Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Bayern vs PSG Match Preview, Possible Lineups + Other Today's UCL Fixtures

Both Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have qualified for the knockout stages, but this is a battle for the top position in the table.
Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 5th December 2017
Kick-Off Time: 20:45 - Nigerian Time
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
Bayern Munich are in second place currently on 12 points in Group B, and they will need to pull out one of their very best performances to bypass PSG for top spot.

The Parisians have 15 points and a goal difference advantage, so Bayern must overcome that.

It will take a four goal win for the Bavarians to take the top spot and the seed in the draw that comes with it.

In home UEFA Champions League matches, Bayern Munich have a pair of 3-0 wins in this year's competition over Celtic and Anderlecht.  Overall, they have seven wins and a draw there so far this season.

As for PSG, they have thumped both Celtic and Anderlecht away from home for victories.  Overall, they have seven away wins, two draws, and one loss after the loss at Strasbourg.

It will be worth to note that PSG have scored a whooping 24 goals in the UCL this season, the most by any team at this stage.

 TEAM NEWS:

Bayern Munich - Manager Jupp Heynckes will be without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, center midfielder Thiago, left back Juan Bernat, and winger Arjen Robben due to injuries.

Paris Saint-Germain - Coach Unai Emery will be missing defensive midfielder Thiago Motta due to his knee injury.  He looks to be the only worry ahead of this match for the boss.  



TEAM FORMS:

Bayern have won four and lost one in their last five matches.

PSG have a loss and four wins in their last five matches.

PREDICTED LINEUPS:

Bayern (4-2-3-1): Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Martinez, Vidal; Muller, James, Ribery; Lewandowski
FC Bayern M√ľnchen 4-2-3-1 football formation

Paris SG (4-3-3): Areola; Alves, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Verratti, Rabiot, Pastore; Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani

Paris Saint-Germain 4-3-3 football formation

KEY STATS:
  • Bayern's 3-0 loss away to PSG in September was the first time the clubs had met one another since 2000.
  • Overall 7 meetings between the clubs- PSG won 5 and Bayern in 2.
  • Since the inaugural meeting between the two clubs in 1994 where both games were won by PSG, the next 5 games ended in favour of the team playing at home. 
  • In short, only 1 of the 7 matches between the sides ended in an way win.Bayern’s record against French clubs – overall 17 wins from 32, 5 draws and 10 losses. 
  • At home – 9 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses from 14.PSG versus German clubs – overall 9 wins from 14, drew 2 and lost 3. Away in German soil – 3 wins from 7, 1 draw and 3 losses.
  • PSG can become only the seventh team to win all six games in a UEFA Champions League Group Stage. 
  • Having also managed it in 1994-95, Les Parisiens could match Real Madrid CF the only clubs to have done it twice.
PREDICTION:

Bayern 2-2 PSG - This is going to be a tough game. And Bayern need a very large and decisive win in order to get them in to the round of 16 as group winners. The game will definitely be an over 2.5 tie but will en in draw.

TODAY'S UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES IN FULL 

20:45  —   Benfica VS Basel

20:45  —   Manchester United VS CSKA Moscow

20:45  —   Bayern Munich VS Paris Saint Germain

20:45  —   Celtic VS Anderlecht

20:45  —   Chelsea VS Atletico Madrid

20:45  —   Roma VS Qarabag FK

20:45  —   Barcelona VS Sporting CP

20:45  —   Olympiacos VS Juventus

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