Bayern Munich host Chelsea this Saturday on behalf of the knockout stages of the Champions League. Bayern’s qualification is very well underway. Chelsea will try to do better than the first leg (3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge).
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea Soccer Betting Tips
Winner with great authority on the Chelsea pitch in the first leg (0-3), Bayern Munich was undoubtedly the most impressive club in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League. Robert Lewandowski’s partners have shown their clear supremacy and they are obviously on a very favorable waiver to reach the quarterfinals. Already impressive during the group stage, the team had won all their matches to finish in 1st place in group B, ahead of Tottenham, Olympiakos, and Red Star Belgrade. Domestically, the Bavarians have won the title with disconcerting ease since the resumption. By winning all its meetings (9) including that at Borussia Dortmund (1-0) which secured the title to the partners of Kingsley Coman on a subtle lob from Joshua Kimmich just before the return to the locker room, Bayern Munich made a very strong impression at the approach of this meeting. Especially since the club ended its national season by winning the German Cup against Bayer Leverkusen (4-2) and thus achieve the double. To see if a month later, Bayern can still keep this pace. To prepare, the club beat OM in a friendly match last Friday (1-0).
Chelsea therefore almost destroyed their hopes of qualifying by bowing very heavily in front of their fans against Bayern Munich in the first leg (0-3). The London team fell on much stronger than it and hope to show a better face in Bavaria in the second leg. Present in a very homogeneous group H, the Blues had torn themselves away to finish in 2nd place in the standings, behind Valence, and with 1 small point ahead of Ajax and much more on the other hand over Lille, the red lantern of this group. In the league, Franck Lampard’s players have managed to keep their 4th place which ensures them a place in the competition next season. Winners for their last Premier League match against Wolverhampton (2-0), they, however, lost the FA Cup final against Arsenal last weekend (1-2).
The workforce for Bayern Munich vs Chelsea
Hit in the left foot during a training session at the end of July, the right-back world champion Benjamin Pavard is forfeited for the rest of the season and should be the only absent side Bayern.
On the side of Chelsea, it’s more complicated. Besides the excellent piston Marcos Alonso and midfielder Jorginho who are suspended, Lampard will be deprived of Loftus-Cheek (ischios), Azpilicueta (ischios), and Pedro (shoulder). Pulisic and Kanté are uncertain.
The compositions for Bayern Munich vs Chelsea
The probable lineup of Bayern Munich:
Neuer – Davies, Boateng, Alaba, Hernandez – Kimmich, Thiago – Gnabry, Müller, Coman – Lewandowski.
Absent: Pavard (injured).
Not sure: None.
The planned tactical disposition (4-2-3-1):
Davies – Boateng – Alaba – Hernandez
Kimmich – Thiago
Gnabry – Müller – Coman
The probable lineup of Chelsea:
Caballero – Zouma, Rüdiger, Christensen – Mount, Barkley, Kovacic, Emerson – Willian, Giroud, Pulisic (or Mount).
Absent: Marcos Alonso, Jorginho (suspended), Loftus-Cheek, Azpilicueta, Pedro (injured).
Doubtful: Pulisic, Kanté.
The planned tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Christensen – Zouma – Rüdiger
Mount – Barkley – Kovacic – Emerson
Willian – Giroud – Pulisic
The history of the confrontations Bayern Munich vs Chelsea
The most striking clash between the two teams took place on the side of Munich, for the final of the Champions League 2012, against the Bavarians. While Tomas Muller thought he had done the hard part by opening the scoring in favor of Bayern (83rd), it was the incredible Didier Drogba who had equalized for the Blues with a saving header. The latter will register the winning shot in the cages of a Manuel Neuer traumatized by the Ivorian striker (1-1, 2-1 on penalties for Chelsea). A year later, Bayern took revenge on Chelsea by winning the SuperCup.
Key points for the match Bayern Munich vs Chelsea
– After their clear victory at Stamford Bridge, Bayern Munich are almost qualified for the quarter-finals.
– Bayern finished their season with 17 consecutive wins.
– Chelsea appeared to be improving but a step below the top teams this season.
– Winner in 2013, Bayern Munich, which has one of the best squads in the Old Continent, hopes to return to the C1 final.
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea Soccer Betting Tips
At home and having to use this match to prepare for the Final 8, Bayern should take this meeting seriously and do the job against the Blues within its reach.
Betting Tips: Bayern Munich
Betting Tips: Chelsea