Preview: FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich

October 25, 2022

H2H, Lineups and Betting Tips

Barcelona are hosting Bayern Munich at Camp Nou on Wednesday night, hoping to remain in struggle for a place in the Champions League knockout round.

The Catalans are third in Group C, three points behind second-placed Inter Milan, who
m can qualify if they beat Viktoria Plzen earlier in the evening, while Bayern leads the section with 12 points, having victorious of all four of their section matches to advance to the round of 16 with two games to spare.

About the match

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich

The UEFA Champions League

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET

Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain)

Match Preview

Three points after victorious over Bilbao with thrasing score of 4-0 in Camp Nou in the past La Liga match.

Bayern Munich are currently second in the Bundesliga standings and therefore have observed their advance in the last month. Last week, the Bavarian side defeated TSG Hoffenheim 2-0 and will look to raise the bar in this match.

Barcelona currently sits in second place in La Liga, but they are still struggling in Europe this season. Barca thrashed Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in their previous game and must need to work hard this week to achieve a similar result.

The Bavarian won over TSG Hoffenheim by 2-0 in the Bundesliga Clash on past saturday match.

Here is all the information you require about the game.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich- Head to Head and Key Numbers

  • Bayern is victorious of 33 games out of heir last 35 matches in the Champions League.
  • Bayern Munich have winning record of eight of their last nine games against Barcelona in all competitions.
  • Bayern have at least two goals score records in eight of their last nine meetings with Barcelona in all competitions.
  • Bayern has put three consecutive clean sheets against Barcelona in all competitions.
  • Barcelona have over 2.5 goals in their last four home matches against Bayern in all competitions.
  • Bayern has scored at least two goals in each of their last four matches in Champions League.

Team News

Barcelona are without Ronald Araujo for this match due to groin surgery, while Andreas Christensen and Memphis Depay are also likely to miss out.

Sergi Roberto is out due to his shoulder dislocation over the weekend, so Hector Bellerin could start at right-back against Bayern.

Gavi was wounded against Athletic but is expected to be available here, and he may start alongside Ousmane Dembele and Robert Lewandowski in a front three.

Frenkie de Jong appears to be working his way into the starting lineup, and the Dutchman should keep his place, while Marcos Alonso could edge out Alejandro Balde and Jordi Alba at left back.

Bayern’s injury list includes Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernandez, Leroy Sane, and Bouna Sarr.

Sadio Mane could lead the line for Bayern Munich, with Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry likely to play wide, and Jamal Musiala as the number ten.

Due to Hernandez’s absence, the back four is likely to consist of up of Matthijs de Ligt and Dayot Upamecano in the middle, with Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka as the midfield two.

Barcelona possible starting lineup;

Ter Stegen, Bellerin, Kounde, E Garcia, Alonso, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Gavi, Dembele, Lewandowski

Bayern Munich possible starting lineup;

Ulreich, Pavard, Upamecano, De Ligt, Davies, Kimmich, Goretzka, Coman, Musiala, Gnabry, Mane

Final line ups will be availble at UEFA Champions League official site before the match starts.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Prediction

We expect Inter to defeat Plzen in the earlier match, confirming Barcelona’s third-place finish in the group. If that is the case, Bayern would need to win here to be announced section winners, but we believe that an interesting game will end with the points shared.

We say: Barcelona 2-2 Bayern Munich

Betting Tips

  • Tip 1: Draw
  • Tip 2: Both Team to Score
  • Tip 3: Goals: Over 2.5
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