Chelsea and Bayern Munich are clashing in London this Tuesday, in what appears to be one of the most interesting games of the entire Champions League round of 16. Stamford Bridge will see fireworks on the pitch as these two sides know nothing but to attack. For those who like fun facts, do you know who played in the 2012 finals?
Chelsea (+300) comes into this game as a massive underdog and is highly unpredictable in recent times. However, that inconsistency might be the biggest weapon of the Blues. Nobody can foresee what Blues can do if they have a good day, and we’ve seen quite a few of them during this season. Meanwhile, we’ve seen a lot of bad days recently as the Blues posted several pretty disappointing results, putting their Champions League spot from the Premiership on the line. Lampard’s crew was better than injury-crippled Tottenham this weekend, 2-1, and that was the fourth match in the previous five with Over 2.5 goals. Meanwhile, when looking at the games at Stamford Bridge, it is the same ratio only, but the efficiency is slightly lower 2 or 3 scores.
Bayern Munich (-120) survived unpleasant Friday night against Paderborn. The Bavarians were on the verge of losing points, which could potentially harm their title quest with RB Leipzig. What is good for us bettors here is the fact that the German champions are one of the most efficient teams in Europe. Only two games over the recent 10 saw Under 2.5 goals, while on the other side, seven ended with four or more scores. With Robert Lewandowski upfront, each team across the field will experience nightmare troubles, and so far, that has been the case in the UCL. Bayern’s games averaged 5.33 goals, and the Germans won all six in the group stage. They became only the seventh team in history do to so.
Head to Head Games
Have you found the answer from the start of the article? Chelsea managed to beat Bayern at Allianz Arena in the middle of Munich back in that 2012. It was the most glorious night for the Blues in their history, and one of the most tragic for the Germans. To make it even worse after 1-1 in the regular 90 minutes, Chelsea took the trophy after penalties. Besides this one, Chelsea and Bayern played several more times, and both teams to score was something usual. The last game played was at Intercontinental Champions Cup in 2017 when Bayern won 2-3.
We have to say that betting on anything besides goals in this one would be very risky. Even though Bayern is the favorite, don’t underestimate the Blues who can easily pack two or three goals besides Neuer and create a massive surprise. Over 2.5 goals are valued at -175. However, as the game goes by, we expect the game to become open, as these two crews know to attack better than to defend. After all, just look at their averages when talking about efficiency. Over 1.5 goals in the latter 45 minutes are sitting at -138, and that is our pick for this event. We will mention again, focus on goals, and avoid betting on the final outcome or something similar.
Pick: Over 1.5 goals second HT -138
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