In the first round of this Champions’ League Group B, German champions Bayern München and Belgian champions Anderlecht
will face off in Munich, at the Allianz Arena.
On the German side, Alaba and Bernat are missing due to injuries, while Christian Fruchtl is suspended and Jerome Boateng doubtful; on the Anderlecht’s side, Andy Najar is the only absence for this match.
Bayern go into this 1st matchday of the Champions’ League as one of the big favourites to win the competition as well as to be the leader of this group B, which has PSG as their only big contender.
The team is having a good start to this new season, with 5 wins in 6 matches played so far, with the only one they failed to win being the last Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim, where they lost 2-0 away from home.
Anyway, the team has already won a trophy this season and they’re leading this Bundesliga.
As for the Belgians, they have had an inconsistent domestic campaign so far, sitting far from the top of the table, despite having high expectations, and only having 2 wins after 6 matches.
Still, despite that poor start, the team has also won a trophy already, after beating Zulte Waregem 2-1 in the Belgian Supercup, on a match that marked the start of the official season
Bayern vs Anderlecht – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The Bavarians are, typically, a very strong team playing at home, being able to dominate most of the teams that they face there, especially the weaker ones.
That is what I think will happen against Anderlecht, that should give the Germans the initiative and look to delay the hosts’ goal as long as possible.
Well, considering the offensive ability and the ball possession of Ancelotti’s team, and due to the posture, the Belgians will adopt, I think that, if they score relatively early, we can see a mauling from Bayern (3 or 4 goals, at least).
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