Bayern Munich travel to England for the first leg of their UCL quarter-final tie with Manchester City, and it is familiar territory for new boss Thomas Tuchel. Pep Guardiola and Tuchel met 5 times while the German was in charge of Chelsea, Guardiola lost 3 times against Tuchel, winning 2. Overall, the Spaniard has won 6 games against the German, with 4 of those 6 coming during Pep’s time in Germany with FC Bayern.

UCL Quarter-final Preview
UCL Quarter-final Preview

Manchester City are on an 8-game winning run at the moment and Erling Haaland’s return boosted the Citizens over the weekend in their 4-1 win over Southampton, with the Norwegian scoring twice.

Thomas Tuchel has been charged with improving the quality of football Bayern Munich produce and their consistency. The DFB Pokal quarter-final loss to Freiburg last week was followed by a 1-0 win over the same opponent on Saturday.

UCL Quarter-final Preview
UCL Quarter-final Preview

Bayern have kept only 6 clean-sheets in their last 16 matches. Manchester City, have scored 22 goals in 8 UEFA Champions League matches this season. 4 of the last 5 matches in which these two managers (Guardiola and Tuchel) faced each other ended 1-0.

Predicted Line-ups

Manchester City – Ederson; Akanji, Ruben Dias, Ake; Stones, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland

Bayern Munich – Sommer; Pavard, De Ligt, Upamecano, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich, Sane, Musiala, Mane; Muller

UCL Quarter-final Score Prediction

Manchester City2-1Bayern Munich
Benfica1-1Inter Milan