When Besiktas’ Domagoj Vida was sent off after 16 minutes of the first leg of this Champions League last 16 clash, it was essentially over as a contest at that point.
The Turkish side went into damage limitation mode, hoping against hope that they could restrict Bayern to just a couple of goals and at least have a chance in the second leg.
Unfortunately for them, Bayern were in unforgiving mood.
Two goals apiece from Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski, plus a single from the excellent Kingsley Coman, all but guaranteed the Germans’ passage to the last eight of the competition.
That will be a source of much frustration to Besiktas, who were very much in the game up until Vida’s untimely demise.
So in this second leg, which will be played on March 14, the Turkish outfit have nothing to play for but pride, while Bayern’s players can relax in the knowledge that they are through to the next round. That complacency could be their worst enemy here.
From a betting perspective, we know that the Germans will proceed to the last eight, so any questions about ‘who will qualify?’ have already been answered.
Instead, we have a 90-minute match to bet on here in which Besiktas may well be the smart play. So what are Besiktas vs Bayern Munich betting tips?
1. Besiktas vs Bayern Munich Odds
The bookmakers have made Bayern their 1.50 favourite here, which is a short price considering some of the variables we have discussed above.
Besiktas, on home soil, are a lengthy 7.50, with the draw available at 5.00.
2. Besiktas vs Bayern Munich Predictions
One of the things that was so impressive about Besiktas’ progress through the group stage of the Champions League was the fact that they remained unbeaten despite coming up against tough opposition: Porto, RB Leipzig and Monaco.
None of those three sides are quite on a par with Bayern, but they are certainly more than capable on their day.
But Besiktas were not overawed, and remained unbeaten throughout; beating Leipzig and drawing with Monaco and Porto on home soil.
The reason why that is interesting to us is because Bayern didn’t enjoy the best of times away from home in their group. They squeezed past pretty ordinary outfits in Celtic and Anderlecht by a scoreline of 2-1, and were thumped 0-3 by PSG. They will find Besiktas to be somewhere in the middle of that trio in terms of ability.
And here’s Bayern’s away form in the Champions League in microcosm: W4 D1 L5. One of those defeats, you may recall, came against Rostov, a European minnow by all accounts who took advantage of the Germans’ complacency. Besiktas will be hoping for similar here.
They have invested well in some handy players - Gary Medel, Talisca, Vagner Love and Alvaro Negredo are all more than capable at this level – and we really do fancy them to get a result here.
Happily, we can back them to win or draw in the Double Chance market at a whopping price of 3.00.
Barring a miracle, Bayern will coast through to the quarter finals of the Champions League on the back of their 5-0 first leg win. Besiktas will be out for revenge here; can they claim back some pride in front of their own supporters?
3. Besiktas vs Bayern Munich Live Stream
Do you want to watch Besiktas vs Bayern live stream? It is pretty easy to do that online, at your favourite bookmakers: Bet365 and 1XBET.
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It is not as easy with Bet365. You have to be registered and place a bet within 24 hours to get the access to live streams. So if you want to find Besiktas vs Bayern Munich stream, there is a chance that you will find it there. Same as in 1XBET case, there are a lot of matches there, but this one maybe won't be there, so go in there and check out if you can watch Besiktas vs Bayern!
4. Besiktas vs Bayern Munich Champions League
So these were Besiktas vs Bayern Munich odds. As you can clearly see, Bayern is a massive favourite to win this match and proceed to the next round. But maybe you think something different about this match? Share your Besiktas vs Bayern Munich predictions with us!