Bayern Munich - Chelsea FC betting tip & odds comparison 08.08.2020
Matchday 2 in the Champions League features the clash between Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC at Allianz Arena. In our preview of Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea FC, you will receive all the important details and facts about this Champions League fixture. We will begin with an analysis of the current form of the two teams.
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Bayern Munich have won 5 of their last 5 league matches (5 wins, 0 draws, 0 defeats. In the previous 3 home games in the Champions League season 2019/2020, Bayern Munich have won 3 matches, 0 games ended in a draw, and 0 games in defeat. (Goal difference 8:1).
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Bayern Munich v Chelsea
Bayern will be looking to put the icing on the cake when they host Chelsea in the second leg of their round of 16 tie on Saturday night.
Bayern have had a phenomenal season. They are on a quest for a treble. They won the eighth consecutive Bundesliga title with aplomb, winning their last 11 straight league games to seal the deal and scored a record-setting 100 goals in the league. Mercurial striker Robert Lewandowski lead that charge with 34 league goals. They also won the German Cup, beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the final.
They won the first leg of this tie 3-0 at the Stamford Bridge, with former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry grabbing a brace and Lewandowski also getting on the score sheet.
They do not have major injury concerns coming into this game.
Frank Lampard led Chelsea to a 4th place finish in the league in his first season in charge and they also went to the finals of the FA Cup which they lost 2-1 to Arsenal. Given the fact that they had a transfer ban and largely played with upcoming stars for a good chunk of the season, Lampard exceeded expectations.
That FA Cup final loss was particularly painful for them as they also suffered injuries to key players including captain Azpilicueta and Pulišić who are both ruled out of this game.
They return to the scene of their 2012 Champions League triumph. But even Lampard, who was part of that triumphant team, knows the challenge they face this time is almost insurmountable.
Possible Line Ups
|Injured: Pavard (ankle) and Alonso (suspended), Jorginho (suspended), Loftus-Cheek (hamstring), Pulišić (hamstring), Azpilicueta (hamstring), Pedro (shoulder), Gilmour (knee)|
MATCH PREVIEW AND BETTING TIPS FOR BAYERN MUNICH V CHELSEA
These two teams have had many glorious battles in the past, including that 2012 Champions League Final in this very venue, which Chelsea won on post-match penalties. This, however, won’t be one of those. It is not a fair fight by any metric. Chelsea are already 3 goals down and their treatment room is packed with a number of key first-team players. Bayern, meanwhile, have been a juggernaut both domestically and in Europe. Despite the three-goal cushion, we expect them to turn up for this game and put Chelsea them to the sword and their misery with a professional and convincing win. We therefore picking Handicap -1 Bayern Win @ 2.11 with 22Bet as our first prediction for the game.
Chelsea’s Achilles’ heel this season has been their defence. Despite finishing 4th in the league, they conceded more goals than any of the top 10 teams in the league. The loss of Azpilicueta to a hamstring injury in the FA Cup Final will only worsen the situation. Bayern’s forwards will relish the opportunity to not only play this makeshift defence but to remind everyone else why they are, quite rightly, regarded as one of the outright favourites to win the competition this season. 22Bet have Lewandowski to Score Anytime @ 1.50. Against this defence and with his form and record this, we feel this price is great value for money and we are backing it as our final betting tip for this match.