Liverpool vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Betting Tips

Published: 18.02.2019

Liverpool and Bayern Munich are deep in battle with Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund for their respective league titles. On early Wednesday morning Australian time, the two European footballing giants will put all domestic issues to one side when they meet in the first leg of a blockbuster last-16 UEFA Champions League tie at Anfield.

Liverpool Have Mammoth Task Against Bayern

The historical ledger between these teams shows Liverpool two wins, Bayern one win, and four draws. However, they haven’t played a competitive match since the 2001 UEFA Super Cup final, which Liverpool won 3-2.

Despite making the UEFA Champions League last year, recent history suggests Liverpool have a tough task. Bayern haven’t missed the quarters at this tournament since 2010-11 (and in fact only failed to make it to the semis once during this period).

Another factor in Bayern’s favour is the health of both squads. The Germans have confirmed captain Manuel Neuer will starts in goals despite missing the last three Bundesliga games with a hand injury. Liverpool will have to make do without Virgil van Dijk, who is suspended.

 

Liverpool v Bayern Munich Betting Tips

 Liverpool go into this match as firm favourites, but given the difficulty of this task a draw might provide best value. PalmerBet is offering 3.40 for the two sides to be level at the end of the first leg at Anfield on Saturday night.

Reds’ strikers Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino have all been finding the net on a regular basis in the English Premier League. Salah and Firmino only scored in two of the Reds’ six group stage matches in the Champions League, and Mane only scored in one match. Interestingly, all three scored in a 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade at Anfield on October 24.  Neds has odds on each of them finding the net against Bayern. Salah is paying 2.10, Mane 2.70, and Firmino 3.00.