The UEFA Champions League is set for the group stage derby!
The football fans could not have wished for a better start to the season in the Champions League. Barcelona and Bayern Munich is the race for the opening of the Champions League, and the trophy will be defended by Chelsea, who also start the campaign today with a home game against Zenit.
Bayern Munich has an exceptional record against Barcelona and has won eight out of 13 official fixtures played between the two teams. The home side seeks revenge for an 8:2 defeat when these two sides met last time. On the other hand, the visitors want to get back home with all three points.
Ronald Koeman will have a difficult task this season, to lead Barca to titles without Messi in the team, and Julian Nagelsman’s team looks like a team that will fight to regain the trophy this season. Bayern’s form is constantly improving, and Nagelsmann has already restored everyone’s trust since the Bavarians did not lose away game since 2017.
Head-to-head clashes between these two teams have always been a joy to watch. However, Barcelona is a side much deeper in transition and still struggling to find an identity, after losing some of world football’s biggest names in one window. We should enjoy at least three goals in this one, and football fans should see another exciting match.
Our prediction: Bayern -1.0 Asian Handicap @ 2.80