The last time that Barcelona and Bayern Munich met in the Champions League, the Germans thrashed the Spanish side 8-2. Bayern Munich’s victory in the 2019-20 version of the competition reinforced the fact that Barcelona were a fading team. That fact was made even larger over the summer with the forced financial departure of Lionel Messi and Barcelona’s last-minute scrabble to fit into La Liga’s financial constraints.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Match Preview

Despite the money issues at Camp Nou, Barcelona have started the 2021-22 La Liga season in good form. The Blaugrana are unbeaten in three La Liga matches going into Tuesday night’s Champions League Group E match at home versus Bayern Munich. Ronald Koeman’s team did not play at the weekend due to its game against Sevilla being postponed.

Bayern Munich have picked up right where they left off a season ago. The Bundesliga champions are unbeaten in five straight games to start the campaign and thrashed rival RB Leipzig 4-1 away at the weekend.

Heading into the match on Tuesday, Barcelona have to be worried that another heavy loss could come against Bayern Munich. Not only has there been a lot of change at Camp Nou, but Barcelona have simply not faced a side as strong as Bayern Munich in La Liga – yet they have conceded goals in all three league matches.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Betting Odds

 

 

Leading sportsbooks have the away Bayern Munich team as the favourite to win at full-time at Camp Nou. Not only have Bayern Munich started the season well with four wins and a draw from their opening five matches, but the last time these sides met, Die Roten won 8-2.

 

Barcelona and Bayern Munich met 10 times between 2007 and 2020 in all competitions. Bayern Munich posted a record of 5W-1D-4L in that time. Leading bookies’ best odds on a Bayern Munich win on matchday 1 of Group E are at 1/1 to win at full-time. Barcelona’s best betting odds to win at full-time against the Germans on matchday 1 of the Champions League are at 13/5.

The Blaugrana’s last win against Bayern Munich came in 2014-15 in the Champions League against the Bavarians. Barcelona won the fixture 3-0 with the trio of goals coming in the second half. Barcelona’s weekend fixture with Sevilla was postponed due to the clubs’ South American players not being able to return in time for the weekend game.

The lack of a match over the weekend could really hurt Barcelona against such a strong opponent. Just once in the last 10 matches in all competitions between Barcelona and Bayern Munich ended in a draw. The teams are at the best betting odds of 3/1 to draw at full-time.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Team News

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has just one injury problem going into the game. Serge Gnabry is a major doubt after coming off in the first half versus RB Leipzig on Saturday. Jamal Musiala came on for Gnabry and starred for Bayern Munich. The German international could step in for Gnabry in the starting XI once more.

Kingsley Coman could join Gnabry on the sidelines. He is recovering from a calf strain. Corentin Tolisso is also suffering from a calf injury and is doubtful to make the squad. Left-back Alphonso Davies shook off an injury at the weekend to make the squad against RB Leipzig. He should get a start in defence against Barcelona.

Koeman has a few injury worries going into matchday 1 of Group E. Sergio Aguero remains ruled out with a calf injury. Ousmane Dembele is ruled out with a hamstring issue. Sergino Dest is a doubt due to an ankle injury. Luuk de Jong could start in attack alongside Memphis Depay and Martin Braithwaite.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich H2H

Bayern Munich’s 8-2 thrashing of Barcelona in the 2019-20 Champions League knockout stage will be fresh in the minds of everyone inside Camp Nou. It was such a heavy defeat against a Barcelona team that featured Lionel Messi that it feels like things could get out of hand once more.

Bayern Munich have scored 25 goals in just five games in all competitions this season. There is a caveat to that stat, however. Twelve of those goals came in a DFB Pokal game against Bremer SV. The last three Champions League games between these teams ended with over 2.5 goals.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 23/50 - BET NOW

 

 

Bayern Munich are playing excellent football, but they have conceded goals in three of four Bundesliga games. At the weekend, Bayern Munich finished 4-1 with RB Leipzig. They have outscored opponents 25-4 in five games in all competitions this season. Barcelona have conceded in all three of their games this season as each ended with both teams scoring goals. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score goals.

 

Robert Lewandowski to score anytime @ 4/6 - BET NOW

 

 

Robert Lewandowski is crushing it once more in the final third for Bayern Munich. He has scored eight goals in five games in all competitions. He averages a goal every 52 minutes in all competitions. Lewandowski has scored in each of Bayern Munich’s four league games in 2021-22. Our betting tips prediction is for the striker to score anytime.

 

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 4/9 - BET NOW

 

 

Barcelona and Bayern Munich are bound to ring in the goals. Barcelona’s poor defence and squad should be exposed early and often by Nagelsmann’s Bayern Munich. Two of Barcelona’s three games in La Liga this season saw over 2.5 goals scored. Bayern Munich’s last four games in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals scored.

 

Our betting tips prediction is for Bayern Munich to win the fixture on matchday 1 of the Champions League with over 2.5 goals being scored by the Group E rivals. Bayern and Barcelona are joined by FC Porto and Dynamo Kyiv in the group. These two will battle for the top two spots. Bayern Munich will take the spoils in the first encounter to set the pace in Group E.