Bayern Munich vs Shakhtar Betting Tip and Prediction. In the second leg in the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Champions League Bayern Munich host Shakhtar at Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich failed to win in the first match, but tonight they are playing at home, upfront their supporters, and they are big favorites to qualify in the quarter-finals. Their home performance is amazing. Bayern failed to win only once in their last 18 home matches in all competitions (17-1-0).
Home team is fully motivated to make good result and it would be a big surprise if they fail to go through. “I’m optimistic. I have great faith in my players.” – said Pep Guardiola.
Xabi Alonso (21/2 m) is out due to suspension, after he got the red card in the first leg, while Martínez (0/0 m), Lahm (11/2 d) and Thiago Alcántara (0/0 m) are all injured.
Shakhtar have very decent squad, they are playing in this competition for years, but it’s hard to believe that they can make something against very strong team from Munich. They know that home team is absolute favorite, but they have nothing to lose.
“Guardiola is doing a really impressive job here in Munich. But in football the best team doesn’t always win. We’ll try and give the best possible account of ourselves.” – said Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu.
The visitors will be without Bernard (8/0 m), Ismaily (1/0 d) and Azevedo (2/0 d).
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Bayern is too strong team and they look like they can beat everyone. Odds for home win are miserable, but I believe that home side will finish the job in the first half-time and that’s my betting prediction for this match.
Bayern Munich vs Shakhtar probably lineups:
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Bernat, Badstuber, Boateng, Rafinha; Alaba, Schweinsteiger; Ribery, Muller, Robben; Lewandowski
Shakhtar: Pyatov; Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk; Costa, Stepanenko, Fernando, Taison; Teixeira, Adriano
Bayern Munich vs Shakhtar Betting Tip: 1/1 @ 1.53 (Bet365)