In what has the potential to be the most entertaining match of the day in the Champions League, Bayern Munich and Red Bull Salzburg are scheduled to meet at Allianz Arena in Germany. The defending Champions League champs could make it another in the 2020-21 campaign. They are going to have some company, but Bayern are fully capable of coming through in back-to-back years.
Clubs that have the best chance of knocking Bayern off include Manchester City, Liverpool, and Barcelona. All three are perfect through three games, and in the case of Barca, they have earned all 12 points in four matches. Barcelona were 4-0 winners in an easy tilt against Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday. Bayern Munich beat PSG in the final last year to earn their sixth Champions League trophy.
I’m not counting PSG out completely, but certainly favour the clubs I mentioned above. PSG has been in decent form, though they’ve been just kind of average. Their loss against Manchester United wasn’t very encouraging. Having said that, it goes beyond just that match. They haven’t been a very fun club to watch in the 2020-21 Champions League, at least so far. Conversely, Bayern Munich are always a joy to watch.
Led by Robert Lewandowski and Alphonso Davies, this Bundesliga powerhouse typically puts on an entertaining show. Even if they aren’t successful in matches, it’s usually well worth the time to watch them play football. Bayern goes into Wednesday with wins over Atletico Madrid, Lokomotiv Moscow, and RB Salzburg.
The first meeting between Bayern and Salzburg wasn’t close. Salzburg were outclassed on the pitch, as they were chased by a score of 6-2. The goals kept coming for Bayern. They showed no mercy, even past the 90 minute mark when they scored to make it a 6-2 core. Salzburg certainly remembers and will want revenge, but is the talent there to achieve it? Head below for our free Bayern Munich vs. Salzburg pick for November 25, 2020.
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If Salzburg has a chance to beat Bayern Munich it’s going to happen today. Bayern Munich are limping defensively and are going to be short-handed going into Wednesday. Against one of the more elite clubs in the Champions League, this would have turned into a really interesting match. Having said that, it still can be if Bayern aren’t careful defensively. Note that Bayern will be short defenders in this one.
Hansi Flick indicated that centre-back, Niklas Sule, must work on his fitness before going on the pitch. Sule tested positive for coronavirus earlier, and he’s attempting to get back into the swing of things still. He was placed on the bench in a 6-0 loss against Spain in international competition for Germany recently. Along with Sule out of shape, Bayern Munich could be without Lucas Hernandez. At the very least, Hernandez likely starts on the bench, which should provide another opening for Salzburg to exploit.
Salzburg has been scoring with ease in the Austrian Bundesliga with 3.25 goals scored through eight matches. The offence has been present for Salzburg in Champions League matches as well. Salzburg has netted 2.2 goals per match, but has conceded 2.6 on the opposite end of the pitch. They will likely struggle again versus one of the most dangerous offences in Europe.
Bayern has netted 3.5 goals per match in the Bundesliga, and the scoring onslaught has continued in the Champions League with 4 goals scored a game. This should be a highly entertaining contest. If you don’t prefer slow, low-scoring football then Bayern Munich and Salzburg will have what you want on Wednesday. This one looks like a 4-2 match, which would be enough for the OVER to come through.