The tie is evenly poised after a goalless draw at Anfield in the first leg, but do Liverpool have what it takes to win against Bayern in their own back yard? Interestingly, 21 of 31 teams to draw 0-0 away from home in the first leg have gone on to progress. Advantage Bayern?
Bayern Munich vs Liverpool – Champions League 2018-19
Where is the match being played?
The game is being played in Munich at the Allianz Arena.
When is the match?
The game will be played on Tuesday 13 March 2019 at 20:00 GMT.
Who will be in charge?
The referee for the second leg is Daniele Orsato from Italy.
Where can I watch the game live?
It’s live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD. Want to live stream the game? You can on your mobile or tablet device via the BT Sport app.
What are the Latest Betting Odds?
There’re no clear favourites with the bookies for this one with both side odds against. Bayern have been priced up at 11/10, with Jurgen Klopp’s men available at 5/2. The draw is 13/5.
Somewhat surprisingly, Bayern have won only one of their eight games against Liverpool in European competition. That win was way back in 1971, which may give the Reds a psychological boost.
Three of the last four meetings between the two sides have ended in draws. Two have ended 0-0 with one ending 1-1. If you fancy a repeat of either scoreline, 0-0 is available at odds of 12/1, whereas 1-1 is actually priced up as the shortest correct score at 11/2. That would mean Liverpool go through of course.
If it is 0-0, we will have an extra 30 minutes and possibly penalties. Who will qualify? They can’t be separated. They’re both priced at 10/11 to progress.
Mo Salah’s due a goal, isn’t he? If he fails to find the net, his compatriots Mane and Firmino normally do. Bayern failed to have a single shot on target at Anfield but expect that to change on Wednesday night. Here are some first goalscorer odds to consider.
Robert Lewandowski – 5/2
Serge Gnabry – 11/2
James Rodriguez – 17/2
Mo Salah – 5/1
Sadio Mane – 8/1
Roberto Firmino – 17/2
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The Liverpool side pretty much picks itself these days. Bobby Firmino and Sadio Mane were in fine form at the weekend against Burnley, and they’ll be hoping to cause havoc in snowy Munich on Wednesday night.
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino.
1-1. Bayern will be attacking from the off, but they’ll be wary of the pace that the Liverpool frontline possesses. For the neutral, a goal fest would be fantastic, but I get the feeling this could be a cagey affair, decided by either genius or a mistake. There won’t be much to separate these two, which is why I think it will be a score draw. That will see the Reds through.
This has all the makings of a close encounter, so the draw at 13/5 looks too good to turn down.