Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Bayern Munich v Liverpool FC
Michael Owen looks ahead to Liverpool FC's clash with Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night
Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
The Reds head into the game looking to secure their spot in the last eight after they were held to a frustrating goalless draw by the Bundesliga side in the first leg last month.
Liverpool FC bounced back to winning ways in the Premier League on Sunday when they sealed a 4-2 win over Burnley to keep themselves within one point of Manchester City at the top of the table.
All eyes will now be on Wednesday’s game as the Reds look to progress through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League while also maintaining their push for the Premier League title.
And former Liverpool FC striker Owen is tipping the Reds to seal their spot in the quarter-finals when they take on Bayern Munich in Germany on Wednesday night.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “Only 10 of the 31 sides who have drawn 0-0 at home in the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie have progressed to the next round. The stats suggest it is advantage Bayern, but I’m not so sure.
“The Reds were not at their brilliant best against Burnley on Sunday, but they got the job done and they will be confident of scoring against Bayern who moved to the top of the Bundesliga table at the weekend – albeit on goal difference from Borussia Dortmund.
“Dortmund were no match for Spurs over two legs and Schalke are not in the same class as City.
“I expect the Reds to make it Bundesliga 0 Premier League 3, but it might just be the Bavarians lack of an away goal that comes back to haunt them in Munich.”
Liverpool FC are still searching for their first major trophy under Jurgen Klopp since his appointment at the club back in October 2015.
The Reds reached the Champions League final last season but ended up losing 3-1 to Real Madrid.