Celtic vs Bayern Munich Preview

Celtic vs Bayern Munich

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Celtic Park

Date: 31st October 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Unbeatable defending champions of Scotland Celtic have not surprised many people in the Champions League this season as they have struggled to topple either PSG or Bayern Munich.

They are set to continue their European campaign in the Europa League even though they have defeated Anderlecht away already.

They currently have three points less than their visitors and a win here would see them stand a chance of qualifying ahead of the Germans but that is easier said than done.

They have not been quite as invincible domestically as they were last season as they have dropped points three times this season and a first loss appears closer.

Bayern Munich started the season poorly as Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti had lost control of the dressing room.

However, the appointment of former manager Jupp Heynckes has seen them get back to form and even return to the top of the Bundesliga table.

They lost their second Champions League game 3-0 to PSG which ultimately cost Ancelotti his job but they have since picked some form with 3-0 wins over Celtic and Anderlecht followed by a 2-0 win over RB Leipzig over the weekend and they will be aiming for all three points in this game.

With Robert Lewandoski leading the line and the likes of Joshua Kimmich chipping in with goals occasionally, the Germans will surely get a couple of goals here.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Celtic

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Hibernian 2-4 Celtic Oct 21, 2017 Scottish Communities League Cup
L Bayern Munich 3-0 Celtic Oct 18, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Celtic 1-0 Dundee Oct 14, 2017 Scottish Premiership
D Celtic 2-2 Hibernian Sep 30, 2017 Scottish Premiership
W Anderlecht 0-3 Celtic Sep 27, 2017 UEFA Champions League

Bayern Munich

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Hamburg SV 0-1 Bayern Munich Oct 21, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Bayern Munich 3-0 Celtic Oct 18, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Bayern Munich 5-0 SC Freiburg Oct 14, 2017 German Bundesliga
D Hertha Berlin 2-2 Bayern Munich Oct 1, 2017 German Bundesliga
L Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Bayern Munich Sep 27, 2017 UEFA Champions League

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Bayern Munich 3-0 Celtic Oct 18, 2017 UEFA Champions League
Celtic 0-0 Bayern Munich Nov 25, 2003 UEFA Champions League
Bayern Munich 2-1 Celtic Sep 17, 2003 UEFA Champions League

 

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