There’s Champions League action happening on Wednesday as Bayern Munich will play Red Bull Salzburg.
All Bayern Munich v Red Bull Salzburg match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Bayern Munich enter this match following on from a 1-1 Bundesliga 1 stalemate against Werder Bremen.
In that game, Bayern Munich had 70% possession and 15 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Bayern Munich was Kingsley Coman (62'). For their opponents, SV Werder Bremen had 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Maximilian Eggestein (45') scored for Werder Bremen.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Bayern Munich have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Bayern have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 7 goals in the process. Putting that to one side, we’ll just have to find out if the trend shall be sustained in this match.
Red Bull Salzburg
Since a loss in their previous game against Sturm Graz in Bundesliga competition, Red Bull Salzburg and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only scorer from Red Bull Salzburg was Mërgim Berisha (86'). Ivan Ljubić (49') and Jakob Jantscher (53', 59') scored for Sturm Graz.
Proving their partiality to productive encounters, goals have been celebrated 26 times in the prior six games in which Red Bull Salzburg have taken to the pitch, giving an average of 4.33 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have managed 13 of those goals.
Head to head
The last league contest between the two was Champions League match day 3 on 03/11/2020 when it finished Red Bull Salzburg 2-6 Bayern Munich.
On that occasion, Red Bull Salzburg had 40% possession and 18 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Goals were scored by Mërgim Berisha (4'), Rasmus Kristensen (44' Own goal) and Masaya Okugawa (66').
Bayern Munich had 21 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Robert Lewandowski (21', 88'), Jérôme Boateng (79'), Leroy Sané (83') and Lucas Hernández (92') scored.
The match was refereed by Danny Makkelie.
Team News: Bayern Munich
Corentin Tolisso (Muscular problems), Alphonso Davies (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Joshua Kimmich (Meniscus Damage) are unavailable for Bayern manager Hans-Dieter Flick.
Team News: Red Bull Salzburg
RB Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch has not got a full squad to pick from. Antoine Bernede (Tibia Fracture), Ousmane Diakité (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Patson Daka (Hamstring Injury) and Youba Diarra (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
We feel that Bayern Munich should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
Conversely, Red Bull Salzburg will be up against it getting on the scoresheet although we do think that they will probably end up converting at least once here, too.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory for Bayern Munich by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Allianz Arena (75,000)
Captain: Manuel Neuer
Chairman: Herbert Hainer
Manager: Hans-Dieter Flick
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 1, DFB-Pokal (First Round), Champions League (Group A), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
⭐ Star Man: Robert Lewandowski
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Robert Lewandowski was born in Warsaw, Poland. Having played his first senior match for Lech Poznań in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 11 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 6 appearances.