Frank Lampard’s men find themselves in choppy waters, 3-0 down to the current Bundesliga leaders. This March, they’ll have to travel to German turf with the daunting task of overcoming this mammoth aggregate, with all the evidence pointing to another defeat for the boys in blue.
Take a read of our Bayern Munich vs Chelsea predictions and find out who the chief tormentors will be for the Blues who seem to be heavily outmatched…
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea Match Preview
The odds aren’t in Lampard and co’s favor, with the London club heading into this March’s second-leg three goals down.
Indeed, the damage was done through a scintillating Serge Gnabry brace, paired with yet another goal from – who else? – Robert Lewandowski, who took his tally for the season up to 48.
With the dynamic duo in form, there was very little a shaky Blues defense was able to do to keep the goal tally down to naught.
To match, their attack was lethargic, lackadaisical, and devoid of the same attacking creativity that the hosts possessed, putting them on the wrong end of our Bayern Munich vs Chelsea predictions.
It’s the kind of form that the Blues have been showcasing in the Premier League, more regularly as the season has developed.
And while Hans-Dieter Flick’s players were sharper, faster to the ball, efficient in attack, and more seamless in and out of formation, in reality, Chelsea have been out of form for a few weeks now.
Which makes it even more crucial that they work on their defensive system ahead of the second-leg at the Allianz Arena
A repeat performance would only see them dig a deeper grave, with Bayern’s attack consisting of the Bundesliga’s top goal-scorer, the ever-impressive Gnabry, teenage sensation Alphonso Davies, and former Liverpool hotshot Phillipe Coutinho.
Whether Lampard decides to nullify this attacking contingent or takes the game to the hosts is still up in smoke.
What is clear, as evident in our Bayern Munich vs Chelsea predictions, is that the Blues are out of their depth, and could be in for another rollicking if they don’t play their cards right.
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea Head-To-Head
- 25th February 2020: Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich
- 30th August 2013: Bayern Munich 3-2 Chelsea
- 19th May 2012: Bayern Munich 1-1 Chelsea
- 12th April 2005: Bayern Munich 3-2 Chelsea
- 6th April 2005: Chelsea 4-2 Bayern Munich
It’s clear that as the years have progressed, the Germans have dominated this fixture, fuelling our latest Bayern Munich vs Chelsea predictions.
And with history clearly pointing to another goal-scoring display from the Die Roten, akin to that of the 3-2 victory that took place over seven years ago, the odds are certainly in Flick’s favor.
Chelsea Team News
Unfortunately for Lampard, the injury list is a long one. Spearheading the list is Matteo Kovacic, who was forced off in the first half of the victory over league leaders Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth-round tie, courtesy of a late Sadio Mane challenge.
Joining Kovacic on the sidelines are Willian, Andreas Christensen, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Fortunately, there are more nearer to match fitness, with the likes of Christensen and Abraham well within contention to feature against Everton in the Premier League this weekend.
And considering the nature of the scoreline, the game could be the perfect match for Lampard to give some of his returning players some much-needed minutes.
Bayern Munich Team News
The headline news surrounding the Bayern camp is the absence of Lewandowski, who is set to be out of action for four weeks after fracturing his tibia.
Fortunately, if there was ever a game to miss, our Bayern Munich vs Chelsea predictions are tipping this March’s second-leg to be it, with his side leading by a staggering three goals to naught.
Add this to the fact that the likes of Ivan Perisic, Lucas Hernandez and Jerome Boateng will all be available for a return to the starting XI after recovering from various injuries, and Lewandowski’s omission shouldn’t be as telling.
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea Betting Tips
As expected, the Germans lead the betting tips amongst our Bayern Munich vs Chelsea predictions, tipping in as a ⅓ forecast ahead of what seems almost certain safe passage into the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, the boys in blue are operating as 7/1 underdogs, with short odds on their chances of coming back from a 3-0 deficit.
All in all, it looks as if Lampard’s men are in for another reality check, as they gear up to face an in-form Die Roten at the Allianz Arena.