Champions League Bets & Preview:
Bayern Munich v Manchester City
Bayern Munich will need a miracle to overcome a 3-0 deficit when they host Manchester City in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie.
After a disappointing 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim over the weekend, Bayern’s focus will shift to trying to avoid becoming just the third team to lose both legs of a UCL knockout tie, having done so twice previously against Real Madrid.
The Bavarians’ form is a cause for concern, having scored more than once in only one of their last six games. Moreover, they have never overturned such a large first-leg deficit in the UCL.
Manager Thomas Tuchel will need to pull off a tactical masterstroke to turn things around and avoid a third consecutive personal defeat to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
City, on the other hand, come into the match on a high, having won their last ten games in all competitions and are undefeated since early February (W12, D2).
Guardiola’s men will be keen to wrap up a semi-final spot and move closer to the elusive UCL title, which they are yet to win.
City has won only one of their last six European away games (D4, L1), which may provide some hope for Bayern.