Bayern Munich take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals, in a two-legged re-run of last season’s final. Wednesday’s hosts will be without their main man, Robert Lewandowski, potentially giving PSG the edge as these heavyweights battle for a place in the last four where Borussia Dortmund or Manchester City await.
Where and when: Allianz Arena – 7 April, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain: BT Sport
Last time: Kingsley Coman was the hero for Bayern, as Die Roten lifted the Champions League trophy aloft in August, following a tight 1-0 victory over PSG at Lisbon’s Stadium of Light.
Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain Predictions and Preview
Revenge missions can go one of two ways in football. There’s no bigger hunt for vengeance than vanquishing the team who beat you in the Champions League final, with Paris Saint-Germain already banishing one set of demons en route to this quarter-final clash with Bayern Munich.
PSG eased to a comfortable victory over Barcelona in the round of 16, helping them bury the ghost of 2017’s famous La Remontada. The Ligue 1 champions have another shot at redemption this week, as they take on the champions of Germany and the team who secured a magnificent treble last season.
There wasn’t much between the teams last August, although Bayern did control possession with a 62% share of the ball and almost 200 more passes than PSG. Although it wasn’t Lewandowski who scored the decisive goal, being without their talisman could prove a decisive factor in helping PSG overturn their narrow loss.
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Bayern Munich to win 1-0
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The Parisians have star duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar fully fit, even if their No.9, Mauro Icardi, also misses out through injury. Les Rouge-et-Bleu have lost an uncharacteristically high number of Ligue 1 games this season, but they’re still riding high at the top of the table and favourites to retain their crown for a fourth successive season.
The same goes for Bayern, who are gunning for a ninth straight Bundesliga title. Die Roten have also had their ups and downs this season, but they only lost one of their 15 games prior to the recent international break, winning six in a row prior to Saturday’s trip to RB Leipzig.
Hansi Flick’s side scored 22 goals across those six matches, with 10 coming across the two legs of their Champions League last-16 clash with Lazio and a league game against Borussia Dortmund. The hosts are the 21/20 favourites with William Hill for the win in these Bayern Munich v PSG predictions.
The visitors are 27/11, while Mauricio Pochettino’s side are 3/1 to take a draw back to the Parc des Princes for the second leg of this tie. That won’t be easy though, with all four of the previous Champions League meetings between these clubs all ending in home wins.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: With Lewandowski out, there’s more pressure on experienced heads like Thomas Muller to perform. The German forward has been the man for the big occasion so many times in the past, and he is available at 8/1 in the first goalscorer market on Wednesday.
One to watch for Paris Saint-Germain: Kylian Mbappe may have gone three games without a goal for France over the international break, but he scored 12 in eight prior to that for PSG. That includes his hat-trick against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, with Mbappe 11/2 to break the deadlock here.
Long shot: First legs of knockout ties are often cagey, while there was only a single goal between these clubs the last time they locked horns. Bayern won that game 1-0 and are 21/2 to repeat that result this week. With Muller getting the goal, those odds rise to a tempting 98/1 in our Bayern v PSG tips for this crucial encounter.