We continue our Champions League predictions with the derby between Bayern Munich v Barcelona on December 8, 2021. These two clubs are on the opposite side of the spectrum in terms of success this season. Bayern have been racking up goals, points and wins, while Barcelona have struggled for the most part. The Bavarians have already qualified as group winners, so this match does not carry nearly as much significance as it does for the Spaniards. Barca need to win in order to go through or hope that Benfica fail to beat Dynamo Kiev, which does not seem likely.
Historically, Bayern have absolutely dominated Barcelona in recent years, even with Messi. The Germans have won nine out of the last ten matches between the two sides, including some pretty lopsided affairs, such as last year’s 2-8 trashing. When you combine that with all the drama in Barcelona this year and the difficult season they’ve had, it’s not hard to see why the bookies’ Champions League prediction on this Bayern v Barca match for December 8th is for a home win. Bayern are heavy favourites to win this one, despite having qualified in first place already. The odds for a home win are at about 1.53 right now, while a victory for the Catalans is viewed as an absolute shocker with odds of 5.00.
Bayern Munich Team News
Champions League predictions have to be based on accurate facts and proper analysis. With that said, Bayern Munich will be without the services of Goretzka, Gnabri, Choupo-Mouting, and Kimmich. Still, they have such a deep squad that they should have more than enough to trouble the visitors. Bayern are expected to field a strong squad for this one albeit the insignificance of this game in terms of progression in Europe’s most elite club football competition.
Bayern Munich’s predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Nianzou, Richards; Roca, Tolisso, Koman, Muller, Musiala; Lewandowski.
Barcelona Team News
Ansu Fati is unavailable for the Catalans, which is a huge blow as he is their best player in attack. However, if Xavi decides to field in Countinho and Dembele on the flanks in support of Depay, they should be dangerous going forward.
Barcelona’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Pique, Alba; Gonzalez, Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Dembele, Depay, Coutinho.
Bayern Munich v Barcelona Prediction, December 8, 2021
This is our free Champions League prediction for today, December 8, 2021. Barca will be desperate to get something out of this game, so they will push forward and should be able to score at least once. Bayern are in fact the way better side, which of course does not guarantee a win for them. Nevertheless, they should be able to find the back of the net themselves. All in all, we expect to see a high scoring game. If you want to get our absolute best betting tips, subscribe for our paid service via Blogabet.
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals ❌