CSKA Moscow-Bayern Munich Betting Preview: Watertight visitors to set Champions League record

Al Hain-Cole expects Die Roten’s defensive prowess to ensure they claim a record 10 consecutive European win when they face a home side missing their most prolific danger man

Bayern Munich will be looking to secure a record 10th consecutive Champions League victory when they take on CSKA Moscow at the Khimki Arena on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s men recorded an impressive 3-0 away win over Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund at the weekend and are 4/9 (1.44) favourites with Coral to wrap up top spot in Group D with victory in Russia.

Already eliminated from the competition, Koni are available at 6/1 (7.00) to guarantee themselves a place in the Europa League with a shock win against the holders.

There have been just five draws in these sides’ 44 games so far this season, but you can get odds of 10/3 (4.33) on them cancelling each other out when they come face to face.

While the visitors are widely regarded as the most exciting team in Europe at the moment, their most outstanding quality has been a watertight defence.

With just seven goals against in 13 league games so far, Die Roten boast the Bundesliga’s best defensive record, while no team can match the single goal they have conceded in the Champions League.

This impregnability allowed them to ease to a 1-0 win over Viktoria Plzen with minimum effort last time out, and it may be a similar story on Wednesday against Leonid Slutsky’s side, who are missing main goal threat Seydou Doumbia through injury.

With seven goals in his last seven appearances, the Ivory Coast international represents a major loss for CSKA, and they will surely struggle to find the net without him.

Having kept seven clean sheets in their last nine Champions League games, Bayern offer excellent value at 31/20 (2.55) to come out on top without conceding against a side with just 20 goals to their name in the last 14 matches, just as they managed in September’s reverse fixture.

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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