Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Champions League Quarterfinals Odds, Picks & Betting Preview

Robert Lewandowski has scored 53 goals for B ayern Munich this seasin in three competitions.

Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring for Bayern Munich in the Champions League tie against Chelsea last Saturday and will now hope to improve upon his 13-goal tally in the competition against Barcelona on Friday. Photo from @FCBayernENOfficial (Twitter)

  • Spanish and German giants clash in Lisbon on Friday in one-off “tournament” tie
  • Bundesliga champions Bayern in powerful form while Barca in turmoil
  • See all odds and best bets for UCL quarterfinals Barcelona vs Bayern Munich

Barcelona will be looking to rescue a disappointing season when they meet Bayern Munich in a clash of the giants in the Champions League quarterfinals on Friday.

The game takes place in Lisbon as a one-off straight knock-out tie.

It takes place as part of the eight-team final tournament in Portugal instigated by UEFA to complete the competition amid the coronavirus crisis.

UCL Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total at DraftKings
Barcelona +1.75 (-480) +240 U 2.5 (+143)
Bayern Munich -1.75 (+360) +100 O 2.5 (-182)
Draw (N/A) +295 (N/A)

Odds taken August 11

Bayern are in superb form and have already completed a league and cup double in Germany  – while the UCL offers Barcelona their last chance of silverware in this disrupted campaign.

The oddsmakers make Bayern favorites for this tie at +100 with Barcelona at +240. The draw after 90 minutes is +295.

The price of +100 for a Bayern victory is attractive as is the spread offer of +360 for them to win by three goals at -1.75 +360. A two-goal win will return half your wager as a win, and half as a push.

Bayern beat Chelsea 4-1 last Saturday in the Round of 16-second leg to complete a 7-1 aggregate victory and advance to the last eight.

They are second favorites to win the competition at +325 behind favorites Manchester City, who are priced at +220.

Friday’s tie kicks off at 3:00 pm EST at Benfica’s Stadium of Light in the Portuguese capital.

Lewandowski in Stunning Form

The German side will once again look to the extra-ordinary goal-scoring prowess of Polish center-forward Robert Lewandowski.

His two goals against Chelsea last weekend took his tally in this season’s UCL to 13.

UCL Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Statistics

5 Wins 8
0 Losses 0
3 Draws 0
12 Goals 31
4 Goals Against 6
2 Clean Sheets 4
22 Yellow Cards 6
1 Red Cards 0

They were added to the stunning total of 34 goals he scored in the Bundesliga campaign and the six he netted in the DFB-Pokal Cup.

Messi has scored seven times for Barca in this season’s UCL competition.

Barcelona won 3-1 at home against Napoli on Saturday to complete a 4-2 aggregate win following the 1-1 draw in the first leg.

Barcelona last won the trophy in 2015 which was the most recent of five wins in the competition.

The Munich outfit are five-time winners of the European Cup and Champions League with their last triumph in 2013.

Barcelona last won the trophy in 2015 which was the most recent of five wins in the competition.

In a relentless run of success, Bayern won all nine of their Bundesliga matches after the re-start to clinch the title for the ninth season in succession.

That made it a run of 13 successive league wins domestically.

They also defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in the DFB- Pokal cup tournament in the semifinal on June 10 – going on to win the final 4-2 against Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin on July 4.

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Barca Coach Setien Under Pressure

By contrast, there have been persistent rumors suggesting there is unrest in the Barcelona camp with coach Quique Setien said to be living in borrowed time.

The team lost only once in their 11 games in La Liga following the re-start but there were also three disappointing draws.

This meant they finished in second place five points behind winners Real Madrid.

In another symbolic moment in a dispiriting campaign, they only reached the last eight of the Copa del Rey before they were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao in February.

Barcelona have lost more games in the UCL against Bayern than against any other club.

Coach Sanchez is at odds with several senior players including superstar Lionel Messi and it is believed the axe will fall if Barca are eliminated from the UCL this Friday.

In one notable statistic, Barcelona have lost more games in the UCL against Bayern than against any other club – with five wins for the German team, one draw and two wins for Barcelona.

They last met in the semifinal in 2015. Barcelona won the home leg 3-0 before a 3-2 defeat in the return – sealing a 5-2 aggregate win for the Spanish team.

However, the Spanish side are unbeaten in this year’s competition.

They were winners of Group F ahead of Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern were winners of Group B with six straight wins – including a 7-2 defeat of second-placed finishers Tottenham Hotspur in London and a 6-0 win away against Red Star Belgrade.

Pick: Bayern Munich Asian Handicap -1.75 +360

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John Dillon

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