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Champions League – FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League tie between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

All eyes will be on Camp Nou as FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich lock horns for their Group E opener in the Champions League.

Barcelona head into the showdown with several players out injured, including Martin Braithwaite. Despite not having to play at the weekend, the weakened hosts could struggle to hold their ground.

Bayern, on the other hand, boast much greater strength in depth and are in sound form. The Bavarians are beginning to hit their sweet spot under Julian Nagelsmann. They’ve won all their last five games, including a 4-1 demolition of RB Leipzig at the weekend.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and analysis in the Champions League

Barcelona enter the showdown a mixed record from their last 10 Champions League outings. The Blaugrana hit the target 2.3 times on average per game, scoring 23 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 19 goals, an average of 1.9 per game, as they held on for 3 clean sheets.

Bayern Munich begin their Champions League campaign with very good stats in their last 10 outings. The Bavarians hit the target 2.7 times on average per game, scoring 27 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 10 goals, an average of 1 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 3 of those matches.

Stats and facts for Barcelona and Bayern München.

Fun stats Barcelona

  • Barcelona did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Barcelona scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Barcelona’s last 8 of 10 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Barcelona’s last 7 at home matches in the row.

Fun stats Bayern München

  • Bayern München unbeaten the last 21 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Bayern München has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Bayern München has won in the last 11 of 12 matches when playing away;
  • Bayern München scored in the last 37 of 39 matches.

Form Barcelona vs Bayern Munich

While tough to break down Barcelona will be eager to turn one of their many draws into a win. In their 3 final outings, Ronald Koeman’s side achieved a 4-2 win against Real Sociedad and went on to a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao. Their latest game produced a 2-1 win against Getafe.

Bayern Munich keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their 3 final outings, Julian Nagelsmann’s side achieved a 12-0 win against Bremer SV and went on to a 5-0 win against Hertha Berlin. Their latest game produced a 4-1 win against RB Leipzig.

Barcelona v Bayern München – Fixture history

On 14 August 2020, these two clubs went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when Bayern Munich ran away winners with a 2-8 scoreline.

Barcelona have the following 4-1-5 meeting statistics with the Bundesliga champions.

Primary goalgetter

With Lionel Messi gone and Martin Braithwaite injured, Barcelona may turn to Memphis Depay to score on Tuesday. Keep an eye out for Robert Lewandowski to provide Bayern Munich with the thing every football team needs: goals. He has been on the right spot 8 times in 6 previous games.