Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona
October 26, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Barcelona +130 / Bayern Munich +185 // Total: 2.5
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Barcelona and Bayern Munich face off on Wednesday in a Group C UEFA Champions League showdown at Camp Nou.
When these two teams faced off on September 13th it was Bayern that secured the 2-0 victory. Lucas Hernandez scored in the 50th minute and Leroy Sané scored in the 54th minute to secure the win. Bayern Munich had 46 percent of the possession and four shots on target. Barcelona had 54 percent of the possession and four shots on target.
Bayern Munich comes into this game sitting in 1st place in the group having picked up 12 points. Bayern’s last Champion League game came against Viktoria Plzen, and they were able to secure a 4-2 victory. All four goals for Bayern Munich were scored in the first 35 minutes. On Saturday, they faced off against Hoffenheim and were able to secure the 2-0 victory. Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernandez, Leroy Sané, and Bouna Sarr are all dealing with injuries and won’t be able to go in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Barcelona, who sits in 3rd place in the group having picked up only four points. Barcelona’s last Champions League game came against Inter Milan, and that game ended in a 3-3 draw. Robert Lewandowski scored in the 82nd and 92nd minutes to secure the win. On Sunday, Barcelona faced off against the Atletic Club, and they were able to secure a 4-0 victory. Barcelona had 66 percent of the possession and seven shots on target. Ronald Araujo is still recovering from surgery, and he won’t be able to go in this game. Hector Bellerin is expected to move into the starting lineup at right back.
This should be the highest-scoring game of the day. Bayern beat Barcelona 2-0 the last time these two teams played, but I expect Barcelona is going to find offensive success in this game. Look for Barcelona to score at least two goals also, and this game is going to go over the total.