class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The defending champions are odds-on favourites to claim a first leg win and our tipster thinks there is value in backing the hosts to do exactly that
Champions League holders Bayern Munich welcome Paris Saint-Germain to the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening in the first leg of the quarter-final in a repeat of last season’s showpiece.
Hansi Flick’s side overcame PSG 1-0 in the final last August and the Bundesliga outfit are clear favourites to claim another victory this week.
Bayern Munich vs PSG Latest Odds
The hosts are unbeaten in the Champions League since March 2019, recording 18 wins from their last 19 games in the tournament.
Bayern are offered at 20/23 (1.87) with bet365 to add another victory to that run, while the visitors can be backed at 11/4 (3.25) with the draw at 29/10 (3.90).
Bayern Munich vs PSG Team News
The German champions are without top scorer Robert Lewandowski, who picked up a knee injury while on international duty with Poland, with Douglas Costa and Corentin Tolisso also both injured and Serge Gnabry out after a positive COVID-19 test.
Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi also tested positive for coronavirus, whilst Leandro Paredes us suspended and Danilo Pereira a doubt with a calf problem.
Bayern Munich vs PSG Preview
Even without Lewandowski, Bayern have enough firepower to be rightly considered favourites and the absence of Verrati in midfield is of almost equal importance to PSG.
Indeed, without Verratti this season, PSG have lost at home to Manchester United, away to RB Leipzig, home and away against Monaco and most recently at home to Lille at the weekend.
The French champions are struggling more so than in any recent season, and while they blew away Barcelona in the first leg of their last-16 clash, the second leg saw them concede 21 shots to the Catalans.
If they afford a similar number of chances to Bayern, the hosts will win comfortably considerinf the absence of Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich vs PSG Tips and Predictions
Bayern to win looks like a solid bet and a tempting price, while for a value bet backing a home win at both teams to score at 11/5 (3.20) could appeal.
The Bavarians have conceded in seven of their last nine matches, and while they are worthy favourites to win, a clean sheet might be beyond them.
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Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.