UCL: Bayern Munich vs Liverpool- Match Preview

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Bayern Munich vs Liverpool is a game well poised with the tie still in the balance after 0-0 draw between the two giants of European Football at Anfield. Liverpool had their chances at Anfield to score and grab the lead in this super exciting tie.

Form

Bayern Munich – WDWWW

Bayern Munich has been in brilliant form since the turn of the year. Bavarians have won all their games besides the one at Anfield. Only Hertha and Liverpool have managed to stop Bayern from scoring less than 3 goals since the turn of the year by conceding just one and none respectively. Bayern thrashed Wolfsburg on the weekend by 6-0, excellently warming up for the game against Liverpool.

Liverpool – DDWDW

Liverpool has had a strange time since the turn of the year. They have drawn five games since the new year and blame goes to their players for being less clinical from the chances they had. With Liverpool’s fiery front three you can always expect goals, and they certainly did that on the weekend against Burnley. Mane and Firmino both shared a brace while Salah had a great game himself.

Injury/Suspensions

Bayern Munich – Bayern will be without Thomas Mueller who is still serving his three-match suspension. The big miss for the German giants will be their right-back Joshua Kimmich who is suspended for the return fixture after picking up a yellow card at Anfield. Coman is expected to be fit for the game and Alaba has also been announced fit for the game. Robben and Tolisso have been ruled out.

Liverpool – Liverpool will be without Joe Gomez and Oxlade-Chamberlain both long-term absentees. Dejan Lovren will be available for selection after recovering from his Hamstring injury. Although, the biggest news coming from Liverpool squad is the absence of Naby Keita who has picked up a minor injury. Liverpool has no suspended players for the tie.

Possible Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation- 4-2-3-1

Neuer(c); Rafinha, Sule, Hummels, Alaba; Martinez, Thiago; Gnabry, Rodriguez, Ribery; Lewandoski.

Liverpool

Formation – 4-3-3

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, VanDijk, Robertson; Fabinho Wijnaldum Henderson(c); Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Score Prediction

Bayern 1-1 Liverpool

Bayern will be the more dominant team, but Liverpool will have their opportunities in the counter. The absence of Kimmich will hurt Bayern at the right-wing with Liverpool’s Mane expected to create havoc in his absence.

Aggregate Score – Bayern 1-1 Liverpool

Liverpool qualifies to next round on the away goal rule.

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