
A great feature at bet365 is the ability to back each-way first goalscorers - settled on all goalscorers at 1/3 odds for unlimited places in 90 minutes play. It means that you can have an each-way First Goalscorer bet on Arsenal v Bayern Munich and be safe in the knowledge that bet365 will pay out if your player scores anytime during the game
Partial Cash Out
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With this feature, you can Cash Out a bet in its entirety or you can partially Cash Out your bet and leave the remainder of your stake to run.
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