Bayern Munich vs AEK Athens
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
Bayern Munich suffered another blow on Saturday when they were shockingly denied by Freiburg to draw 1-1 at home.
The new slip-up left the Bavarians four points below Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga table and ruined the spirits ahead of next weekend’s Der Klasikker at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Niko Kovac’s job is now well on the line after the aforementioned slip-up and we can only imagine what would happen if Bayern fail to deliver on Wednesday against Greek hopefuls AEK.
The Bavarians top the Group E together with Ajax as both teams collected seven points from three games so far. AEK, on the other side, proved to be too weak for this level of the competition as they lost each of three games so far, conceding eight goals in the process.
Two of these eight came two weeks ago when Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski guided Niko Kovac’s outfit to an important victory in Athens.
Bayern Munich vs AEK Athens Head-to-head
The third round clash at Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis was the maiden head to head encounter between the two teams.
Bayern struggled to break the deadlock past the deep-lying home defense, but Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski managed to strike twice within two minutes just after the hour-mark to seal the deal for the Bavarian giants.
Bayern Munich vs AEK Athens Predictions
AEK drew 0-0 to Panathinaikos in the weekend’s Super League derby. They sit fourth with a six-point deficit to PAOK after 9 rounds of the competitions in the top flight of Greek football. However, AEK did not concede a single goal in last four domestic matches (in both cup and league).
The hosts are massive favourites to grab the spoils, but their form does not promise a goal fest or a humiliating loss for the Greeks here. We will thus try with AEK Athens not to lose by three or more goals difference at the 2.05 odds. You can also have the Under 3.5 goals FT bet at 1.90.
Bayern Munich vs AEK Athens: Bet Tips
AEK +2.5 handicap @ 2.05 (21/20)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10).