Manchester City vs Bayern Munich Odds & Preview
The UEFA Champions League is back this week with thrilling Quarterfinals encounters. The first leg will be played between April 11th and April 12th, but on the first day mentioned, Manchester City vs Bayern Munich in a blockbuster matchup in Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, England, while surprising Benfica will receive Internazionale, in Estádio da Luz, in Lisboa, Portugal. The second leg of these two head-to-heads will be played on April 19th.
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
Manchester City and Bayern Munich is probably the highest-rated matchup in the Quarterfinals of this year’s UEFA Champions League.
Both teams are playing at a high level, while they are fighting for their league titles and other cup trophies.
City is in pursuit of Arsenal and Bayern is one toe ahead of Borussia Dortmund, but that only makes them stay permanently at a competitive edge. That is why, this first leg in Manchester gives the notion that is going to show spectacular football.
The Citizens undoubtedly have to get a good result at home and that means at least a two-goal difference because the football world knows the difficulty of closing a series in Allianz Arena, in Munich.
Nevertheless, they surely have the capabilities to achieve that. Erling Haaland is still on fire this season and everybody knows his predilection to score against Bayern Munich.
Also, Bernardo Silva, İlkay Gündoğan, and Jack Grealish are in-sync right now in the midfield, covering for a quieter Kevin de Bruyne and the latest absence of Phil Foden.
It could even be said that Manchester City has an even better roster than its upcoming rival, however, here comes the experience and the pedigree.
The German monarchs love this tournament and have on their team players that know what it takes at these stages to create a difference in the pitch and, consequently, in the scoreboard. One example is the unexpendable Thomas Müller.
But also they have hungry young stars such as Jamal Musiala who want to start collecting accolades for the club and themselves as the next winning generation of Bayern.
Team Overview – Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
Manchester City: W-W-W-W-W
Bayern Munich: W-L-W-L-W
Possible Lineups – Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
Manchester City: Ederson Santana, Manuel Akanji, Ruben Días, John Stones, Nathan Aké, Rodrigo Hernández, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, İlkay Gündoğan, Jack Grealish; Erling Haaland.
Bayern Munich: Yann Sommer, Benjamin Pavard, Matthijs de Ligt, Dayoutcanchulle Upamecano, Alphonso Davies, Joshua Kimmish, Leon Goreztka, Kingsley Coman, Thomas Müller, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sané.
Injuries and Suspensions – Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
– Phil Foden: Appendix injury
– Manuel Neuer: Leg injury
– Lucas Hernández: Leg injury
– Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting: Knee injury
Prediction – Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
Manchester City will defeat Bayern Munich by one goal, but it is a lead that will not feel safe enough to play the second leg in Germany. Nevertheless, they will get the job done in Munich next week too.
The first goal this time around will be scored by Erling Haaland.
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich Odds
The odds are brought to you by JazzSports.
• Manchester City win (-136)
• Draw (+299)
• Bayern Munich win (+329)
Benfica vs Internazionale
Benfica is the most gratifying surprise in this edition of the Champions League. They are the dark horse and still, at this stage, there are some doubters.
They have only drawn two matches throughout the entire competition and won everything else since the third qualifying round, which is a sign of their marvelous run.
Gonçalo Ramos has been their star the whole season, taking even more notice when Enzo Fernández left for Chelsea after the World Cup.
The Portuguese side is very comfortable leading Primeira Liga, even though they just lost a match against their fiercest rival Porto at home. This defeat should be considered because could have an impact emotionally on the team.
The difference between Benfica and Porto in the local standings table is seven points with seven games to go in the season. Before that match, it was an almost irretrievable ten.
Setting that aside, they should take advantage of an Inter team that is completely unstable right now.
The Neroazurri have only one win in their last eight matches (in all competitions) and as of now, they are out of a spot in the next edition of the Champions League.
Confusion and bad team play has been the constant in that stretch of terrible results and it seems that every time they try to shake off the negative sensations, they just sink a little bit more.
Lautaro Martínez has been trying to recover its performance but does not seem to achieve regularity. He switches from on to off from one game to another. Romelu Lukaku has far too much pressure because of critics from pundits and fans. Edin Džeko, at 37 years old, can’t do that much.
Sadly for Inter, they are too heavily dependent on this forward trio, because their midfielders have not been that productive on the offensive side of the pitch since two months back.
Team Overview – Benfica vs Internazionale
Possible Lineups- Benfica vs Internazionale
Benfica: Odysseas Vlachodimos, Nicolás Otamendi, Gilberto, Álex Grimaldo, António Silva, João Mário, Chiquinho, Florentino Luís, Rafael Silva, Fredrik Aursnes, Gonçalo Ramos.
Internazionale: André Onana, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni, Matteo Darmian, Nicolò Barella, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcelo Brozović, Federico Dimarco, Edin Džeko, Lautaro Martínez.
Injuries and Suspensions – Benfica vs Internazionale
– Alexander Bah: Leg injury (day-to-day decision)
– Julian Draxler: Ankle injury
– Gonçalo Guedes: Leg injury
– Mihailo Ristić: Hamstring injury
– Milan Škriniar: Leg injury
– Hakan Çalhanoğlu: Leg injury
Prediction- Benfica vs Internazionale
Benfica will defeat Internazionale by two goals and will take a big step toward the semifinals of the Champions League. Next week, they will secure their ticket to the semifinals in Milan.
The first one to score this time around will be Gonçalo Ramos.
Benfica vs Internazionale Odds
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• Benfica win (+109)
• Draw (+229)
• Internazionale win (+260)
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