On Saturday night (10:00 pm Eastern; 3:00 am UK) in Wisconsin, two of the top clubs in European football – Bayern Munich and Manchester City – meet in the cathedral of American football, the home of the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field.
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The game is available to watch in the UK on CITY+, and in the US, via fuboTV, and on ESPN.
Bayern Munich vs Manchester City betting tips
- Serge Gnabry to score first @ 11/2 with Betfair
- Bayern Munich win or draw and UNER 3.5 goals @ 2/1 with Betway
- Erling Braut Haaland to score 2 more goals @ 5/1 with Betway
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In terms of star power, recent success, ambitions for the coming season and well beyond and certainly setting, the marquee friendly of this preseason is taking place on Saturday night in the upper Midwest, with Bayern Munich locking horns with Manchester City in one of the United States’ most storied and revered sporting venues, Lambeau Field.
The 10-time (and counting) Bundesliga champions are coming off of a 6-2 victory Wednesday night (July 20) in the nation’s capital in the first of two preseason friendlies in the U.S. Bayern’s six goals in the comfortable win came from six different players. In the first half it was new comer Sadio Mané, Marcel Sabitzer and Serge Gnabry. Another newcomer to the club, Matthijs de Ligt started off the scoring the second half, with Joshua Zirkzee and club mainstay Thomas Müller also getting in on the act.
Meanwhile, Manchester City, on the heels of a fourth Premier League title in five years, also played in the U.S. on July 20, when they knocked off Mexican side Club América by a score of 2-1 in Houston. All three goals in the contest came between the half-hour mark and halftime, with Kevin De Bruyne striking for City in the 30th, and again in first half stoppage time, with Henry Martin briefly pulling Club América level in between, with a goal in the 43rd minute.
Bayern, though still led by cast of stars, including Müller, Gnabry, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Joshua Kimmich, have seen some notable turnover in the roster this summer.
In terms of exits, of course, there was the protracted saga around Robert Lewandowski, which culminated in the striker secured his desired move to Barcelona, for a fee of 45 €million. In addition, Bayern bid farewell to Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, who moved to Leed United on a €12 million, as well as center back Niklas Süle and central midfielder Corentin Tolisso, each of whom left on free transfers, to Dortmund to Lyon, respectively.
However, the German giants made some major moves to both fortify and refresh the squad, with the additions in defense of center back Matthijs de Ligt (who’s somehow still only 22) from Juventus for €80 million and right back Noussair Mazraoui from another of De Ligt’s former clubs, Ajax, on a free. Further up the field, Bayern added another Ajax man, 20-year-old midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, for €18.5 million, and bolstered the attack in the wake of Lewandowski’s departure with the €32 million addition of Sadio Mané from Liverpool.
Man City, meanwhile, have made a relatively small number of additions to their Premier League-winning side. However, what they lack numbers, they’re likely to make up for in impact. First and foremost, up front, City were the winners in the seemingly years-long sweepstakes to sign 21-year-old Norwegian phenom Erling Braut Haaland, who they signed for a fee of £51 million (or, apparently, £85.5 million, with all costs factored in), from Borussia Dortmund. Secondly, they added standout central midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United, for a fee of £42 million.
After this showdown, Bayern side will return to Germany to face RB Leipzig in the German Super Cup on July 30, before kicking off the 2022-23 Bundesliga campaign away to Eintracht Frankfurt on August 5.
As for Man City, they too will return to Europe after this match, to take on FA Cup winners Liverpool in the Community Shield, also on July 30, before kicking off their 2022-23 Premier campaign away to West Ham on August 7.
Bayern Munich expected starting lineup: Neuer; Mazraoui, De Ligt, Hernandez, Davies; Coman, Kimmich, Gravenberch, Sane; Müller, Gnabry
Manchester City expected starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Mbete, Ake, Cancelo; Bernardo, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
It bears mentioning that one of the biggest stars on the night will be the very venue in which the game is played.
Located in the tiny Wisconsin city of Green Bay, the home of four-time Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers of the NFL, Lambeau Field – or ‘the frozen tundra’ as it’s also known, due to Wisconsin’s brutal winter months – resides on the short list of American sporting venues that are still standing and use with the charm, history and modern appeal to classify as a ‘sporting cathedral’:
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Scoreline prediction: Bayern Munich 2-1 Manchester City
You’ve likely looked at the bet recommendations above and considered that there is simply no way that all three could be correct. You’re right.
The likeliest outcome in this game is a Bayern Munich victory, in which the German champions are – as they so often are – almost unnervingly steady and in control.
At the same time, the individual brilliance of so many City players has the potential to undo even the most airtight of game plans. They’ve got a new one in Erling Haaland, who, though named in the squad in the preseason opener against Club América, never actually saw the pitch. That will not be the case on Saturday night in Green Bay. And, with the player as preternaturally gifted as Haaland is, even if you don’t necessarily love his team’s chances, getting some solid odds on a brace feels like a good hedge.
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