Bayern Munich hopes to finish off Juventus at home and seal their quarter final qualification as they host the Old ladies at Allianz Arena on Wednesday.
The first leg of this fixture ended 2:2, With Bayern getting that two crucial away goals, now Juventus are in big qualification dilemma.
The Bavarians went 2:0 up with goals from 55′ minutes of the game thanks to goals from Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben, later goals from Paulo Dybala and Stefano Sturaro gave the Old Ladies an equaliser, giving them hope of a Quarter finals Qualification.
Bayern Munich vs Juventus: Form Comparison
Bayern’s form was disrupted by Mainz05 and Dortmund as they lost and drew the matches respectively, but it seems the Bavarians are back in superb form, they thrashed their weekend opponents mercilessly at home in a 5:0 win.
Bayern now has 3 wins in their last 6 games in all competitions, poor for a team of this big status, I guess.
Juventus are having a jolly ride in the Serie A, they haven’t lost a game since 13-02-2015 and have drawn only 1 game against Bologna, Juventus have won 4 of their last 5 Serie A games and have won 13 of their last 14 Serie A games loosing none.
Bayern Munich: Team news
The Bavarians have Javier Martinez back in training and expects Mario Gotze to return from the Elbow injury he picked up against Werder Bremen in few days time, Jerome Boateng and Holger Badstuber are still out till late April and Mid may respectively.
Bayern Munich: Predicted Line up (4-1-4-1)
Neuer – Lahm, Kirmmich, Benatia, Alaba – Alonso – Ribery, Alcantara, Roben, Coman – Muller.
Juventus: Team News
The Old ladies are handed a boost as Giorgio Chiellini is back in training and might be handed a start while Martin Caceres is still out and won’t return till the season ends.
Juventus: Predicted Line up (4-4-2)
Buffon – Chiellini, Rugani, Bonucci, Barzagli – Cuadrado, Khedira, Marchisio, Sandro – Dybala, Morata.
Bayern Munich vs Juventus: Head-To-Head stats
From their previous five fixtures, Bayern seem to be the better side, as they have won 3 out of the five fixture and lost none, Bayern has also kept clean sheets 3 times in their las 5 meetings.
Bayern being unbeaten in their last 5 matches against Juventus, they have scored at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches.
Juventus may have learnt from their last match that Bayern are quick to score but get complacent towards the ending quarter of the game.
Bayern Munich vs Juventus: Criteria for Qualification
Bayern qualifies if they win, Juventus also qualifies if they win. Also goalless draw will qualify Bayern, a 1:1 draw will also qualify Bayern. A 2:2 draw will take them to Extra time while a draw of 3:3 and above will qualify Juventus.
Bayern Munich vs Juventus: Prediction
This game could go either away but Juventus’ chances of qualification are minimal, having given away 2 goals at home. Bayern are strong in front of their fans and I think they must have learnt something from their first leg after loosing a 2:0 lead
I tip Bayern for a double chance they either win or draw.