Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Bet Builder Tips: It Could Be A Long Old Night in Munich
Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Bet Builder Tips and Opta Stats
Six-time Champions League winners Bayern host three-time champions Manchester United in a mouthwatering clash at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.
After a poor start to the Premier League campaign, the pressure will be on Erik Ten Hag to show progression from last season. With this in mind, Matthew O’Regan has a tasty-looking 4.00 bet builder for the upcoming Bayern Munich vs Manchester United clash.
Bet Builder odds: 4.00
Champions League, Wednesday, 20th September, 20:00
Odds via bet365 as at Monday 18th September, 12:00 Odds may now differ.
Bayern Munich vs Manchester Stats:
- Based on the quality of shots on target faced, Manchester United’s André Onana prevented more goals than any other goalkeeper in the UEFA Champions League last season (+7.8 – 10 goals conceded from 17.8xG on target faced, excluding own goals).
- FC Bayern München have scored in each of their last 40 home games in the UEFA Champions League group stages (W38 D1 L1) since a 2-0 loss to Bordeaux in November 2009.
- Only Real Madrid (304) have played more UEFA Champions League games than FC Bayern München (282). This is the German side’s 16th consecutive campaign in the competition.
- Manchester United have been eliminated from the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in two of their six campaigns in the competition since Alex Ferguson retired (33%), having gone out at the first round group stage in just three of their 18 campaigns under the Scotsman (17%).
- In his last campaign in the UEFA Champions League with Ajax in 2021-22, Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag won all six of his group stage games by an aggregate score of 20-5.
Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Bet Builder Tips: Harry Kane’s Bayern To Get It Done
Bayern Munich win
Last year’s Bundesliga triumph made it 11 titles in a row for the Bavarian side. Such dominance is unprecedented in a big league. Bayern Munich also won their sixth Champions League in 2020, and Thomas Tuchel will hope to make it seven this season.
As ever, Bayern Munich have started the season strong, gaining ten points from four games. The addition of Harry Kane has been fruitful, with the England international scoring four in four games.
Manchester United, on the other hand, have had a rough start to the season, winning only two of their opening five games. The two wins, a 1-0 victory over Wolves and a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest were both too close for comfort and marred by controversy. After being dismantled at home by Brighton, signs of unrest have started to creep in at Old Trafford.
Another major worry is Ten Hag’s record away to the top nine since joining, with Tottenham the only top nine ground he’s not lost at in ten attempts.
With Bayern Munich picking up an impressive 38 points at home last season, Manchester United could be in for a long evening.
Bayern Munich Over 1.5 Goals
So far this season, Bayern Munich have won 0-4, 3-1, and 1-2, as well as drawing 2-2 at home to Bayer Leverkusen. Last season, they scored 92 league goals, with 53 coming at home at an average of over three per game.
Big-money signing Harry Kane has already chipped in with four goals since his move from Tottenham Hotspurs, while Leroy Sane boasts three. Eighteen-year-old Mathys Tel has also scored a couple from off the bench after his tally of five last season.
Thomas Tuchel’s side has accumulated over 2.0xG in all four games, too.
Manchester United, on the other hand, have conceded ten goals in five games, conceding at least two in their last four. The only exception was against low-scoring Wolves, who accumulated 2.35xG and were denied a clear penalty.
With defensive injuries to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, and Raphael Varane, coupled with fitness issues for Lizandro Martinez, Bayern Munich attackers will be licking their lips at facing a defensively weak Manchester United defence
Over 17.5 Throw Ins
In their last ten games, Bayern have hit over 17.5 throws, except for the 12 they hit against Bayer Leverkusen, who don’t concede many throws themselves. They’ve recorded 21, 22, 26, 12, 22, 28, 23, 29, 25, and 24.
In Bayern’s last Champions League games, they hit 20 and 18 vs PSG and 21 and 18 vs Manchester City. With pace on the flanks from players such as Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, and Alphonso Davies, Munich plays a very attacking, wide style of play, naturally seeing them draw more throws.
In Manchester United’s two away games thus far, they have conceded 17 and 18 throw-ins. In their Europa League knockout games, the Red Devils conceded 23 and 19 throws to Sevilla, 23 and 26 to Real Betis, and 17 and 19 to Barcelona.
If Manchester United are parked in their own half as expected, I can see Bayern Munich accumulating their fair share of throws.