Liverpool vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Odds & Pick.

Liverpool vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Odds & Pick

Written by on February 18, 2019

At the end of the day, it does really matter how a team gets through the group stage of the Champions League, just as long as they survive to fight another day. This is the most glamorous, not to mention the most lucrative, club tournament in the world, which is why every team that takes part wants to stay alive for as long as they can. Getting on to the next round gets tougher with each new elimination, as we end up being left with the best club teams that Europe has to offer. Only the strong survive, and Liverpool certainly knows what it takes to do that, as they made it all the way to the final last season before going down to Real Madrid.

They were perhaps a little lucky to get out of the group stage and will need a little bit more luck in the Round of 16, as they are up against Bayern Munich, one of the most iconic teams in the world. Liverpool is a slight favorite at home in the first leg, with the O/U for this one set at 3.

Liverpool vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Odds & Pick

Previous Matches

  • Liverpool Victories: 1
  • Liverpool Goals: 5
  • Bayern Munich Victories: 1
  • Bayern Munich Goals: 6
  • Draws: 3

Why bet on Liverpool?

If we are being totally honest here, Liverpool is still alive in this tournament by the very skin of their teeth. After winning their first 2 games of the group stage, which included an impressive 3-2 win over PSG, they went on a run of 3 straight defeats that put them on the brink of elimination. They needed a win against Napoli in the final game of the group, which they go by the slimmest of margins in a 1-0 win.

While Liverpool has one of the most potent attacks in the game, it has been their defense that has held strong in this tournament. They are going to need that against a Munich team that can explode offensively at any given time. The goal in the first leg for Liverpool is to not surrender that away goal.

Expected Line-up

  • 13-Alisson
  • 32-J. Matip
  • 4-V. van Dijk
  • 26-A. Robertson
  • 7-J. Milner
  • 5-G. Wijnaldum
  • 3-Fabinho
  • 8-N. Keïta
  • 9-Roberto Firmino
  • 11-Mohamed Salah
  • 10-S. Mané

Why bet on Bayern Munich?

Unlike Liverpool, Bayern Munich cut a swathe through the group stage, winning 4 and tying 2 in their 6 games. That was good enough for them to win the group quite comfortably, posting a +10 goal difference in the process. While Bayern was impressive on the attacking side of the pitch in the group stage, they are going to have a much more difficult time breaking down a very organized Liverpool defense.

Liverpool vs Bayern Munich is going to be a close one.

If they are going to get an away goal here, look for it to come from the boot of Robert Lewandowski, as the Polish international banged home 8 goals in 6 games in the group stage. In fairness, Bayern had a bit of an easier group than some, so we will get to see what they are really all about here.

Expected Line-up

  • 1-M. Neuer
  • 5-M. Hummels
  • 27-D. Alaba
  • 4-N. Süle
  • 32-J. Kimmich
  • 11-J. Rodríguez
  • 6-Thiago Alcântara
  • 18-L. Goretzka
  • 22-S. Gnabry
  • 29-K. Coman
  • 9-R. Lewandowski

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Liverpool vs Bayern Munich

Like many of the games at this stage of the tournament, I think the O/U is a little high, as opening legs in the knock-out stage tend to be a little tighter. I like Liverpool to win this one and keep a clean sheet.

Score: Liverpool 2 – Bayern Munich 0