Kick-off: 2000, 08/08/2020
Stadium: Allianz Arena
TV: BT Sport
Chelsea face a mission impossible when visiting Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but we’re backing the Blues to at least salvage some pride.
Frank Lampard’s men were crushed 3-0 in the first leg in London back in February but have continued to develop since returning from lockdown.
With FC Hollywood having been away from competitive action for over a month, they may seek to cruise through this clash and simply blow some cobwebs away.
Let’s have a speculative punt on the Blues to avoid defeat at 2/1 for our initial Bayern Munich vs Chelsea prediction.
A Look At Bayern Munich’s Betting Odds
Bayern established themselves as favourites to lift the trophy when claiming an emphatic victory at Stamford Bridge.
Former Arsenal starlet Serge Gnabry, who scored four times in a 7-2 group-stage win at Tottenham, hit a double before Robert Lewandowski put the icing on the cake.
That made it an incredible 27 goals scored in seven straight victories in this competition.
After the restart, Hans-Dieter Flick led his side to 11 consecutive Bundesliga wins to clinch an eighth title on the trot before beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the German Cup final.
“We dealt with the league and cup perfectly, and now it’s about doing something special,” Flick told the club website.
“I’m so impressed by the mood within the team. Everyone wants to win, which is just nice to see and is a foundation for having success.
“I’m pleased we have such a big squad with enormous quality, meaning we have a great selection of players to choose from.”
However, with just a low-key friendly against Marseille to help them warm up for this game, Bayern could well be a touch rusty early on.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea will have fond memories of facing Bayern at this venue in the 2012 Champions League final, when lifting the trophy after a penalty shoot-out.
Head coach Lampard played in that contest and will be keen to enjoy another positive trip to Germany to cap off an encouraging campaign.
The Blues are still prone to defensive lapses in concentration, especially on the road, conceding 11 goals in Premier League losses at West Ham, Sheffield United and Liverpool.
However, they played some excellent football in securing a top-four finish, as well as reaching the FA Cup final.
Chelsea travelled well during the Champions League group stage, picking up seven points from trips to Lille, Ajax and Valencia.
Regarding this match, Lampard stated: “It’s a show of character to see what we can do. We have to go to Munich and play with a lot of pride to see what we can do there.”
Let’s finish off our Bayern Munich vs Chelsea betting tips by taking 11/5 for the visitors to score more than once in an open encounter.
CHELSEA 0-3 BAYERN MUNICH – Serge Gnabry (2), Robert Lewandowski
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