Anderlecht vs Bayern Munich
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 22 November 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
Anderlecht could blame their… bad luck for sending them to the same group with PSG and Bayern Munich, but their 3-0 home loss to Celtic has kind of taken away from them the right to blame the tough draw for their pitiful results so far in the group. No points, no goals scored, 15 conceded, so… you’re left wondering how worse a Champions League newbie from a smaller country (football-wise) would have done in Anderlecht’s shoes. As things stand, the Belgium side needs a miracle to finish even third. A more… realistic target is to avoid getting humiliated by Bayern, and get at least a point in Glasgow in two weeks. Last weekend they beat Mouscron 2-1 away from home, remaining third in the table of Belgium’s championship.
Eight games with Jupp Heynckes in charge, eight wins in all competitions, including a qualification in the German Cup, on penalties, at RB Leipzig. Impressive, no doubt, proving right those who chose to trust the 72-year-old with the responsibility/opportunity to… revive Bayern Munich, after Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal, following their 3-0 defeat at PSG. It’s not just the results. Bayern look… harmonious, in the sense that we’ve stopped reading about internal conflicts. Instead, all you read about ever since Heynckes took charge is how peaceful things are in the dressing room. There are still players who see less game time than what they would like to enjoy, but the overall feeling is that Heynckes is doing a great job giving everyone something, so as to keep everyone as happy as possible, or, at least, as less grumpy as possible. Last weekend, the Bundesliga champions beat Augsburg 3-0 at home, leaving second-placed RB Leipzig (and Schalke) six points behind them.
Previous five matches:
Mouscron vs Anderlecht 1-2
Anderlecht vs Club Brugge 0-0
PSG vs Anderlecht 5-0
AS Eupen vs Anderlecht 2-3
Anderlecht vs Zulte-Waregem 2-0
Bayern vs Augsburg 3-0
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern 1-3
Celtic vs Bayern 1-2
Bayern vs RB Leipzig 2-0
RB Leipzig vs Bayern 1-1
Anderlecht’s next game is on Sunday, again at home, versus Kortrijk (Belgium championship). A day earlier, Bayern will be visiting Gladbach (Germany Bundesliga).
Anderlecht vs Bayern Munich: Head to head Stats
Anderlecht have hosted Bayern five times in the past, they have two wins, two draws, and have lost once. They have scored a total of nine goals, and conceded exactly as many.
Anderlecht vs Bayern Munich: Prediction
Bayern are considered almost certain winners. I have to agree with that, not just because they have been great under Heynckes, but also because Anderlecht don’t… inspire me to trust them.
Anderlecht vs Bayern Munich: Betting Tips
A simple Bayern win pays just 1.30. “Bayern and under 3.5 goals” is at 2.50 betting odds, and suits my 0-3 hunch.
More UEFA Champions League betting tips and match previews:
- Spartak Moscow vs Maribor
- Besiktas vs Porto
- Monaco vs RB Leipzig
- Manchester City vs Feyenoord
- Sevilla vs Liverpool
- APOEL Nicosia vs Real Madrid
- Napoli vs Shakhtar Donetsk
- Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham
- CSKA Moscow vs Benfica
- Qarabag vs Chelsea
- Atletico Madrid vs Roma
- PSG vs Celtic
- Basel vs Manchester United
- Juventus vs Barcelona
- Sporting vs Olympiakos