Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona prediction

Due to Bayern's dominance of this matchup in recent years, including an 8-2 rout in 2020, this number might be inflated.

However, this is a different Barcelona team. With club legend Xavi at the helm, Barcelona has trended upward after a couple of turbulent seasons. This season, Barcelona has the second-best expected goal differential per 90 minutes in all of Europe's top-five leagues, at +1.99. Bayern isn't far behind at +1.79, but it does show that the gap between these two sides is narrowing.