Tuesday February 25, Chelsea receive Bayern Munich as part of the 1/8 knockout round of the Champions League. Both teams will want to win in order to take an option on the qualification.
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Soccer Betting Prediction
Present in group H of this Champions League, which included Lille, Valence and Ajax Amsterdam, Chelsea finished second in the group behind the Spaniards despite the same number of points. Defeated at the start of Valencia precisely (0-1), the Blues were then unbeaten with 3 successes obtained against Lille twice (1-2 and 2-1) and Ajax Amsterdam (0-1) and two games draw against Ajax (4-4) and Valence (2-2). On the national scene, Chelsea is still 4th in the ranking but has only 3 units ahead of 5th place. After having lined up 4 games without a win (2 losses and 2 draws), the London team resumed its march forward last weekend by winning at home against Tottenham (2-1).
For its part, Bayern went it alone in its group B of the Champions League during the group stage. Indeed, he finished at the top of his group by winning all of his 6 games played against the Red Star of Belgrade (3-0 and 0-6), Olympiakos (2-3 and 2-0) and Tottenham (2-7 and 3-1). Imperial in the Champion’s League, the Bavarians are less dominant in the Bundesliga where they are first but with a short lead over Leizpig. Hans Dieter Flick’s men were held in check by Leipzig precisely (0-0) before dominating Cologne (1-4) and Paderborn last weekend (3-2).
The staff for Chelsea vs Bayern Munich
For the Blues, the nugget Abraham, the American winger Pulisic and the long-time absentees van Ginkel and Loftus-Cheek will not be available for this meeting any more than the world champion Ngolo Kanté. At the forefront, we should find the Belgian international Batshuayi.
Bayern are still deprived of titular defenders Süle and Javi Martinez and the important winger Perisic who are in the infirmary. Suspended this weekend, defensive managers Pavard and Boateng will return for this game. With 10 goals scored, Lewandowski is the top scorer in this edition of the Champions League at the moment.
The compositions for Chelsea vs Bayern Munich
The likely composition of Chelsea:
Kepa – Azpillicueta, Christiensen, Rudiger, Emerson – Mount, Jorginho, Kovacic – Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi, Willian.
Absent: Kanté, Abraham, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Van Ginkel (injured)
The planned tactical arrangement (4-3-3):
Azpillicueta – Christiensen – Rudiger – Emerson
Mount- Jorginho – Kovacic
Hudson-Odoi – Batshuayi – Willian
The likely composition of Bayern Munich:
Neuer – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Alcantara – Müller, Goretzka, Gnabry – Lewandowski
Absent: Süle, Javi Martinez, Perisic (injured)
The planned tactical arrangement (4-2-3-1):
Pavard – Boateng – Alaba – Davies
Kimmich – Alcantara
Müller – Goretzka – Gnabry
The history of confrontations Chelsea vs Bayern Munich
Since 2008, the two clubs have only faced each other twice in official competition. Each time, they left in a draw after regular time.
Key points for the match Chelsea vs Bayern Munich
– In the absence of Kanté and Abraham, Chelsea will be diminished.
– With 10 goals scored in the Champions League and 23 in the Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski is the top scorer in Europe.
– Bayern won all of its matches in the first round.
– Chelsea have shown concerns in the league lately
Soccer Betting Prediction Chelsea vs Bayern Munich
In the wake of its excellent group stage, Bayern could come and win at Stamford Bridge Tuesday evening.
Prediction Today: Bayern Munich victory