Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
Date: Friday, 14 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
Arguably the pick of the quarter-final ties in this season’s Champions League will take place in Lisbon on Friday night as Barcelona take on Bayern Munich for a spot in the final four.
Barca overcame Napoli in the quarter-finals to book their position at this stage of the competition, while Bayern breezed past Chelsea to ensure that they would be present in the last eight.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Head-to-head (h2h)
- Since 1996, the teams have met 11 times and Bayern has won 6 times while Barca has 3 wins. Only two of their clashes have ended in a draw; in 2009 and 1996.
- The teams have averaged 3.1 goals in their meetings so far, and the Bavarians have scored 18 goals, and the Catalan giants slotted in 16 goals in that period.
- Only one of their recent five fixtures has seen both teams score, and it was in their most recent clash in which Bayern won at home with a 3-2 scoreline in the 2015 UCL semi-finals.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Prediction
The price of 19/20 (1.95) for a Bayern win looks tempting, while Bayern to win and concede looks a great option at 9/4 (3.25).
There is also an interesting special market which offers odds of 9/10 (1.90) on Lewandowski having over 1.5 shots on target, and would have paid out in seven of Bayern’s eight Champions League games this season.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Team News
The only major absentee for the Catalans is centre-back Samuel Umtiti, but otherwise Quique Setien has practically all his players available including Ousmane Dembele who could feature for the first time since November 2019.
Bayern are without full-back Benjamin Pavard, while Alphonso Davies is a doubt.
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Vidal, De Jong; Suarez, Messi
Bayern Munich possible starting lineup:
Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Thiago, Goretzka; Coman, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski