Liverpool vs Bayern Munich Champions League Predictions

Champions League Liverpool vs Bayern
Liverpool vs Bayern Munich Champions League

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The Champions League continues with a mouth-watering clash between two of the competition’s most significant clubs, who both have ambitions to lift the trophy in May. Each side will be hugely tough to separate over the two legs.

Predictions

Both these sides are among the favourites to lift the title this year and whoever progresses from this tie will be a side to avoid for all opponents in the following round.

Liverpool have been in imperious Premier League form this season – they have lost just one game this season, a 2-1 defeat at Manchester City, although they have drawn consecutive games against Leicester and West Ham.

However, the Reds have struggled in cup football this season – they fell at the first hurdle of the EFL Cup (to Chelsea) and FA Cup (to Wolves) while they only just scraped through their Champions League group.

Bayern Munich have won each of the last six Bundesliga titles but have struggled for form this season and are sat second in the standings behind Borussia Dortmund.

The hosts will be slight favourites to edge out the first leg of this clash to possessing home advantage, although neither side are in sterling form and both have similar quality.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 1-1 draw between the two appears to be a likely outcome from it.

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Betting Tips

The Poland international is widely regarded as one of European football’s greatest goal scorers and he notched up a remarkable eight goals in the group stage of this season’s competition. Indeed, the 30-year-old is already on 24 goals for the campaign and backing him to find the net here is among the best online betting odds available for this round of matches. Lewandowski is 6/4 anytime at 10Bet.

Whilst these two sides are usually viewed as being great goal scorers, four of Bayern’s six group games had fewer than 2.5 goals while for Liverpool that number was three from six. Knockout games are typically cagier with neither side wanting to leave themselves exposed to opposition attacks and under 2.5 goals is 27/20 at 888Sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

Perhaps somewhat remarkably given the European exploits of both clubs in European competition over their illustrious histories, these two sides have only met on one occasion in the past 38 years – Liverpool winning the UEFA Super Cup 3-2 in 2001.

Stats

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in the Premier League at Anfield this season, winning 10 of their 12 home ties and also winning each of their three home games in the Champions League group stage.
  • Despite losing three times away from home in the Bundesliga this season, Bayern have won eight of their 11 matches on the road – the best away record in the division.
  • Bayern Munich last won the competition in 2013, when they defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the final. Borussia where managed by Jurgen Klopp, now at the helm of Liverpool.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten across their last 11 home matches in the Champions League, winning eight of the last nine, but have lost each of their last five matches not played at Anfield.
By:Sam Watt

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