Bayern Munich has looked the part of Champions League prohibitive favorites all season long and now, with the championship title one game withing their reach, the Bavarians will look to avoid the huge upset when they take on a clearly dangerous PSG squad that has legitimate championship hopes of their own. With Bayern and PSG set to square off in this year’s Champions League final on Sunday, Aug. 23, let’s find out what Bayern Munich needs to do in order to cap off what has been an absolutely eye-opening 2020 campaign, along with their Champions League odds.
UEFA Champions League Odds – How Bayern Munich Can Win It All!
PSG (8-1-1) vs Bayern Munich (10-0-0)
- When: Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Estadio da Luz
Champions League Final Odds
Okay, I know it might not sound true, but it is. Bayern Munich has won a mind-boggling 23 consecutive matches over all competitions dating back to their scoreless draw against RB Leipzig way back on Sunday, Feb. 9. The Bavarians are an insane 25-1-0 over their last 26 matches with their last loss coming against Nurnberg in a club friendly on Jan. 11.
Bayern has won all 10 of their Champions League matches this season and comes into this clash off a trio of commanding wins in their last three Champions League matches. First, the Bavarians dispatched Chelsea 4-1 on Aug. 8. Then, Bayern put on one of the all-time great performances in Champions League history by blowing Lionel Messi and Barcelona off the field en route to a mind-boggling 8-2 quarterfinal win on Aug. 14 before shutting down red-hot Lyon 3-0 in the semifinals on Wednesday.
The Bavarians jumped all over Messi and Barca as veteran German star Thomas Muller opened the scoring with a strike at the 4-minute mark. Minutes later, keeper David Alba then conceded an own goal to tie the score at 1-1. Bayern then took a 2-1 lead they would never relinquish at the 20-minute mark when Ivan Perisic fired in a goal. Gnarby took a pass from Muller before finding the back of the net at the 27-minute mark and the versatile Muller, the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner, struck again at the 31-minute mark to put Bayern up 4-1 and effectively end the match.
“It’s tough to explain,” said Muller after the match. “I think in this moment our team is in incredible shape. “Thanks for the man of match trophy — maybe we have 12 to 15 players who deserve it. We worked so hard and have this intensity. It’s tough to beat us. It was so much fun today.”
In Bayern’s 3-0 win over Lyon on Wednesday, Serge Gnarby struck twice at the 18-minute and 33-minute mark while Robert Lewandowski, the top goal scorer in Champions League play this season (15 goals) finished off the scoring with a strike at the 88-minute mark.
“It feels good. Everyone is happy and playing well. We are happy to make it to the final,” Bayern fullback Alphonso Davies said. “PSG is a good team, right now we celebrate a bit then we focus on the next game. It will be a good game, there will be goals in that game. This is what you dream about as a footballer, playing with the best and against the best in Europe.”
How Bayern Munich Can Beat PSG
To be honest about it, Bayern Munich just has to continue playing the way they have all year in order to beat PSG in the Champions League final on Sunday. The Bavarians have scored a league-high 24 goals while ranking second in goals allowed with five. Bayern has scored three goals or more in five straight matches and seven times in their last 10 matches overall. The Bavarians have also been outstanding at the other end of the pitch in limiting their opponents to one goal in three of their last 10 matches while pitching four shutouts along the way.
The Bavarians have won two straight over PSG the last two years while recording a 3-1 win on July 21, 2018 following an identical 3-1 win on Dec. 5, 2017. Prior to that, PSG recorded a 3-0 shutout win on Sept. 27, 2017.
Best of all f Bayern fans and their betting backers in this final is the fact that the Bavarians are getting plenty of production out of everyone right now, not just resident superstar scorer Lewandowski. Thomas Muller and Serge Gnarby are both playing lights out and Ivan Perisic isn’t far behind. Bayern has gone 7-2-1 ATS and 6-3-1 O/U in their last 10 matches and looks like a great bet to finish off their run to the 2020 Champions League final!