Bayern Munich vs Paris SG Prediction
Bayern Munich vs Paris SG
A repeat of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League (UCL) final descends on the Allianz Arena as six-time European champions Bayern Munich attempt to heap more misery on a PSG side desperate to progress as they continue hunting a first-ever UCL trophy. However, Bayern are favourites in this quarter final for a reason, and a 2-1 win in their last UCL game not only gave the 30-time German champions their 150th UCL victory, but also equaled their club record run of 19 games unbeaten in this tournament (W18, D1).
This is also a Bayern side that’s netted 2+ goals in 12 straight competitive games here (W10, D2), and 2+ before HT in three of the previous four. Therefore expect a home side worthy of their favourites status, especially as they’ve won nine of their last ten fixtures vs French opposition at all venues – albeit the exception was a 3-0 defeat vs PSG back in 2017!
PSG’s record of progressing in only two of six previous UCL quarter-final ties won’t help their confidence, neither will losing Ligue 1’s top spot to title-rivals Lille last time out – a game that gave PSG a third winless match from their last five (W2, D1, L2), and that’s despite scoring the opener in four.
However the nine-time French champions hammered Barcelona 4-1 in their last UCL road trip, a game that forms part of a seven-match winning run on the road, although it was also PSG’s third straight UCL away outing in which they conceded before HT.
Players to score: Former PSG man Kingsley Coman scored the winner in the 2019/20 UCL final, and has been Bayern’s first goal scorer with his last three Bundesliga strikes. It may be PSG’s Kylian Mbappé who finds the net first though, as he’s scored before HT in three straight UCL matches.
Hot stat: Only one of Bayern’s last 22 games witnessed a goalless first half.
Prediction: Bayern Munich  vs  Paris SG