Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain Preview

Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain

Competition – International Champions Cup 2018

Stadium – Wörthersee Stadion

Date: 21st July 2018

Kick-off time – 15:05 GMT

Bayern Munich will be looking to continue dominating German football like they have done over the past couple of seasons when the new season kicks off, however, they need to start with a good preseason and PSG are their first opponents in the International Champions Cup.

The Germans have had a quiet summer transfer window by some standards, but they have managed to sign Leon Goretzka for free from Schalke 04 as well as allow Douglas Costa to make a permanent switch to Juventus for £40 million.

Corentin Tollisso will miss this game after his involvement at the World Cup but they can still call on veterans like Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery for this game so it should be an interesting match.

PSG have continued to make headlines in the transfer market with big name signings after they convinced the 40 year old Gianluigi Buffon to reconsider retirement and sign for them.

The French men will be hoping they now have the squad to help them finally land the Champions League, however, Neymar remains unsettled at the Parc des Princes and Real Madrid could still swoop for him before the transfer deadline.

The French men have not made a major signing except the free transfer of Buffon while Kylian Mbappe’s loan move is set to be made permanent this summer, however, how they will get the money without breaking FFP Rules is still very unclear.

Most of their star men participated at the World Cup and they will be unavailable for this game, but we expect Thomas Tuchel to ask his players to get one over his former rivals from the Bundesliga.

Bookmakers make Munich odds-on favourites to come out on top in this tie.

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

Bayern Munich

L Bayern Munich 1-3 Eintracht Frankfurt 19 May, 2018 German DFB Pokal
L Bayern Munich 1-4 VfB Stuttgart 12 May, 2018 German Bundesliga
W FC Cologne 1-3 Bayern Munich 5 May, 2018 German Bundesliga
D Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich 1 May, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Bayern Munich 4-1 Eintracht Frankfurt 28 Apr, 2018 German Bundesliga

Paris Saint-Germain

L Paris Saint-Germain 2-4 FC Chambly 15 Jul, 2018 Friendly
W Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 Sainte Genevieve des Bois 11 Jul, 2018 Friendly
D Caen 0-0 Paris Saint-Germain 19 May, 2018 French Ligue 1
L Paris Saint-Germain 0-2 Stade Rennes 12 May, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Les Herbiers 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain 8 May, 2018 French Coupe de France


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