Friday night’s (August 14) is the pick of the Champions League quarterfinals, as these two giants of European football have lifted Europe’s most coveted trophy 10 times between them. But while Barcelona have looked regressive this season, Bayern Munich have stormed their way to more domestic success and arrive on a long unbeaten run.
Lionel Messi remains one of the few players that can win a match on his own but, with Bayern looking a much stronger team in most areas of the pitch, Bayern Munich win must be the tip for Barcelona vs Bayern Munich.
The two teams last met in the 2015 Champions League, when Barcelona went on to lift the trophy after progressing 5-0 on aggregate. Barcelona won their home game 3-0 on that occasion but lost 3-2 in Germany.
Two years earlier, the dominant Bayern Munich side that went on to win the Champions League that year beat the Spaniards 7-0 on aggregate, winning 4-0 at home and 3-0 away. That means the Germans have won three of their last four against Barcelona. They also have a superior all-time record, having won six, drawn two, and lost two of their previous 10 head-to-heads with Barcelona.
Bayern sailed through the Champions League group stages with the only 100% record, scoring a total of 24 goals, including 10 against Tottenham over their two games. They also conceded just five goals, and their defence is a tough unit to breach despite the team’s attacking tactics. Bayern also impressed in the last-16, with a 7-1 demolition of Chelsea that suggests they are currently the best team in Europe.
You can never right off Barcelona, who also came through their group unbeaten with four wins and two draws. But the teams they faced were poor teams. They also comfortably beat Napoli in the last-16, but it’s worth remembering that Napoli only finished seventh in Serie A this season.
Considering the profile of high-scoring games between the two sides, over 2.5 goals is a tempting proposition. But there’s a chance that both teams will play more cagily than is the norm in this one-legged winner-takes-all match.
Whatever the final score, Bayern Munich are fancied to show their class and beat Barcelona on their way to lifting the Champions League trophy this season. That’s why our Barcelona vs Bayern tip is Bayern to win.
28/09/2020 | Football - Premier League
Both Teams To Score (Yes)
1pt Win @ 1.68 Unibet, Betway
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2pt Win @ 1.83 Bet365, William Hill
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