FC Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich - 8/14/20 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick and Prediction
Bayern Munich vs. FC Barcelona
UEFA Champions League Soccer: Friday,, August 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST
The Line: FC Barcelona +250, Bayern Munich -105 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Goals Click Here for the Latest Odds
FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich face off at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in the Champions League quarter-finals. These are two big time squads who both believe they can win the Champions League.
FC Barcelona have expectations of winning LaLiga every year and even though they couldn’t get it done this year, all of that would be forgiven if they were able to win the Champions League title. In FC Barcelona’s last game in the Champions league they faced off with Napoli a game they were able to win 3-1. In that game against Napoli the two big stars for Barcelona Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored one goal. Messi and Suarez are two of the best players on the planet and if they want to come away with a victory in this game, it’s going to be because both of those guys are game chances.
Barcelona is an elite offensive team and in the previous games they were able to put up five goals against Alaves. In that game Messi scored two goals and Suarez scored one goal. Ansui Fati and Nelson Semedo
On the other side of this matchup is Bayern Munich who many believe is the favorite to win this entire tournament. In their last Champions League game against Chelsea, Bayern Munich was impressive on offense putting up four goals while giving up. Bayern Munich was already up 3-0 so that was enough for them to win on aggregate 7-1.
Even with Bayern Munich up 3-0 they still had 64 percent of the possession and there has to be a lot of confidence heading into this game. In the last game it was Robert Lewandowski who was once again the star of the show scoring the first goal of the game with a penalty kick, and adding another in the 83rd minute.
These are two teams who are good offensive squads, but both of these teams don’t want to make a mistake so this is going to be a defensive battle to start. Look for both teams to focus on defense, and that is going to lead to this game staying under the total.