Bayern Munich vs Barcelona: Champions League preview

Should Benfica beat Dynamo Kyiv, who are without a win in the group stage so far, Barcelona will have to secure all three points against Bayern, or they will drop down into the Europa League.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. It will be played behind closed doors, due to rising Covid-19 cases in Bavaria.

Where to watch Bayern Munich vs Barcelona

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 3. Coverage begins at 7.45pm GMT.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona team news

It will be up to Nagelsmann to decide how strong a side he wants to pick against Barcelona, with qualification and top spot already secured.

Lucas Hernandez limped off in Bayern’s recent win over Borussia Dortmund, while Joshua Kimmich has missed his side’s recent matches due to being in quarantine and would need a negative PCR test to be available. Dayot Upamecano is back from suspension.

Gavi was in hospital after Barcelona’s loss to Real Betis with a head injury, and Xavi will be without Pedri and Sergi Roberto for the rest of the year. Ansu Fati is also expected to miss out.

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona prediction

Bayern have been in imperious form throughout the group stage, scoring 19 goals so far, including five in both of their two home matches.

Even if they name a weakened team on Wednesday night, they should still prove too strong for Barcelona. Xavi’s side drew with Benfica in their last Champions League match, and that could prove to be the costly result.

It would be a big upset if they were to beat Bayern, and one that their recent form suggests they are not quite capable of.

Bayern Munich 3-1 Barcelona

Head to head (h2h) history and results

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