One of the most anticipated picks of the quarter-finals match in this year’s Champions League sets to take place in Lisbon. This will see eight-time German winners Bayern Munich take on Barcelona. The match schedules for Friday with kickoff at 10 pm.
Bayern overcame side Barcelona to proceed past the quarter-finals of the competition. Bayern Munich comfortably eased past side Chelsea to make it to the last eight in the Champions League race.
Barcelona holds the record with their 13th successive Champions League quarter-final. However, the Catalan giants are yet to win the cup since 2015. The side was edged off with last year’s winners Liverpool despite having a 3-0 goal aggregate in the first leg.
Barcelona is under heavy pressure to make up for the La Liga loss to rivals Los Blancos who were edged out by side Manchester City. After an unsuccessful run in the La Liga, the Catalan Giants can make up with a Champions League win.
Barcelona has only lost two of their last 31 Champions League games. The side remains unbeaten with a six winning streak against German clubs. This is since a second leg defeat to Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the 2015 competition.
Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona Head to Head
Both sides have played six games against each other, with Bayern taking three wins against two wins for Barcelona. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the league:
Bayern 4-1 Chelsea
Bayern 1-0 Marseille
Chelsea 0-3 Bayern
FC Koln 1-4 Bayern
Bayern 0-0 RB Leipzig
Barcelona 3-1 Napoli
Alaves 0-5 Barcelona
Barcelona 1-2 Osasuna
Vallavoid 0-1 Barcelona
Barcelona 1-0 Espanyol
Bayern Munich Team News
Sprint demo Alphonso Davies is under assessment ahead of the match after scares of an adductor problem ahead of the clash. It remains a doubt whether Boateng might make it to the starting XI after leaving the pitch during their clash with Chelsea. Sule, who recovered from a cruciate ligament rupture, expects to be given the nod alongside Alaba. The future of Thiago Alcantara remains unclear with a rumored exit from Allianz.
Barcelona Team News
After an injury spell season, Dembele is back in contention for a selection ahead of the clash. Injury-prone defender Samuel Umtiti did not make the trip with an ankle injury. Boost for Setien ahead of the clash is the returning Vidal and Busquets.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides have enough firepower and history to take advantage. Any side that lets their guard down will surely suffer a defeat.
Bayern Munich Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5