Bayern Munich’s amazing winning record recently came to an end, although there can be little doubt that the German side are one of the form teams in Europe right now and they can effectively book their place in the last sixteen by beating Napoli on Wednesday night.
Jupp Heynckes’ team have seven points from their first three games, something that gives Bayern total command of Group A and victory would send them five points clear of their Italian opponents with two games left to play.
The bookies are taking no chances about a team that have won their past three home matches by scorelines of 4-0, 6-0 and 4-0, even if Hannover discovered how to beat them with a 2-1 win. Bayern’s best price is 1/3 (Paddy Power – £100 free bets) and they are likely to fill many a Champions League accumulator.
However, Napoli demonstrated against Manchester City that they can be deadly on the counter-attack and the visitors will want to keep their noses in front of the English side ahead of a crunch match in Naples later this month.
The Azzurri are 5th in Serie A at the moment and can be backed at 10/1 (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) to throw the group wide open by winning this match, with the draw on offer at 4/1.
The big question is whether Napoli can stop Mario Gomez scoring, with the German striker having managed 16 goals already this term and you can get 7/2 that the forward breaks the deadlock in this match.