Arsenal avoided a disappointing night at Emirates Stadium last week in the first leg of its UEFA Champions League quarterfinal matchup against Bayern Munich. The Gunners came away with a 2-2 draw at home, thanks to a match-tying goal by Leandro Trossard in the 76th minute.

The quarterfinal’s second leg in Munich on Wednesday, April 17, is now shaping up as a must-watch thriller for soccer fans. Both clubs have everything to play for with a spot in the Champions League semifinals on the line.

We’ll provide you with 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.

Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal Odds and Spread – Champions League Betting Lines 4/17

3-way handicap: Bayern Munich +1 (-250) | Draw -1 (+375) | Arsenal +1 (-167)
Draw No Bet: Bayern Munich (-150) | Arsenal (+110)
Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-154) | Under 2.5 (+120)
Double Chance:  Bayern Munich or Tie (-250) | Tie or Arsenal (-154) | Bayern Munich or Arsenal (-350)
Both teams to score: Yes (-182), No (+140)
1st Goal: Bayern Munich (-118) | No Goal (+1100) | Arsenal (+110)

Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal Preview

Date: Wednesday April 17
3 p.m. ET
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Livestream: Paramount+, fuboTV 

After suffering a devastating 2-0 home loss to Aston Villa on Sunday, Arsenal must now quickly shift its focus to the European season, because the club will be in Germany on Wednesday to face Bayern Munich the second leg of the teams’ Champions League quarterfinal matchup.

The Gunners severely hurt their Premier League title hopes by losing at home on Sunday, but a win on Wednesday to reach the Champions League semifinals would certainly be a major morale boost for manager Mikel Arteta’s team.

When it hosted the first leg of this Champions League quarterfinal on April 9, Arsenal grabbed the lead on a goal by Bukayo Saka less than 12 minutes into the match. The Gunners had a chance to go up by two goals just three minutes later on a clear scoring opportunity for Ben White, but White could only side-foot his shot straight at Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

The home team's lead lasted fewer than eight minutes. By the time the first half reached its 30-minute mark, Harry Kane had a penalty-kick opportunity to put Bayern Munich in front 2-1, and he converted it for a goal -- something he had often done against Arsenal in the past.

Fortunately for Arsenal, some superb build-up play and magical footwork from Gabriel Jesus led to an the tying goal by Leandro Trossard with more than 75 minutes played. The Gunners salvaged a 2-2 draw, leaving the two teams tied as they head to Munich’s Allianz Arena for Wednesday night's showdown.

Unfortunately, Bayern will be missing some key creative players, which could prove to be a potential game-changer in terms of the final outcome. Serge Gnabry scored for Munich in the first leg, but he will miss the second one due to an injury. In addition, Kingsley Coman, who made his first appearance since January over the weekend, was forced off the field once again and will be sidelined for several more weeks.

Both Gnabry and Coman are pivotal players for Bayern. The same is true of Leroy Sane, whose status was also in question with the matchup less than 48 hours away. If all three players are unavailable, Bayern's attack will lack the necessary pace to exploit Arsenal down the flanks. This would significantly limit the team’s ability to get the ball to Kane.

Arsenal might have the upper hand in terms of personnel since its team is fully healthy, but Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel can claim one of the Champions League’s most impressive records. He has won 32 of his first 50 Champions League games as a manager -- breaking Zinedine Zidane’s record. Three years ago, he also led Chelsea all the way to a Champions League title during his first season in charge of that club. He is therefore not to be underestimated here.

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal Lineups and Injuries

Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman will both miss this match for Bayern Munich, while teammate Leroy Sane will require a last-minute fitness test to determine if he can play. Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is not at 100 percent either, and losing him would be a significant blow for the home team.

Arsenal has no injuries to report, giving manager Mikel Arteta a completely healthy roster from which to assemble his lineup.

Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal Prediction, Picks and Betting Tips

Both Teams to Score

We will kick off these Champions League prop bets by projecting both teams to score. Despite sitting 16 points behind Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich leads that league in total goals by a significant margin. The club’s 82 goals are eight more than the next-closest Bundesliga team, and it has only failed to score in a home match at Allianz three times this season across both Bundesliga and Champions League competitions.

Bayern’s scoring output has certainly tailed off in the later stages of this season. Injuries have played a major role in that decline, but I still wouldn’t rule this team out when it comes to scoring at home.

Arsenal proved too quick and efficient for the Bayern Munich defense on multiple occasions during the first leg of this matchup, and it has also proven to be one of the most prolific goal-scoring teams in its domestic league this season. The Gunners have a plethora of talented players who can find the back of the net, so betting on them to score here in a crucial Champions League matchup feels extremely comfortable.

The Pick: Both teams to score - Yes (-182)

To Qualify

Our next Champions League best bet brings us into the ‘To Qualify’ market. Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel’s record in the Champions League speaks for itself, but on this occasion even he might be facing a taller mountain than he is capable of climbing. Bayern’s spate of injuries has been very damaging to the club’s attack, and feeding Harry Kane up front is going to be a real challenge.

Arsenal goes into this match determined to bounce back from its recent domestic loss and looking to rediscover its winning form in Germany. The matchup just looks a little off balance right now, favoring Arsenal on the road, and I’ll take the Gunners to qualify, which includes the club doing so via extra time and penalties.

The Pick: Arsenal to qualify (+100)

Best Same-Game Parlay Picks Today for Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal: 2-Leg SGP (+210)

Leg-1 SGP Pick: Both Teams to score - Yes (-182)

Leg-2 SGP Pick: Arsenal to qualify (+100)

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