Bayern Munich v Manchester City odds, free bets, – Bayern 3/1 to win at Allianz?

Manchester City start their 2014/15 Champions League campaign with a daunting trip to the Allianz Arena and Bayern Munich.

Bayern are second favourites to lift the trophy in May and have an excellent recent record in the competition.

As for Manchester City they have struggled to make an impact on Europe’s elite club competition.

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A run into the last 16 of the Champions League is their best attempt, after twice failing to qualify from the group before last year’s attempt.

Bayern are unbeaten in the Bundesliga, however are yet to really impress and dropped points against Schalke.

Manchester City’s Premier League defence has made an indifferent start, with Manuel Pellegrini’s men suffering a shock 1-0 loss at home to Stoke City.

The pair have been drawn to face each other in three of the last four Champions League group stages.

In the first meeting, Carlos Tevez infamously refused to come on as a substitute in a 2-0 loss away to Munich.

Manchester City have won two of the last three games against Munich, including a surprise win at the Allianz last term.

Champions League record: Bayern Munich five time winners; Manchester City last 16 (2014)

Team news
Bayern Munich will be without the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez through injury.

Arjen Robben missed the weekend win over Stuttgart and is rated as a doubt for the match, however Franck Ribery’s return eases that worry slightly.

Jerome Boateng will start against his former side and will be partnered by Mehdi Benatia in the heart of Bayern’s defence.

Yaya Toure wasn’t risked for the weekends clash with Arsenal and will return to the midfield on Wednesday evening.

Bacary Sagna looks set to start ahead of Pablo Zabaleta who may be rotated, with one eye on the fixture Chelsea this weekend.

Samir Nasri is another who is set to start, with the likes of Frank Lampard and Gael Clichy set to drop out.

Bayern (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Bernat, Boateng, Benatia, Alaba; Lahm, Alonso; Muller, Gotze, Ribery; Lewandowski
Man City (4-3-2-1): Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Toure, Milner; Silva, Nasri; Aguero

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