Bayern Munich will host PSG in the last round of the Champions League group stages, with both teams having already qualified. The first place is still up for grabs, although Bayern needs to win this by 4 or more goals in order to overtake PSG.
Bayern has been great since the appointment of Jupp Heynkess, going back to their old ways and winning 10 of the 11 games under the new manager, scoring 27 goals in the process. The sole loss was at the hands of Monchengladbach two rounds ago in the Bundesliga, but Bayern bounced back with a 3-1 victory against Hannover over the weekend.
PSG is coming after a shock 1-2 defeat at the hands of Strasbourg on Saturday, their first defeat in all competitions this season – and only the 3rd time the Parisians failed to win. PSG is obviously having a fantastic year and the visitors have been utterly dominant in this group, winning 5 out of 5 with a 24-1 goal difference (!!), including a 3-0 victory over Bayern back in September.Bet on Bayern vs. Paris SG and claim your 100% (100 Eur) freebet at Ohmbet now!
Team news & lineups:
Alcantara, Ribery and Neuer will not play for Bayern, while Robben and Bernat are questionable. PSG will miss Motta, Moura and Ben Arfa.
Bayern Munich: Ulreich – Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba – Vidal, Tolisso – Muller, James, Coman – Lewandowski
PSG: Areola – Alves, Marquinhos, Silva, Kurzawa – Verratti, Rabiot, Draxler – Mbappe, Cavani, Neymar
Although the group standings have been pretty much decided, this will still be a big game and both teams will be up for it. Bayern, of course, will try to chase their slim chances of qualifying.
When these two teams meet you can`t expect anything else other than an entertaining clash given the offensive weapons they have at their disposal. Both are scoring a lot of goals, and Bayern will be extra aggressive trying to fight for their slim shot at the first place, so it should be an open match with plenty of goal scoring chances.
Bayern should be able to score at home, while PSG should definitely be able to capitalize on having much more open spaces to exploit than usual.
PSG failed to score just one time this season (all competitions), while for Bayern a scoreless game occured twice (never at home, where they scored at least twice in each game).
Both teams to score was my first though here, but over 2.5 goals seems just as likely (after all, the previous meeting ended 3-0) and it has better odds. Prediction: Bayern Munich – PSG 2-2.