On Wednesday the 18th of March there are two final Round of 16 games to be played in the Champions League. One of which takes place at the Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich host Chelsea. This match is a replay of the 2011/12 Champions League final which took place at the same venue but it was Chelsea who came out on top.
Bayern Munich will be hoping they have what it takes to defeat them this time around and will be feeling confident of their chances following the first leg which took place in London. The Bundesliga champions won that match convincingly 3-0, which was the most resounding victory by any team at this stage of the competition this season.
Chelsea have a lot of work to do if they are going to have any chance of remaining in the Champions League this season. Not only did they concede 3 away goals but they also failed to find the back of the net themselves which leaves them with a significant task.
Will Bayern Munich cruise through or can Chelsea make life difficult for the hosts? Find out more in our Bayern vs Chelsea predictions and check out the latest Bayern Munich vs Chelsea betting odds.
1. Bayern vs Chelsea Preview
We begin our Bayern Munich vs Chelsea preview by taking a look at the favourite to win the match. Given the result in the first leg it comes as little surprise to find the Bayern vs Chelsea betting odds fall in favour of the hosts.
Bayern Munich came through the group stages of the Champions League this season winning all 6 of their matches. They were the only club which qualified with a 100% record and having defeated Chelsea in the first leg of this tie. They have now won all 7 of their 2019/20 Champions League games.
They have won 5 of their last 6 home Champions League matches with the victories coming over AEK Athens, Benfica, Crvena Zvezda, Olympiakos and Tottenham Hotspur. In fact, Bayern Munich have lost only 2 of their last 13 home games in the competition. This run of results plus the victory in the first leg means Bayern Munich are the heavy favourites to win this match at 4/11 with Bet365.
We continue with our Bayern Munich vs Chelsea betting tips below as we take a look at the chances of the away team.
2. Bayern vs Chelsea Betting Odds
Chelsea came second in their Champions League group having won 3 of their 6 matches. Their 11 point total left them level with Valencia but the Spanish club finished above them having enjoyed a superior head-to-head record. In what was a close group, Chelsea managed to finish one point above Ajax who were third.
Finishing second in the group always leaves you open to the chance of drawing a big club and that's exactly what happened to Chelsea. However, they would have expected to put up a better fight in the 1st leg at home. With the score 0-0 at half-time, it didn't take long for Bayern Munich to make the breakthrough in the second half and once Chelsea conceded the first goal, they struggled to contain the visitors.
Interestingly, Chelsea performed better away from home in the group stages and picked up 7 of their 11 points on the road. That included wins at Lille and Ajax. However, this is going to be a much tougher test than they faced in those two games and the Bayern Munich vs Chelsea betting odds have the Blues as the outsiders to win this match, priced at 13/2 with Bet365.
3. Bayern Munich vs Chelsea Betting Tips
In 6 of their 7 Champions League matches this season Bayern Munich have managed to score 3 or more goals, which is an excellent record. The German club have scored 3 or more goals in each of their last 3 Champions League games and will be feeling confident of doing the same in this match, having put 3 past Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
You can back Bayern Munich to score over 2.5 goals at 6/5 with Bet365.
They have also been strong defensively at home in the Champions League and have kept two clean sheets in 3 games this season, conceding only one goal. Bet365 offer 6/4 for Bayern Munich to win the match and keep a clean sheet.
You can also get 9/1 for Bayern Munich to repeat their 3-0 win of the first leg but there is a chance striker Robert Lewandowski will not be fit, so keep that in mind.
4. Bayern vs Chelsea Live Stream
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