Barcelona faces Bayern on Friday night in Lisbon in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Big poster between two European monsters who are aiming for the title in this C1.
FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Free Betting Tips
Having to win the Champions League to save their season, Barcelona is still alive thanks to their victory last week at Camp Nou against Naples (3-1) in the second leg. After a very sad first leg on the Barcelona side (1-1), the Catalan club negotiated the return better, citing its great experience of major European meetings. Present in the first round of this C1 in a tough group F, Barcelona had enforced the hierarchy by beating Dortmund, Inter, and Slavia Prague. In La Liga, the Blaugranas, on the other hand, dropped the title in favor of Real Madrid, notably losing points to Sevilla, Atlético, and Celta Vigo while they were at the top of the table before the cut. Defeated even by Osasuna at home (1-2) on a penultimate day, they still concluded the Spanish championship with a good performance against Alaves (0-5).
Considered by many to be the big favorite of the 2019-2020 Champions League, Bayern Munich has just destroyed Chelsea in the Round of 16. Winner with great authority on the lawn of the Blues in the first leg (0-3), the partners of Robert Lewandowski confirmed their clear supremacy by still mastering the return match played in Bavaria (4-1). Already impressive during the group stage, Bayern had won all their matches to finish in 1st place in Group B, ahead of Tottenham, Olympiakos, and Red Star Belgrade. On the national stage, the Bavarians won the title with disconcerting ease. By winning all their matches since the resumption (9), including that with Borussia Dortmund (1-0), Bayern Munich won their 30th Bundesliga, and a few weeks later, their 20th German Cup against Bayer Leverkusen ( 4-2), thus achieving the double.
Staff for FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
Again injured at the knee at the end of the season, Umtiti will be forfeited for a long time. Also, the Barcelona midfield will be handicapped by the absence of Brazilian Arthur leaving for Juve. Arrived in the short season, the former Toulouse player Martin Braithwaite is not qualified. On the other hand, Vidal and Busquets are back from suspension. The two men should also return in the starting 11. Not in the group finally against Napoli, Dembelé will apply for a place on the scoresheet after notably having been noticed in recent days in training.
The titular right-back Benjamin Pavard remains forfeited on the Bayern side, as the little-used defender Odriozola. On the other hand, Kingsley Coman made his comeback from injury. His return to the starting 11 could be Bayern’s only change from the game against Chelsea. Released during the game against Chelsea, Boateng is also there. Purchased from Manchester City, Leroy Sané is ineligible for this end of C1.
The compositions for FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
The probable composition of Barcelona
ter Stegen – Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba – Vidal, Busquets, de Jong – Messi, Suarez, Griezmann.
Absent: Umtiti (injured), Braithwaite (unqualified), Arthur (player’s choice).
Not sure: None.
The planned tactical disposition (4-3-1-2):
Semedo – Pique – Lenglet – Jordi Alba
Vidal – Busquets – de Jong
Suarez – Griezmann
The probable composition of Bayern Munich
Neuer – Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Thiago Alcantara, Goretzka – Gnabry, Müller, Perisic (or Coman) – Lewandowski.
Absent: Pavard, Odriozola (injured).
Unsure: Coman, Boateng.
The planned tactical disposition (4-2-3-1):
Kimmich – Boateng – Alaba – Davies
Thiago – Goretzka
Gnabry – Müller – Perisic
The history of the confrontations FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
Since their very first duel in the semi-finals of the 1996 UEFA Cup, which the Bavarians will win against Bordeaux, Bayern has eliminated Barça 3 times from a European Cup final phase (in 1996 and 2013) and FC Barcelona has also passed twice (in 2009 and 2015). In 1998, Bayern beat the Catalan club twice in the group stage of C1.
The teams will have the right to 5 substitutions during the match.
The match is played behind closed doors, at the Estadio de la Luz in Lisbon.
Key points for the match FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
– Bayern remains on 18 consecutive wins in all competitions.
– Bayern is a big favorite in this 2019/2020 edition of C1 while Barça has shown fewer guarantees this season.
– Barça and Bayern have 2 of the best attacks on the Old Continent but it is Lewandowski who has impressed the most this season on the attacking side.
FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Free Betting Tips
More regular and more solid throughout the season, Bayern could win against Barça. Bayern Munich victory!
Betting Tips: Bayern Munich