Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Betting odds, tips, predictions, TV channel & team news
December 30, 2021 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The hosts have problems in attack while the visitors are in rampant form and there should be plenty of interest in backing an away win at Camp Nou
Barcelona welcome Bayern Munich to Camp Nou on Tuesday evening in the first game in Group E of the Champions League.
The last time these sides met, the Bundesliga champions recorded a historic humiliation, thrashing the Catalans 8-2 in August last year and the Blaugrana will be desperate to erase the memory of that semi-final defeat with a win this week.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich latest odds
Ronald Koeman’s men have lost both of their last two Champions League home matches, going down 3-0 to Juventus in the final group game of last season’s tournament before being demolished 4-1 by Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16.
Barcelona are ranked as clear outsiders at 5/2 (3.50) with bet365, while Bayern are available at 19/20 (1.95) and the draw can be backed at 3/1 (4.00).
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
BT Sport 3 BT Sport app
The game is being shown live on BT Sport 3 in the United Kingdom (UK). The BT Sport app will be streaming the game live online.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich team news
The hosts have serious problems up front where Danish striker Martin Braithwaite has become the latest injury concern.
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The former Leganes forward requires knee surgery and there are reports suggesting he could be out for several months.
Braithwaite will miss the game along with fellow forwards Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele and Sergio Aguero while the departure of Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid has left the Catalans looking lightweight up front.
Luuk de Jong is likely to make his debut alongside compatriot Memphis Depay, while at the back Sergino Dest hopes to overcome a sprained ankle.
Bayern for their part missed Corentin Tolisso and Kingsley Coman from their weekend win over RB Leipzig but otherwise Julian Nagelsmann has a fully-fit squad from which to choose.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich preview
It has been a long time since Barcelona went into a home group game in the Champions League as rank outsiders, but the Blaugrana are considerably weaker than they have been for many years.
Last season the squad lacked depth, but they still had Lionel Messi, a luxury no longer afforded to Koeman and his coaching staff and there are few hopes for Barca to achieve anything notable in European competition this term.
Bayern for their part have responded superbly from the disappointment of drawing their opening Bundesliga game to Borussia Monchengladbach and the Bavarians have looked ominous in the final third.
Bayern are on the longest undefeated away run in the history of the Champions League having not lost on the road since September 2017 and another successful trip looks likely for the Bundesliga champions this week.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich tips & predictions
Backing an away win at 19/20 (1.95) makes plenty of sense, while combining this selection with Bayern to score over 1.5 goals sees the odds rise to 11/10 (2.10).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.