Bayern Munich vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, 8 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena.
The 2012 Champions League Final was one of the worst episodes in the history of the Bavarians, as they practically lost the title between the cup and the lips, and that too at the Allianz Arena.
It always has been a thorn stuck in their flesh, and this weekend, they do have the opportunity to avenge that loss.
They are legitimately one of the contenders to win the CL along with Manchester City this season, and they already have one leg into the Quarters.
They had absolutely demolished the Blues in the first leg at the Stamford Bridge, and then they went on to win the Bundesliga as well. Now, after adequate rest, they are back to complete the job.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard’s men have been through hell in chasing a top-four spot in the Premier League, and in the process, they have lost several key players to injury.
They are in no condition to pull off one of the most shocking upsets in the history of the competition. Expect Bayern Munich to easily progress to the next round.
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The first leg had ended in a 0-3 away win for the Germans.
- Prior to that, they had won the UEFA Super Cup 2013, via penalties.
- Before that, they had lost the 2012 CL final via penalties as well – an episode the Bundesliga champions would like to forget.
- In 2005, these two were pitted in the Quarter Final of this same tournament, and then the English prevailed over two legs, with an aggregate scoreline of 6-5.
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea: Prediction
The Bavarians won the first leg emphatically, with a 0-3 scorecard at the Stamford Bridge – as Robert Lewandowski played the main role in destruction, with two assists, and a goal.
And now, Frank Lampard’s men have to overturn a three-goal deficit, and that too at the Allianz Arena, which has been a fort for Hans-Dieter Flick’s men all season long. In fact, they are on an 18-game winning run at this venue, and had won 26 of their past 27 appearances here as well.
On the other hand, their counterparts had lost four of their previous six road trips. Suffice it to say they are under massive pressure.
They will have to go after looking for goals, and the in-form offense of the Germans, spear-headed by the determined-and-hurt Lewandowski (as he lost the Ballon d’Or as well as the Golden Boot) will easily find the back of the net.
Moreover, several key-players of the English contingent will be on the sideline due to injury. By all means expect a huge win for Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
To Score in First Half: Bayern Munich @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Score in Both Halves: Bayern Munich @ 1.80 (4/5).