A place in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League semi-finals is up for grabs when Bayern Munich welcome Villarreal in the second leg encounter at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.
The Nigerian descent Arnaut Danjuma who scored the only goal for the Yellow Submarine at Estadio de la Cerámica to secure a shocking win over the six-time title-winning team but the Bundesliga giants will be banking on Polish striker Robert Lewandowski to overturn a 1-0 deficit in the home leg of their quarter-final clash.
Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann will be without World Cup winning star Corentin Tolisso who is recovering from a hamstring injury, while former Stoke City striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and full-back Bouna Sarr will not feature in the encounter due to knee injuries.
Villarreal coach Unai Emery has a nearly fully available squad to choose from with only absentee is ex-Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno who is suffering from knee injury issues, while there are doubts over the availability of Senegal international Boulaye Dia.
Head to Head
Bayern Munich has clashed with Villarreal once before this quarter-final match and that was back in the 2011-21 group phase with Bundesliga giant triumphing in both legs with 2-0 victory in Spain and a 3-1 win in Germany.
Nagelsmann men have a very wonderful home record over the La Liga oppositions with 20 wins six draws and four defeats from 30 meetings so far.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Submarine have a good record in their trips to Germany after two victories and two draws from six encounters so far.
Bayern Munich Possible Starting lineup: Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski
Villarreal Possible Starting Lineup: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Parejo, Coquelin, Capoue; Lo Celso; Moreno, Danjuma
Our expert tipster partners at MonieBet are predicting a home win in this second leg quarter-final clash at Allianz Arena with a straight win for the home side as the odds go for 1.23.
However, both sides’ scoring is another outcome most likely to come, while over 2.5 goals is another guaranteed outcome.
The Yellow Submarine should make things tougher for Bayern Munich than RB Salzburg, but ultimately it is hard to count against another comeback win for the Bavarian in Tuesday encounter with the Bundesliga side that netted 20 goals in four matches at home this season.
Scoreline Prediction Bayern Munich 3-1 Villarreal (Bayern win 3-2 on aggregate)