- Bayern have won each of their first three Champions League matches this season, scoring 12 times in the process.
- Bayern beat Salzburg 6-2 when the teams last faced off in early November.
- Salzburg scored twice in each of their three UCL group matches so far.
Bayern to book their place in the knockout rounds
Bayern Munich’s incredible 10-match winning surge came to an end on Saturday, when the Bavarians were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Werder Bremen, however Hansi Flick can get his juggernaut moving again when the European champions take on RB Salzburg this week.
When Bayern played Die Roten Bullen in Austria three weeks ago, one of the most entertaining Champions League fixtures of the entire group stage ensued, and after the teams traded blows for 92 pulsating minutes, the Bavarians left Salzburg with three points following a 6-2 victory.
On an incredibly action-packed evening in Wals-Siezenheim, Salzburg racked up 18 attempts on goal to Bayern’s 21, and we expect the open feel to proceedings on November 3rd to be replicated when the attack-minded teams go at it hammer and tongs again in Wednesday’s rematch.
Salzburg showed in Austria that they have the tactical ingenuity and final third quality to test their more illustrious opponent’s defence, and though they were ultimately outclassed and outgunned, RB should make life awkward for Bayern again this week.
We see a similar game developing in Munich between these easy on the eye combatants, and that in turn makes the Bayern win and both teams to score combination worth backing again, while a 4-2 triumph for the hosts is also favoured for our correct score prediction.
Bayern plundered at least four goals in three of their last four games at the Allianz Arena, and with Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry ready to cut loose again to book their team’s place in the Champions League’s knockout rounds, another sizeable haul looks likely in Bavaria.