Manchester City v Bayern Munich Preview

September 30, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit Required UEFA Champions League action Wednesday Night comes from The Etihad Stadium featuring Manchester City versus Bayern Munich.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 2 High Definition, with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Manchester City v Bayern Munich Preview, Champions League, Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Manchester City head into this game having had a very dissapointing start to their new Premiership season campaign and with defeat at the weekend just gone away to Aston Villa, many people will expect Manuel Pellegrini’s side to suffer yet another defeat when taking on the current UEFA Champions League holders Bayern Munich on wednesday night.

Bayern Munich have only added more strength and depth to their squad over the summer and have started their domestic campaign in the Bundeslgia in decent enough fashion, although they did drop 2pts away to Freiburg a few weeks ago which would not of pleased new manager Pep Guardiola, but they have certainly not made any mistakes in their following three games all of which they managed to clean sheets and the visitors will be confident of taking the maximum points back to Germany.

Manchester City v Bayern Munich Team News

Manchester City Team News:

Demichelis is definitely unavailable for the hosts as he continues to recover from a knee injury and both David Silva (Thigh) and Sergio Aguero (Knock) will under take a late fitness test to see if they can be involved for this game although both are expected to play.

Manager Manuel Pellergrini will probably start with a 4-2-3-1 formation with Negredo or Edin Dzeko leading the attack up front with support in behind come from current top goal scorer for the club Ya Ya Toure.

Bayern Munich Team News:

Holger Badstuber (Cruciate Ligament) and Thiago Alcantara (Ligaments) have been ruled out for this game as both players continue to recover from respective injuries. Javi Martinez will under take a fitness test having recently recovered from surgery, but also doesn’t look likely to be involved just yet.

Manager Pep Guardiola will probably go with a 4-1-4-1 formation with Mandzukic leading the attack up front who is the clubs current top goalscorer with 4 goals this season with both Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben providing the support from the flanks.

Manchester City v Bayern Munich Head to Head Statistics

Wednesday night’s game from the Etihad Stadium will become just the 4th meeting between the two clubs over the years. Manchester City have won 1, Bayern Munich have won 2 and there has been 0 draws.

01/08/13 UCL Bayern Munich – Manchester City
2 : 1
07/12/11 UCL Manchester City – Bayern Munich
2 : 0
06/01/13 UCL Bayern Munich – Manchester City 2 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

7 goals have been scored in the previous 3 games played between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.33 which suggests we should only see one or maybe two goals scored during this game on wednesday night.

Manchester City v Bayern Munich Recent Form

Manchester City: D W W W L

Bayern Munich: W W W W W

Bayern Munich completely dominate the recent form statistics having won all of their previous 5 games played. Manchester City have managed 3 victories from their last 5 matches played.

Manchester City v Bayern Munich Match Betting Odds Market.

Manchester City will have had their confidence smashed to pieces having lost at the weekend against Aston Villa and this seems to be reflected by the online bookmakers odds of 5/2 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers).

However, Manchester City did beat Bayern Munich in the only game played between the two sides at the Etihad Stadium before and if they can produce a performance like they did against Manchester United then they could very well cause a bit of a shock result come wednesday night.

The Draw has not happened in three previous meetings between the two clubs, so some would argue that one is due and with the goal statistics suggesting only one or two goals to be scored in this game the current best price of 13/5 with Ladbrokes (£30 Free Bets for New Customers) could certainly seem some interest from the punters.

Bayern Munich are the current defending champions of this tournament and it’s going to take a very good side to beat them especially with a certain Pep Guardiola in charge and with the likes of Mandzukic, Robben and Ribery they are going to score goals and their current best price of 5/4 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers) does represent value as they do look the more likely winners.

Manchester City v Bayern Munich Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Manchester City will be fully aware that if they are to stand any chance of qualification through to the latter stages of this tournament then this is a must win game for them, but having already lost twice in the Premiership this season against sides that everyone expected them to beat there is an obvious issue somewhere.

Bayern Munich are unbeaten this season and with the squad having only become stronger this season they do look the more likely winners on wednesday night and I expect plenty of people to be taking the current best price of 5/4 available for them to return home with all 3pts.

The goal statistics suggest the game to only see maybe one or two goals and the big question I have to ask myself, is can Manchester City get one of them ? They certainly have the players in their squad to score in this game and if they can manage to get the first goal then I can probably see this match ending all square.

However, if Bayern Munich were to grab the first goal of the game then I would expect their resoloute defence to stand strong and keep Manchester City out and probably hit them on the counter attack for goal number two that would surely be enough to secure the points.

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