UEFA CL Preview: Bayern Munich vs Barcelona |H2H |Form| Prediction

The Champions Matchday 2 is set for a blockbuster affair as Bayern Munich and Barcelona reignite their rivalry on the European stage. 

The clash will see the old boy and current Catalan star Robert Lewandowski return to the Allianz Arena as he takes on his old employees. The clash will also have huge bearings on the outcome of the group both teams know slip-ups could lead to huge consequences.

  • Bayern have won their last four meetings with Barcelona with an aggregate score line of 17-4
  • Bayern and Barcelona share 11 Champions League titles in between them, with six titles for the Bavarians and five for the Catalans
  • The two have met on 9 occasions in UCL with Bayern leading the head-to-head with 6 wins along with a draw

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Head to Head

Barcelona will have to overcome the odds on Tuesday evening as they face Bayern at the Allianz Arena, a stadium where they have never won a competitive game. 

Xavi, who is now the manager of the Catalan club, was part of the historic Barcelona side that won the treble in 2009. On their way to the historic achievement, Pep Guardiola’s earned a 1-1 draw, which happens to be the best result for the five-time champions.

In the most recent encounters, the German side has the upper hand, having won four in a row. The set of results includes a famous 8-2 win in Portugal in August 2020, when they met in a single-legged quarterfinal, due to Covid-19 pandemic rescheduling. Overall Bayern have a proud home record against the Spanish side and will try to continue their exploits.

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Head to Head

FormatMatchesBayern Munich WinsBarcelona WinsDraws
Overall 9621
At Allianz Arena4301

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona I Team News 

Bayern should go with their best possible Playing XI for the contest as the likes of Leroy Sane and Sadio Mane should come back into the team as they only started on the bench over the weekend. 

Thomas Muller should feature as part of the front three, while it will be a tussle between Lucas Hernandez and Alfanso Thomas for the left-back position.

A 4-0 away win on the weekend saw Robert Lewandowski start on the bench, while he later featured and scored. He will be expected to start against his former side. Memphis Depay, who had a rare start should drop to the bench. 

Ansu Fati could be given a nod if Xavi feels his need on the right back with the pace that could keep Davies shut. The encounter could also see Marcos Alonso make his Champions League debut for Barcelona after he joined from Chelsea.

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Domestic Form

Bayern Munich have endured a mixed start to the Bundesliga season so far, despite being unbeaten they languish third in the standings. After winning three in a row at the start of the season, they have now drawn three in a row. They have the second strongest defense in the league and conceded just five goals.

Like Bayern, Barcelona are also undefeated at the domestic level and will need to be at their fluent best against them. Xavi’s side has picked up momentum in the La Liga title race as they trail leaders Real Madrid by two points. They currently sit on 13 points from five matches and have won four games in a row.

Predicted Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): 

Neuer; Pavard, de Ligt, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Sabitzer; Gnabry, Muller, Sane; Mane

Predicted Barcelona XI (4-3-3): 

Ter Stegen; Kounde; Araujo, Garcia, Balde; Busquets, Gavi, Pedri; Raphinha, Dembele, Lewandowski 

Prediction: Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona

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