The English Premier League’s Arsenal club will welcome German powerhouse Bayern Munich to London on Tuesday, April 9, for the first leg of what should be an exhilarating UEFA Champions League quarterfinal match. After a six-year absence, the Gunners returned to Champions League play this season and are now making their first appearance in the quarterfinals since 2010.

Bayern Munich hasn’t missed a Champions League season since 2008, and the club has lifted the championship trophy six times during its illustrious history. Bayern’s most recent title came in 2020, when it defeated Paris Saint Germain in the tournament final at Lisbon.

We’ll provide you with some valuable insights for this match, so whether you're seeking free soccer picks, exploring Champions League betting tips, or considering a Champions League same-game parlay, we've got you covered.

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich Odds and Spread – Champions League Betting Lines 4/9

3-way handicap: Arsenal -1 (+210) | Draw +1 (+275) | Bayern Munich +1 (-106)
Draw No Bet: Arsenal (-275) | Bayern Munich (+187)
Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-143) | Under 2.5 (+105)
Double Chance:  Arsenal or Tie (-400) | Tie or Bayern Munich (-110) | Arsenal or Bayern Munich (-350)
Both teams to score: Yes (-150), No (+120)
1st Goal: Arsenal (-163) | No Goal (+1100) | Bayern Munich (+150)

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich Preview

Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 3 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Paramount+
Livestream: Paramount+, fuboTV

Arsenal made it through the Champions League Round of 16 in nerve-wracking fashion. The Gunners were tied 1-1 with Porto through two legs, and when the stalemate forced penalty kicks to decide a winner, Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya emerged as the hero with two saves in an intense shootout.

Since losing to Porto on the road in Leg 1 of the teams’ Champions League matchup, Arsenal has gone undefeated in its last six English Premier League games, including emphatic wins over Newcastle (4-1) and Sheffield United (6-0). The Gunners will play Brighton on Saturday before their midweek matchup with Bayern Munich, which means manager Mikel Arteta has a tough decision to make over the weekend.

Arsenal star winger Bukayo Saka has been dealing with a thigh injury that kept him sidelined for his team’s 2-0 win over Luton Town on April 3. He is questionable for the weekend, and Arteta might want to rest him before the challenging game against Bayern on Tuesday.

Although Arsenal has beaten several Premier League opponents in recent weeks, the competition is about to get much tougher. Simply put, Bayern Munich is a far cry from teams such as Luton Town. Indeed, Bayern beat the Premier League’s Manchester United club twice during the Champions League group stage, including the 4-3 thriller that opened the tournament.

However, Munich has struggled under German coach Thomas Tuchel this season, both in its Champions League and Bundesliga matches. The team was a clear favorite in the group stage against Copenhagen but had to settle for a 0-0 draw. Bayern then only managed to narrowly defeat Galatasaray in its second group-stage matchup, hanging on for a 2-1 victory.

Like Arsenal, Bayern dropped its opening game of knockout-round play when it fell to Lazio 1-0 in Italy. Munich’s play in Bundesliga action has also slipped in recent weeks, as the team has won only three of its last seven matches -- enabling Bayer Leverkusen to build a seven-point lead in the standings.

Visiting Arsenal at Emirates Stadium will be a serious challenge for Bayern, but one that Tuchel has experienced in the past as a former Premier League manager. Tuchel has faced Arteta three times, winning once and losing the two other matches.

Tuchel has announced that he will leave Bayern this summer after the soccer season ends. There’s no question that winning the Champions League before he departs would enable him to go out on a high note. He has already managed to win it once with Chelsea in 2021.

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich Lineups and Injuries

Bukayo Saka is the player Arsenal fans will be keeping an eye on heading into this match, particularly since his injury status was up in the air prior to the weekend. He has been a crucial part of Arsenal’s front three all season, and the Gunners will certainly want him to be available for this first leg of the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer suffered a groin injury while training with the German international team in late March. His status is currently questionable.

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich Prediction, Picks, and Betting Tips


We will kick off these Champions League prop bets in the W/D/W market. While Bayern Munich’s prestigious reputation certainly carries a lot of weight, this team looks beatable right now. It was recently defeated by Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the Bundesliga, marking its third loss in the past seven league matches.

Bayern has struggled to get goals from players other than Harry Kane, who leads the team with 31. Arsenal knows Kane all too well, having been haunted by him during his days with rival Tottenham. I expect that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will aim to neutralize Kane’s impact on Tuesday in much the way he managed to nullify Manchester City forward Erling Haaland in recent weeks.

Shutting down Kane will leave Bayern with limited scoring threats in front of Arsenal’s goal. At the other end of the pitch, Arsenal will match up much more effectively against Bayern’s struggling back line. If Bukayo Saka is healthy, the Gunners should be able to create much better scoring opportunities than Bayern and emerge from this opening leg with at least a one-goal advantage.

The Pick: Arsenal to win (-120)

Leandro Trossard Anytime Goalscorer

Our next Champions League best bet takes us into the Anytime Goalscorer market. Leandro Trossard scored Arsenal's only goal in the Round of 16 matchup against Porto, bringing his total to three in the Gunners' seven Champions League matches to date.

Trossard is a good finisher, and Arteta has deployed him as the middleman in Arsenal’s front three in recent weeks. That move has led to an increase in shooting opportunities for the talented forward.

With Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Martinelli all working around Trossard, this game gives him an opportunity to punish Bayern and get on the scoreboard.

The Pick: Leandro Trossard to score anytime (+190)

Best Same-Game Parlay Picks Today for Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich: 2-Leg SGP (+320)

Leg-1 SGP Pick: Arsenal to win (-120)

Leg-2 SGP Pick: Leandro Trossard to score anytime (+190)

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