Bayern Munich vs ChelseaUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Aug 8, 2020, Allianz Arena
BAYERN Munich meet Chelsea in a long-awaited Champions League last-16 second-leg at the Allianz Arena on Saturday night.
The German giants have all but secured their place in the last-eight after shredding ten-man Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge back in February.
The Bavarians were breathtaking during the group-stage of the competition where they racked up six victories and slammed in 24 goals to top Group B in style.
Hansi Flick (below) has since steered Bayern to a record-breaking eighth successive Bundesliga crown as well as a DFB-Pokal triumph and they will now turn their attention towards securing a historic treble.
Chelsea, meanwhile, will be back at Europe's top-table next term after securing a Premier League top-four finish on the final day of the season.
Indeed, that represents a successful first season for Frank Lamaprd, however, the Blues will be bruised ahead of this bout with Bayern after falling to a 2-1 defeat against Arsenal in last Saturday's FA Cup final.
Bayern Munich are big favourites at 4/11 with Bet 365 to make it eight Champions League wins on the spin.
Chelsea have failed to defeat Bayern in their last five attempts and the bookies expect that sequence to continue on Saturday with the draw trading at 9/2 with UniBet while an away win is a whopping 7/1 with the same firm.
Chelsea need a miracle in Munich and if the Blues go for broke that could set up an open and entertaining affair at the Allianz Arena on a Saturday night.
Bayern have made the net bulge 27 times across their seven Champions League fixtures this season – an eye-watering average of 3.8 goals per-game – and that does bode well for a brittle Blues backline that recorded just one clean sheet in 19 Premier League road trips last term.
It's also worth noting 16 of the above-mentioned sample saw both teams score but a repeat this weekend looks a little short at a general 4/6 with most bookmakers.
Over 2.5 match goals is even shorter at a best 4/9 with Unibet and therefore punters may have to be a bit creative with the view to getting goals onside in Germany.
With that in mind I'm going to delve into William Hill's Build Your Odds feature with the view to combining two or more Bayern Munich goals and six or more home corners which looks nicely priced at 88/100 with William Hill.
Bayern banged in 100 goals in the Bundesliga last season and they have hit three or more strikes in six of their last seven Champions League outings and I'm happy to back Flick's free-scoring side to notch at least twice when faced with Lampard's leaky defence.
What's more, the German heavyweights were hitting over seven corners per-game on average last season and I fully expect Die Roten to rack up plenty of opportunities in this contest as they resume their quest for European glory.
With lethal duo Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller leading the line against what will be a below-strength Chelsea side I'm also going to have a play on over 3+ match goals, 3+ match cards and 6+ match corners at 6/4 with PaddyPower.
The aforementioned betting angle would have banked profit in the first-leg and another action-packed encounter could be on the cards as Bayern aim to make it 22 wins form 23 since the turn of the year.
This UEFA Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea will be played on Aug 8, 2020 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Bayern Munich vs Chelsea prediction.