In the early morning of December 13th, Beijing time, the final round of Group A of the Champions League group stage ushered in a focus showdown, with Manchester United facing Bayern at home. Both teams had just experienced a disastrous defeat in the league last weekend, and this game had a bit of a “sorrow” duel.
Manchester United suffered a humiliating 0-3 home defeat to league underdog Bournemouth in their last game, once again widening the gap with the top four. Manchester United had nearly 70% of the ball in the game. It seemed like they were suppressing the scene. In fact, they were completely helpless in the face of the opponent’s defensive counterattack strategy. On the other hand, Bournemouth took advantage of several Manchester United backcourt mistakes and only took 4 shots on target. Having scored 3 goals, it can be seen that Manchester United currently has quite a few problems on both offense and defense. In the Champions League, Manchester United is currently at the bottom of the group. They can only advance if they win in the last round and draw another game. Their hope of qualifying is extremely slim. In addition, the “Double Red Club” will be ushered in at the weekend. Continuous tough battles may make Manchester United, which is already at a low ebb, “exacerbated”.
As for Bayern, they secured first place in the Champions League group with 4 wins and 1 draw and advanced to the top 16. They could have chosen to preserve their strength in the final away game against the Red Devils, but the team’s recent poor performance did not allow them to relax. Bayern drew with Copenhagen at home in the last round of the Champions League group stage, ending its 17-game winning streak in the group stage. At the weekend, they suffered a 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga, further widening the gap with the top spot. And it is worth mentioning that the last time Bayern suffered a 5-goal defeat in the Bundesliga was when they faced Frankfurt in 2019. At that time, the team immediately fired coach Kovac and replaced it with interim coach Flick to lead the team, eventually completing the six-time crown. . Now that Tuchel is facing a similar situation, he will definitely attack with all his strength in this game in order to get back on track and keep his position.
The sports lottery official has opened an odds combination of 2.53 (Manchester United), 3.80 (tie), and 2.08 (Bayern) for this game. Considering that both sides are in poor condition, this data is not too favorable to Bayern. However, in the first round clash between the two sides in the group stage, Bayern’s final score for the home win was 1.32, which shows that under normal circumstances the strength gap between the two sides is very large. In terms of the number of goals scored, 3 goals for 1 pay 3.85 for the lowest, followed by 4 goals for 4.5 for 1 payout. Four of the previous five Champions League games between the two sides had big results, so it can be expected that there will be many goals in this game. Taken together, Manchester United is now in a quagmire, and Bayern has just suffered a disastrous defeat and is in urgent need of revenge. The South King may use the Red Devils as a “punching bag” in this game. A hearty away win seems to be a certainty.