Bayern Munich vs Marseille preview
Bayern Munich vs Marseille preview

Bayern will play this second leg Champions League quarter-final at home and with all the confidence that can bring. In addition, the fact that this season's final will be played at the Allianz Arena will definitely add extra motivation.

The Germans have their last nine home games, in all competitions, with 32 strikes and only four conceded.

Leading goal scorer Mario Gomez has scored 38 times in his last 41 games, for both club and country. In addition, to the German forward, French and Dutch wingers Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben, respectively, have also been in superb form; the pair have scored 45 goals between them, in domestic competition.

It generally happens that if one gets shut out by the opposition, the other finds the back of the net - not a happy thought, as Marseille already know.

The French club are trailing by two goals, having lost 0-2 at home. Their motivation, apart from a spot in the season's Champions League semi-finals, is the fact that they are unlikely to play in Europe next season; they are ninth in the French league at the moment.

The club's hopes rest on Loic Remy, Mathieu Valbuena and Andre Ayew. Remy had a good chance to score in the first leg but was unable to get the better of the Bayern backline.

The worst news for Marseille, however, is that they have not won a match in the league or Europe, since defeating Inter 1-0 at home in February.

Team News: Bayern will miss the services of Bastian Schweinsteiger, who is suspended after getting a yellow card in the first leg. Daniel Van Buyten also misses the match due to injury.

Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Jerome Boateng and Luiz Gustavo will all be suspended for the next match if they are booked against Marseille.

Captain Steve Mandanda is set to return to the first team for Marseille after serving his one-match ban but injured defender Souleymane Diawara will not be able to recover in time.

Alou Diarra is suspended for this match, while Andre Ayew, Stephane M'Bia, Jeremy Morel and Morgan Amalfitano will all miss Marseille's next game in the Champions League, if they get cautioned on Tuesday.

The match will be available live on in the UK and in the US.

Probable Line-ups

Bayern: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba, Luiz Gustavo, Kroos, Robben, Muller, Ribery,Gomez

Marseille: Mandanda, Azpilicueta, Fanni, N'Koulou, Morel, Cheyrou, M'Bia, Amalfitano, Valbuena, Remy, A Ayew


Bayern 4 - 1 Marseille

Considering the immovable object that Bayern Munich are at the Allianz Arena, scoring a goal will be a great achievement for Marseille. As far as the final score is concerned, it is merely a question of how many the Germans feel like scoring on the night.