Bayern Munich have all but booked their spot in this year’s Champions League semi-finals as Bet365 offer short odds in the hoem win, as they will look to defend their aggregate lead when they welcome Marseille to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.
Spirits will be high in the Bayern Munich camp too after the Bundesliga giants came to within three points of league leaders Borussia Dortmund after Jurgen Klopp’s side could only draw against Stuttgart.
Die Bayern are currently enjoying a seven-match winning streak across all competitions and seem very capable of adding an eighth against their French opposition this week.
Jupp Heynckes’ side may be in second place in the German top flight but are the strongest team in the league in regards to home performance.
The German giants have scored an average of 3.21goals per game when playing at the Allianz this campaign, and have conceded an impressive 0.36 goals per game.
Considering the fact that Bayern haven’t conceded more than one goal in the league at home all season, the odds would certainly seem stacked against Marseille on Tuesday night.
The French outfit are without a win in eight matches and Didier Deschamps’ side don’t seem likely to reverse that trend anytime soon.
Les Phocéens currently sit ninth in Ligue 1 and while European success would dramatically improve what has been an otherwise miserable season, Marseille’s away record makes that hugely difficult.
Conceding two goals at the Stade Velodrome was far from the ideal form to start the two-legged fixture in and it would be a surprise if Munich weren’t able to add to their tally with stars such as Mario Gomez, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben all contributing to massive scorelines in their favour over the past month.
It recently emerged that Robben is likely to extend his contract with the club until 2015, quashing any exit rumours and lifting morale for the German club.
Deschamps admitted recently that his side have a “miniscule” chance of progressing in the European competition but after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the group stages, recent history could repeat itself if Marseille are able to revive that kind of performance.