Bayern Munich will welcome Villarreal to Allianz Arena for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday night with kickoff at 22:00.
Villarreal secured a shocking 1-0 victory in the first leg last week in Spain, thanks to an Arnaut Danjuma close-rage effort. Many fans will feel that the scoreline did not accurately reflect Villarreal’s domination though, as Unai Emery’s side squandered several chances to put the game to bed in the first leg, with Gerard Moreno hitting the post and failing to catch Manuel Nuer out from the halfway line after his failed clearance. But, having a one-goal aggregate advantage on Bayern is nothing to be sniffed at.
However, the Bavarians were an almost similar situation in their previous round where they drew 1-1 with RB Salzburg in the first leg, demolished them at Allianz Arena in the second leg.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side head into the match off a minimal response to first leg defeat, as they far from their best once again last Saturday and they needed a late penalty to overcome Augsburg 1-0 in the Bundesliga at home.
Not since 2014/15 season have Bayern managed to progress in the Champions League after suffering a first-leg defeat, and their four exits after first-led defeats have ironically come against La Liga outfits. However, the Bavarians head into the clash having won five of their last six home matches at Allianz Arena across all competitions, and it has been over three years since they last failed to score at least two goals in a Champions League match at home.
Meanwhile, Una Emery’s Villarreal have really punched above their weight in the Champions League this term and they only need to avoid defeat in Germany to book a place in the last-four of the competition. They saw out Juventus in the previous round in an emphatic manner, but will need to give their all and a miracle to do the same here.
They head into the match off a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao, which extend their struggles in the domestic campaign as they have now claimed just one win from their last five league games. The currently sit seventh in the standings, well off the pace in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
However, winning each of their last three Champions League away games with 10 goals to boot sets them up well for a daunting trip to the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich vs Villarreal head to head
Both sides have not met on three occasions since 2011 with Bayern claiming two victories while Villarreal have claimed one victory.
- Villarreal 1-0 Bayern 06/04/22
- Bayern 3-1 Villarreal 22/11/11
- Villarreal 0-2 Bayern 14/09/11
- Bayern 1-0 Augsburg
- Villarreal 1-0 Bayern
- Freiburg 1-4 Bayern
- Hoffenheim 1-1 Bayern
- Villarreal 1-1 Bilbao
- Villarreal 1-0 Bayern
- Levante 2-0 Villarreal
- Cadiz 1-0 Villarreal
- Juventus 0-3 Villarreal
Bayern Munich team news
Bayern will be without Corentin Tolisso due to injury, while Lucas Hernandez, Bouna Sarr, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Niklas Sule are all doubts.
Villarreal team news
Villarreal will be without Alberto Moreno due to injury while Boulaye Dia is a doubt.
Prediction and odds
- Bayern Munich win
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5