2019-20 UEFA Champions League – Olympiacos vs Bayern Munich Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Olympiacos vs Bayern Munich kick off? Tuesday 22nd October, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Olympiacos vs Bayern Munich being played? Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki

What are the expected weather conditions for Olympiacos vs Bayern Munich? Clear, 21c

What TV channel is Olympiacos vs Bayern Munich on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Champions League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Olympiacos vs Bayern Munich in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Olympiacos vs Bayern Munich?

Olympiacos – https://www.viagogo.com/Sports-Tickets/International-Soccer/More-Soccer/Greek-Super-League/Olympiacos-FC-Tickets

Bayern Munich – https://tickets.fcbayern.com/internetverkauf/EventList.aspx

What was the score in the last meeting between Olympiacos & Bayern Munich? Bayern Munich 4-0 Olympiacos

THE TEAM NEWS

OLYMPIACOS

  • Olympiacos started the group stage well by salvaging a draw against Tottenham Hotspur but they were poor last time out, squandering a lead as they lost 3-1 against Red Star Belgrade.
    Midfielder Yassine Benzia was sent off in that game and is therefore suspended for Tuesday, but that was the only start he has made so far this season.
    Left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas is a doubt after missing Saturday's 2-1 win against OFI so Leonardo Koutris could start again, while El Arbi Hillel Soudani should keep his place in attack having scored twice at the weekend.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Jose Sa; Elabdellaoui, Ruben Semedo, Meriah, Koutris; Guilherme, Bouchalakis; Soudani, Valbuena, Daniel Podence; Guerrero

Unavailable: Christodoulopoulos (Injured), Fortounis (Injured), Benzia (Suspended)

Doubtful: Tsimikas (Injured), Valbuena (Injured)

BAYERN MUNICH

  • Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw by Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday but they top Group B on maximum points following that memorable 7-2 win at Tottenham three weeks ago.
  • The German side suffered a major injury blow on Saturday as centre-back Niklas Sule ruptured his ACL, which is likely to keep him out for the remainder of the season.
  • Fit-again David Alaba is therefore set to return at left-back with Lucas Hernandez moving into the centre of defence, while midfielder Michael Cuisance remains a doubt.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Hernandez, Alaba; Kimmich, Thiago Alcantara; Gnabry, Coutinho, Perisic; Lewandowski

Unavailable: Arp (Injured), Sule (Injured), Cuisance (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Bayern have won all four of the previous meetings between these two clubs and are clear favourites for this one. However, Olympiacos have not failed to score at home in any competition since February and with Bayern losing their first-choice centre-back, a clean sheet looks unlikely.

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