PSG vs Bayern Munich: Predictions, betting tips, odds & match preview
Everyone is anticipating goals galore in the Champions League Final on Sunday night as PSG take on Bayern Munich in Lisbon – but what are the Squawka Experts predicting at Estádio da Luz?
As two of Europe’s most proficient attacking sides go head to head in the Champions League Final, are goals to be backed in Lisbon? Will it be Neymar or Robert Lewandowski inspiring their side to glory? Which of these two clubs will end their respective waits to be crowned champions of Europe? Get our PSG vs Bayern Munich betting tips and predictions here.
The Champions League Final has never been played in such strange circumstances before. With the remaining fixtures following the season’s lockdown being played behind closed doors and over one leg in Lisbon, we now have two remaining teams in French champions PSG and German champions Bayern Munich who will go head to head on Sunday night.
Les Parisiens have never reached the final of the Champions League before, despite victory in this tournament being the clear objective for their cash-rich owners in recent years. Domestic success is a given at this point as they’ve racked up no fewer than 24 trophies in the last seven seasons but the biggest trophy on the European stage continues to elude them.
Having seemingly been heading towards yet another early exit in the competition in the Quarter Final stage, a dramatic injury-time double salvo saw Thomas Tuchel’s men through against Atalanta and they then cruised to a semi-final win over RB Leipzig to earn their spot in a first ever Champions League Final.
This isn’t Bayern Munich’s first rodeo however. Whilst for a club of their size a run of seven years without reaching the final will be considered a disappointment as they’ve reached ten finals throughout their history, winning five and losing five – the most recent being a win over fellow countrymen Borussia Dortmund at Wembley back in 2013.
After a very slow start to the domestic campaign, the decision to replace Niko Kovač with Hans Dieter-Flick has proven to be a masterstroke as the former assistant has led the side to another comfortable Meisterschale win as well as the DFB-Pokal and now perhaps they can complete the treble.
Die Roten have certainly been the best team in the competition up until this point, dishing out embarrassing defeats for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and most notably Barcelona before beating Lyon 3-0 in the semi-final – do PSG have the defensive organisation to stop FC Hollywood from winning that sixth European title here?
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Bayern Munich vs Lyon Predictions
Squawka Stat: Serge Gnabry has scored five times in his last four Champions League matches.
It seems as though large swathes of football fans have never quite given Serge Gnabry the praise he deserves at Bayern Munich following the rather underwhelming start to his career at Arsenal. Now, however, the German has made it very clear that he is among Europe’s elite attacking midfielders.
After opening the scoring with a stunning strike in the semi-final victory over Lyon, Gnabry has now reached nine goals in his ten Champions League appearances so far this season, although impressively five of those have come in his last four games, showing that he has excelled in the pressured environment of the knock-out stages.
After our social team correctly backed both Gnabry and Lewandowski to score in that semi-final victory over French opposition, we’re again backing the 25 year old to find the net at the eye-catching odds of 8/5 with BetVictor.
Squawka Stat: Bayern Munich have scored after the 77 minute mark in each of their last five competitive matches.
Late goals have been a feature of Champions League finals in recent years. Didier Drogba, Arjen Robben, Sergio Ramos, Neymar, Yannick Carrasco, Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale and Divock Origi have all ensured that a goal has been scored after the 78 minute mark in each of the last eight finals in this competition.
On Sunday, we find two of Europe’s most prolific teams go head to head in the latest final and as such, a tonne of goals are expected here. The more goals that are expected, the more likely there is to be another late goal and given recent matches involving these two, the odds of 5/6 for another late goal here seem very good value.
At least one goal has been scored after 77 minutes in each of Bayern Munich’s last five competitive fixtures, whilst PSG of course scored twice in injury time to secure a famous victory over Atalanta in their quarter final. Expect goals throughout but late drama in particular in Lisbon.
Squawka Stat: Joshua Kimmich has 14 assists to his name in all competitions this season including three in his last two games.
Bayern Munich like to progress the ball up the pitch through the left-hand side and Alphonso Davies’ eye-catching displays have won many plaudits during the latter stages of the Champions League but what that progressive play does is take focus away from the right-hand side where Joshua Kimmich provides a constant threat from right-back.
After picking up two assists in the semi final win over Lyon, plus one in the 8-2 mauling of Barcelona in the quarter final, Kimmich now has 14 assists for the season in all competitions and with PSG favouring the attack-minded former Bayern man Juan Bernat at left-back, he should have plenty of space to look to exploit on Sunday night.
Of course when you have the likes of Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller finishing off the chances, picking up assists may seem easier – but Kimmich’s quality of delivery and vision is clear and what is likely to be a very open game, don’t be surprised to see another assist for the 25 year old.