Bayern Munich vs Anderlecht
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 12 September 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
It’s only been three matches since the start of the Bundesliga season, but even so, seeing Bayern Munich sitting fifth in the table looks… weird. Carlo Ancelotti’s team lost 2-0 at Hoffenheim last weekend, having won their first two matches. James Rodriguez made his debut in a competitive match, not combining it though with a positive result for the current Bundesliga titleholders. In theory, Bayern have a stronger squad compared to last season, quality players have been brought it, Corentin Tolisso, Sebastian Rudy, Niklas Sule, Kingsley Coman was signed from Juventus on a permanent deal, but their display against Hoffenheim was really poor, and… generates questions regarding how dominant they will(?) be this season, at least domestically.
Before hosting Lokeren last Friday, RSC Anderlecht had only one win in their first five games in Belgium’s championship, in one of the worst starts in years. Beating Lokeren 3-2 they improved their bad record, and gained some momentum before traveling to Germany to face Bayern. As the score suggests though, their win on Friday was anything but a walk in the park. They were 2-1 down until the 77th minute, and they scored the winning goal in added time, against a Lokeren that is definitely not included in Belgium’s top teams…
Previous 5 matches:
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich 2-0
Kickers Offenbach vs Bayern Munich 1-4
Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich 0-2
Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen 3-1
Chemnitzer FC vs Bayern Munich 0-5
RSC Anderlecht vs Lokeren 3-2
Gent vs RSC Anderlecht 0-0
RSC Anderlecht vs Sint-Truiden 2-3
Sporting Charleroi vs RSC Anderlecht 2-0
RSC Anderlecht vs KV Oostende 1-0
Bayern’s next game is on Saturday, at home, against Mainz in Bundesliga. Same day, Anderlecht will be visiting Kortrijk.
Bayern Munich vs Anderlecht: Head to head Stats
Bayern have hosted Anderlecht five times in the past, beating them four times, and losing once. Total goals, 11 for the hosts, four for the visitors.
Bayern Munich vs Anderlecht: Prediction
Despite Bayern’s troublesome display at Hoffenheim last weekend, the hosts should win this game. You don’t need to be a football expert to tell that Bayern are huge favorites against Anderlecht, especially in Munich.
Bayern Munich vs Anderlecht: Betting Tips
Bayern Munich to win pays close to zero, but if you take the risk to combine that with under 3.5 goals, you will be hoping for a decent return with 2.30 betting odds. For some reason, I see this game end 3-0.
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