Jupp Heynckes is determined to go out with a bang as Bayern manager, with Pep Guardiola waiting in the wings to take control of a team that won’t need a lot of fine tuning, with the Bundesliga title already in the bag and Munich look set for a spot in the semi-finals.
Goals from David Alaba and Thomas Muller saw them take control of this tie against Juve last week, with the visitors limited to just two shots on target throughout the match, although the Turin side will feel confident that they can still get through.
The Italian champions look a big price at 2/1 (bet365) to claim victory at the Juventus Stadium, considering they are enjoying a straight run of four wins in Serie A, with the latest of these a 2-1 victory against Pescara on Saturday.
Mirko Vucinic bagged two late goals to ensure victory and the Montenegro has made a strong case for starting on Wednesday night after being left on the bench until the last 25 minutes at the Allianz Arena.
If you fancy Juve to qualify for the semi-finals, Paddy Power offer odds of 17/2 although that will probably require the Italian side to hold their German counterparts at bay for at least ninety minutes which is practically unthinkable when you consider how many goals Bayern are scoring at the moment.
The visitors bagged three at the Emirates to take the tie away from Arsenal and their early league title success means they can go all out in the Champions League and barely consider their league form between now and the end of the season.
With the exception of that second leg defeat against the Gunners, Bayern have won fifteen of their last sixteen matches and that explains why they are no bigger than 1/11 (bet365) to qualify from this tie, while Bayern are 6/4 with the same bookmaker to win Wednesday’s game.
However, that second leg defeat against Arsenal explains the mindset that can generally be in place when you have an advantage to protect and we can see something like a 2-1 win in favour of Juventus which would be a valiant effort, if not enough to see them into the last four.
Vucinic is a 15/2 shot with BetVictor to score the first of this match, while Mario Mandzukic and Mario Gomez are both a 7/1 chance for the visitors, although it appears the former will get the nod in attack.