The wheels are coming off for Hansi Flick and Bayern Munich at the wrong end of the season. Die Roten are winless in back-to-back games. After losing the Champions League first leg to Paris Saint-Germain 3-2, Bayern Munich could only muster a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin at the weekend. Their lead at the top of the Bundesliga over RB Leipzig was cut to five points.
Flick has a laundry list of injuries going into the second leg. Robert Lewandowski’s knee injury is not the only fitness problem for the coach as Serge Gnabry, Niklas Sule, Leon Goretzka, and Lucas Hernadez could all miss out with injuries.
Mauricio Pochettino will be satisfied with Paris Saint-Germain's first leg performance. However, the coach will be frustrated that the Parisians nearly blew the victory. They were up 2-0 at one point and needed a late Kylian Mbappe goal to see off Bayern Munich 3-2. Paris Saint-Germain followed up the Champions League quarterfinal first leg win with a 4-1 victory over Strasbourg at the weekend. They are still in second place with three points separating them with first-place Lille.
There is still everything to play for on Tuesday night for Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. The Germans must score at least two goals without replay to have a chance of progressing to the semifinals.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich Odds
Leading sportsbooks have Paris Saint-Germain at odds of 43/20 to win at full-time versus reigning Champions League winners Bayern Munich. The Parisians are at odds of 4/11 to qualify for the semifinals for the second straight season.
Bayern Munich go into the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal versus Paris Saint-Germain at odds of 6/5 to win at full-time away from home. They may win the battle but not the war. Leading sportsbooks have Bayern Munich pegged at odds of 9/4 to qualify for the semifinals of the competition.
Paris Saint-Germain have not been “automatic” at home this season in terms of wins. They have posted a record of 13W-2D-6L at the Parc des Princes. Their most recent home loss came against Lille in a poor outing on April 3. Bayern Munich have posted an away record of 14W-3D-3L this term. They do allow 1.2 goals per match away from the Allianz Arena.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich Team News
Neymar will return to the team’s starting XI after sitting out the 4-1 win versus Strasbourg. Although it appeared Neymar did little in the Paris Saint-Germain attack in the first leg, he tallied two assists in the game. The Brazilian set up Marquinhos with a brilliant diagonal cross into the box.
Marquinhos will miss the fixture after coming off in the first half versus Bayern Munich in the first leg. He is likely to be joined by goalie Keylor Navas. The shot-stopper came off versus Strasbourg. Ex-Fulham man Sergio Rico could start in his place. Navas made several key saves to keep Bayern Munich out of goal in the first leg.
Mitchel Bakker and Alessandro Florenzi are likely to play as full-backs while Marco Verratti is in line for a return to the team. He began training once more this week. Leandro Paredes is available for selection after sitting out the first leg through suspension.
Lewandowski remains sidelined until the end of the month for Bayern Munich. Eric Choupo-Moting should start in attack after scoring into the first leg. Leroy Sane and Alphonso Davies are likely to start while Gnabry and Sule are ruled out. Goretzka came off in the first leg with an injury, but could play. Hernandez is also in line for a return to the team. Kingsley Coman and Jerome Boateng could shake off knocks to make the starting XI.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich Predictions
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It is likely that the second leg between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich will play out similarly to the first leg. Bayern Munich are struggling with injuries and fitness issues. They have failed to win their last two games and limp into the match. Not only could Bayern Munich go out of the Champions League at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, but their lead at the top of the Bundesliga could be reduced on the final six matchdays. Paris Saint-Germain should smell blood going into the game despite having some injury issues of their own.
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Neymar may have set up two goals in the first leg, but Mbappe is hands down their most important player. He is always fit, never suspended and continues to score goals with regularity. Mbappe scored twice against Bayern Munich’s defence in the first leg and has tallied at least one goal in each of Paris Saint-Germain's last four Champions League matches.
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Bayern Munich’s defence is not as strong as it was last season. They average 1.2 goals conceded away from home in all competitions. With Boateng and David Alaba both leaving in the summer, the club are ready to overhaul their defence. Four goals were allowed by Bayern Munich in the last two games in all competitions.
Five of Paris Saint-Germain's last six games in all competitions saw over 2.5 goals scored. They are playing well in the Champions League under Pochettino. The Parisians play more as a team under the manager than with Unai Emery or Thomas Tuchel before him. They should get goals against Bayern Munich to improve their chances of Champions League progression.
PSG vs Bayern Munich Tips
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PSG v Bayern Munich Frequently Asked Questions
What are the odds on Bayern Munich winning?
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