Chelsea - Bayern Munich: betting predictions, tips and odds
Chelsea and Bayern Munich will face off each other on Tuesday, 25th of February, at the Stamford Bridge. The match will kick off at 20:00 pm and represents the first leg of this Champions League round of 16 ties.
Chelsea v Bayern Munich betting preview and match odds
Chelsea will be looking to kick off this Champions League round of 16 ties in a positive manner, although they haven’t been at their best over the past few months. In addition, the Blues will host Tottenham at the Stamford Bridge this Saturday before meeting with Bayern Munich, so it can be said that they have a pretty tough schedule. Frank Lampard’s men have struggled for form in the Premier League recently, having failed to win in any of their last four league outings. As for their Champions League campaign this season, Chelsea have finished their group in 2nd position tied on 11 points with the group winners Valencia. The Blues have only lost once in six Champions League games this season, which was an unexpected 0-1 home defeat against Valencia on the opening round.
Last season, Chelsea have been knocked out exactly in this Champions League phase by Barcelona following a 4-1 aggregate loss. Their home form in the Champions League over the past three years hasn’t been great at all, as they have only won three of the last nine fixtures. Chelsea is obviously underdogs ahead of this game as they are priced at odds around 4.00 with most of the bookmakers.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich has been flying high across all competitions over the past two months, having won nine and drawn one of their last ten competitive games. After a goalless home draw against RB Leipzig a fortnight ago, the Bavarian giants bounced back with a categoric 4-1 victory on the road at FC Cologne last weekend. Before making the trip to Stamford Bridge, Bayern need to take Paderborn on Friday night, although it should be an easy victory. Hans-Dieter Flick’s men currently sit at the top of the Bundesliga table, but they have just one point more than the 2nd-placed RB Leipzig. Bayern Munich has had a flawless Champions League campaign so far this season, having won all their six fixtures during the group stage. Furthermore, they have scored at least two goals in each of those games, while keeping four clean sheets in the process.
The most worrying fact for Chelsea’s fans is that Bayern has been an amazing team on the road in the Champions League over the past few years. They have won nine and drawn three of their last twelve trips in the competitions, while this season they have scored 15 goals in just three trips. Robert Lewandowski is the player to watch here, as the Polish striker is currently the Champions League’s joint top-scorer with ten goals under his belt. Bayern Munich is shortly priced at odds around 1.75 with most of the bookies, but it can be a good value bet based on their away form in the Champions League and current form in the Bundesliga.
Chelsea v Bayern Munich betting stats
Bayern Munich has won all their six group stage games in the Champions League this season.
The Bavarians have scored 24 goals in just six group stage fixtures while conceding just five.
Robert Lewandowski is the team’s top scorer in the competition with 10 goals in just 6 appearances this season.
Chelsea is unbeaten in five Champions League games at the moment.
The Blues have scored at least two goals in four of their last five games in the competition.
Tammy Abraham and Jorginho are Chelsea’s joint topscorers in the Champions League this season with two goals each.
Chelsea v Bayern Munich betting predictions and tips
This game is a little bit more difficult for Chelsea because they aren’t in such great form in the Premier League and because they have a tricky home match against Tottenham this weekend. This means that they won’t have too much time to recover and prepare ahead of this clash with Bayern Munich.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich has been in red-hot form across all competitions this season and they will probably travel to Stamford Bridge on the back of a big-margin victory against Paderborn, as the game needs to be played on Friday night.
Although both teams are solid names in the Champions League, we think that Bayern Munich has the edge in this one, as they are the in-form team.
Our betting tips and predictions ahead of this game are:
Bayern Munich to win at odds of 1.76
Bayern Munich to win at HT/FT at odds of 2.75
Over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.59
Correct Score: Chelsea 1 - 2 Bayern Munich at odds of 8.50