With Manchester City, FC Bayern has been given what is supposed to be the toughest draw in the Champions League quarterfinals. Many fans, media and experts are expecting a top duel at eye level. However, ex-Bayern professional and club legend Bastian Schweinsteiger sees Pep Guardiola and his team in the role of favorites.
According to Lothar Matthäus, things „couldn’t have been more difficult“ for Bayern in the CL quarterfinals than Manchester City. The 61-year-old nevertheless expects the Munich team to prevail in the end. His expert colleague Bastian Schweinsteiger has a different opinion. The 38-year-old somehow sees the Skyblues as the favorites in the clash with the German record champions.
„Both sides might have hoped for a different result“.
„Both sides might have hoped for a different result,“ the TV expert explained on his Instagram account. „For me, ManCity goes into the game as the favorite because they have a little more pressure to succeed,“ Schweinsteiger laid down.
For a former Bayern player who played 17 years in Munich and subsequently spent two years under contract at City rivals ManUnited, this prediction certainly comes as something of a surprise. However, the 38-year-old does not see his ex-club as completely without a chance: „FC Bayern has the home advantage in the second game. That could be decisive when it comes to the big picture. And they are always ready to beat even the best teams in Europe.“
Both sides might have hoped for a different outcome. For me, @ManCity will be diving in as the favorites as they'll have that bit more pressure to prevail. @FCBayern although does have the home-advantage in the 2nd leg. This could be crucial in the grand scheme of things #UCLDraw pic.twitter.com/2iQXs9asQU
— Bastian Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) March 17, 2023