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UWCL: Arsenal Women vs Bayern Munich Women Preview, Squad Report & Prediction

In the second leg of their Women’s Champions League quarter-final match against Bayern Munich Women on Wednesday, Arsenal Women will look to overcome a one-goal disadvantage.

Team Form

Arsenal

Last week, Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat against Germany. However, on Saturday, they made an impressive comeback against their local rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby. 

The Gunners dominated the match, securing a 5-1 victory with goals from Caitlin Foord, Stina Blackstenius, Kim Little, and Frida Maanum.

Arsenal has a strong history in women’s football, being the only English team to have won the Women’s Champions League in 2007, known as the UEFA Women’s Cup. 

The team has been performing well recently, winning five of their last six home games in regulation time, which will undoubtedly give them confidence heading into Wednesday’s match.

Arsenal Women UWCL Form: D W L W L 

Bayern Munich Women

Bayern Munich heads to London with a narrow lead after defeating Arsenal 1-0 in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League quarter-final match, thanks to Lea Schuller’s header.

The German side secured a crucial 1-0 win over title contenders Wolfsburg in their domestic league on the weekend, with Georgia Stanway netting from the penalty spot in the dying minutes. 

Bayern’s victory propelled them to the top of the Frauen-Bundesliga table, making the win all the more critical.

Last season, Bayern was eliminated in the quarter-final stage of the Women’s Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain, so they will be determined to avoid another early exit this year. 

Bayern Munich Women UWCL Form: L W W W W

Squad Report

Arsenal Women

Unfortunately, Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead are still out of action. They are yet to recover fully from their anterior cruciate ligament injuries. 

Meanwhile, Steph Catley is also unavailable due to a foot injury. Still, there is hope that she will return to the pitch before the end of the season.

Bayern Munich Women

Unfortunately, Bayern Munich’s Linda Dallmann has undergone ankle surgery earlier this month so she will miss the remainder of the season. Meanwhile, Giulia Gwinn is also out due to an injury, adding to Bayern’s list of absent players.

Arsenal Women’s expected starting lineup:

Zinsberger; Wienroither, Williamson, Rafaelle, Maritz; Maanum, Little, Walti; McCabe, Foord, Blackstenius

Bayern Munich Women’s expected starting lineup:

Grohs; Rall, Viggosdottir, Kumagai, Hansen; Zadrazil, Stanway; Lohmann, Magull, Buhl; Schuller

Head to Head

As of today, Arsenal (w) and Bayern Munich (w) have played four games against each other. Among these four games, Arsenal (w) has won one, while Bayern Munich (w) has won three. 

Time, Date & Venue

Date: Wednesday, March 29

Time: 07:00 pm, UTC

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London

Prediction

Bayern Munich has been in excellent form this season, losing only two of their 28 matches across all competitions. 

This impressive record suggests they are strong and will be a tough opponent for Arsenal in their upcoming Women’s Champions League match.

Arsenal Women 2 – 2 Bayern Munich Women (Bayern win on 3-2 Aggregate)

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