Bayern Munich are at the top of the Bundesliga standings at the moment and have also topped their Champions League group. The Bavarian giants edged arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund to a crucial 3-2 victory in their previous game and are likely to rest some of their key players.
Barcelona, on the other hand, have endured a difficult campaign so far and will need a victory against Bayern Munich to assure themselves a place in the Round of 16. The Blaugrana were stunned by Real Betis over the weekend and cannot afford another debacle in this fixture.
Bayern Munich have an excellent record against Barcelona and have won nine out of 14 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to the Catalans’ paltry three victories.
Barcelona have managed to improve some aspects of their game under Xavi but have a mountain to climb, as they cannot afford to slip up in one of the biggest games of their season so far. Barcelona will go all-out in this must-win game.