The German-English duels in the second round of the Champions League go into the second round. Because Dortmund can say goodbye with a 0: 3 at the Tottenham Hotspurs already out of the premier class, hope the German football fans now that the record champions against the kicker of the island brings a good result. Bayern will arrive in Liverpool on Tuesday. It comes once again to the well-known duel between Reds coach Jürgen Klopp and the Munich. In 2013 Kloppo lost with Dortmund in the final of the Champions League in the Wembley Stadium against Bayern, which is probably the most painful defeat for Jürgen Klopp in his career.
Champions League Liverpool vs Bayern
Now Klopp can return the favor. The duel between Liverpool vs Bayern is balanced in the odds, although the English will be slightly favored in the first leg. The question will be whether the last defensive not always saddle Bayern will get the offensive trio of Liverpool under control. We think that this endeavor will be very difficult, because especially at Anfield, the Reds often burn fireworks, especially on an international level. If Bayern have a good day, but they can beat every opponent, even away. However, for the team of Niko Kovac it will be important to take a good starting position for the return match from England. Due to the recent problems in the back team, we expect initially set defensive Munich. But the goal should also be to score at least one goal. The hope lies mainly on Robert Lewandowski, who leads the scoring list in the premier class with eight goals. A miracle on the part of the Reds and the best scorer in the dress of the Germans, that sounds in the game between Liverpool vs Bayern after a tip on many goals. If this game keeps what the mating promises, then the spectators can prepare for an absolute football festival. The kick-off for the first leg of the knockout stages in the Champions League between Liverpool vs Bayern Munich on Anfield will take place on 19/02/2019 at 21:00.
Liverpool – Statistics & Current Form
The fans in Liverpool see themselves this season, especially after the championship in the Premier League. But if you can take the Champions League on the side, why not? After all, the Reds were in the final season in the final and this year is the team of Jürgen Klopp trust everything. In the Premier League, Liverpool has lost the cushion on Manchester City. Currently both are at the top of the league with 65 points, with Liverpool still having one less game on the table. That sounds like it will be exciting until the end of the season. Liverpool have been unbeaten in five games, but they also had two unexpected draws with Leicester and West Ham United in the Premier League. Jürgen Klopp’s team will be well rested and ready for the last sixteen, because last weekend the FA Cup was on the agenda in England and the Reds were eliminated early on.
The last match was over a week and a half ago when AFC defeated Bournemouth 3-0 at home. Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah were the scorers. The focus of the Reds is so long on the game against Bayern. Even if the general prediction between Liverpool and Bayern in the direction of the English, Jürgen Klopp sees both teams at eye level.
“It is pretended that we are the favorite. I see two strong teams, we are not through yet. Bayern with all its strength, experience and class, will be difficult. We meet a board-strong team. ” – Jürgen Klopp
After all, Bayern is the opponent, a team that has already taught many clubs in Europe the fear. The Reds coach expects two balanced duels. Bitter is that Liverpool in the first leg on some key players must do without. Especially on the defensive there will be a major change. With the suspended Virgil van Dijk and the injured Joe Gomez fall out two central defenders. Fabinho and Joel Matip will probably be the alternatives. Otherwise, but probably only Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is missing, who would probably be ready for action again at the earliest in the semifinal, should the Reds achieve this. But it is important that Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are whirling forward. As a rule, this trio is already half the battle on Anfield.
Expected formation of Liverpool:
- Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson – Milner, Keita, Wijnaldum – Salah, Firmino, Mane
- Coach: Klopp
Last Games from Liverpool:
- 09.02.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Bournemouth 3: 0 (Premier League)
- 04.02.2019 – West Ham Vs. Liverpool 1: 1 (Premier League)
- 30.01.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Leicester City 1: 1 (Premier League)
- 19.01.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Crystal Palace 4: 3 (Premier League)
- 12.01.2019 – Brighton & Hove Albion Vs. Liverpool 0: 1 (Premier League)
Bayern – Statistics & Current Form
Even if it does not always look that way, the Bavarians are currently back in hunting mode. So far it has not been an outstanding season. All titles are still possible and especially at the record champions you will only be judged by the number of trophies at the end of the season. In the Bundesliga Bayern have shortened the gap to leaders Dortmund in recent weeks ever so a bit. But they are not yet off, but if the Bayern continue to win their games, then a change in the Bundesliga top even at short notice possible. However, one must also say that Bayern make life difficult for themselves. On the defensive they are too vulnerable. Bayern has not played to zero for six games. In some cases, they even invited the opponents to score. Especially against Liverpool now requires a highly concentrated performance on the defensive.
That was not always the case last Friday at the guest appearance in Augsburg. In the first round Bayern were twice in the relegation candidate. Leon Goretzka scored an own goal after just one minute. However, Kingsley Coman equalized twice before David Alaba scored the 3-2 victory after just over 50 minutes.
“It’s a 50-50 story. You also need a bit of luck in the Champions League. ” – Niko Kovac
No, Munich glittering with fame, not currently, but Niko Kovac is convinced of his team, but knows that the duel with Liverpool FC is decided by trifles. He expects two well-balanced matches in which the luckier one prevails in the end. We can imagine that Niko Kovac trusted the eleven players who also won in Augsburg. Kingsley Coman was beaten after the game, but now there was an all-clear. Missing will continue to be two injured players with Tolisso and Robben. After his red card against Ajax Amsterdam in the group stage, Thomas Müller on Anfield will not play.
Expected formation of Bayern:
- Neuer – Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba – Goretzka, Thiago – Gnabry, James, Coman – Lewandowski
- Coach: Kovac
Last matches of Bayern:
- 15.02.2019 – Augsburg vs. Bayern 2: 3 (Bundesliga)
- 09.02.2019 – Bayern vs. Schalke 3: 1 (Bundesliga)
- 06.02.2019 – Hertha Vs. Bavaria 2: 3 n.V. (DFB-cup)
- 02.02.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Bayern 3: 1 (Bundesliga)
- 27.01.2019 – Bayern vs. VfB Stuttgart 4: 1 (Bundesliga)
Liverpool vs Bayern Direct Comparison
Eight times, Liverpool FC and Bayern München have faced each other so far. In direct comparison, the Reds are ahead with 3: 1 wins. Four times they parted with a draw. The last encounter was in 2017 in a friendly that Liverpool won 3-0. The last competitive game, however, was the final in the European Supercup in 2001. At that time Liverpool won against Bayern 3-2. Riise, Heskey and Michael Owen took the Reds 3-0 lead. Salihamidzic and Carsten Jancker were only able to reduce their goals to 2: 3.
Liverpool vs Bayern Our Betting Tips and Predictions Explained
We can already imagine putting a tip on overtures in the match between Liverpool vs Bayern. The Reds have personal concerns in central defense and Bayern are currently not very good in the back. But both teams have outstanding offensive ranks. The Bayern have not played to zero for six games. The duel against the Reds attack on Mane, Salah and Firmino will be a real challenge. Overall, the German record champion has not a very good record against the Reds. In eight games Bayern could only win once against Liverpool.
Key Facts – Liverpool vs Bayern tip
Bayern could win only once in eight matches against Liverpool.
Liverpool has not lost in the past five games.
Bayern Munich has not played to zero for six games.
In addition, the Reds have not lost five consecutive times. Overall, it does not sound as if a duel between Liverpool vs Bayern predict a win for an away win. Our tendency tends to go the other way. We can imagine Liverpool presenting at Anfield. We do not necessarily expect a preliminary decision, but we would use the odds on the tip home win of 2.08 in the first leg between Liverpool vs Bayern.
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