Barcelona are in danger of ending up in the Europa League. They are second in Group E of the Champions League but end the group with a trip to Bayern Munich. Barcelona have a two point lead over third placed Benfica but the Portuguese are home to Dynamo Kiev. Win that and they will be in the last sixteen unless Barcelona win in Munich. The Spaniards failed to beat Benfica at home in their last group game, otherwise they'd already be in the knockout stages. The weekend saw them lose 1-0 at home to Real Betis so their form remains inconsistent. They lost the reverse fixture to Bayern 3-0 and may have to rely on Benfica having a bad night rather than them winning against Bayern.
The group has already been won by Bayern Munich and that might help Barcelona. The hope will be that Bayern will play a much-changed side for this game, something that wouldn't please Benfica at all. Two home Champions League games this season have seen Bayern score ten goals Not since 2019 have they failed to score at least twice in a home Champions League fixture. They have a strong squad of course and even with a few changes, will create plenty of problems for an inconsistent Barcelona. Back Bayern to get a home win here.