The UEFA Champions League will feature another high-voltage game tonight when German giant FC Bayern Munich will take on Manchester United at Allianz Arena. Following a tough week, Manchester United will look to bounce back against Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are aiming to secure all three points at Allianz Arena tonight.
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Manchester United have started their new season very poorly, having lost three of their five league games. Last week, they suffered a humiliating defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion. Moreover, many internal issues are going on at this club. Despite all these circumstances, the Red Devils have reached Germany to play against Bayern Munich.
Anyway, Man United’s head-to-head records against Bayern Munich are not in their favor. Their all 11 meetings with the Bavarians came in the UEFA Champions League, where Bayern Munich won four games. Manchester United won two and the remaining five games ended in a tie. But Bayern Munich hold a strong record at Allianz Arena as they never lost to Manchester United at their home ground.
Injury has been a big concern for Manchester United. Injuries have affected almost half of their squad. Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Amad Diallo, and Tom Heaton are long absentees for the Red Devils, while Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan Bissaka are the new names included in the injury list.
Rafael Varane and Mason Mount were absent against Brighton’s clash. But the manager provided a positive update on this duo. The two players have returned to the training ground and could be available for tonight’s match.
Anyway, Sofyan Amrabat has yet to make his debut for the Red Devils since signing for the English side. But Bayern’s game comes too soon for the Moroccan. Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho and Antony will miss the game.
As for Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer, Raphael Guerreiro, and Tarek Buchmann are still injured. Midfielder Joshua Kimmich is still in doubt, but Tuchel will wait for him until the last. However, Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane have recovered from the injury and are ready to play tonight.
The Possible Lineup for Bayern Munich:
Ulreich; Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies; Laimer, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Gnabry; Kane
The Possible Lineup for Manchester United:
Onana; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Reguilon; Casemiro, Eriksen; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund
Prediction: Bayern 3-1 Man United
With so many key players injured, it will be very hard for Manchester United to beat Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena. The English side already suffered three defeats in the league, losing all the momentum. On the other hand, Bayern will have tremendous support from the gallery. Harry Kane is a proven striker who can break down Man United’s defense at any moment.
Bayern Munich: 1.48
Man United: 6.32