Prediction and odds for the game: Barcelona (6/5) vs Bayern Munich (7/4)
We are backing the away win
When: Wednesday, 26th October 2022, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Nou Camp
On Wednesday night, two of the giants of European football meet at the Nou Camp in gameweek five of Group C of the Champions League.
The Catalan giants may be shining in La Liga, but their Champions League campaign looks set to end at the group stage for a second season running. Xavi’s team go into this penultimate game of the group needing to win and hoping that Inter doesn’t beat group-whipping boys Viktoria Plzen in the other match of the night. It seems an unlikely scenario.
In truth, the Blaugrana’s results in Europe this season have been disappointing, as they have taken just four points from as many games in Group C. Their only win of the group stages came against minnows Viktoria Plzen.
Barcelona’s poor record in European football’s elite competition started last season, as they have now won just three of their previous 13 games in the Champions League. They are unbeaten in four home games at Camp Nou but have won just two of their last seven home matches in this competition.
The Bavarian giants have coasted into the last 16 of the Champions League, winning all four of their group games while also scoring at least two goals in each victory. A 4-2 win at Viktoria Plzen in their last European outing ended a run of three straight clean sheets in the Champions League for the visitors. The result also means that Bayern has lost just once in their previous 15 matches in European football’s elite competition.
The men from Munich also have a strong recent away record in the Champions League, having won seven of their previous nine matches on their travels in the competition. Unsurprisingly, Bayern has also been relatively prolific in front of goal in their good run of away form, scoring at least twice in five of their previous seven away games in the competition.
Barcelona will feel that a place in the last 16 has probably now slipped through their fingers. They dominated the first half of the reverse fixture but didn’t take their chances and lost 2-0 at the Allianz Arena.
The visitors look to have found form of late, and we are backing Bayern to record another win over the Catalan giants. Matches between these two teams have been high-scoring in the past, so we are backing over 2.5 goals to be scored in this clash.
Our Tips: We are backing the away win at odds of 7/4 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 2/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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