Bayern Munich vs. Villarreal 4/12/22 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Predictions, and Odds

Bayern Munich vs. Villarreal 4/12/22 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Predictions, and Odds player photo
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Bayern Munich is welcoming Villarreal to Allianz Arena in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. Bayern is struggling offensively, they are not scoring a lot, but they are huge favorites in this game. Villarreal is playing well, they are coming into this game with an advantage, but they will need to score at least once here.

Bayern hasn’t lost a lot of games lately, only 1 since February, but they have scored only 1 goal in their last 2 games. In their last game against Augsburg at home, Bayern was creating chances, but they scored only 1 goal, and they won that match 1-0. As far as their Champions League game goes, Bayern was shot out in the first leg of this matchup, and that is not an easy task. Overall, Bayern is one of the best teams in the world, and even though their defense is a bit sloppy this season, they can outscore any team out there. Lewandowski is the leading goalscorer for Bayern with 12 goals, while Sane has added 6 goals and 6 assists in the Champions League. Chupo-Moting, Sarr, Tolisso, and Sule are all injured. As I’ve mentioned, Bayern can outscore anyone, and they will need to be on their best in the attacking end in this game, otherwise, they might not qualify for the semifinals.

Villarreal is an outstanding team on the defensive end, but not so much on the road. Villarreal is in solid form, and they have one of the best coaches for these clutch games, but I don’t think that a 1-0 win from the first leg will be enough for Villarreal to advance. Alberton Moreno is the only injured player for Villarreal right now. With 6 scored goals, Danjuma is the leading goalscorer for Villarreal in the Champions League, while Moreno has added 2 goals and 3 assists. Villarreal is playing well at the moment, they are solid on both ends, but they won’t have an easy game here. Villarreal hasn’t been scoring much lately, and the fact they haven’t used any more of their chances in the first leg might cost them a lot here. Yes, Villarreal is defending really well, but Bayern is attacking even more at home. Villarreal will need to score at least 1 goal, here, and even that might not be enough.

I think this will be a fun game, and Villarreal is definitely capable of scoring goals in this one. I think Bayern will get the win here because they are an experienced team, and they were in this type of situation before. I’m taking Bayern and goals.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick:Bayern and over 3.5 +132