The quarterfinals of the Champions League take place this week, and there is a huge first leg to look forward to on Wednesday evening. It will be a repeat of last season’s final, as PSG look to get revenge over Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich vs PSG Odds
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Bayern Without Star Man
It looks set to be a tough month for Bayern Munich, as the shape of their season will be decided. However, they could go into the quarterfinals, and potentially the semi-finals of the Champions League this season without Robert Lewandowski. The Polish international is the club’s main striker, and has scored 35 goals in 25 league games. However, he picked up an injury while on international duty, which could keep him out for the next six weeks. The injury couldn’t have come at a worse stage of the season for the Bavarian giants, as they come up against one of the strongest defences in Europe this season on Wednesday evening.
Lewandowski was in excellent form in the previous round, as he scored twice across the two games with Lazio. Bayern eventually ran out comfortable 6-2 winners on aggregate against the Italian giants. Their big win over the two legs came away from home, as they beat Lazio 4-1 in Italy. Bayern remain among the favourites to win the Champions League this season, and should they play at their peak, then it will prove testing for any opposition that they come up against. However, this challenge against PSG could be their biggest test in the competition this season.
PSG Hoping To Go One Better This Season
The Champions League remains the one trophy that has eluded PSG since their financial takeover over ten years ago. The closest that they came to winning the famous trophy came last season, but they were narrowly beaten by Bayern in the final. They will be hoping to go one better this season under the stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino. PSG’s domestic form has been very disappointing throughout the season, and there is a good chance that they could miss out on winning the Ligue 1 title this term.
However, in the Champions League, they have been excellent. One of PSG’s greatest nights in the competition came in the previous round, as they beat Barcelona 4-1 at the Camp Nou. Kylian Mbappe scored a wonderful hat-trick in that success, and the World Cup winner will once again be the danger man at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday. PSG have already beaten Manchester United as well as Barcelona away from home in the Champions League this season, which does bold well for their chances in Germany.
Bayern Munich vs PSG Picks
PSG have a decent record against Bayern, as they have won five of the previous ten meetings. Bayern are the heavy favourites in the betting, but we could see a PSG win being the outcome on the road. They are a side that saves their best performances for the road, and the absence of Lewandowski takes an awful lot away from the threat that Bayern carry.