Reigning champions Bayern Munich prepare to revive their champions league final moments against rivals PSG in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie. The match schedules for Wednesday at Allianz Arena, with kickoff at 11 pm.
It has been eight months since Kingsley Coman propelled the German giants to clinch the Champions League trophy with a 1-0 win over their opponents. The two giants head into the clash on the back of contrasting fortunes to their respective domestic fronts.
Bayern elevated their bid for the ninth Bundesliga title especially following their 1-0 win over RB Leipzig. However, it is a different feeling for PSG especially following their 1-0 defeat to Lille last weekend.
Apart from netting the tournament’s winnin goal, Kingsley Coman became the first player in history to net against his former club in the showpiece event. The Bavarian giants earned a comfortably last 16 round tie with Lazio, which they won with a 6-2 aggregate. It now makes it 18 wins from their past 19 Champions League outings.
Pochettino’s side regained the top spot of Ligue 1 before getting dethroned by Lille during the weekend with a 1-0 loss. The Las Parisiens have fallen at the last 16 stages three seasons in a row between 2016 and 2019. The side enters into the clash on the back of only two wins in their last five outings.
Bayern Munich vs. PSG Head to Head
Both sides have four games against each other, with Bayern taking three wins while PSG with one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
RB Leipzig 0-1 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 4-0 Stuttgart
Bayern Munich 2-1 Lazio
Werder Bremen 1-3 Munich
Munich 4-2 Dortmund
PSG 0-1 Lille
Lyon 2-4 PSG
PSG 3-0 Lille
PSG 1-2 Nantes
Paris 1-1 Barcelona
Bayern Munich Team News
It remains a question of time whether in-form Lewandowski will have recovered in time for the second leg. The absence of Lewandowski leaves a gap for former PSG attacker Choupo-Moting to lead the line. Serge Gnabry recently tested positive for coronavirus and will miss out on both legs.
PSG Team News
Ander Herrera is likely to get the nod in the middle of the park, with Leasandro Paredes missing out on the first leg due to a suspension. Colin Dagba might get the nod at right-back, with Marco Verrati and Alessandro Florenzi testing positive for coronavirus.
Prediction and Odds
The absence of Lewandowski does not limit the goalscoring prowess for Bayern; thus, we expect a battle.
Bayern Munich Win
Goals Over 2.5
Mbappe to Score