We present the prediction of the first game of the Champions League 1/8 finals, which will bring together two grandees of European football: London’s Chelsea and Bayern Munich. The first match of the rivals will be held at Stamford Bridge in London.
At what time will Chelsea vs Bayern play?
The game time is February 25, 2020, 21:00 (GMT+1)
Where the match will be shown?
ESPN, Sky Sport
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Chelsea takes the 2th position in Group H and Bayern is the 1th in Group B in the UEFA Champions League
How many wins, draws and losses do the teams have?
Chelsea has 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. Bayern has 6 wins, 0 draw and 0 loss in the UEFA Champions League groups standings
Predictions and Tips
- MoneyLine Pick: Bayern Will Win
- Over Under Pick: The Total Will Go Under 3
- Computer Predicted Score: 1:2
Perhaps, in all the time that Frank Lampard is leading Chelsea, it will be the most difficult opponent for his team. There are many ways to assess the current game form of The Blues: on the one hand, the club has been in the TOP 4 for a long time, on the other hand – for the most part, it can be put in the minus competitors who lose points more often than the London team.
However, this does not negate the fact that Chelsea looks very mediocre in defense – a goal can come at any time and out of nowhere (such as Antonio Rudiger’s cut in the match against Tottenham), Also The Blues are poorly defended on standards and in general it is felt that almost every defender of the team has no confidence, and at such moments, the initiative should take experienced players in the face of Azpilicueta and the same Rudiger.
Besides problems in defense, there are questions on the first number: Kepa Arrizabalaga with his game fell into disgrace of Lampard and sat on the bench. Although Willy Caballero played well against Tottenham when there is a real danger in the penalty area of The Pensioners, he does not leave feeling that trouble is about to happen. The offense is a separate topic of conversation: Tammy Abraham only after an injury, Michy Batshuayi for his matches proved that he was not sitting on the bench for nothing, and Olivier Giroud, though he scored a goal to Tottenham, conceded many matches due to the fact that he lost the competition.
Possible starting lineup: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Willian; Giroud
FC Bayern Munich
Bayern had some problems during the season, but managed to solve them for the most part. Niko Kovaс was replaced by Hansi Flick, the results of the Munich team have improved, and the club returned to first place in the Bundesliga, although it should be noted that this was helped by competitors.
Robert Lewandowski is in great shape, who repeated the Gerd Muller record and scored the 25th goal in the championship – only one player in the top five leagues has more. Polish forward might become a real threat to the defense of the Blue.
Bayern midfielder Thomas Muller showed high confidence before the match: “Now Chelsea is not the best team in Europe, we do not need to be afraid, I’m sure”. Perhaps some advantage of the Londoners is that the Munich club underestimates its opponent.
Possible starting lineup: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Alcantara, Coman, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Betting Tips Statistic
- Bayern has won the last six matches in the Champions League
- In five of the last six games in the Champions League, Munich club scored at least three goals
- Chelsea scores a minimum of two goals in the last three games of the Champions League
- The club from London has not lost in the last five games in the main European cup tournament
Chelsea vs Bayern Prediction
We think Bayern’s a favorite, but in London, Chelsea won’t give up without a fight. We even assume that Frank Lampard’s team can win. The coach of London this season has repeatedly shown how great he can prepare for matches against big teams. As for the forecast for the upcoming match, we expect a productive game with goals from both teams.
We predict a Bayern win.