Game: Manchester United – Bayern Munich
Date: 31 March, Tuesday 2014 year
Start time: 19:45 GMT
On Tuesday evening Manchester United hosts Bayern Munich in the first ¼- final between the two teams in the Champions League. At “Old Trafford” “The Red Devils” will try to defeat the invincible ” Bavarians ” already won his first trophy in the season , becoming champions in the Bundesliga.
Over the weekend, Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 4-1 at home , showing a good game ahead of the clash with Bayern . The team of David Moyes haven’t a chance for a place in the Top 4, which means that their only chance to play in the Champions League next season is winning the competition .
“The Red Devils” qualified for this stage of the competition after eliminate Greek Olympiakos at 1/8-finals . Manchester United suffered a 0-2 defeat in Greece, but the second leg of recording classic victory after hattric of Robin van Persie. Dutch shooter but can not take part in the game against Bayern as is injured and could miss the rest of the season.
So Wayne Rooney will lead the attack team, but is not excluded as a starter to begin another striker – Danny Welbeck. “The Red Devils”, however, have major problems in defense and example is the recent loss to Manchester City 0-3 at “Old Trafford”. So if you want to record a good result against Bayern, the players of David Moyes should focus precisely on his performance in defense.
Seven rounds before the end of the season Bayern Munich became champion in the German Bundesliga and can concentrate solely on his performance in the most prestigious club tournament in Europe. Bayern will still need to travel England as 1/8-finalite their rival was Arsenal., Which in the first game was a 2-0 win to “Emirates” and the winner of the clash was a foregone conclusion.
In their last match Bayern conceded draw your own home against Hoffenheim (3-3).
“Bavarians” played one of its worst games in the season and even got to thank the backup goalkeeper Tom Stark that prevented defeat. So alumni of Pep Guardiola missed the chance to record 20 consecutive victory in the Bundesliga. The last “red” were not won a championship on October 5, 2013, when a draw (1:1) with Bayer Leverkusen .
The latest clash between Manchester United and Bayern Munich was in the spring of 2010 and was again on stage ¼- finals in the Champions League. “Bavarians” won the first game with 2-1 and the second leg of the trail by 0-3, but goals from Olic and Robben qualified the team for the next stage due to rule on away goals.
But experts say the upcoming match between the two teams seems a foregone and the favorite is only one – Bayern. However, “The Red Devils” will surely try to surprises that will be extremely difficult, but anything is possible. For the first game most logical option seems over 2.5 goals as the hosts will almost certainly get one or more hits , given their poor playing defense this season. But also “The Red Devils” have good attacking players that if they have a day can make the game challenging .
Facts before match:
Man Utd have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 matches in the Champions League (including qualifiers).
Bayern are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches in the Champions League (including qualifiers).