Bayern Munich vs Liverpool Prediction & Match Preview

Bayern Munich vs Liverpool
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).

Such a great tie, that too in the early stages of the competition. It’s surely a shame to see one of these stalwarts going in the Round of 16. But, in a sense, that’s what makes this tournament special. It truly is the best of Europe locking horns.

Liverpool wasted a great chance to hold the advantage coming into the second leg, when they failed to score at Anfield, against Bayern. Despite the match ending without goals, surely the German side will have claimed the moral victory.

If history is any indicator, it’s that Allianz Arena, especially in crunch moments, is not going to be pretty for visitors. And I’m sorry to say this, the Reds do have a tendency to bottle things up after making impressive runs.

As of now, it’s Bayern’s tie to lose.

Bayern Munich vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)
These two teams have met each other thrice in the last 20 years.
Of these, one was the just-concluded first leg, the other a friendly, and the third one the UEFA Super Cup in 2001.
Liverpool has avoided a loss in these three games, which spans two decades.
The last time these two took on each other at this venue was in the unofficial AUDI Cup. The Reds managed a 0-3 win then.
Bayern Munich vs Liverpool Prediction
Liverpool possesses one of the best defenses in Europe right now, led by the inspirational Virgil Van Dijk, and aptly complemented by Brazilian keeper Allison Becker. With such high stakes on the line, it’s a sure bet that either will give predominant importance to their backlines and Bayern with the best goal-keeper of this generation, Manuel Neuer is also tipped to make life hard for Liverpool’s front-three.

Count on these two to present a highly entertaining, but goalless first half for the fans.

Next, say what you want about the Mane-Salah-Firminho trio, but they have not been up to their very best this season. Just a week ago they saw Manchester City overtaking them in the title race, and for all their heroics, they managed to throw away a potential ten-point advantage over Pep and his boys.

Moreover, they are at the Allianz Arena, where the German outfit has won their last eight home ties in a row, climbing back level to Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race. While Bayern recorded three or more goals in six of their last nine home fixtures, Liverpool returned just a single win in their last six away games. The sole win came against Brighton.

With the home advantage playing a massive role, Munich is tipped to progress to the next round, but for sure they will suffer to achieve that honor.

Bet  Bayern Munich  to win

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Barcelona vs Lyon Prediction & Match Preview

Barcelona vs Lyon
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).

Lyon seems to be the only hope for French Football after PSG’s unceremonious exit to Manchester United. There’s a massive, massive catch though. They are taking on Barcelona, and at the Camp Nou nonetheless.

The French squad managed to hold the visiting Lionel Messi and Co to a goalless draw in the first leg. With no away goals for Barcelona to hold on, Lyon just might hold the mental edge. Last year’s Roma debacle is still fresh in every football fan’s mind.

Lyon has been playing passionately for their glory, but the Spaniards are desperate. Thrice in the last three years, they have had to witness their arch-rivals lifting the crown of Europe.

This season, it just might be their year, considering Real Madrid and PSG are already out at the Round-of-16 stage, and Juventus is almost out of the door, against Atleti.

Will Ernesto Valverde’s men take hold of the reins, or will they crumble under pressure ? Whatever it may be, a great treat is in waiting for us viewers ! ”

Barcelona vs Lyon Head-to-head (h2h):

Barcelona holds a 100% unbeaten record against Lyon n the last 20 years.
All these meetings came in the Champions League, and except for the last time, Barca managed to find the back of the net on all the other occasions.
At this venue, Barca holds a 100% winning record against Lyon.
The Spanish team managed two or more goals in all of their games at the Camp Nou.
The combined scoreline for the last three fixtures at the stadium is 10-2. in favor of Barcelona.
Barcelona vs Lyon Prediction
The Spanish Champions host their next set of foes at their favorite venue, Camp Nou. The stadium notoriously has been kind to the Blaugrana. And this Wednesday, they will once more turn towards this beautiful playground.

Barca is high on morale after their back-to-back away wins against Real Madrid. They also played a major role in ending two-thirds of their rival’s season, while Ajax took care of the third. On top of that, at the right moment, Luis Suarez seems to have found his scoring touch back. Moreover, Arthur Melo, the potential Xavi Hernandez-replacement is back after injury.

One thing that might be bothering the Blaugrana may be the injury news that has been circulating about Ousmane Dembele. Since the start of this season, he has turned himself into an integral cog of the Barca machinery.

Still, they have the ever-dependable Lionel Messi to count on, and this year he’s on a mission. Additionally, in the last 24 home fixtures, Barca has lost just twice, whereas Lyon is winless in their last three away games, losing to even the misfiring Monaco.

With the likes of Real Madrid, PSG etc already out of the competition. Barca realizes the opportunity they have been provided. After the disaster of last year, they will be keen to avoid mistakes and go all the way in 2018/19. Count on them to do that in style.

We totally expect Barca to take control of the game early on, and record a huge win as a morale-booster.

Bet Lyon AH (+2) Best odds 1.96

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