Salzburg trying to pull off a monumental upset
RB Salzburg visit the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night looking to beat Bayern Munich on their own turf. Bayern will be vying for their spot in the quarter-finals with the match set up perfectly after a 1-1 draw between the sides in Austria.
Nagelsmann to lead Bayern to European glory?
Bayern Munich didn't look at their vintage best away at Salzburg in the first-leg, being held to a 1-1 draw. Even in the league, their performances haven't exactly been vintage.
Last three results:
Bayern 4-1 Furth (20.02.22)
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Bayern (26.02.22)
Bayern 1-1 Leverkusen (05.03.22)
The first leg was saved by a last minute equaliser from Kingsley Coman to give Bayern a bit of an advantage going back to Bavaria.
In the league, Bayern were held at home by Bayer Leverkusen. Niklas Sule opened the scoring but a Thomas Muller own-goal levelled the scoring just before the half.
They'll need to be back to their best when it comes to Tuesday night's affair.
Salzburg fairytale to end here?
Salzburg sewed up the league title in Austria officially, finishing some 18 points ahead of second place Sturm Graz. Their dominance on Austrian football is beginning to spill over into European football.
Last three results:
RB Salzburg 2-0 Wolfsberg (20.02.22)
LASK 0-0 RB Salzburg (02.03.22)
RB Salzburg 4-0 Altach (05.03.22)
The opening leg was a real eye opener for a lot of fans of European football. Their stellar display on home turf might well have caught the German champions cold.
Karim Adeyemi is Salzburg's star man, and I'd be surprised if he didn't have a say in proceedings in Munich on Tuesday.
His goalscoring form has been good this season, mixing pace and clinical finishing means that Adeyemi has a bright future ahead of him.
Some interesting trivia:
- Bayern Munich have won all five of their games in European competition when hosting an Austrian side
- RB Salzburg are looking to become the first Austrian team to advance from the round of 16 since Austria Wien in 1984/85
- Salzburg's previous nine away games against German opposition have produced an average of 3.6 goals per game.
Bayern Munich are firm favourites for this tie, and unsurprisingly so. Their imperious form in European football over the past ten years has been astounding, and it would be a real shock if Salzburg were able to knock out the German giants.
But I'm backing Salzburg to have a say in this tie, but ultimately come up short on the night. That's why I'm backing Bayern Munich to win and Both Teams To Score with bet365.