Bayern Munich will look to kick off their Champions League campaign in style when they take on Manchester United at Allianz Arena in the Group A clash. Read on for the best Champions League picks to bet today for this CL clash.
Bayern Munich a Strong Bet at Home
Thomas Tuchel replaced Julian Nagelsmann as Bayern’s head coach last March and got them over the line for a record-extending 11th consecutive Bundesliga title. Tuchel steered PSG to the 2020 Champions League final, which they lost 1-0 to Bayern, and took Chelsea all the way the following year.
Also a cup winner in Germany and France, there is perhaps no better tactician to plot a win in a one-off game. Bayern dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways as soon as possible.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer remains sidelined after breaking his leg in a skiing accident last December. Sven Ulreich should continue in goal, while Joshua Kimmich, Dayot Upamecano and Jamal Musiala featured at the weekend after recovering from minor injuries.
Harry Kane has been instrumental to this success since arriving from Tottenham in the summer, scoring four goals in four Bundesliga outings so far. He has five goals and three assists in 18 meetings with Manchester United and we will include him in our best Champions League prop bets.
Manchester United Struggling
The Red Devils make their comeback to the Champions League on Wednesday, but it is unlikely to be a happy return for a team in turmoil. Erik ten Hag’s side lost for a third time in four games against Brighton on Saturday and continues to struggle with the absences of key players.
Injuries to Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane and Tyrell Malacia have devastated their back line, while the off-field turmoil surrounding Antony and Jadon Sancho leaves them short of options on the right. New midfield signings Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat are out injured, too.
Given both teams’ current situation and Manchester United’s well-known struggles away to top teams, backing the visitors with your Champions League picks is a risky choice. A trip to face one of Europe’s elite teams arrives at a poor time, with Man U leaking goals at an alarming rate, conceding 10 in their last four matches.
Bayern’s Brilliant Group Stage Record
The Bundesliga champions are unbeaten in their last 34 Champions League group stage games in a run stretching back to September 2017. They have won their last 13 group-stage games and haven’t lost a home game at this stage of the competition since Manchester City beat them in 2013. Manchester United has lost three of its last four games, with their last two defeats being 3-1 scorelines.
Harry Kane has scored four goals in four Bundesliga appearances this season. Thomas Tuchel’s side has conceded seven goals in five competitive games and has only kept one clean sheet. Bayern won their first eight Champions League games last season, seven of them to nil.
Bayern vs Man United Match Information
- Match: Bayern Munich (0-0-0) vs ManUnited (0-0-0)
- Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m. ET
- Bayern Munich vs Manchester Live Stream: fubo.tv
Bayern vs Man United Betting Lines
Bayern vs Man United Soccer Picks for Sept 20
Backing the hosts to kick their campaign off with a win has excellent soccer betting value, although a clean sheet may be beyond them.
Manchester United has lost six of their last nine away league matches and we don’t expect them to return to winning ways on Wednesday. Bayern Munich’s forwards will be looking to crack a disjointed United defense, and for better Champions League odds, we will combine the moneyline with the goals market.