Bayern Munich vs BenficaUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Nov 2, 2021, Allianz Arena
BAYERN MUNICH will look to continue their charge towards the knockout stages of the Champions League when they welcome Benfica to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.
Three games into their group-stage campaign and the German giants are in complete control of the section, opening with a trio of comprehensive victories.
Benfica became the latest victims of Bayern's big red machine, as Julian Nagelsmann’s hugely-talented team romped to a 4-0 victory in the reverse fixture.
The Bundesliga leaders, who put on a five-star show at Union Berlin on Saturday, know that another triumph on Tuesday night would see them secure a spot in the round of 16 with two games to spare.
Benfica, meanwhile, remain second in Group E and have given themselves a superb chance of making the last-16 after humbling Barcelona 3-0 on matchday two.
However, since that historic night in Lisbon, Jorge Jesus's side have won just two of their six matches across all competitions, surrendering top spot in the Portuguese Primeira Liga in the process.
Bayern Munich have won 22 of their last 24 Champions League matches and a home win is heavily fancied at 3/16 with SBK.
Benfica boast an unbeaten road record this season but the bookies odds suggest that run will come to an end in Bavaria, with an away win trading at 33/2 (SBK) while the stalemate is also deemed unlikely at 7/1 (SBK) with the same bookmaker.
Bayern Munich are too short to side with at the aforementioned quote but combining a home win, over one Bayern Munich goal and over five Bayern Munich corners will bring about a backable 4/5 (UniBet) Bet Builder.
This is the type of assignment that Die Roten have become ruthlessly efficient in dealing with in recent years, with the Bavarians motoring to maximum points in 13 of their last 14 group-stage matches.
What's more, Julian Nagelsmann’s star-studded side have banged in 12 goals and posted three clean sheets across their opening three Group E assignments.
It's also worth noting that the perennial Bundesliga champions have notched up 38 goals in 10 German top flight tussles this term, scoring three or more goals in an eye-watering eight of those matches.
With that in mind, coupled with the fact that Benfica have bagged just one clean sheet from their last fixtures, I'm more than happy to back Bayern Munich to win and over one Bayern Munich goal.
To round off the Bet Builder I'll go with over five Bayern Munich corners – the high-octane hosts are averaging over five flagkicks per-game domestically this term, not to mention they hit eight corner kicks in a similar assignment with Dynamo Kiev at the Allianz Arena on matchday two.
With all things considered, I'll also have a play on the 11/8 (UniBet) for Bayern Munich to win, Bayern Munich to take the most corners and Benfica to receive the most cards.
The German powerhouse tends to dominate possession for long stages at their Bavarian base, so the above-mentioned same game multiple looks like a nice way of trying to squeeze some value out of what should be a routine stroll to victory for FC Hollywood.
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