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Valencia vs. Bayern Munich: Champions League Betting Preview

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I got it horribly wrong when opposing Bayern Munich last time out in the Champions League but am willing to do so again on Tuesday as they face Valencia.

The Bundesliga leaders have been in rampaging form this season, already having opened up a seven-point lead in Germany, and they have largely replicated their excellent domestic performances in Europe, too.

That was certainly the case against Lille on matchday four, Bayern were 5-0 up inside 35 minutes, and the handicap wager on the French side never looked like landing once Bastian Schweinsteiger had opened the scoring.

That triumph kept Jupp Heynckes’ side level on points with Valencia at the top of Group F, the Spaniards recording an extremely impressive 3-0 win away to BATE, and a draw would suit both as they seek a place in the knockout stage.

It is the Belarus side that threaten this pair’s future participation in the competition but they face an almighty task in Bavaria in a fortnight’s time and, in truth, are probably resigned to the Europa League already.

Bayern dropped their first away points of the campaign on Saturday when held at Nurnberg but there were no such trouble for the hosts, edging past Espanyol 2-1 to extend their unbeaten run to five matches.

Only seventh in the Primera Division table, it is Valencia’s away form that has prevented them for being nearer the summit and there is certainly nothing wrong with their efforts at the Mestalla.

Seven victories in a row in all competitions on home soil, by an aggregate score of 17-6, indicates Bayern will not have things all their own way and, at around the 2.20 mark, they simply have to be taken on in a game they do not need to win.

The German table-toppers have lost 10 of their previous 19 matches on Spanish soil and, having been beaten 3-1 in Borisov earlier in the campaign, are susceptible to defeat once more despite their undoubted class.

3pts Lay Bayern Munich (vs. Valencia) @ 2.20 (Betfair)