Liverpool vs Bayern Munich
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 13, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Liverpool +250/Draw +270/Bayern +115, Over/Under:
In the UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich will host Liverpool at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The tie is currently 0-0 after the leg at Anfield where neither Liverpool nor Bayern Munich managed to score.
Liverpool have not had the best few weeks as they have fallen behind Manchester City in the Premier League. While the outcome has been poor for the Reds, Liverpool have been winning most of their matches. On the weekend, Liverpool beat Burnley 4-2 at home. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were both very good during the win as both players scored twice. Failing to win at home in the first leg was a massive disappointment for Liverpool since travelling to the Allianz Arena is one of the toughest tasks in European football.
Looking at Bayern, the team will feel very confident as they head into this match. Bayern won their last match 6-0 against Wolfsburg with 5 separate players scoring for the German champions. It was a determined effort by Bayern Munich in the first leg as they defended extremely well to prevent Liverpool from scoring at home. With the tables turned, Bayern Munich will feel much more comfortable in the setting for this leg.
During the first leg, the possession was split 51%-49% in Bayern Munich's favour. Liverpool created more scoring chances as the Reds had 15 shots while Bayern only had 9 shots. Bayern Munich completed more passes and had a better passing accuracy rate than Liverpool.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Bayern Munich to win this match and qualify for the quarterfinals. Both of these teams are very evenly matched in relation to skill. That being said, Bayern have a phenomenal record at home and with the crowd likely to fill the Allianz Arena, I see a home victory taking place.