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Barcelona need to put on the performance of their lives to beat Bayern Munich so as to avoid dropping to the Europa League.

The Catalans need a victory to progress into the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, but face an unbeaten Bayern.

Bayern are top of Group E with 15 points after five matches and have only conceded 3 goals throughout the group stage.

Barcelona are in second place with 7 points and have only managed to score two goals despite conceding six times.

Xavi’s side are at risk of an embarrassing exit from the competition, which will be a first in 20 years. Will Barcelona avoid the shock exit? 

What time does Bayern vs Barcelona start?

The game kicks off at 20 pm UTC at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern vs Barcelona team news

From a tactical perspective, Nagelsmann is set to retain his 4-2-3-1 setup with Jamal Musiala set to replace Leroy Sane in the first XI.

Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso will be the midfield maestros in the absence of the reliable Joshua Kimmich.

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller will partner up front for the Bavarians.

For the visitors, Ansu Fati, Pedri. Sergio Aguero, Sergi Roberto and Martin Braithwaite are all absent from the clash with injuries.

Frenkie De Jong and Ousmane Dembele are both poised to start on Wednesday night, with Memphis Depay the point man up front.

Bayern vs Barcelona head to head

These two teams have gone up against each other 11 times and Bayern boast the advantage, having won 6 times compared to Barcelona’s 4 wins.

Only one match has ended in a draw, a 1-1 stalemate in 2009.

Bayern vs Barcelona current form

The German outfit has won four of their last five matches, the only defeat being a 2-1 loss to Augsburg.

Barcelona have also lost once in their recent run of five games, winning twice and sharing the spoils in another two matches.

Bayern vs Barcelona prediction

Despite this being a huge game on paper, Bayern are more superior and are more likely to come out winners on the night.

Bet Bayern to win @1.59

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