FC Basel v Bayern Munich 19:45 Wed
After playing a large handed in the Champions League exit of Manchester United, Basel will resume their European run against Bayern Munich long odds against with Bet365 when the two sides meet tonight.
Bayern Munich aren’t in their strongest run of form at the moment and find themselves sitting in third place in the Bundesliga table, slipping behind Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach as they make the trip to Switzerland tonight.
The Swiss outfit managed to draw at Old Trafford and beat the Red Devils when it was their turn to host the English giants.
Therefore, Jupp Heynckes’ side would be smart to not underestimate their European opposition when they travel to St. Jakob-Park.
The German giants have won just two of their last five fixtures in all competitions but will be keen to return to their dominating form of the early season on Wednesday.
A disappointing goalless draw with bottom side Freiburg in Bundesliga last week, together with injuries to midfield talisman Bastian Schweinsteiger and a loss of for from Arjen Robben, has left many fans anxious over their Champions League ambitions.
The encounter brings about a strange aspect in that one of the players set to feature Xherdan Shaqiri, will be going up against a club who’s colours he will be donning next season.
The youngster has agreed a deal to take him to the Allianz Arena at the end of the current season for a fee of around £9m.
However, Basel aren’t enjoying their most successful period either and host the Bundesliga side on the back of three consecutive league draws, however they can take solace in the fact they disposed of Manchester United in the earlier rounds, which ultimately ended Alex Ferguson’s League campaign with a win at the St Jakob Park stadium.
De RotBlau currently sit at the top of the Swiss Super League and look ready to maintain their league title this season, but will be keen on progressing in the Champions League with a first leg home victory over Bayern Munich this week.