Bayern Munich enter this second leg of their Champions League quarter-final encounter against Villarreal needing to overturn a deficit.
The Spanish club created a stir by winning the first leg 1-0 at home. Arnaut Groeneveld opened the lead after only eight minutes, and despite 22 efforts on target, Bayern failed to equalize.
Expect all the crazy in Germany
Villarreal have had an amazing run in the Champions League and defeated Juventus 3-0 in the previous round, but we anticipate Bayern to put a stop to their campaign on Tuesday.
The Bundesliga side has scored at least five goals in three of their four Champions League home games and exactly five on two occasions – and even a bold wager on the hosts winning 5-0 appears a viable correct score choice.
Villarreal will almost probably approach this game defensively and attempt to maintain their current advantage, attacking Bayern on the counter whenever possible, but it is difficult to imagine them holding out for an extended period in Munich.
If the hosts score an early goal or two, the Spanish team will be forced to attack, which will create plenty of possibilities for Bayern.
Who are we backing to score?
When it comes to potential Bayern Munich goal scorers, Robert Lewandowski always appeals, but at a higher price, Leroy Sane stands out. Sane has been lethal in Europe this season, scoring six goals and providing six assists in nine Champions League games and scoring in all four of Bayern’s Champions League home games.
Bayern Munich team news
The German giants are without Corentin Tolisso, who is nursing a hamstring.
Elsewhere, there are concerns about Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s (knee) and Bouna Sarr’s (knee) availability. But, even in the event of their possible absence, Julian Nagelsmann should make only a few alterations from his last XI.
Kingsley Coman, Thomas Müller, Leroy Sane, and Alphonso Davies are anticipated to provide attacking assistance to Robert Lewandowski.
Predicted XI: Neuer; Pavard, Süle, Hernandez; Kimmich, Goretzka; Coman, Müller, Sane, Davies; Lewandowski.
Villarreal team news
Alberto Moreno is the lone injured player remaining in Spain. The former Liverpool left-back is out with a knee injury, however considering his performances, it is likely that Pervis Estupián would have started in that position anyway. The Yellow Submarine’s attacking line will continue to be led by Gerard Moreno and Arnaut Danjuma.
Villarreal predicted XI: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Coquelin, Capoue, Parejo; Lo Celso; Moreno, Danjuma.