Bayern Munich vs Barcelona: prediction for the Champions league fixture
Bayern Munich are set to host Barcelona on Wednesday, December 8 in the final round of the Champions League group stages. We made predictions for this game, which you can find below.
Bayern Munich were the main favourites in Group E before the start of the Champions League, and they fully lived up to the fans' expectations. Julian Nagelsmann's team crushed Barcelona with a score of 3:0 at Camp Nou in the very first game, and in the second round, the Bavarians cruised to victory over Dynamo. They netted five unanswered goals against the Ukrainian team.
Then, Bayern won both games against Benfica with a total score of 9:2, thus securing the first line in the group. After that, they recorded a 2:1 victory over Dynamo in Kyiv.
Barcelona, on the other hand, have had a difficult campaign so far. Despites all setbacks, the Blaugranas were one of the favourites in their group, and while they had no chance to outplay Bayern, they always could qualify for the playoffs from second place. Currently, Barcelona are occupying the 2nd line with 7 points, however, the 3rd Benfica are only two points behind. A victory in Munich guarantees Barcelona a spot among the last 16, while any other result might send Benfica to the knockouts instead.
Xavi's men have been struggling in La Liga, too. Barcelona are only 7th in the log, and in the last round, they suffered a defeat to Real Betis (0:1).
This score was recorded in 2 of Barcelona's last 5 draws.
This bet played in 6 of Bayern's last 7 games.
Bayern conceded in the second half in 2 of their last 3 home games.
We think that today Barcelona have a chance. Bayern will probably not risk putting all their heart in this game, since they are guaranteed a top-line finish, but Barcelona will go all-out in this fixture - they must win if they want to qualify for the playoffs. We suggest taking a risk and betting on the visitors.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (+1) to Barcelona
Prediction: Handicap (+1) to Barcelona
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We predict that Nagelsmann will use rotation. Bayern are coming into this game on the back of a hard-fought game against Borussia, and the coach will not risk injuring his key players. But it will be extremely difficult for Barcelona to defeat the Germans in Munich. A draw is more likely.
Second bet - a draw