Jose Mourinho continues his latest expedition in management with a trip to one of Europe’s top teams, but it may be a relaxed affair given the current standings in Group B.
Both Bayern and Spurs have qualified for the next round, with top spot already secured by the Germans. Jose will have to settle for second, with both clubs perhaps set to name inexperienced starting sides in order to fully focus on domestic competition.
But by Mourinho’s impeccably high standards, he will be out to inflict revenge on a Bayern outfit that demolished Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs 7-2 in the reverse fixture.
Both are clubs in transition, with Bayern sacking boss Niko Kovac and Spurs sacking Pochettino last month.
It’s currently 4/11 for a home win, and 6/1 for an away victory. A draw can be backed at 9/2.
The German giants are the only side in the campaign with a perfect start, winning all five games so far. They’ve conceded just four goals in the process.
Moreover, with 21 goals from their five games, Bayern are also the competition’s top scorers this season. But the visitors sit second on that list with 17, so another high-scoring affair may just be on the cards.
For the hosts, it’s been Polish international Robert Lewandowski who has been firing on all cylinders. He’s this season’s Champions League top scorer with ten, and netted an astonishing four goals in 14 minutes in the 6-0 victory at Red Star Belgrade last time out.
The 31-year-old is currently 15/8 to score the opener against Mourinho’s men on Wednesday night. Lewandowski to score anytime in a 1-0 home win is available at 20/1.
But he will be closely challenged by former Arsenal attacker Serge Gnabry. The 24-year-old bagged four goals in the remarkable 7-2 win against Spurs in London, and is 5/1 to score the opening goal of the game. He is currently 11/10 to score anytime throughout the 90 minutes.
Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son have both been among the goals for the travelling side in Europe. The England striker is their top scorer with six, while Son has five to his name.
Kane has been given odds of 6/1 to score the opener at the Allianz Arena, while Son is 10/1 to score first.
Mourinho came from two goals down to win his first Champions League game at the club, with Spurs going on to beat Olympiacos 4-2. They are currently 18/1 to once again win from behind.
It’s currently 125/1 for Bayern to somehow repeat the 7-2 win that heaped further pressure on Pochettino back in October.