Bayern Munich vs Man Utd Champions League predictions: Tips, odd and team news

Bayern Munich vs Man Utd predictions: tips, odds & team news

Manchester United kickstart their 2023/24 Champions League group stage with a heavyweight clash against Bayern Munich on Wednesday at 8pm (UK time).

Bayern Munich vs Man Utd odds

Bayern Munich
Man Utd

*Odds correct as of 17:30 on September 18

After a run in the Europa League last season, Man Utd are back in the Champions League but it’s a tough first match. The last time the Red Devils were in the Champions League, they exited at the group stage, finishing third in Group H behind Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir. This year, they have been drawn with Bayern Munich, FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray in what will certainly be an interesting group. It’s been a tough start to the new campaign for Erik ten Hag’s men too, losing three of their opening five Premier League games for the first time in their history.

Bayern Munich, meanwhile, are once again the defending German champions but they start their chase for European glory — which is what many judge their seasons by. Since winning the competition for the sixth time in 2019/20, Bayern Munich had suffered three quarter-final exits in the Champions League. Last season they were humbled 4-1 by eventual champions Manchester City, so they’ll be hoping to avoid heartbreak against their neighbours this year. But, of course, there is history in this fixture. In the Bundesliga so far, Bayern are level on points with leaders Bayer Leverkusen, with 10 points from their opening four matches.

It will take a monumental effort for the Red Devils to leave Munich with all three points, with Bayern currently on a 34-game unbeaten run in the Champions League group stages, the longest unbeaten run of its kind in the competition’s history, with the Bavarians winning each of the last 13 matches.

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Bayern Munich vs Man Utd predictions

Bayern Munich vs Man Utd: Predictions

Bet Prediction CopyBet odds
BTTS? Yes 11/20
Correct Score Bayern Munich 3-1 Man Utd 10/1
First Goalscorer Harry Kane 3/1

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The stats behind our Bayern Munich vs Man Utd predictions:

  • Bayern Munich have only lost two of their 11 meetings with Man Utd.
  • Both teams have found the net in 9 of the 11 games between Bayern Munich and Man Utd.
  • Harry Kane has scored four goals in four Bundesliga games for Bayern Munich this season.
  • Man Utd have won one of their past five Champions League matches.
  • Bayern Munich have conceded in four of their five games this season.

Bayern Munich vs Man Utd match tip

Harry Kane to score anytime @ 77/100

All eyes in this game will be on Harry Kane and if he can continue haunting English teams at his first opportunity since leaving the Premier League. The former Tottenham striker, who had been linked with a move to Man Utd in the summer, has started life in Bavaria pretty well, scoring four goals in four Bundesliga games so far.

The Englishman has been directly involved in seven goals in his last 10 appearances against Manchester United (four goals and three assists) and netted 21 goals in 32 Champions League games for Spurs.

Bayern Munich vs Man Utd Bet-Builder tip

Bayern Munich to win > BTTS > Over 5.5 Bayern Munich corners

Although Man Utd got the last laugh in the 1999 Champions League final, that was actually one of just two wins they have managed over Bayern Munich. The other victory proved to be pretty pointless too, as they were beaten on away goals in the 2010 Champions League quarter-finals. These two sides haven’t met since 2014 but this is a fixture that promises goals, with both teams finding the next in nine of the 11 previous meetings. And Bayern are averaging 10.67 corners per match in the Bundesliga this season, while Man Utd concede on average 6.75 per game in the Premier League.

Bayern have scored in each of their last 40 home games in the Champions League group stages (W38 D1 L1) since a 2-0 loss to Bordeaux in November 2009 and you can get a HUGE 40/1 price boost for a shot on target here… 

Bayern Munich vs Man Utd
Reason for tip

Bayern Munich have won five of their 11 games against Man Utd.

Reason for tip

Both teams have scored in nine of the 11 games between Bayern and Man Utd.

Reason for tip

Bayern Munich have averaged 10.67 corners per game in the Bundesliga this season.

Bayern Munich vs Man Utd team news


Bayern Munich team news

In  Out Doubtful
Manuel Neuer, Raphael Guerreiro Jamal Musiala

Jamal Musiala had to pull out of the Germany squad due to injury, and remains out for Bayern Munich. Manuel Neuer is still a long-term absentee, while Raphael Guerreiro is also injured. Harry Kane will be relishing playing against Premier League opposition once more.

Man Utd team news

In  Out Doubtful
Luke Shaw, Kobbie Mainoo, Tyrell Malacia, Raphael Varane, Antony, Amad Diallo, Tom Heaton, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Mason Mount, Jadon Sancho Sofyan Amrabat

Erik ten Hag still has a host of injury problems for the trip to the German capital, especially at full-back. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has joined Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia on the injury table, so expect Diogo Dalot and Sergio Reguilon to fill in. The Dutchman will still be without Raphael Varane, Mason Mount, Amad Diallo, Kobbie Mainoo and Antony, while summer signing Sofyan Amrabat still remains a doubt, after pulling out from the Morocco squad due to injury.

Rasmus Højlund is set to make his European debut for the club, while Jadon Sancho continues to train with the reserves, with Gary Neville hinting at unrest in the Old Trafford dressing room.

“The only thing I would say is, how popular is Sancho in the dressing room? How popular is Maguire in the dressing room?’ Neville asked on his TikTok.

“You’ve got a player who’s changing probably in the first team dressing room but is obviously over with the academy. “You’ve got Harry Maguire who was captain of these players now 12 months ago who is now almost been alienated to the third, fourth, fifth centre-half.

“So he’s [Ten Hag] got some situations in there which I don’t know the damage that that is having but in terms of his work on the pitch – I don’t think Erik ten Hag will change. “‘He’s got some bugs in there that we don’t know from the outside what discomfort and uncertainty is being created on the inside.”

“The fact of the matter is that there has been many a manager over the last ten to 12 years, since Sir Alex Ferguson left. Good managers that have found challenges at Manchester United,” Neville added.

“What I’m hoping at the moment is that it’s just a difficult start to the season and it’s not a repeat of what we’ve seen previously where it’s started to become challenging for Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, for David Moyes, for obviously Ralf Rangnick and for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“So I hope it’s not the beginning of that.”

Bayern Munich vs Man Utd head-to-head record

  • 9 April 2014 – Bayern Munich 3-1 Man Utd – Champions League
  • 1 April 2014 – Man Utd 1-1 Bayern Munich – Champions League
  • 8 April 2010 – Man Utd 3-2 Bayern Munich – Champions League
  • 30 March 2010 – Bayern Munich 2-1 Man Utd – Champions League
  • 13 March 2002 – Man Utd 0-0 Bayern Munich – Champions League

Bayern Munich have knocked Man Utd out of the Champions League the past two times they have met, including in 2010 when they advanced on away goals thanks to a fantastic strike from Arjen Robben. However, Man Utd will always have that night in Barcelona when they beat Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final to secure the Treble.

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