Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint Germain Prediction: Champions League 2021 Quarter-Final First Leg
Defending champions Bayern Munich will lock horns in a two-legged tie against their last season's finalists Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League quarter-final at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night. Sportco provides an indepth Prediction and build-up for Bayern vs Paris.
Bayern vs Paris Prediction: Preview
The night would be crystal clear in all the Parisien minds as the Ligue 1 Champions lost their first-ever Champions League final.
The likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe had several chances to fire PSG in front but Bayern Munich were the luckier side to have breached a good PSG defense with a Kingsley Coman header.
Bayern vs Paris Prediction: Head to head
The head-to-head battle between them is a decent one, but do you know which side has a more convincing record in the tie? To know the exact numbers, click here. Sportco has also managed to dig into the games and procure in-depth analytics of how the past has been between the two sides.
Bayern vs Paris Prediction: Recent Form
The Bavarian giants ripped Lazio apart in the Round of 16, and not many had anticipated such sheer dominance against a decent Lazio team.
However, that is one more reason why Bayern Munich vs PSG Champions League quarter-final 2021 first leg has more thrill and drama to come, especially from the Paris side.
Bayern Munich have managed to register triumphs in 18 of their past 19 games in the Champions League, while their only draw came against the Rojiblancos, Atletico Madrid in December last year.
The Bundesliga hopefuls will become only the second team to undergo a 20-game unbeaten run in the Champions League, the first team being the Red Devils, Manchester United who were unbeaten between 2007 and 2009.
In their last six, Champions League games, they have drawn just won, winning the rest. However, their form in all competitions is top with nothing other than victories.
For PSG, their Champions League form has a loss and a draw, with the other four being wins. However, in all competitions, PSG have three wins, two losses, and a draw.
PSG also showed how robust they are mentally when they beat Barcelona and stayed unbeaten, conceding just two goals in 180 mins against the Spanish giants.
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Robert Lewandowski will be a huge void to fill, as the Polish is definitely out of the first leg but he may feature in the return leg. This would be interesting as ex-PSG striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting may be lined up to play against his former side.
Alphonso Davies and Jerome Boateng's return after suspension would be a massive boost for the Bavarians. Corentin Tolisso and Douglas Costa are still sidelined and therefore, out of contention.
For PSG, Ander Herrera is a likely option, as Danilo Pereira has a calf concern, while Leandro Paredes is suspended. Marco Veratti recently tested positive for COVID-19 and thus, he is out too.
Mauro Icardi may return in time but only as an option as Pochettino is more likely to go with Moise Kean.
Bayern Munich possible starting lineup: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Gnabry, Muller, Coman; Choupo-Moting
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup: Navas; Dagba, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo; Gueye, Herrera; Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe; Kean
Bayern vs Paris Prediction
The game is expected to be an arduous test of physical and mental barriers, and the team that overcomes both will come on top. PSG would try their level best to strike when the iron is hot as Bayern Munich are not used to play without Robert Lewandowski, especially in such high-profile fixtures.
Sportco's prediction is a draw between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.