Liverpool meet Bayern Munich in the 1st leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at Anfield on the evening of Tuesday 19 February.
European soccer nights at Anfield are usually special occasions and the visit of German giants Bayern Munich should certainly ensure a particularly passionate atmosphere among the crowd.
Although still in contention for the domestic league title, Bayern aren’t having a great season by their high standards and they are a team in something of a transition at present, with a number of their key players now past their peak or struggling for form.
One promising new recruit is the 18-year-old Canadian winger Alphonso Davies, who in July last year joined Bayern Munich from the Vancouver Whitecaps for what at the time was an MLS record transfer fee of US$13 million.
When it comes to betting predictions, this is game that could easily feature a few goals. Liverpool have a tendency to start games in the ascendancy anyway, but even more so in high-profile Champions League games at Anfield. The Liverpool forward line could certainly present a few problems for a Bayern defence where the likes of Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng are not the force of old.
So, perhaps this is a game where tips should focus on Liverpool’s blistering fast starts to games, with Liverpool to Score the First Goal being available at odds of -128 with Sportingbet, or to back Liverpool for the Half-time Result with the line at +155 with 888sport. Of those options, backing Liverpool for the Half-time Result looks the value bet here.
Pick: Half-time Result – Liverpool @ +155 with 888sport