Already with one foot in the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League, Bayern Munich will simply be looking to finish off the job when they welcome Chelsea to the Allianz on Saturday night.
Last seen in competitive action lifting the DFP Pokal last month thanks to a dramatic 4-2 win against Bayer Leverkusen, the German giants stormed towards yet another Bundesliga crown as they continued on a domestic sweep after returning from the enforced break.
On the flip side, while Bayern might have continued on quite the free-scoring purple patch, Chelsea’s defensive issues were once again on show as they threw away the lead and watched Arsenal claim the FA Cup last weekend.
With the mood in their camp likely to still be downbeat despite clinching a top-four finish this summer, Frank Lampard’s youngsters could likely still be haunted by their worrying last meeting against Saturday’s hosts back in March.
Blown away and hit with a 3-0 drumming in West London, you might be interested to know that an identical outcome for the Bavarians can be found priced at 9/1 with Paddy Power for this weekend.
Another Lewandowski masterclass?
Putting four past a high-flying Bayer Leverkusen in the final of this year’s DFP Pokal, Bayern really laid down a marker following their return from the enforced break and are seen as a real contender in this summer’s tournament.
With Head Coach Hans-Dieter Flick receiving a string of praise for his stellar job at the Allianz this season, the German giants currently find themselves in the midst of a remarkable 17-match winning run across all competitions.
Really showing their clinical edge in front of goal, Saturday’s hosts also have one leading marksman enjoying his own stunning campaign in Germany.
Once again bagging a brace in last week’s DFP Pokal final, Robert Lewandowski has recorded an outstanding 55 goals for club and country during the 2019/2020 season and has really impressed while on European duties.
Finding the net in his last seven straight appearances on the bounce and landing 10 goals on his most recent purple patch, the Polish talisman and has 11 Champions League goals to his name this year.
You might be interested to know that Lewandowski is priced at 6/4 with Ladbrokes to once again bag another brace on Saturday night.
Lampard’s defensive crisis
Throwing away the lead in shock fashion at Wembley last weekend and watching Arsenal lift yet another FA Cup title, Chelsea’s rather glaring defensive issues have been all too clear throughout this year’s campaign.
While Frank Lampard’s youngsters might have managed to secure a top-four finish on the final game of the season, the former England midfielder has seen his side ship at least a pair of strikes in five of their last seven matchups across all formats.
Also managing to land just a single clean sheet outside of West London this year, Saturday’s guests have now lost three of their last four matchups on the road, a run highlighted by a 3-0 drumming against Sheffield United last month.
Also shipping a trio of strikes when they welcomed Bayern to Stamford Bridge earlier in the year, you might be interested to know that a leaky Blues defence is priced at 21/10 with William Hill to ship over 2.5 goals on foreign soil this weekend.
Elsewhere, seen limping off at Wembley last week with a hamstring injury, Chelsea fans will not be boosted by the news that attacking talisman Christian Pulisic will miss Saturday’s trip to Germany.