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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Draw may suit Group E favourites

Kick-off: 2000, 14/09/2021

Stadium: Nou Camp

TV: BT Sport

Bayern Munich won’t fear facing Barcelona, having thrashed them 8-2 in the Champions League quarter-finals two seasons ago.

However, a cagier approach to this Group E opener could be on the cards, especially after a tricky Bundesliga trip to RB Leipzig on Saturday.

The hosts should benefit from a weekend off and 11/4 for an honourable draw appeals for our first Barcelona vs Bayern Munich prediction.

A Look At Barcelona’s Betting Odds

Barcelona’s one-time aura of invincibility has all but faded away after PSG pummelled them 4-1 here in the round of 16 last term.

The departure of Lionel Messi dealt them a hammer blow and losing Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid on loan just rubbed salt into the wounds.

Ousmane Dembele and Sergio Aguero are out injured, so this really is a good time to be taking Barca on.

On the plus side, Memphis Depay has risen to the challenge of taking his game to the next level, netting five times for Holland during the international break.

Ronald Koeman will see Dynamo Kiev and Benfica as beatable in this pool and would no doubt view a share of the spoils here as satisfactory.

Looking at the Barcelona vs Bayern Munich odds, let’s go with 5/1 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time.

A Look At Bayern Munich’s Betting Odds

Bayern were brilliant when lifting this trophy in 2020 and breezed through to the quarter-finals last season.

Unfortunately, some wasteful finishing and sloppy defending allowed PSG to edge them out via the away goals rule.

FC Hollywood recovered to claim a ninth straight Bundesliga title but have lost a lot of experience over the summer.

Hansi Flick took charge of the national team, while Javi Martinez, David Alaba and Jerome Boateng moved on to fresh pastures.

Much-vaunted defender Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer are useful recruits for new boss Julian Nagelsmann from his old club Leipzig, though.

If Joshua Kimmich and Alphonso Davies can stay fit, Bayern have great energy and formidable front men in Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane.

An entertaining encounter is expected and 10/1 for a 2-2 scoreline is tempting enough to be added to our Barcelona vs Bayern Munich betting tips.

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Last result:

BARCELONA 2-1 Getafe – Sergi Roberto, Memphis Depay

RB Leipzig 1-4 BAYERN MUNICH – Robert Lewandowski (pen), Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Head-to-head: Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich 3-2 Barcelona, Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich, Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich

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