Chelsea vs Bayern Munich
Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea welcome familiar opponents Bayern Munich to the Stamford Bridge, eight years on since their last meeting in this very same competition.
However, with the visitors sporting impressive statistics, even on the road, it looks the Blues are about to bite off more than what they can chew this week.
The Match Preview
Chelsea made it across the group stages by the narrowest margins after Ajax dropped points on the final matchday. The hosts garnered a total of eleven points to their name in Group H and came in second behind Valencia, only on goal difference.
To be frank, though, the home team have not been coping well in their clashes, as of late. The fact that they have just two wins to boast from their last six games back in the Premier League certainly says it all.
On the other hand, Bayern Munich breezed past all of their opponents in their respective cluster. The visitors secured maximum points from their six games and had a colossal eight-point advantage over their nearest foe Tottenham.
It is also worth mentioning that the German outfit are cruising with back to back wins in their domestic campaign. With the guests also unbeaten across various competitions since the start of the new year, it goes without saying that Frank Lampard’s men are in for a tough set of ninety minutes this week.
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash, which was in the UEFA Super Cup, back in 2013, finished in a 1-1 draw, following which Bayern Munich won on penalties.
- Two of their past four meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in all of their previous four encounters.
- None of their last four games have ended as a stalemate.
- Bayern Munich have registered only one win from last four h2h clashes; drew 2 and lost 1.
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Prediction
The Blues are struggling to pick up wins at home and have come out on top just thrice in their past seven games here.
To make matters worse, the Blues have managed to taste success just once in their last three Champions League clashes on home soil.
In sharp contrast, the dearth of home advantage has hardly caused problems for Bayern Munich.
Impressively, the guests are on four-match winning streak away from home, as we speak. Furthermore, the visitors pulled off a massive 7-2 win over Tottenham in their last trip to English soil.
Taking into account that the hosts are yet to ensure any sort of consistency at home, count on Bayern Munich to come away with the win.
Additionally, goals are a given whenever the Bavarians line up on the pitch, irrespective of the venue. In fact, they have scored eleven goals from their past three outings alone.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have failed to find the back of the net just once in their previous five clashes here. Since their last h2h meeting at this stadium was also a high scoring affair, expect no dearth of goals come Tuesday either.
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Betting tips
Bayern Munich to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).