Bayern Munich v Benfica Tips | 5th April 2016 | BT Sport 2


BAYERN Munich look to establish a strong first leg lead against Benfica in this Champions League Quarter-Final. Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) looks at the odds.

Bayern Munich v Benfica | Tuesday 19:45 | BT Sport 2

After coming back from the brink two weeks ago against Juventus, Bayern Munich get another chance to end Pep Guardiola’s reign in style with a Quarter-Final tie against Benfica.

The visitors come into this match on an incredible run of form with 19 wins from their last 20 matches but bookmakers don’t view them as a threat here with quotes of 20/1 kicking about.

On their Champions League form this season it’s fair to assume they’ll find things tough on Tuesday night. They were drawn against one of the weaker opponents in the Last 16 in the shape of Zenit St Petersburg and managed two single goal victories to reach this stage.

Before the aggregate win over Zenit, Benfica finished second in Group C. The highlight of their group results was an outstanding win over Atletico Madrid in the Calderon but that was tempered by an away loss to Galatasaray and a draw in Kazakhstan against FC Astana. It’s not the kind of form that will have Bayern shaking in their boots.

So let’s talk about Bayern. The impending departure of manager Pep Guardiola has given the second half of their season another dimension and so far it hasn’t caused too much pain. A surprise defeat to Mainz in early-March has been the only slip up since Pep gave Manchester the eye.

Bayern’s tie with Juventus in the previous round was a battle of two of the best sides in Europe and it looked like the Bavarians might be going under when they were 4-2 down on aggregate.

Back they came though with a rousing second half and extra time performance as they spat four goals past the Italian champions to put to bed any thoughts they might go out.

That second leg was a fair representation of how Bayern Munich performed at this stage of the competition last year. Again, they were up against a Portuguese outfit and went down 3-1 in Portugal to Porto. Suddenly aware that they might be in trouble they dusted themselves down and slammed six past the hapless outfit to cruise into the last four.

So when Bayern feel buoyed all hell can break loose and it’s concerning for Benfica that the Germans have scored a mammoth 34 goals in their last seven home Champions League games.

They’ll be eager to put this tie to bed on home soil on Tuesday as their away performances in knockout rounds simply aren’t anywhere near as impressive so I’ll back them -2 on the Asian Handicap at odds against 41/40 with Bet365.

Best Bets

Bayern Munich v Benfica – Bayern Munich -2 Asian Handicap (41/40 Bet365)

Want TWO Free Bets And £5 Cash?

Are you yet to sign-up for a betting account at Ladbrokes, Netbet, Bet365, Coral, BetBright or BetVictor? If so, now is your time as we’ve a bucket load of free bets to giveaway to new customers.

Sign-up to Ladbrokes, Netbet, Bet365, Coral, BetBright or BetVictor via any of the links on this page, deposit and place your first bet and drop us a line at [email protected] We’ll then arrange for TWO free bets to be dropped into your betting accounts and we’ll also cover your first bet with instant cash up to £5.

Remember folks, if you ever want to join a new bookmaker give us a shout – no other site will give you extra bonuses such as free bets and instant cash like WLB!

How To Claim Your Free Bet And Instant Cash: 

  1. Register for a new account at Ladbrokes, Netbet, Bet365, Coral, BetBright or BetVictor via any of the links on this page. If you don’t use a link from WLB, you won’t be valid.
  2. Deposit and place your first bet (up to £5).
  3. Email [email protected] to let us know your account username and the bookmaker you’ve joined.
  4. We’ll arrange for TWO £10 free bets to be dropped into your betting accounts as well as £5 instant cash to cover your first bet.
  5. Remember, you’ll also be entitled to the new customer bonus or promotion with each of Ladbrokes, Bet365, Netbet, Coral, BetBright or BetVictor too. However, if you don’t join via the links on this page, you won’t be valid for our free bet and instant cash giveaway.
  6. Free bet crediting can take up to 28 days.
  7. Any questions? Just drop us an email or tweet us at @WeLoveBettingUK.

Get £200 Free at Bet365

Claim up to £200 in free bets when you open an account at Bet365 today.


About Author

Profile photo of Chris Graham

Chris first got interested in betting back in 2000 when he began working in betting shops throughout Scotland. He has remained in the industry ever since, specialising in marketing and PR roles. Outside of betting, his interests are listening to Blur and following Queen Of The South.

Leave A Reply