Bayern Munich vs Porto Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Bayern Munich vs Porto | Tuesday 21 April, 2015 | Allianz Arena | 19.45
Bayern Munich will go all out on Tuesday when they look to overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit against Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The five-time champions saw their hopes of making it to the semi-finals hampered after they suffered a chocking 1-3 defeat against Porto last week.
Bayern have attempted to make up a two-goal first-leg deficit on four previous occasions in UEFA competitions, losing every time.
However, forward Thomas Muller remains confident that his team have what it takes to overturn the deficit and reach a fourth successive Champions League semi-final.
“I know we are able to do it – a 2-0 win playing at home wouldn’t be a historic score. It is doable,” said the Germany World Cup winner.
“I don’t know exactly how we are going to do it but we will do it.”
Bayern can ill afford to concede in this game. Their away goal means that they can go through with a 2-0 win, which should be doable, considering they’ve kept a clean sheet in six of eight Champions League matches prior to their defeat at Portugal last week.
They are, however, going into the game amidst injury crisis with four key players missing.
Meanwhile, Porto are high on confidence after their first leg victory. Julen Lopetegui’s men have been in exceptional form since the start of the year, winning 13 of their last 16 games.
More recently, they’ve put together four consecutive victories in all competitions.
However, Lopetegui’s knows that playing away at Bayern isn’t an easy task and he’s under no illusions as to the pressure his team is likely to come under in Munich.
“It [the second leg next week] will be a very difficult match,” he said.
“We are still half through this round, against one of the greatest teams in Bayern history. Playing against Bayern is always difficult, but we made a great start in the match against the greatest team in the world in terms of possession.”
Bayern will continue to be without Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Tom Starke, Mehdi Benatia and Javi Martinez, while Jerome Boateng, Juan Bernat, Philipp Lahm and Neuer are just a booking away from a suspension.
Porto will be without Danilo and Alex Sandro through suspension, while forward Cristian Tello will miss out due to a thigh injury.
Bayern Munich vs Porto Betting Tips
Bayern have a difficult task on their hands with a 3-1 deficit to make up. However, on home turf and with one of the best squads in Europe, they may just have what it takes to overturn their deficit and proceed to the semi-finals.