Bayern Munich vs Villarreal
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 12th April 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
Julian Nagelsmann’s side must come from behind and win by a 2 goal margin when they welcome Villarreal for the second leg of Champions League 2021/22 quarter final.
Arnaut Danjuma’s early goal was enough to hand Villarreal a shock 1-0 win in the first leg and the Yellow Submarines could have piled further misery on the German giants if not for VAR and some latch ditch defending from the Bayern backline.
The Bundesliga side were kept quiet for most of the match and rarely managed to threaten Geronimo Rulli’s goal.
The Bavarians were knocked out of the competition when they lost the first leg to a Spanish opposition. These came against the likes of Barcelona, Real and Atletico Madrid and Nagelsmann must be hoping to remove the monkey off the back against a side like Villarreal.
The winner of this match will lock horns with the winner of Liverpool vs Benfica in the semifinals.
Bayern Munich vs Villarreal Head-to-head
The teams had met just once before this quarter final tie and that was in the 2011/12 group phase. Bayern won both legs, 2-0 in Villarreal and 3-1 in Munich.
The record German champions have a brilliant home record against Spanish oppositions having won 20 of the 30 meetings so far with the remaining 10 ending in 6 draws and 4 losses.
Meanwhile, Villarreal enjoyed moderate success from their trips to Germany after bagging 2 wins and 2 draws from 6 meetings so far.
Bayern Munich vs Villarreal Prediction
The narrow first leg lead means nothing for Villarreal since they are up against a team that crushed oppositions at this ground. Bayern netted 20 goals in four matches at home this season and a similar fate awaits the Yellow Submarines if the likes of Sane and Gnarby find their scoring boots to aid Lewandowski.
At the same time, defending remains a problem for Bayern and this has been the case through seasons and Villarreal have already netted 11 goals from 4 away matches against high scoring teams.
We have plenty of options for any time goalscorer for this Champions League fixture. We will pick Gerardo Moreno on a hunch, the Spanish international was unlucky to end the first leg without a goal and is expected to get plenty of ball in the final third in the second leg.