Bayern Munich vs Liverpool
Champions League, Europe
Date: Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 GMT
Venue: Allianz Arena
Drawing 0-0 in their first leg battle, Bayern Munich are looking to take down Liverpool this midweek. Playing in front of their home crowd at Allianz Arena, The Bavarians must play for the win just as their Premier League opponent.
Bayern Munich vs Liverpool Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for an exciting Champions League second leg clash on Wednesday. Let’s take a closer look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to get the all important win.
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Neuer(g)Rafinha, Sule, Hummels, Alaba(def);Thiago, Martinez(mid);Gnarby, J. Rodriguez, Ribery(att mid);Lewandowski(att)
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Alisson(g)Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson(def)Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson(mid);Salah, Firmino, Sane(att).
Before heading into this midweek UCL second leg battle, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the results that they have been getting recently to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WDWWW
Die Roten have been performing well of late, after that draw in the first leg they won all of their league matches. During those run, Bayern beat Hertha Berlin, Borussia Monchengladbach and the latst one was Wolfsburg.
Those victories will give that needed confidence ahead of their second leg battle this midweek. The home side are set to give their all and take down their opponent at Allianz Arena.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :DDWDW
The Reds have also been doing quite well, despite only picking up two wins in their last five matches. Jurgen Klopp’s men were unbeaten though during those stretch of games, drawing the remaining three fixtures.
Interestingly, most of Liverpool’s struggle happened when they were playing away from home. Battling at Allianz Arena on Wednesday won’t be an easy task for Klopp’s boys, but they must be ready for it.
The Bundesliga giant won’t be able to field their best possible line ups for Wednesday as there are some unavailable players. Arjen Robeen, Corentin Tolisso and Kingsley Coman all are still sidelined.
Making things more complicated, Joshua Kimmich follows Thomas Muller in the suspension list for this midweek. Bayern do still many talents at their disposal, especially Robert Lewandoski, who is determined to show his class.
The Reds also have some injury issues as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez remained out. James Milner and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s condition are doubtful, but they should make it.
Klopp will continue to rely on his attacking trio, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. At the back, Virgil Van Dijk return for this second leg after missing out in the first meeting.
Head to Head Records:
The previous meeting at Anfield, which ended in a goalless draw, was their first competitive encounter
The first leg 0-0 result didn’t really give much advantages for either teams as both needs a win. Especially for Bayern as they don’t have any away goals to help them out in tight encounter.
Liverpool are also keen on beating their German opposition and Klopp will hoping things will go well for his team. This intense encounter can actually go anywhere as either sides can win it.
Final Score: 2-1