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Bayern Munich vs Besiktas predictions: Champions League preview & line-ups

Bayern Munich vs Besiktas – 101 Great Goals prediction: Bayern Munich 3-1 Besiktas

Bayern Munich to beat Besiktas 3-1 is 17/2 with Paddy Power.

Besiktas have already showed in this campaign that they’re capable of competing with the very best.

That said, Bayern Munich will fancy their chances of taking a decent advantage back to Turkey.

Bayern Munich vs Besiktas: Who will win?

Bayern Munich are overwhelming favourites to win this first leg (1/8) and the tie overall (1/10).

Besiktas can be backed at 19/1 to win the first leg. And, the Turks are rated at 5/1 to qualify.

Robert Lewandowski is 21/10 to score the first goal. James Rodriguez is 8/5 to score anytime.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 25: Head Coach Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Muenchen is thrown into the air by his players after winning the UEFA Champions League final match against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich vs Besiktas: Champions League Round of 16 first leg preview

Bayern Munich host Turkish side Besiktas at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

Bayern made it 14 wins in a row on Saturday with a 2-1 away win at Wolfsburg. Bayern went behind in the first period before second-half goals from Sandro Wagner and Robert Lewandowski.

Jupp Heynckes’ side command an incredible 18-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

Bayern finished as runners up in Group B. The Bavarians finished level on 15 points with Paris Saint-Germain, but had a worse head-to-head record.

Bayern also finished above Celtic and Anderlecht.

Can Besiktas keep the tie alive?

Besiktas remain third in the Super Lig following Friday night’s 1-1 draw at Konyaspor. Atiba Hutchinson scored for the visitors, who extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to seven matches.

Besiktas have a number of Champions League winners in their team. Between Adriano, Pepe and Ricardo Quaresma they boast six Champions League winners medals between them.

The second leg of the tie will take place at the Vodafone Arena on 14 March.

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Unlucky draw

Besiktas became the first ever Turkish side to win a Champions League group after topping a difficult Group G earlier in the season.

Senol Gunes’ side surprised many, finishing above Porto, RB Leipzig and Monaco, ending the group campaign unbeaten.

Despite that, the Black Eagles were not spared a kinder draw and can feel hard done by for being paired with the German champions.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – SEPTEMBER 18: Oguzhan Ozyakup of Besiktas in action during the UEFA Europa League Group C match between Besiktas JK and Asteras Tripolis FC at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, on September 18, 2014 in Istanbul,Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich team news vs Besiktas

Kingsley Coman, who has three assists in the competition, is a doubt through illness.

Number 1 goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is a long-term absentee.

Besiktas team news vs Bayern Munich

Dusko Tosic is a doubt with an arm injury, although Veli Kavlak is back in training following a shoulder inury.

Atinc Nukan is a long-term absentee.

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Bayern Munich predicted line-up vs Besiktas

Predicted Bayern XI vs Besiktas

Predicted Bayern XI vs Besiktas

Besiktas predicted line-up vs Bayern Munich

Besiktas predicted line-up vs Bayern Munich

Besiktas predicted line-up vs Bayern Munich

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