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Chelsea vs Bayern Munich 02/25/2020 Soccer Preview, Predictions and Betting Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich 02/25/2020 – The Champions League is back again after last week the first batch of Round of 16 matchups. This time, two clubs with a history in the competition square as Chelsea hosts Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge for the first leg of their matchup. According to Online Sportsbook, Bayern Munich are the slight favorites to get the win against Chelsea despite being the visitors.
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich 02/25/2020
Chelsea booked their way into the Champions League Knockout Stage by defeating Lille in the final matchday of the group stage plus help from Valencia that beat Ajax in the same day. The Blues were second in the group with three wins, two draws and just one defeat. They will face Bayern for the first time since the 2012 Champions League Final in Munich wherein they won on penalties to lift the cup. Both teams are not the same eight years ago, especially Chelsea that have Frank Lampard as their manager and young players were given time to shine like Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic.
Players to Watch:
Tammy Abraham (2 goals, 1 assist), Cesar Azpilicueta (2 G), Jorginho (2 G), Christian Pulisic (1 G, 1 A), Willian (1 G, 1 A), Kepa Arrizabalaga (1 clean sheet).
Bayern Munich easily got into the knockout stages by winning all of their group stage matches. They went undefeated in six games in a group that included last year’s runners-up Tottenham, Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade. Bayern is in great form in all competitions as they are also top of the Bundesliga after a tough first half of the season. Robert Lewandowski just can’t stop scoring with young players such as Serge Gnabry and Corentin Tolisso also playing great. It should be noted that in four games between Bayern and Chelsea in all competitions during their history, they have produced a total of 17 goals with an average of 4.25 goals per game so expect fireworks this Tuesday.
Players to Watch:
Robert Lewandowski (10 G), Serge Gnabry (4 G, 1 A), Corentin Tolisso (2 G, 4 A), Thomas Muller (2 G, 2 A), Ivan Perisic (1 G, 3 A), Manuel Neuer (3 CS).
Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Betting Numbers
For the first time since the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final, Chelsea faces off against Bayern Munich. Chelsea won eight years ago at Bayern’s home stadium, Allian Arena to lift the trophy so there is going to be some revenge on the mind of the visitors. It is one of the reasons why the Best Sports Betting Websites have them slightly favored defeating Chelsea in the first leg.
Moneyline: The moneyline for Bayern Munich is +100 so they are the safer option to bet on since they are the slight favorites. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid has a moneyline of +240 while a draw has a moneyline of +260.
Score Prediction: Bayern Munich takes one on the road and beat Chelsea 3-1.