Aron Wright - March 12, 2018
Besiktas vs Bayern Munich
UEFA – Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Vodafone Park (Istanbul).
Besiktas will host Bayern München in the second-leg clash of the Champions League eight-finals. The hosts are facing mission impossible to catch up rivals’ advantage from their first match, while the away side wants to keep up with good performances.
Turkish champions have a very good campaign in the top European cup this season. They were drawn in the very tough group along with Porto, RB Leipzig and Monaco and they managed to snatch a top spot without being defeated. Senol Gunes’ side has collected 14 points in their group and found their place in the knockout round above all expectations. Unfortunately for them, they couldn’t get harder opponent out of the second-placed sides from the group stage, and they’ve felt all the power of mighty German champions. Their journey in this season’s edition of the Champions League will end after this clash since it is hard to believe that they can overcome a 5-0 advantage of their opposition. Besiktas can focus on the title race in the Super Lig since they are three points behind Galatasaray.
Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski brought a very big advantage to their team from the first leg clash. They continued with their excellent displays this season and although they have finished the group stage behind PSG, but with the same number of points, they are going to book their place in the quarter-finals without any trouble. Bayern München had a good build-up of this match after a convincing 6-0 win over Hamburger SV this weekend. They haven’t conceded in the last four matches and the visitors are set for another good display.
The away side celebrated all three victories in their head to head clashes and at the same they were able to keep the clean sheet. Prior to their last match, München booked a double 2-0 win back in 1997.
Although they are enjoying a big first leg advantage, Bayern München should be able to keep up the form and celebrate another win.
Since both sides have been involved in high scoring matches this season, especially the visitors, this one might go over 3.5 margin.