Arsenal Women v Bayern Munich UCL QF preview
Arsenal Women couldn't be in better form heading into Tuesday’s night’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.
The Gunners are on a winning run that's seen Jonas Eidevall’s side rack up an impressive trio of results in England’s league and cup competitions.
A 3-1 victory over high-flying Chelsea earlier this month saw Arsenal lift the Continental Cup and claim their first piece of silverware since 2018.
And that result was followed up by a perfect six points in the league, with big wins against Liverpool and Southampton, with the north London club scoring six goals across the two ties without conceding.
The problem is: Bayern Munich have looked even better in recent weeks. Alexander Straus' side have won each of their last six matches on the bounce and racked up an outstanding 18-1 aggregate scoreline in the process.
Currently second in the Bundesliga, Bayern Women line up against Arsenal in Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final after finishing second in their qualifying group. The German outfit ended the group stage level on points with Barcelona but missed out on the top spot due to goal difference.
Arsenal will be aiming to reach the semi final of the Champions League for the first time since the 2012-13 season. And they've already racked up some impressive victories in this year’s competition, including a 5-2 aggregate win over last year’s champions Lyon in the group stage.
The Gunners topped Group C with 13 points, and last week the club’s social media profile received a significant boost after Kim Kardashian posted a story to her Instagram account showing her children wearing Arsenal Women shirts at the Emirates.
Both teams fell at this stage of the competition last season, and even though the two clubs are outperforming this campaign it's the German side that pose the greater threat ahead of Tuesday night’s first leg.
Bayern ran out 1-0 and 3-1 winners respectively in their last two meetings, and the FC Bayern Campus has been a veritable fortress of late. The Bundesliga club has won each of their last 11 home fixtures in all competitions, and they haven’t conceded a single goal in their last 450 minutes of football.
The Programme Picks
Bayern Munich Moneyline (+100)
Unbeaten at home 11 and having won each of their last six matches, the German club look great value for the win.
Under 2.5 goals (-142)
Having kept five clean sheets in a row, the Bayern defense should keep Arsenal quiet on Tuesday night.