Arsenal vs Bayern Munich – Goals predicted in open contest
Arsenal and Bayern Munich to battle to a draw in International Champions Cup
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich clash in International Champions Cup is expected to produce goals (Getty Images)
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Arsenal and Bayern Munich clash in the International Champions Cup at the Dignity Health Sports Park in California. Both teams often produce goals in their fixtures and should serve up an open contest in this preseason match. They are tipped to serve up over 2.5 goals with the clash predicted to end in a draw.
Arsenal FC Form & Team News
Arsenal gear up for the new English Premier League season with a tour of the US where they are set to compete in the International Champions Cup. After a disappointing campaign last term, they will hope to build some momentum heading into the new season.
Unai Emery's men have a good record in the ICC having finished fourth in the 2018 edition. They were unbeaten last time out with French Champions Paris Saint-Germain among their scalps in the competition.
Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin are long term injury absentees for Arsenal and are expected to miss pre-season. The likes of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette are likely to feature alongside new signing Gabriel Martinelli.
FC Bayern Munich Form & Team News
Bayern Munich have a packed summer of friendlies in preparation for their title defence in the Bundesliga. They will begin their pre-season campaign at the International Champions Cup where they finished 10th last summer.
The Bavarians have claimed just one win in their their last four matches at the ICC. Like the Gunners, Nico Kovac's team often serve up goals in their matches and are likely to be a little open at the back in this preseason clash.
Defender Lucas Hernandez is ruled out of the clash with a knee problem. Fellow new signing Benjamin Pavard is likely to feature for the Germans while senior players Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller are both in contention to play.
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Head to Head
Bayern Munich have a 7-4 advantage with two draws from 13 previous matches against Arsenal. Three of the last four fixtures have produced over 2.5 goals.
Both teams played out a 1-1 draw in regulation time in the 2017 edition before the Gunners triumphed on penalties. Robert Lewandowski gave the Germans the lead before Alex Iwobi equalised.
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Match Up
Arsenal are renowned for their attacking quality with Pierce Emerick-Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan often combining well up front. They have enough quality to trouble the Bayern defence.
The Gunners often struggle defensively and could face some problems from the Bayern Forward line. With Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski, the Germans should cause the Arsenal backline plenty of problems.
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Key Statistics
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 4 matches (ICC).
Arsenal and Bayern Munich have seen over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
Bayern Munich have seen over 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 matches (ICC).
Bayern Munich are unbeaten in their last 4 matches against Arsenal (all competitions).
Expect and open and attacking contest as both teams get in tune with preseason warm ups. Matches involving Arsenal and Bayern Munich often produce goals and this should be no different. Over 2.5 goals is the tip here with both teams cancelling each other out for a draw.