Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Allianz Arena when Bayern Munich and Arsenal face each other in the last 16 of the Champions League. The mighty Bavarians are on the right track to defend their Bundesliga title, but the team’s main goal is to win the elite competition this season. Carlo Ancelotti’s men defeated Atletico Madrid in their last group game and they are regarded as hot favourites to win Wednesday’s football match against Arsenal. Arjen Robben scored in a 2-0 win over Ingolstadt at the weekend, meaning that the opposition defenders should have the Dutch winger at bay. Alexis Sanchez helped Arsenal record a 2-0 win over Hull City in their last Premier League fixture, but the Bayern Munich defenders are definitely capable of preventing “El Nino Maravilloso” from scoring in the Allianz Arena showdown. Bayern Munich are more of a team than Arsenal and we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in the first leg.
Highligted Player (Vidal):
Arturo Vidal is a Chilean international who started his senior career at Colo-Colo. In 2007 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Bayer Leverkusen. After making 117 league appearances for the Bundesliga outfit from 2007 to 2011, he joined Juventus on 22 July, 2011 for a fee of €10.5 million. Vidal won four Serie A trophies with the Bianconeri and he participated in the Champions League final against Barcelona on 6 June, 2015. The Serie A giants, though, were beaten by Barca in the title game. In the summer of 2015 he moved to Bayern Munich and he won the Bundesliga trophies with Pep Guardiola’s team in the 2015/2016 season. Speaking of his international career, Vidal won two Copa America trophies with Chile (2015, 2016). The Chilean ace is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both as defensive at attacking midfielder as well. His contract with Bayern Munich expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title. Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since. Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.