Bayern Munich v Liverpool Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Bayern Munich v Liverpool

Champions League: 13 March  Stadium: Allianz Arena

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This certainly is a difficult game to call given Bayern’s assured display at Anfield. However Liverpool have started to produce the goals again and with Van Dijk back in defence, will fancy themselves for another shutout. Taking Liverpool for a Draw No Bet win at 6/4 looks like very good value with Bet365. The reds to qualify and progress to the next round is also well priced at 4/5. We fancy that the game will spark into life and over 10 corners is priced at evens (1/1) and this market paid off in the first leg as the corner count hit 11.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

European giants Bayern Munich and Liverpool lock horns again at the Allianz Arena, with the tie delicately balanced after the 0-0 draw in the first leg. Many felt that Liverpool’s front three would cause an ageing Bayern defence problems, but the Germans played well and managed to escape Anfield unscathed. With both teams possessing the quality to win the game, this will be a fascinating encounter to see if Bayern are more attacking at home, which could play in to the hands of Liverpool’s devastating counter-attacking game.

Since the first leg fixture, Bayern have won all four of their league games and re-established themselves at the top of the Bundesliga, albeit on goal difference. This shows the mental strength of the German champions as they were seven points behind Borussia Dortmund at one point but now have their fate in their own hands. They have also crushed their last two opponents scoring 11 goals in the process which will be a warning sign to the Reds who have struggled defensively at times.

On the contrary, Liverpool lost their top spot in the league to Manchester City, having won two and drawn two since the first leg. A disappointing derby day draw with Everton was sandwiched between a comprehensive 5-0 win over Watford and a 4-2 reverse against Burnley. Liverpool will be happy with the form of Sadio Mane and welcomed back Roberto Firmino, but Mo Salah has been off the boil and struggling to influence games the way he did last season. Jurgen Klopp knows that Mane and Salah’s pace will be key if they set up for the counter attack and needs his Egyptian talisman to be at his best in order to capitalise in the Allianz.

In team news, Bayern will be without the suspended pairing of Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich whilst Dutch winger Arjen Robben and Kingsley Coman are out injured. This could lead to Ribery slotting in on the wings and supporting Lewandowski up front, along with Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez.

Liverpool will welcome back the imperious Virgil Van Dijk after he missed the first leg through suspension and Trent Alexander-Arnold is also expected to be fit after sustaining a knock against Burnley. Jurgen Klopp doesn’t have too many other concerns ahead of this game apart from deciding how to set up his midfield three after Adam Lallana impressed against Burnley. It is likely that for such a big fixture away from home, Klopp will revert back to Jordan Henderson alongside Fabinho and Wijnaldum or potentially Naby Keita given his experience of playing in Germany.

This certainly is a difficult game to call given Bayern’s assured display at Anfield. However Liverpool have started to produce the goals again and with Van Dijk back in defence, will fancy themselves for another shutout. Taking Liverpool for a Draw No Bet win at 6/4 looks like very good value with Bet365. The reds to qualify and progress to the next round is also well priced at 4/5. We fancy that the game will spark into life and over 10 corners is priced at evens (1/1) and this market paid off in the first leg as the corner count hit 11.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

 

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