Bayern Munich vs. RB Salzburg Predictions: Back the hosts in Tuesday UCL clash
Bayern Munich vs RB Salzburg Odds
Red Bull Leipzig will be hoping to orchestrate a shock by booking their place in the Champions League quarter-finals when they head to Bavaria to face German Champions Bayern Munich for the second leg of their last-16 clash on Tuesday.
The bookmakers may be expecting a routine victory for Julian Nagelsmann’s side - with the hosts priced at around 1/5 - however, their stuttering form, performance in the reverse and list of absentees suggests otherwise.
Bayern Munich vs RB Salzburg Tips
FCB come into this one having won just two of their last five, sub-par form for such a side. Nagelsmann will also be without Manuel Neuer, Corentin Tolisso and Leon Goretzka who are all sidelined due to injury. Alphonso Davies is also unavailable due to a COVID-related complication. This should see Lucas Hernandez start at left back, he missed the first leg due to suspension.
The visitors are also plagued with injuries, eight to be exact. There should be two changes for the XI that drew with Bayern in February, Kamil Piatkowski looks set to replace the injured Oumar Solet at centre back. Upfront, Noah Okafor is struggling with a hamstring injury which should see Junior Chukwubuike Adamu start alongside Karim Adeyemi.
The goal line is set at 3.75 with Bet365 for this fixture. It may seem large but is probably justified as the hosts' fixtures have averaged over four goals per game this campaign.
Since the turn of the year, FCB have only kept two clean sheets in nine fixtures. Those came courtesy of Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Köln though it is with pointing out that those sides generated a combined xG of 2.05, essentially meaning that they were both unfortunate not to score.
Poor defending has been a feature of Julian Nagelsmann’s tenure and with key personnel absent for this clash I expect it to continue. That being said, it is hard to look past a home victory here, however, I cannot get involved at odds of 1/5. As the statistics and the goal line indicates, this should be a goal-laden game, which is why I think taking Bayern to win and both teams to score is the way to go at 6/4.
When it comes to goals the visitors have been pretty obliging in the competition so far, scoring in eight of their nine games which includes the reverse.
In a career spanning just shy of 250 competitive appearances, Kingley Coman has found the net 48 times and registered 47 assists giving him G+A per 90 average of 0.60. He appears to relish a big European night though, thriving on one of the biggest stages in world football.
For Juventus and Bayern, he has scored and assisted 13 goals in the Champions League, equating to a G+A average of 0.95! This means that he is directly contributing to a goal in almost every 90 minutes he completes.
He shone in the reverse fixture as well. He registered the most shots (8), shots on target (3), key passes (4) and dribbles (7) of any player on the pitch, capping off a stellar performance with a 90th minute equaliser.
He is not the most prolific player by any stretch, but something must happen to him when he hears that anthem pre-game.
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