Bayern Munich vs Arsenal - UWCL preview: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Bayern Munich & Arsenal get the UWCL knockouts going this week
Bayern Munich & Arsenal get the UWCL knockouts going this week / Stuart Franklin/GettyImages | Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Bayern Munich and Arsenal will play the first of this season's Women's Champions League quarter-final first legs as the competition reaches the knockout phase.

The group stage wound up back in December, making it along wait for the last eight to resume their respective quests for European glory.

Bayern are a growing force in Germany and Europe, reaching the semi-finals of this competition in two of the last four seasons. Arsenal, meanwhile, are only featuring in the Champions League at all for the third time since 2014 but, like Bayern, reached the quarters last season.

Arsenal topped their group earlier in the season, largely thanks to a surprise 5-1 thrashing of reigning champions Lyon. Bayern also enjoyed a strong group stage, inflicting Barcelona's only defeat in any competition since last season's final, but finishing second on goal difference.

Where to watch Bayern Munich vs Arsenal on TV/live stream

  • When is kick off? Tuesday 21 March, 17:45 (GMT)
  • Where is the match being played? Allianz Arena
  • TV channel/live stream? DAZN UEFA Women's Champions League YouTube
  • Referee? Ivana Projkovska (MKD)

Bayern Munich team news

Former Manchester City midfielder Georgia Stanway is a very familar face for Arsenal fans but has said she has grown and developed even more than she would have expected since moving to Bayern for a new challenge last summer.

Linda Dallmann has recently been ruled out for the rest of the season following an ankle injury suffered earlier this month. Fellow Germany international Giulia Gwinn is out with an ACL tear, but Carolin Simon is back in the squad.

Arsenal team news

Arsenal did not add veteran Jodie Taylor to their Champions League squad when she returned to the club last week - the deadline for squad additions had already passed.

Stina Blackstenius could return to the starting XI after illness in the build up to the last game against Reading just over a week ago limited her to a 30-minute cameo. Frida Maanum, Arsenal's hero against Lyon, is likely to be back in midfield, with Leah Williamson returning to defence.

The double loss of Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema will still be felt massively. Losing versatile defender Steph Catley in recent weeks has also been a blow.

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal score prediction

Bayern have won 12 consecutive games in all competitions coming into this one, a run which includes victories over Barcelona and domestic rivals Wolfsburg.

Arsenal have themselves come into decent form after a poor start to 2023, putting together successive wins over Chelsea, to win the Conti Cup, Liverpool and Reading.

But in Munich and Arsenal missing their two most potent goal threats, the advantage here - and perhaps for the whole tie - has to lie with Bayern. There is also the not so small matter of returning to the Allianz Arena for the first time since beating Barcelona, which will evoke fond memories.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 3-1 Arsenal