Liverpool vs Bayern Munich
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Liverpool vs Bayern Munich | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The true clash of two powerhouses of European football. Both sides have a rich history, and we could say without any hesitation, that this matchup is the ultimate derby of the round. Liverpool’s performances haven’t been good in recent times, as they were at the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, Bayern is even worse. They are experiencing difficulties on and off the pitch they haven’t got used to in the past few years.
Liverpool had a lot of luck in the last round of Group C. The Reds were saved by the goalkeeper Alisson, who saved Milik’s shot which would send Napoli in the knockout stage. On the other side, Bayern had an easier task in Group E, where he finished first in front of Ajax, AEK, and Benfica. Still, we need to point out that the Bavarians haven’t impressed with their performances and that they didn’t defeat Ajax in either of two encounters.
We have to say that the Reds aren’t playing as they used to some four to six weeks ago. It is evident that their form is stagnating, if not in a small decline. Still, they manage to stay at the top of the Premier League and to keep their title chances alive. They are without a defeat in five games, but two of them were draws against West Ham and Leicester. The defensive part of the team, which was their key for good results started to lose breath in recent times, allowing at least one goal in six of the previous 8 matches. The efficiency of the meetings at Anfield is high as always; only one contest in the most recent five ended without three or more scores.
In both of the last two matches in the Bundesliga, Bayern was trailing at one point. Niko Kovac’s boys are looking pale and without confidence, but somehow they still win games. Previous six they played were all with three or more goals, and they also saw both teams to score, too. For the moment, the fantastic offensive part of the team is masking all the problems on the pitch as they simply demolish every opponent. If they didn’t keep high standards, be sure that Bayern’s results would have been a lot worse. Lewandowski and the boys netted three or more goals in four of the latest five events they participated in.
Latest Team News
Liverpool had many players who were sidelined, but lack of games this weekend made it possible for most of them to recover. Lovren, Fabinho, and Shaquiri are fit to play on Tuesday. Wijnaldum is still under a question mark. Van Dijk is suspended because of accumulated yellow cards. The majority of the Bayern’s fans are eager to hear about the condition of Arjen Robben, but as far as we know, he is still questionable. Kingsley Koman picked up an injury against Augsburg, and he too is doubtful. Corentin Tolisso is training, but he will not start the game at Anfield, that is for sure. Thomas Muller received a direct red card against Ajax, and he will be suspended for both games.
So far Liverpool and Bayern met seven times in the European competitions. The Reds are slightly better with two wins, while the Germans have one, along with four draws. The most recent meeting was in 2001, in the European Super Cup, when Liverpool won 3:2.
Odds and Predictions
Odds are favoring Liverpool in this one, and if they win your investment could be doubled. Bayern’s triumph is 3.30, while a draw is the most unlikely outcome with 3.80.
Liverpool vs Bayern Munich | Top Betting Tip: Liverpool (3-1)
For us, this should be the highest scoring game of the whole round. Liverpool plays at home, they are under huge pressure, and they don’t have any room for mistake. Jurgen Klopp knows Bayern perfectly, knows the system and the players and no doubt that former Dortmund manager knows how to set up proper tactics for them. Bayern struggles a lot, and they are not capable of defeating L’Pool at the moment. Though, we do believe that Lewa and the rest of the offense are going to score at least once. Having in mind the style of play of both squads, over 2.5 goals is something absolutely safe, while over 3.5 goals are pretty realistic. Also, try with over 1.5 HT. The final prediction, Liverpool – Bayern Munich 3:1