Etihad set for a cracker on paper at least

first_imgMan City v Bayern MunichChampions League7.45pm, SKY SPORTS 2RETURN OF THE CHAMPIONSNo joy with the Barca/Barca HT/FT bet last night.For a team who are renowned for flair and passion I thought it was an incredibly lacklustre performance from the Spanish champions or perhaps that’s just pocket talk?Champions League action again tonight and hopefully a little more bang for our buck in terms of action.Certainly on paper it should be a cracker at the Etihad. Last year’s champions Bayern Munich against a Man City side who have now scored 15 goals in four games at home this season and conceded just one. Those stats include their 4-1 demolition job on Man U,City and Bayern have played each other twice competitively, both meetings taking place at the group stage in the Champions League in 2011.HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Dec 2011 C.League Man City 2-0 B MunichSep 2011 C.League B Munich 2-0 Man CityDavid Silva is expected to return after missing five games since suffering a thigh injury on international duty.Striker Sergio Aguero, not risked in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League defeat at Aston Villa due to a minor knock, is also likely to feature in the Group D clash.A really tough call – the most sensible bet is probably the draw with Star Sports.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)6 points DRAW Man City v Bayern Munich at around 5/2ALL OUTPresident Barack Obama is scrapping parts of a trip to Asia as the political stand-off that led to a government shutdown shows no sign of letting up.The US leader called off stops in Malaysia and the Philippines, while keeping plans to travel to regional summits in Indonesia and Brunei.The shutdown that began on Tuesday have left federal government functions in limbo from coast to coast.National parks such as Yellowstone and Alcatraz Island have been shuttered and government websites have gone dark.As many as 800,000 workers are taking unpaid leave.Some have rebelled against the shutdown – on Tuesday, veterans pushed past barricades at the National World War Two Memorial to get into the site.last_img