Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is very realistic heading into this match with Barcelona, knowing full well this is not going to be the same as when in the last round they overturned a 3-1 defeat against Porto: “It will be very difficult for us to make it to the next round but I do believe we have the talent in the squad to give it a go. The most important thing will be for us will be to defend well and be patient. We mustn’t try and solve this match in the first twenty minutes. I do not think that if we lose this clash I should move on. I am not here to be the best manager in the World; I really don’t care about these titles, I am just so happy to be able to be manager of this team.” A top football tipster believes it will be impossible for the Germans to turn this one around as they come from 4 consecutive defeats, whilst Barcelona are so close to securing the victory in La Liga so can approach this match in a very confident manner. Bayern still have many injuries and Guardiola is being forced to play Lewandowski even if the Polish striker is suffering from a facial injury whilst Barca, on the other hand have a fully fit squad and with that on form striking trio up front few will bet this game ends in a goalless draw!
Our Probable formations
Bayern Munich: (4.3.3) Neuer, Lahm, Benatia, Boateng, Bernat, Matinez, Alonso, Alcantara, Mϋller, Lewandowski and Götze.
Barcelona (4.3.3) Ter Stegen, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez and Neymar.
Considering Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 matches in the Champions League and there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Bayern’s last 7 games in the Champions League our top football tipster is confident the best betting option will be an over 2.5.
A football betting expert is sure that considering Barcelona have won their last 9 matches in the Champions League they are favourites for an away victory.