On Tuesday night Barcelona will face Bayern Munich to kick off their Champions League campaigns with a tense Group E clash at Camp Nou. in the 2020-21 La Liga season La Blaugrana finished third ensuring another spot in the group stages, while Bayern’s perennial dominance in the German top flight continued. Here is our expert guess on Barcelona vs Bayern Munich football prediction, team news, and lineup for the first Champions League match of the season.
Ansu Fati, Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, and Ousmane Dembele will be on the bench, with Luuk de Jong expected to start following his arrival from Sevilla.
Coutinho may be required to line up in attack alongside De Jong and Memphis Depay however he has yet to play for Barcelona this season.
With Jamal Musiala ready to step in if needed Serge Gnabry will be evaluated after being substituted at halftime against RB Leipzig on Saturday.
Both Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso from France have been ruled out for Bayern.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Barcelona has a strong start to the season as they had more time to prepare for the visit of Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich are unlikely to romp to another 8-2 victory at Camp Nou, but they will be confident of taking an early scalp in their most difficult group stage game.
Now that Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard have returned to bolster the backline it is difficult to identify any flaws in this Bayern side, while any Bavarian hopes of another six-goal thrashing may be dashed.
Barcelona has started the season well under Koeman, but facing the team with the longest unbeaten streak away from home in the Champions League can only lead to one result.
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Araujo, Pique, Alba; Busquets, F. de Jong, Pedri; Depay, L. de Jong, Coutinho
Bayern Munich possible starting lineup:
Neuer; Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Lewandowski
Our Prediction: Barcelona 0-2 Bayern Munich