Man City vs Bayern Munich Prediction | 11th April 2023
Man City is facing their first tough challenge against Bayern Munich on their journey to conquer the Champions League title.
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich Analysis
Under Pep Guardiola, Manchester City has been in excellent form, winning 8 consecutive matches across all competitions, with 5 clean sheets. Notably, in this run, they have scored 31 goals while conceding only 3 goals.
Erling Haaland is the biggest hope for Manchester City, having scored 10 goals in 6 matches in this season’s Champions League. However, it’s worth noting that he has lost all 7 matches against Bayern Munich during his time at Borussia Dortmund.
At their home ground, the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City’s form has been even more impressive, with an unbeaten run of 12 matches, including 11 wins. Moreover, they have won all 9 of their most recent matches across all competitions, with 6 clean sheets. In particular, in the Champions League, their home stadium has been a fortress, as they have won all 4 matches, scoring 17 goals and conceding only 2 goals.
On the other hand, Bayern Munich has won all 8 matches in this season’s Champions League. However, in terms of current form, the Bavarian giants have been slightly less convincing, having lost twice in their last 4 matches across all competitions.
Despite being at the top of the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich has been struggling in their performances, and a slow start under new coach Thomas Tuchel will put significant pressure on their upcoming trip. Facing the strongest attack in Europe at the moment will be a big challenge for their struggling defense.
Some football fans have speculated that Bayern’s leadership intentionally dismissed Julian Nagelsmann and appointed Tuchel in order to face Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, as Tuchel previously helped Chelsea defeat Manchester City in the final of this competition in 2021.
Latest squad information for Man City vs Bayern Munich match
Manchester City boasts a quality and well-rounded squad, with depth that allows Pep Guardiola to rotate and prepare for the upcoming clash against Bayern Munich. Therefore, the only notable absence due to injury for Man City is Phil Foden.
On the other hand, Bayern Munich will have to do without key players such as Manuel Neuer and Lucas Hernandez. However, Neuer and Lucas Hernandez have been out with long-term injuries prior to this match. So their absence is not expected to have a significant impact on Bayern’s current playing style.
In addition, forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is dealing with a knee issue and may not be fit to start. In case of his absence, Sadio Mane is expected to fill in for Choupo-Moting as the lone striker.
Expected lineups for Man City vs Bayern:
Manchester City (4-1-4-1): Ederson; Stones, Akanji, Ruben Dias, Ake; Rodri; Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Sommer; Cancelo, Upamecano, De Ligt, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Coman, Mueller, Musiala; Mane.
Matthew Howarth, a reporter for Man City, said, “This is the toughest test for Man City in the Champions League this season. Although Bayern has been in excellent form in the top European competition, it’s currently Man City who is playing exceptionally well. Therefore, I predict that Man City will win 2-1 in this match.”
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Under the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola, Man City has shown their devastating strength by defeating their fellow German team Leipzig with an aggregate score of 8-1 in the Round of 16. It’s challenging to win against Bayern by a big margin, but Man City will overcome their Bundesliga opponents to gain an advantage for the second leg.
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