Villarreal stunned the German champion winning 1-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal. The Spaniards managed to score early as Arnaut Danjuma found the net after only 8 minutes since kick off. This time things would probably look much different as Bayern is playing excellent at the Allianz Arena and is a much more experienced team.
Bayern Munich is going into the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals in an unfamiliar situation having to make up for the 1-0 loss. They will definitely be under pressure but if any team can handle that easily, that is no other than Bayern.
The Bavarians were pretty good in the first leg as well, having 60% of the possession with 21 shots towards Villarreal’s goal but actually, only 4 of them were going within the goal frame.
Bayern is currently on top of the Bundesliga with a 9-point advantage over Borussia Dortmund who is second, meaning that they will be all-in for the Villarreal game. They have 21 wins in 28 games this season in the Bundesliga with 3 draws and 4 losses. They have won 11 of the 14 home games at home.
Bayern has won 5 of the last 10 games with 3 draws and losses to Villarreal and Bochum. They are scheduled to play Augsburg on Saturday but with the current standings, coach Julian Nagelsmann will take no risk and focus on the Tuesday night game.
Last season Villarreal won the biggest trophy in the club’s history defeating Manchester United 11-10 on penalties in the Europa League final. This season, they have qualified for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals for the third time in history and they find themselves in a quite good situation to advance even one step further.
Villarreal played very confidently against Bayern in the first leg and has many reasons to believe that they can get the job done on Tuesday.
Villarreal is currently seventh in La Liga with 12 wins, 9 losses and 9 draws.
Prior to the game against Bayern, Villarreal lost two straight games in the Spanish League without scoring a goal against Levante and Cadiz. Failing to score against teams of that rank speaks enough of their scoring abilities on the road and finding the net against an opponent like Bayern Munich may be very hard this time around.
Our tip for the Bayern Munich vs. Villarreal game
No one expected Bayern Munich to be under this amount of pressure in the quarterfinal stage of the UEFA Champions League but here they are going into the second leg with a goal deficit against Villarreal. Bayern has lost only twice in the last 18 home games and those two came in the domestic league against Borussia Mönchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt.
That will definitely not be the case on Tuesday but the real question is can the Bavarians advance to the semis? They are a much more experienced team as they are regular in this stage of the competition and, at the end of the day, they are the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 31 national titles, including nine consecutively since 2013 and have also won the Champions League six times.
Bayern’s top scorer Robert Levandowski was far from his usual impact in the first game against Villarreal but is expected to step up big time and be the man who will decide the winner of this matchup. The Polish striker will get into many scoring opportunities created by his teammates and with his scoring instinct, he will definitely score against Villarreal.
Is not that Bayern depends totally on Levandowski so in a situation when they need to attack from the very first minute, Villarreal’s goalkeeper will have a busy night at work.
Anyway, this game will look much different compared to the first leg, as Bayern will dominate the possession and will win the game with at least 2 goals differential, advancing to the semifinal stage.