In the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final, the Blues travel to Germany to face Bayern Munich at home after gaining a serious 3-0 lead at home. How will the Manchester side fair? Read on to hear our betting tips and predictions.
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Bayern Munich vs Manchester City – Stats & Facts
- Bayern Munich have lost their last two UEFA Champions League games against Manchester City. This is the first occasion Bayern Munich has lost consecutive games against Manchester City. first five encounters (W3 L2) in the competition.
- Manchester City is one of only three teams to have won at least half of their UEFA Champions League meetings with Bayern Munich, along with Milan (67% – 4/6) and Real Madrid (50% – 10/20), among those who have faced them more than five times.
- Manchester City have lost only one of their last 20 UEFA Champions League matches against German opponents (W16 D3), falling to RB Leipzig on the road in the 2021-22 group stage. They are undefeated in nine quarterfinal matches against German teams (W8 D1)
- Bayern Munich will look to become just the fifth team to advance from a two-legged UEFA Champions League knockout tie after losing by three or more goals in the first leg, following Deportivo de La Coruna in 2003-04 (5-4 against Milan), Barcelona in 2016-17 (6-5 against PSG), Roma in 2017-18 (4-4 against Barcelona, won on away goals), and Liverpool in 2018-19 (4-3 against Barcelona).
- Since losing three consecutive games to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in 2020-21, including the 2021 UEFA Champions League final, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has won each of his last three games against Tuchel without allowing a single goal (1-0 home and away in the 2021-22 Premier League and 3-0 in the opening leg of this tie).
Bayern Munich vs Manchester City – Squad Lists
Here are the players that both Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel have at their disposal for the second leg of this quarter-final at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday afternoon.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Yann Sommer, Sven Ulreich, Johannes Schenk
Defenders: Matthijs de Ligt, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernández, Alphonso Davies, Daley Blind, João Cancelo, Benjamin Pavard, Noussair Mazraoui, Josip Stanisic, Bouna Sarr
Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Ryan Gravenberch, Jamal Musiala, Paul Wanner, Arijon Ibrahimovic
Strikers: Kingsley Coman, Sadio Mané, Leroy Sané, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller, Mathys Tel, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Injuries: goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, midfielder Paul Wanner and centre-back Lucas Hernandez are all injured for this match.
Goalkeepers: Zack Steffen, Stefan Ortega Moreno, Ederson, Scott Carson
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Ake,
Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte, Sergio Gomez, Manuel Akanji,
Rico Lewis, Joshua Wilson-Esbrand
Midfielders: Kalvin Phillips, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish, Rodrigo, Kevin
De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Maximo Perrone, Phil Foden, Cole Palmer
Strikers: Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Riyad Mahrez
Injuries: Benjamin Mendy is the only player in the main squad injured for city.
Bayern vs Manchester City – Recent Form
Here are the last five matches played by each team in all competitions.
- 1-1 vs Hoffenheim – Bundesliga
- 0-3 vs Manchester City – Champions League
- 1-0 vs SC Freiburg – Bundesliga
- 4-2 vs Borussia Dortmund – Bundesliga
- 1-2 vs Bayer Leverkusen – Bundesliga
Bayern looks to have a streak of pretty bad form as their only notable win is against rivals Borussia Dortmund, however, they still conceded two goals in a frenzy of a match; I’d say this calls into question their form.
- 3-1 vs Leicester City – Premier League
- 3-0 vs Bayern Munich – Champions League
- 4-1 vs Southampton – Premier League
- 4-1 vs Liverpool – Premier League
- 6-0 vs Burnley – FA Cup
Manchester City looks to be in tremendous form winning all of their recent matches, they’re beating Liverpool by the same score as bottom-of-the-league Southampton; scoring goals comes really easily to this City side and it shows with tremendous examples this season including 7-0 vs RB Leipzig, 6-0 vs Burnley, etc.
After the last time out at the Etihad Stadium, the statistics show that City had five more shots than Bayern and 50% of them were on target. Bayern had 12 shots and 1/3rd of them were on target. Bayern also made some extremely silly defensive errors which cost them easy goals. If you couple poor defensive form with Bayern’s home advantage, I think that both sides will manage to score in this matchup.
BTTS Verdict: Yes
After the previous match between these two was over 2.5 I’m guessing that it’ll be the case once again. Bayern might just get in on the scoring but it looks like City will lead and win the quarter-final, however, the hosts will do anything in this match to stay in this prestigious competition.
Over/Under Verdict: Over 2.5
Overall, the team to advance into the semi-final in my opinion, will be Manchester City because it’s really difficult to overcome a 3-0 deficit, even at a home game.