Chelsea vs Bayern Munich betting tips: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg preview and predictions

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Chelsea vs Bayern Munich prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich

Chelsea picked up a confidence-boosting win at the weekend but that was just their second victory in their last six matches in all competitions.

The Blues have only won two of their last eight home matches in the Champions League.

Bayern are in great form coming into this one, having won 10 of their last 11 matches. They have, however, shown some defensive frailties in recent weeks which will give Chelsea a chance.

 

 

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich: Who will win?

Bayern Munich are the only team to have won all six Champions League matches this season. which is why it’s no surprise they are the bookies’ favourites at 3/4.

Chelsea are 31/10 to win the match while the draw is priced at 3/1.

There have been three or more goals scored in six of Bayern Munich’s last seven matches – and in four of Chelsea’s last five. Bet on over 2.5 goals at 4/7.

Serge Gnabry scored his 15th goal of the season on Friday night and his fourth of the calendar year. The former Arsenal man also scored four against Spurs in Bayern’s most recent visit to London. Gnabry is 11/2 to open the scoring and 6/4 to score anytime.


LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Jorginho of Chelsea celebrates with Cesar Azpilicueta after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Champions League match preview

Chelsea host Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

Chelsea’s top-four hopes were given a major boost on Saturday as they beat rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso had Chelsea two up before an Antonio Rudiger own goal set up a nervous final few minutes.

Chelsea qualified for the round of 16 as runners-up in Group H, above Ajax and Lille. The Blues were tied on 11 points and +2 goal difference with group winners Valencia, but finished second due to the head-to-head tiebreak. After losing their opening match at home to Valencia, Chelsea went the remainder of the group unbeaten.

Bayern Munich are the only side with a perfect record in the competition, winning six out of six in Group B which contained Tottenham Hotspur, Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade. They’re also comfortably the competition’s leading scorers with 24 goals.

Robert Lewandowski is the joint-leading scorer in the competition with 10 goals. Corentin Tolisso is the joint-second leading assist maker with 4 assists.

Bayern Munich maintained their one-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with another win on Friday night, beating bottom side Paderborn 3-2 at the Allianz Arena. Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski scored for Hans Dieter Flick’s side but there will be a concern that two goals were shipped at home. Bayern have conceded in four of their last five matches in all competitions.

The Blues have never been knocked out of a two-legged tie against German opposition. Most recently, they overcame Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-finals last season.

Bayern have only won two of their last six matches in England. Both wins came in London: This season’s 7-2 win at Spurs and 2017’s 5-1 win at Arsenal.

These two sides have met four times previously in UEFA competition, with two wins apiece. Chelsea and Bayern famously met in the 2012 final of the Champions League. The match finished 1-1 after extra time before Chelsea won 4-3 in the proceeding penalty shootout.

It’ll be the first time the two sides have met at Stamford Bridge since 2005 quarter-finals of the 2004-05 Champions League. Chelsea won the match 4-2 and progressed to the semi-finals 6-5 on aggregate. Current manager Frank Lampard scored in both the home and away leg of the tie.

The second leg takes place at the Allianz Arena on March 18.

 

Chelsea team news vs Bayern Munich

Andreas Christensen is available to play having played the full 90 against Spurs wearing a protective face mask.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek returned to Chelsea’s bench on Sunday and will be hoping to be involved.

Tammy Abraham came on for Olivier Giroud in the second half and the pair will battle it out for a starting spot on Tuesday.

Christian Pulisic remains doubtful while N’Golo Kante is still out with an injury picked up against Manchester United.

 

Bayern Munich team news vs Chelsea

Thomas Muller and Kingsley Coman started the match against Paderborn on the bench before coming on in the second half. Both will be hoping of returning to the starting eleven for this one.

Jerome Boateng and Benjamin Pavard were both serving domestic suspensions and are available for selection.

Leon Goretzka is doubtful after missing Friday’s match through injury. Javi Martinez is another doubt but will hope to make Bayern’s matchday squad.

Ivan Perisic and Niklas Sule remain sidelined.

 

Chelsea predicted line-up vs Bayern Munich

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Bayern Munich

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich predicted line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Bayern Munich XI vs Chelsea

Predicted Bayern Munich XI vs Chelsea

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

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Premier League table

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1Liverpool FC35303276274993
2Manchester City35233991345772
3Chelsea FC351861163491460
4Leicester City34178964323259
5Manchester United341610859332658
6Wolverhampton Wanderers351413848371155
7Sheffield United35141293833554
8Arsenal FC34121485042850
9Burnley FC35148133947-850
10Tottenham Hotspur341310115244849
11Everton FC35129144152-1145
12Southampton FC34135164356-1344
13Newcastle United351110143652-1643
14Crystal Palace35119153045-1542
15Brighton & Hove Albion35812153652-1636
16West Ham United3597194459-1534
17Watford FC35810173354-2134
18Aston Villa3586213865-2730
19AFC Bournemouth3477203259-2728
20Norwich City3556242667-4121
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Bundesliga I table

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1FC Bayern Munich342644100326882
2Borussia Dortmund34216784414369
3RB Leipzig341812481374466
4Borussia Monchengladbach34205966402665
5Bayer 04 Leverkusen34196961441763
6TSG 1899 Hoffenheim34157125353052
7VfL Wolfsburg341310114846249
8SC Freiburg34139124847148
9Eintracht Frankfurt34136155960-145
10Hertha BSC34118154859-1141
111. FC Union Berlin34125174158-1741
12FC Schalke 0434912133858-2039
131. FSV Mainz 0534114194465-2137
141. FC Cologne34106185169-1836
15FC Augsburg3499164563-1836
16Werder Bremen3487194269-2731
17Fortuna Dusseldorf34612163667-3130
18SC Paderborn 073448223774-3720
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