Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Match Preview, Predicted line-ups and more

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Barcelona will be hosting Bayern Munich in a thrilling Champions League encounter on Wednesday.

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Barcelona and Bayern Munich will lock horns against each other in a thrilling encounter at Camp Nou. The Champions League group stage game will be played on Wednesday, 15 September. Both teams will look to bank upon the strong start from their domestic league.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: When and Where to watch the Champions League match?

Barcelona will be hosting Bayern Munich at Camp Nou on Wednesday (15 September) at 12:30 AM IST. The football game will be available on Sony Ten 2 SD & Sony Ten 2 HD. The match will also be available for live streaming on the Sony LIV platform.

Barcelona team news, injuries and suspensions

Barcelona are coming into this game with a strong start in their domestic league. They have 2 wins and one draw in three games so far. The Catalan giants will look to continue their fine form in this match as well.

The Catalan giants are also aware of the 8-2 beating at the hands of Bayern Munich during the last time. Nonetheless, Barcelona will be looking for revenge against the German champions.

Martin Braithwaite will be unavailable after picking up a long term injury in the past week. Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Aguero and Ansu Fati will also be out of contention due to injury. Sergino Dest is still a doubt for the game.

Jordi Alba could feature in the game provided he is fully recovered. New signing Luuk de Jong could be seen making his debut for Barcelona in this match.

Bayern Munich team news, injuries and suspensions

Bayern Munich have also had a balanced start in the new season. They have three wins and one draw in four matches in the Bundesliga. The team is doing very well in terms of attack. They have already scored 13 goals in the four matches in Bundesliga so far. Barcelona will be wary of their attacking threat. However, the German champions will also look to repeat the 8-2 scoreline.

The Bavarians could be without their star player Serge Gnabry after he was substituted at halftime at the weekend. Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso are unavailable due to the calf injury.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Head to Head Record

Out of the 13 fixtures between the two European giants, Bayern Munich have 8 wins to their name. While Barcelona have only three wins to their name. However, Barcelona were thrashed 8-2 by a brilliant Bayern Munich performance.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich predicted line-up

Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen, Roberto, Araujo, Pique, Alba; Busquets, F. de Jong, Pedri, Depay, L. de Jong, Coutinho.

Bayern Munich possible starting lineup:
Neuer, Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies, Kimmich, Goretzka, Sane, Muller, Musiala, Lewandowski.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Players to watch out

Barcelona: Memphis Depay will a key player for Barcelona. He is also going through a good form. The 27-year-old already has 2 goals and one assist in the three games so far this season. If Barcelona wants to get anything from the game then Memphis Depay will be important for them.

Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski will be the primary threat to Barcelona in the game. The striker could be too good for the current defence of Barcelona. His shooting ability and the ability to find himself in the right place at the right time will also test Barcelona.

12th Man prediction

Although Barcelona have had a decent start to the new season Bayern Munich will prove to be a tough test for them. The Bavarians attacking capability will prove the difference in this fixture. Bayern Munich might win by 2-1.

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