UEFA Champions League Bookies round up week 1: Bayern vs Besiktas

UEFA Champions League Bookies round up week 1: Bayern vs Besiktas

This game was the game from week two that everyone knew what the outcome of the game would be before the game even started. The Turkish side went into this game hoping to pull off a David vs Goliath outcome. Pen to paper, Bayern went in favorites and showed why they are still tournament favorites.

UEFA Champions League Bookies round up week 1

The first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 has come to a close with many obvious outcomes and a few which have upset some bookmakers! With leg two approaching at a rapid pace what do bookmakers and statistics say about who will advance to the daunting round of 8.

Looking at teams past performances in the championship as well as their past few games outside of the championship it is possible to make a simple deduction of who are favorites to make it into the the round of 8.

This game was the game from week two that everyone knew what the outcome of the game would be before the game even started. The Turkish side went into this game hoping to pull off a David vs Goliath outcome. Pen to paper, Bayern went in favorites and showed why they are still tournament favorites.

Besiktas started the match hoping to upset the tables, fighting hard from the beginning and being completely committed. Unfortunately, their over-enthusiasm caused the sending off of one of their men in the 16th minute making the challenge even more daunting than before. The Turkish side kept it together defending with everything they had, taking constant fire from the German Giants and not being able to hold much possession of the ball. After 43 minutes of painstaking torture, the Germans silenced the away team with a goal before half-time leaving the Turkish side with some recalculating of their battle plans in the safety zone of their changing rooms.

As the second half started Bayern came out in full force taking every possible shot at goal, as the away fans just sat and waited for the second blow. After the second goal, the Germans were on top of everything and getting 3 more consolation goals before the end of the match. Bayern took 35 shots at goal the Turkish side did well not to walk out of the match with a higher tally.

Going into the second leg of the round, Besiktas have everything to play for. Being top of their league they will want to restore some pride in front of their home fans. Bayern will go into the last leg with the intentions of taking no prisoners and finishing the home side off in style. This game will not be the highlight of week two but will definitely be one that is worth watching.

Bookmakers prediction: Bayern to win by 2