Chelsea vs Bayern Munich – Match Preview & Prediction
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich; Team news, Head to Head, Match Prediction
The Champions league returns to Stamford bridge as hosts Chelsea welcome German Champions Bayern Munich for a round of 32 fixture that promises lots of excitement. Both teams come into this encounter on the back of wins from their weekend league fixture and now go in search of a healthy first leg advantage that will give them a decent chance of making the next round ahead of the second leg.
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Team news
The Young guns of Chelsea prepare for their biggest test of the season as they face one of the the competition’s favourites in Bayern Munich. Frank lampard’s men finished second place in Group H behind Valencia en-route making this round and now look to progress further in the competition but must get past the difficult test put forward by the Bavarians.
Probable lineup; Caballero – James, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Alonso – Jorginho, Kovacic – Mount, Willian – Giroud
Bayern Munich will travel to England confident of getting a positive result. The Bavarians have been nothing short of outstanding in this competition so far winning all six group games en-route making the knockout stages. Hansi flick’s men definitely come into this tie as favourites and will look to channel that tag into a positive performance on Tuesday night as they look to brush aside this youthful Chelsea side and take a decent result into the second leg tie at home.
Probable lineup; Neuer – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Thiago, Kimmich – Gnabry, Muller, Goretzka – Lewandowski
Hosts Chelsea will be without the services of Midfielder Ngolo Kante while the trio of Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson Odoi and Pedro are also likely absentees.
Visitors Bayern will be without the services of Niklas Sule and Ivan Perisic for this trip but the return of Javi Martinez to this side could be a welcome boost.
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Head to Head
These two teams have met in this competition on four occasions in the past with the results evenly matched with both having one win and a draw each to their name.
- Bayern Munich have won all games played so far in this season’s competition
- Chelsea have won 3 and drawn 2 of six games played so far in this season’s competition
- Chelsea have won just one of their last six Champions league games at Stamford bridge
- Bayern have won 9 of their last 12 away trips in this competition
Bayern vs Chelsea match Prediction
- Bayern win or draw & over 1.5 goals
- Over 2.5 match goals
- First goal to be scored by kicking
- 3 or more match bookings
- 3 or more offsides
- Robert Lewandowski to score anytime
- Tammy Abraham/Giroud over 0.5 shot on target
- Ball to hit the post or crossbar – Yes
- First substitution – 2nd half