The UEFA Champions League is back in action with another round of matches this week as Bayern Munich takes on visiting Viktoria Plzen. You can live-bet on the Champions League action by using our sportsbook.
Let’s check the latest UEFA Champions League odds, stats, injury reports, and UEFA Champions League lines for Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen. We’ve plenty of Vegas UEFA Champions League odds for you to consider.
Bayern Munich: World-Class Squad
Bayern Munich has made the Allianz Arena their European fortress and has not lost a home game in the group stage of the Champions League competition since the 2013-14 campaign. After an impressive 4-0 win against Leverkusen in the German top-flight league, Bayern returns to the comfortable territory of the Champions League group stage, where they have picked up impressive victories against Inter Milan and Barcelona and have yet to concede a goal.
Leroy Sane has scored in both group games and will be looking to continue his eye-catching start to this season. In his last two seasons with Bayern, he struggled to show the kind of form many were expecting. He is definitely the player to watch, so if you’re betting online you should back him to find the back of the net.
With the next two UCL games against Plzen, Bayern Munich can pretty much wrap up qualification for the knockout stages. That will not only take the pressure off two challenging games at the end of the group stage, but will also allow a focus on the German Bundesliga where they are trailing leaders Union Berlin by two points.
Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka tested positive for Covid-19 last week, and both Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich tested positive after the Bayer Leverkusen fixture on Friday. Lucas Hernandez, Kingsley Coman and Bouna Sarr will also miss out through injury for the hosts.
Viktoria Plzen: Underdogs in Group C
The Czechs experienced all sorts of problems in the back in back-to-back defeats to Barcelona and Inter, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Bayern Munich’s party at Allianz Arena. They are aware that they have jumped into a sea full of dangerous sharks, so winning even one point would be a great achievement for this team, but it is hard to imagine that they have the potential to cause any surprises.
They conceded seven goals in two games and we expect them to continue their struggles in Germany. First-choice goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek has returned from international duty with an injury after hitting the goalpost with his shoulder during the Nations League match against Switzerland. Center-forward Jan Kliment will also be sidelined for his ninth successive match in all competitions as he still hasn’t fully recovered from his muscle injury.
On top of that, they will be without the services of central midfielder Pavel Buch for at least two matches after he received a straight red card in the second round match against Inter. Things look very complicated for the visitors so we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen Head-to-Head
These teams played twice back in 2013, and the outcome wasn’t surprising at all. Bayern Munich won both games at home and on the road, scoring six goals and keeping two clean sheets in the process. Bayern Munich will be looking to secure three victories in a row at the start of their UEFA Champions League campaign for the fourth consecutive season. Viktoria Plzen has kept only one clean sheet in their 20 matches in the UEFA Champions League, the lowest percentage among teams to have played at least 15 matches in the competition.
Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen Match Information
- Game: Bayern Munich (2-0-0) vs Viktoria Plzen (0-0-2)
- Location: Allianz Arena (Munich)
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 12:45 p.m. ET
- Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen Live Stream: fubo.tv
Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen Betting Lines
Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites at -1600 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at four.
Bayern Munich has an excellent track record in the UEFA Champions League but has struggled in the domestic front this season. The likes of Sane and Sadio Mane can be lethal on their day and will need to step up this week. Add Jamal Musiala and you have a goal machine ready to destroy every opponent. A dominant performance is expected from Bayern Munich, especially in preparation for a crucial league fixture on Saturday against Dortmund.