Bayern Munich – Liverpool SOCCER PICKS
Bayern München and Liverpool meet at Allianz-Arena, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals), after a (0-0) draw in the first leg. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 1 win and 1 draw in the last 2 matches. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Liverpool presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After the goalless draw outside in the first leg, the home team needs to win at home to achieve the qualification. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 37 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 38 goals scored and 13 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Wolfsburg by (6-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Bayern München have won 8 and tied 2.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 7 games. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 50 of the last 57 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 42 out of 57 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. The team usually has no problem opening the scoring: it marked the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of these 12 came to the break in advantage in 9 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10.
Bayern Munich comes to this game with a triumph, 6-0, at the reception to Wolfsburg, adding the third consecutive victory in official matches. We remember that the Germans drew 0-0 against Liverpool, in a first leg for the knockout stages of the Champions League. As will his debut at home, coach Nico Kovac must keep the team in 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. Robert Lewandowski is the player who deserves the individual highlight in this formation, since he has scored 29 goals so far. For this game the coach of the house can not count on Kimmich and Thomas Muller, both suspended, in addition to Robben and Tolisso, these by injury.
The away team comes to this second leg after a goalless draw with the advantage of not having suffered goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 12 wins and 3 draws at their stadium, with 41 goals scored and 9 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Premier League, they beat Burnley at home (4-2). Liverpool have won 4, tied 3 and lost 3 of the last 10 away matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Liverpool left for this game with a win, 4-2, at the reception to Burnley, in a game for the English championship. After having drawn 0-0 in the first leg of the round of 16, the visiting team seeks to score goals to gain an advantage in this tie. Without great surprises, the technician Jurgen Klopp must maintain his usual tactical scheme, that is to say, the 4-3-3, being Roberto Firmino the most offensive reference of the team. On the other hand, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah is the best score of the English in official games, with 20 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexander-Arnold, all with physical problems.