Bayern M-Liverpool,Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR BAYERN - LIVERPOOL
This is certainly the biggest game in the round of 16. Bayern comes in brilliant form and there is no memory of this hesitant team before New Year. The Bavarians smashed Wolfsburg with 6-0 last round in the Bundesliga, before they also broke Gladbach with 5-1 as a guest, demonstrating a sensational form, and overall they were certainly the top favorite for the German title and showed progress and growth. Now they are expected to attack much more, because in their first match they showed too much respect for Liverpool and went 0-0.
It is very controversial whether Liverpool should get eliminated by Bayern to increase their chances for the title in England. Let’s remember how tired the reds were in the last 5 rounds of the league last season, when they played quarterfinals and semi-finals with City and Roma. On the other hand, if they are now eliminated and don’t win the Premier League, it will be extremely disappointing, and to eliminate a grand as Bayern at Allianz Arena, it is impressive, even for Liverpool, who is accustomed to similar successes in Europe.
We think we can not see a new 0-0. This is a risky statement, because it has already happened three times at Liverpool’s zero draws with Bayern, Manchester United and Everton. But this match will be radically different from the 3 games in which the opponents of the Reds defended themselves. Now the football should be much more open. Bayern will attack and leave empty spaces. If Liverpool score the goal will count as double. The main motive in the meeting is the lack of Kimmich, who is suspended. Imagine Rafinha or Boateng, who is not even a full back, against Robertson and Mane on the right wing. This certainly weakens this area for the Bavarians, and who else, if not Klopp, will know the biggest details about Bayern and their weaknesses. Prediction – BTTS at 1.63.
- Bayern have not scored a goal at home in just one game for the whole season
- Liverpool scored 21 goals in their last 9 away games in the Champions League
BAYERN TEAM NEWS
Kimmich(25/2 D), Muller(23/6 F) and Robben(9/3 F) are out
LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Lovren(9/1 D) and Milner(24/3 M) are doubtful. Keita(21/0 M) and Gomez(13/0 D) are out