Jupp Heynckes couldn’t have hoped for his team to bounce back into winning fashion with much more style than they did over the weekend with a 7-1 demolition over Hoffenheim and will hope to continue in the same vein of form when they return to European duty against Basel on Tuesday as heavy odds on favourites with Betfred.
The German giants fell to defeat at the BayArena the week before when they were comfortably beaten by Bayer Leverkusen.
Fortunately for the Munich outfit, Borussia Monchengladbach faltered at home to Freiburg and ran out a fairly eventless stalemate.
Die Roten have had a season of two sides this year in regards to their home and away form, performing almost seamlessly at the Allianz Arena but failing to replicate the same performances on unfamiliar soil.
This would spell bad news for Basel who will need to perform admirably if they are to progress to the next round of the Champions League, despite holding a 1-0 advantage going into the encounter.
Bayern are the best Bundesliga side when playing at home this campaign conceding an incredible average of just 0.31 goals per game at the Allianz and scoring more an equally impressive 3.31.
Basel have managed to maintain their domestic success as well as playing well in Europe this season and look set to retain the Swiss Super League title, finding themselves 12 points clear at the summit of the table.
Heiko Vogel’s side are unbeaten in their last seventeen league outings and have earned results against the likes of Benfica and of course Manchester United on their way to this stage of the Champions League.
The Swiss league champions have earned impressive statistics of their own, scoring an average of 1.73 goals when playing away from home this season, but will undoubtedly find Tuesday to be an altogether different challenge when they face off against their German opposition.