Bayern Munich v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 13/03/19
Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Bayern Munich v Liverpool and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday’s Champions League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Bayern Munich v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 13/03/19
- Time: 20:00
- Venue: Allianz Arena
- Channel: BT 1
Bayern Munich host Liverpool on Wednesday night in what promises to be an enthralling encounter between two heavyweights of European football. The tie stands evenly poised at 0-0 with both sides firing a blank in their meeting at Anfield.
Goals in ‘Big’ games have been hard to come by for Liverpool with the merseysiders drawing a blank in their games against Manchester United and Everton. However, their defence has been superb under the leadership of Virgil Van Dijk, the reds have conceded just 4 goals in their last 8 games in all competitions.
Bayern Munich, like Liverpool, are involved in a title race themselves and they are currently top on goal difference in the Bundesliga. Their 6-0 win at the weekend saw them warm up for this in style. Munich are undefeated in the Champions League this season and they are also undefeated at home in their last 10 game across all competitions.
Bayern will be again without Thomas Müller due to his two-match Champions League suspension. The yellow card picked up by Joshua Kimmich during the first leg means the right back will also be unavailable for selection on Wednesday.
Long term absentees Corentin Tolliso and Arjen Robben will also miss out on the second leg.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a doubt as he fights with his fitness to be ready to return to action, but Wednesday night’s game could come a little too soon for the winger. James Milner and Dejan Lovern are also doubts for the Reds
Potential Bayern Munich Starting XI: Neuer; Rafinha, Süle, Hummels, Alaba; Martinez, Thiago; Gnabry, James, Ribery; Lewandowski
Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Head To Head
- There have been 5 draws in 8 meetings between the 2 sides. Liverpool have managed victories compared to Munich’s 1.
Key Stats & Facts
- Bayern have won 12 of their last 13 Bundesliga fixtures and they are unbeaten in the Champions League this season.
- Liverpool have lost all 3 of their away Champions League matches this season.
- Bayern 7/6
- Draw 27/10
- Liverpool 13/5
This game promises to be a cracker and could produce a few goals given the situation of the match. It’ll be interesting to see how either side approaches this fixture with the score being 0-0 from the first leg. Munich will be confident of getting a victory, but they’ll need to be weary about the counter attacking threat that Liverpool pose. It could be possible that we see another stalemate throughout the tie and if you fancy this game to be settled on penalties you can get 25/1 (Skybet).
I do think that this game will finally produce goals with both sides finding scoring easy to come by at the weekend. Munich produced a stunning display to win 6-0 and Striker Robert Lewandoski became the top foreign goalscorer in the Bundesliga. I see the opening minutes of the game being the time where Munich can take advantage and if they are to do that then Lewandoski will have a great chance of being the man to put the home side ahead. He is 18/5 (888 Sport) to score first in the match, he has 5 goals in his last 6 games and has bagged a brace in his last two starts.
I said I fancy some goals to be scored in this match and I think that Liverpool will be able to find the net for the first time in 2 games. Where that goal comes from is harder to decide. One player who has stood out for Liverpool in recent games is Striker, Sadio Mane, he has 4 goals in his last 3 games and I think he could be a good choice to find the back of the net in this game. He is currently 27/10 (Unibet) and I think that’s good value for a player in form.
A lot will be made about how Liverpool’s push for the Premier League title could possibly distract them in this game, but I think this Liverpool team has a dogged mentality and are tough to beat when fielding a first-choice side. They have lost just 1 away game in their last 8 fixtures in the Premier League and despite their struggles away from home in the Champions League I fancy that they will continue to be tough to beat. I think backing both teams to score and the match to finish as draw at 18/5 (Betvictor) is a good bet in this one.
Whatever way you see this one panning out it should be a great game for the neutral.