Liverpool v Bayern Munich Betting tips: Over 2.5, 2019-02-19

Champions League Tips

LIVERPOOL v BAYERN MUNICH
Champions League
Tuesday 19th February 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Betfair
Odds: 1.62 (odds taken at 12:21 GMT, 18 Feb 2019)

The Champions League returns this week and Tuesday sees the remaining first leg ties of the round of 16 matches being played and we firstly look ahead to a mouthwatering clash between Liverpool and Bayern Munich as the betting tips continue at Anfield.

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Liverpool Prediction

Liverpool have seen a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier league whittled down to nothing in recent weeks as Manchester City have taken over at the top of the division albeit on goal difference, thanks to a 6-0 win over Chelsea last weekend.

The pressure is now starting to build on Liverpool whose manager, Jurgen Klopp, was recently fined by the FA over comments made about referee Kevin Friend after their recent 1-1 draw away at West Ham, and although it’s great to be fighting on two fronts in the Premier League and Champions League, Liverpool could realistically end up with nothing to show for what has been a great season to date.

Having suffered back-to-back defeats to Manchester City in the league and Wolves in the FA Cup, Liverpool were under pressure to bounce back and they’ve done so with a five match unbeaten run in the Premier League which includes wins against Brighton, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth.

However, Champions League results have been a little hit and miss in recent times as they’ve gained just three wins from their last eight matches overall, but at Anfield they’ve been dominant, winning their last five matches on the trot with wins over Manchester City, Roma, PSG, Crvena Zvezda and Napoli – with 4 of these 5 matches resulting in the over 2.5 goals mark.

 

Key-Facts – Liverpool v Bayern Munich

  • Liverpool have won their last 5 Champions League matches on the trot at Anfield
  • 4 of Liverpool’s last 5 matches at home in the CL have resulted in over 2.5 goals
  • Bayern Munich have scored 2 goals or more in each of their last 8 away matches

 

Bayern Munich Prediction

Bayern Munich are in a similar position as Liverpool in their domestic Bundesliga as far as league position goes as they currently sit in second spot two points behind title challengers Borussia Dortmund with Bayern’s total dominance over several seasons now being challenged by the new league leaders.

Bayern Munich have won eight of their last nine matches though in all competitions and they’re still a very dangerous outfit to write off as the bookmakers have done already, pricing them as clear underdogs to Liverpool in this first leg.

However, a wounded dog is when it’s at it’s most dangerous and the visitors are more than capable of scoring goals away from home as well as at their Allianz Arena as recent results on the road have shown; Bayern have won six of their last eight away from home in all competitions, scoring 22 goals in the process, while the goals have continued to flow away from home in the Champions League too.

Bayern have scored 2 goals or more in each of their last eight matches on their travels in this competition, winning six of these matches.

Betting Tips Verdict

Liverpool will be without first choice centre-back Van Dijk and this could be key to seeing further goals on a European night at Anfield here.


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