It’s the Round of 16 of the Champions League and Liverpool are welcoming Bayern Munich at the Anfield in the first leg of their doubleheader. It’s no doubt that the game is of huge importance for both teams, but the hosts are the ones who are expected to attack from the very first moment. The question is can the Reds win on Tuesday? Find it out in our Liverpool vs Bayern Munich prediction and betting tips!
The Reds have been sensational at the Anfield. They lost only one home match this season and it was in the League Cup against Chelsea. They’re still without a defeat at the Anfield in the Premier League with 11 wins and two draws. When it comes to their Champions League performances at home, they’ve been fantastic, winning each of their group matches. And this is really impressive considering that they played in probably the toughest group, together with PSG, Napoli, and Red Star.
Liverpool are always favorites when playing at the Anfield, but that’s not the only reason why their chance on Tuesday evening seems good. They’ve also been in a great form lately. They did start the year with two defeats, but they got themselves back on the right track lately. Ten days ago when they played their last match, Liverpool hammered Bournemouth 3:0 at home. Why this is important is that Bournemouth beat Chelsea 4:0 just two rounds before. And beating them has certainly given the Reds the confidence boost they need.
But, not all is great in Liverpool squad. They have some problems with absentees, particularly at the back. Joe Gomez is a long-term absentee, but Dejan Lovren has also gotten injured lately. Even that isn’t the biggest problem of Liverpool ahead of Bayern Munich game. Their biggest problem is the absence of Virgil van Dijk, who’s going to miss the game due to yellow cards.
Bayern Munich have a very bad record with Liverpool, having both of the duels they had in the 21st century. But, Bayern are in a pretty good form lately and it won’t be a surprise if they managed to get themselves a good result on Tuesday evening.
Bayern have particularly been great in the final third. They’ve scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of 6 previous matches they played. And they’ve been pretty great away from home. Bayern have lost only 3 away games this season in all competitions. In the Champions League, they won 2 away games and played draw once (against Ajax in Amsterdam).
What’s got to worry them slightly is that they have a few absentees. They’re going to be without Arjen Robben and Corentin Tolisso who are injured, as well as without Thomas Muller, who is serving a ban. On the other hand, the players who are available for this game have been in a fantastic form lately, particularly Lewandowski and Goretzka.
- Joe Gomez (injury)
- Dejan Lovren (doubtful)
- Virgil van Dijk (suspension)
Bayern Munich absentees:
- Arjen Robben (injury)
- Corentin Tolisso (injury)
- Thomas Muller (suspension)
Alisson – Matip, Fabinho, Milner, Robertson – Keita, Henderson, Wijnaldum – Salah, Mane, Firmino
Neuer – Hummels, Sule, Kimmich, Alaba – Alcantara, Rodriguez, Goretzka – Gnabry, Coman, Lewandowski
Liverpool vs Bayern Munich Prediction
This is going to be a very tough match, not just because both teams have been fantastic this season, but also because the hosts have problems with absentees. Liverpool have problems at the back, meaning that they will have to try to attack in order to get anything from this match. And this means we’ll probably see many goals here!
Liverpool vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
- BTS @1.53 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.62 (Unibet)