Bayern Munich will face Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League, Group A, on Matchday 1 of 6 at Allianz Arena. The match will kick off on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., September 20th, 2023 (UK time) at Allianz Arena.
The Bavarians secured a 2-2 draw against Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Allianz Arena, maintaining their unbeaten record in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich tied 10 points with Bayer 04 Leverkusen with a goal difference.
On the other hand, the Red Devils continue to struggle on and off the pitch. Manchester United suffered their third 3-1 loss in the Premier League at Old Trafford against Brighton.
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United Team News
The German giants have always judged their seasons by chasing European glory, and this season is no different. Manchester City knocked out Bayern Munich in a thrilling 4-1 match last season. The last time a club from the Bundesliga won the title was in the 2019–20 campaign.
Manchester United are back in the UEFA Champions League after being drawn with Bayern Munich, Galatasaray, and FC Copenhagen. The last time Manchester United won the title was in 2007/08. The Red Devils won the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich to secure the treble.
The group is an easy run for Bayern Munich, who hold the highest odds to proceed in the next round. Manchester United are the second favorite, as they currently look weak and may tumble if the struggles continue.
Erik ten Hag’s side will have to contend against Bayern Munich despite reduced team options. Here is a list of players not likely to be part of Wednesday’s clash at Allianz Arena:
- Tom Heaton: Calf Injury
- Tyrell Malacia: Unknown Injury
- Luke Shaw: Muscle Injury
- Kobbie Mainoo: Ankle Injury
- Mason Mount: Unknown Injury
- Amad Diallo: Knee Injury
Raphael Varane will also be unavailable. Sofyan Amrabat might be available to make his debut against Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United Odds
The odds in every sportsbook are in favor of the Bavarians. Bayern Munich are the favorites to win this match at home at 1.60. The Red Devils have been struggling on the road since last season. Therefore, you can secure a big payout at 5.40. The two European giants have ended most of their matches in draws. The odds for a stalemate are 4.80.
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United Head-To-Head
Bayern Munich have secured two wins in their previous five UEFA Champions League fixtures against Manchester United. Manchester only won one match against the Bavarians. The remaining two fixtures ended in a draw. Let’s take a look at the last five fixtures:
- 9th April 2014 | UEFA Champions League | Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United
- 1st April 2014 | UEFA Champions League | Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich
- 8th April 2010 | UEFA Champions League | Manchester United 3-2 Bayern Munich
- 30th March 2010 | UEFA Champions League | Bayern Munich 2-1 Manchester United
- 13th March 2002 | UEFA Champions League | Manchester United 0-0 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United First Goal Scorer
Thomas Tuchel’s side is the clear favorite to appear on the scoresheet first. Harry Kane will be hungry to score goals against a former Premier League opponent. The 30-year-old English footballer is likely to score first against Manchester United. However, if Harry Kane doesn’t score, Tuchel’s squad depth still gives them the upper hand to score first.
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United Betting Tips and Predictions
The Bundesliga giants have the upper hand to win the fixture, considering the current struggles the visitors have. There is a possibility of both sides scoring more than three goals.
Manchester United will be looking forward to a better result to avoid being eliminated at the group stage. Last time, they finished third in Group H behind Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir.
The chances of Manchester United winning at Allianz Arena are slim, considering they have already lost three matches against the stronger EPL sides: Arsenal, Brighton, and Tottenham Hotspur. Therefore, we back Bayern Munich to win with a scoreline of 3-1 against Manchester United.
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