The Europe representative has won the FIFA Club World Cup the last seven years, and now Bayern Munich come as a huge favorite to beat Tigres (CONCACAF) in the 2021 Grand Finale, but Tigres want to keep rewriting history.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and sports betting odds for Bayern Munich vs Tigres while making some predictions. Bet on this game and pretty much every pro soccer game on the planet at our soccer odds page.
Bayern Munich vs Tigres
Location: Qatar Foundation Stadium
Time: Thursday, February 11, 1:00pm ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
FIFA Club World Cup Betting Lines
Bayern Munich vs Tigres FIFA Club World Cup History
Bayern Munich last won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2013, when they beat Raja Casablanca 2-0 in the Grand Finale. Dante and Thiago Alcantara scored for Bayern Munich; neither player remains on the team.
The last time that a European club lost the final was in 2012, when S.C. Corinthians beat Chelsea 1-0.
This is the first time for Tigres in the FIFA Club World Cup, and they already made history by being the first CONCACAF team to reach the Grand Finale. Previously, the best result for a CONCACAF club was third place.
Moneyline: Bayern Munich -475 | Tigres +1100
Why bet on Bayern Munich?
Right now, Bayern Munich and Manchester City are the best teams in the world. The UEFA Champions League reigning champions had no trouble to beat Al-Ahly in the Semifinals (2-0); Robert Lewandowski scored twice.
Hans-Dieter Flick (manager) took no risks and all usual Bayern Munich starting players played, including goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and center back Jerome Boateng, who’s in the middle of a tough personal situation.
That victory extended their Bundesliga hot streak. Bayern Munich have won their last five Bundesliga games, and they have scored 58 goals (best among the top five European soccer leagues).
Bayern Munich have too much offensive power thanks to Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller and Kingsley Coman. And that’s not all, because they have Leroy Sane and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting coming from the bench.
You can expect the German side to take the reins of the game from the beginning. They’ll try to score as soon as possible in order to control every aspect of the game, including Tigres morale.
Why Bet on Tigres?
It’s hard to make a compelling case for Tigres, but anything can happen in a soccer game.
Tigres’ road to the grand finale was a little bit harder. First, they beat Ulsan Hyundai 2-1 thanks to Andre-Pierre Gignac, who scored twice; then they beat Palmeiras 1-0 with another Gignac goal.
In fact, Gignac is the tournament’s top scorer and the potential biggest problem for Bayern Munich’s defensive unit.
Right now, Tigres are in eighth place of Liga MX; they focused all their attention and efforts in the FIFA Club World Cup, and that’s why we cannot rule them out. Also, they have several players who used to play in Europe, including Carlos Salcedo and Javier Aquino.
You can expect Tigres to play mostly in their field, waiting for a counterattack opportunity. Ricardo Ferretti is a very experienced manager and he has led Tigres to three domestic titles in the last eight tournaments.
Discarded Players and Projected Line-ups
Bayern Munich have several players out due to injury (Javi Martinez, Tanguy Nianzou, Armindo Sieb and Alexander Nubel), but nothing to worry about.
Their expected lineup is Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies, David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, Benjamin Pavard, Joshua Kimmich, Marc Roca, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman and Robert Lewandowski.
All Tigres players are ready to go. Their expected lineup is Nahuel Guzman, Jesus Duenas, Carlos Salcedo, Diego Reyes, Luis Rodriguez, Javier Aquino, Rafael Carioca, Guido Pizarro, Luis Quinones, Carlos Gonzalez and Andre-Pierre Gignac.
Pick: Bayern Munich to win
Over/Under: 3 goals
Bayern Munich average 2.9 goals per game in the Bundesliga and three goals per game in the UEFA Champions League. They scored two goals in the Semifinals despite playing at a lower rhythm.
Tigres average 1.25 goals per game in the Liga MX and they already scored three goals in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Also, two of the best scorers in the world will be on the field; Robert Lewandowski and Andre-Pierre Gignac.
Pick: Over 3 goals
Final Score Prediction: Bayern Munich 3 – Tigres 1
Bayern Munich vs Tigres Props Predictions
At BetUS, you can also predict the correct score and the half time-full time winners. Usually, finals are very competitive games, but three of the last five FIFA Club World Cup finals finished 3-0 or more.
Here’s a quick rundown of those last five FIFA Club World Cup finals:
- Liverpool 1 – Flamengo 0
- Real Madrid 4 – Al-Ain FC 1
- Real Madrid 1 – Gremio 0
- Real Madrid 4 – Kashima Antlers 2
- Barcelona 3 – River Plate 0
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